Hermanson Specialty Metals Helps Mill Creek Science Teacher

May 3, 2019 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Company News

Local middle school students at Mill Creek are benefiting from a call their science teacher, Steven Basten, recently made to Hermanson Company.

“The first metal work company I contacted was Hermanson and the receptionist knew exactly who I should talk to within the organization,” said Basten. That call led to Ryan Leonhardt, Hermanson Specialty Metals foreman, who despite his 18 years of metal work experience had never received a request quite like Basten’s.

Basten was researching the possibility of building a Low-Pressure Sodium Vapor Lamp for his 8th grade science class at Mill Creek Middle School. He hoped it would help…

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Apr 26, 2019 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Foreman Focus Friday

At Hermanson we take pride in focusing attention on our hardworking Foreman each month.

Occasionally, however, we run across a truly self-effacing character who would prefer the spotlight be shown elsewhere. Such is the case this month, but Joel Nugent offers too much to Hermanson’s success to be overlooked.

Joel is a third-generation sheet metal worker. After spending five years in the Marine Corps, where he completed two tours in Iraq, he participated in the Local 66 Helmets to Hardhats program and has worked his way up from truck driver and apprentice to HVAC Lead Foreman.

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Apr 12, 2019 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Feature Photo Credit // Jason Heritage Mechanical Construction Cost Index

Many of Hermanson’s clients – both owners and general contractors – continuously seek to understand the trends impacting Mechanical Construction Cost.

Hermanson’s Estimating team has long tracked key construction cost indicators as part of our continuous effort to provide accurate costing information. Now, every quarter, we are publishing a basic Mechanical Construction Cost Index to help our clients understand mechanical market conditions and to plan their projects.

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Apr 5, 2019 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Company News

Imagine arriving at your office to find the shades adjusted to the perfect angle to avoid computer screen glare, the overhead lights change automatically according to the amount of ambient sunlight and the building temperature remains consistently comfortable in every season.

“With the arrival of smart buildings, an office that adjusts to its surroundings is not a dream of the future, it is the reality of today.” Alison Plough, instructor at South Seattle College told a crowd of potential students at a recent Sustainable Building Science Technology Program Open House, “And skilled technicians are needed to operate that smart building technology.”

At the Georgetown campus of South Seattle College students can earn a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Sustainable Building Science Technology (SBST) while working full time jobs over 6 quarters of on-line and Saturday in-person classes. The SBST degree is based on a 2+2 model, students apply their existing AA/AAS degree and relevant work experience toward earning their four-year degree.

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Mar 29, 2019 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Feature Photo Credit // Matt Weishaar Foreman Focus Friday

For Hermanson Sheet Metal Foreman, Matt Weishaar, life is best lived on or near the water!

Whether it is living in Tacoma aboard his new 43-foot yacht or working at one of Google’s Lakefront Block projects, Matt is enjoying the strides he has made in his career from the water’s edge.

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Mar 28, 2019 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Feature Photo Credit // Rick Hermanson Company News

For over 30 years, Hermanson Company has been involved in a mechanical contractor peer group that meets regularly to share ideas, provide professional development and promote industry standards.

Recently, Hermanson’s Estimating and Detailing Group traveled to St. Louis to meet with seven other mechanical contractor groups from across the United States for a CAD/EST Symposium.

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