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Foreman Focus Friday: Loren Hopen

Sep 25, 2020 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Foreman Focus Friday

Over the course of Sheet Metal Foreman Loren Hopen’s career, he has spent twenty years working for Hermanson. 

Loren has worked elsewhere but has always made his way back to Hermanson.  “Hermanson treats their employees exceptionally well and the quality of craftsman assembled here is bar none,” says Loren. 

After high school, Loren attended a three-year sheet metal program at Bates Technical College and began his apprenticeship with Local 66.  Loren’s training and experience is the basis for his Sheet Metal Foreman role.  He is currently working at the JBLM jobsite. 

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Sep 22, 2020 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Company News

Congratulations, TIG team, for a NAIOP 2020 Night of the Stars nomination as Schuchart’s mechanical partner at Madison Center!

Hermanson’s Office Tenant Improvement project for a Digital Streaming Firm at the Madison Center led by TIG Account Executive, Brian Hurley, was nominated as a finalist in the Office Interiors of the Year category.

NAIOP Washington State's 2020 Night of the Stars Awards showcases the best commercial real estate development projects in Washington State. Nominations for projects across sixteen commercial and residential categories began in June and finalist were notified of their standing in early September.

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Sep 16, 2020 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Company News

At Hermanson, we talk about safety being an “attitude for life.”  And every employee from our fabrication shops, field crews, job trailers, and office staff benefits from the leadership and experience of Hermanson’s Safety Manager, Desiree Ropel.

Named NAWIC’s 2020 Safety Advocate of the Year, Desiree brings over nine years of industry experience along with the knowledge and discipline she acquired in the US Navy to her role.  Desiree is responsible for the safety training and the ongoing implementation of best practices for up to 700 employees at projects spanning across Washington and Oregon.  She is particularly skilled in coordinating and managing construction safety efforts within occupied and new construction jobsites in urban locations and has worked to reduce Hermanson’s EMR over the last 4 years through a series of innovative safety programs.

Since the onset of the COVID pandemic, Desiree and her team have taken on the added responsibility of ensuring all jobsites and satellite offices are meeting both state and client mandated COVID compliance measures.  Desiree personally conducts weekly jobsite Safety Audits and notes her observations, both positive and negative, with field staff to encourage their own heightened recognition of jobsite conditions.  

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Sep 11, 2020 | Source: SMACNA News Company News

One of the fastest-growing airports in the United States, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) served over 50 million passengers in 2019.

In 2017, the airport began an expansion of the 47-year-old North Satellite, a busy hub located three minutes by tram from the main terminal. The North Satellite (NSAT) Modernization Project combines leading-edge engineering with natural motifs to create a high-tech space with a biophilic design — one that appeals to people’s innate love of nature. “We wanted to bring light into a larger open space as a sense of place for the Pacific Northwest,” says Ken Warren, NSAT Project Manager for the Port of Seattle. “The exterior design evokes a river flowing through the facility.” 

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Sep 4, 2020 | Source: Hermanson Marketing 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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Sep 1, 2020 | Source: Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce Company News

While teachers, parents, and students struggle with the question of returning to school campuses this fall, one school in Bellevue is preparing to welcome students back, when it is safe to do so, confident in the steps they have taken to help mitigate exposure to COVID-19. 

As COVID cases continued well into the summer months, administration at Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, an independent, Catholic, day and boarding school for middle and high school girls, contacted their mechanical preventative maintenance contractor for help in determining ways to reduce pathogen exposure in classrooms and dormitories.

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