Foreman Focus Friday: Curtiss Corkum

Feb 26, 2021 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Foreman Focus Friday

After 44 years working as a pipefitter, Curtiss Corkum is retiring next month.  

Coming from a family of union pipefitters including his father and three brothers, Curtiss will be passing the torch on to his own son who also works for Hermanson at the Main Pipe Shop. Curtiss’ own journey began in 1977, at Todd Shipyard as a Marine Pipe Fitter Helper on frigates after signing up at the Local 32 union hall.

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Jan 29, 2021 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Foreman Focus Friday

Like the pull of the Death Star tractor beam, Hermanson Plumbing Foreman Noel Burbridge has felt the tug of a career in plumbing all his life. Both Noel’s father and uncle were plumbers and he spent summers helping on jobsites.   

Noel enjoys being a part of a construction team and says it would be difficult to think about doing anything other than construction. He particularly likes working for a full mechanical contractor like Hermanson where every craft worker is contributing to the success of a project.

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Jan 27, 2021 Company News

Congratulations new Construction Executives, Eddie Baker and Brian Morant!

Hermanson’s continued growth has necessitated the addition of two new Construction Executives in H20 and IPW. “With the addition of Eddie and Brian, we will now have a Construction Executive dedicated to each of the four Hermanson’s major project business units,” notes Senior Construction Executive, Dan Burns.

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Dec 29, 2020 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Community Involvement

Not long ago Creative Minds Academy of Burien, WA reached out to Hermanson asking for help with a hand washing station for their students. 

Without hesitation, our talented crafts people stepped up to donate and install a stainless steel sink so the students at Creative Minds Academy could stay safe by following hand washing protocols. A special thank you to Hermanson Foreman Chad Smith for taking the time to plan and install the station. 

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Dec 23, 2020 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Foreman Focus Friday

Congrats to the 2020 Foreman Focus Honorees!

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Dec 22, 2020 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Community Involvement

Oregon has the fourth-largest population of unhoused persons in the United States with an estimated 350 per 100,000 people (more than double the national average of 168 per 100,000). Hermanson’s Oregon team (with assistance from UA Local 290 Plumbers & Pipefitters) collated 250 care packages to distribute in face-to-face interactions at freeway offramps, street corners, and tent encampments in the Portland and Beaverton area. “Offering a bag filled with hygiene, snack, and cold weather items with a smile and kind word Is a small gesture that offers a bit of humanity to those who are often overlooked,” says Hermanson Project Manager, Elena... Read More