This past Friday (January 27th) our Safety Director, Becky Montgomery, was invited to an annual Contractor’s Safety Meeting hosted by CMA & Liberty University for all LU jobs. This meeting requires each contractor working on Liberty University jobs to send a safety representative to recap the previous year and changes that are going into effect for the future year. CMA & Liberty also highlight contractors that worked on jobs the past year that went without any incidents. Kirby-Cundiff Insulation and Firestop of Virginia won multiple awards for their safety this past year. The Liberty Jobs were the Academic Performance Center (Firestop of VA & KCI), Commons Housing III (Firestop of VA & KCI), & SCA Green Hall Renovation (KCI). We are very proud of everyone’s hard-work in trying to promote a safe work zone for all of our employees. Our goal has been and always will be for our employees to return home how they left that morning. We appreciate all the effort that has been put into safety for our field workers and hope to continue our success.
Employees who were CMA Approved to work these three jobs:
Becky Montgomery, Jim Lambert, Russell Ramsey, Kyle Matusevich, Carlos Portillo, Joseph Lambert, Gary Wright, Barry Wright, Michael Primm, James Palmer, John Brogdon, Kody Outhong, Steve Caudle, Randy Moorefield, Randall Dickerson Jr., Sam Sampson Jr., Danny Kersey Jr., John Harrison Sr., John Harrison Jr., Chris Walker-Wells, Robert Blankenship, James Tanaka, Kenneth Hubbard, Cody Flinchum, & Fred Guy.
We are happy to announce that we now have a full-time Pad Shop located in our Asheville Office. We have been making removable pads for the past several months. Dan Hargis and Jan Smith have had many years of experience. We are very pleased to have them on our team now. Our pads have been used for our jobs along with selling them to other companies for their own use of them. Please enjoy a couple of the photos of the pad shop.
Please enjoy this week’s edition of Toolbox Talks. The main content for the talks covers how to drive safely.
Toolbox Talks 12.2.15
Please enjoy this week’s edition of Toolbox Talks. The main subject of the Talks for this week covers how Workplace Accidents can be very costly.
Toolbox Talks 11.18.15
Employees of the Month:
Kirby-Vass: Assistant Project Manager
Total Years of Service: 25 years
Nominated By: Greg Cundiff & Tom Kirby
Employee of the Month Write-Up:
Our October Employee of the Month goes to Johnny Broughman. Johnny is an Assistant Project Manager and handles the Roanoke area. Johnny continues to demonstrate how to be a model employee. He is hard-working and efficient with everything that he does. Johnny has been with the KVI since 1990. He is currently one of the longest active employees for KVI, which includes the two owners. Johnny is called upon to handle one of the busiest areas in our company and does a great job running them. He is asked to juggle between big jobs and small jobs and finds a way each time to make the job successful. To a lot of our customers, Johnny is considered Kirby-Vass and that says a lot about him as a worker. He overall is a great leader, influence, and KVI employee. He is considered one of the “Kirby-Vass Originals” and we are happy to have him all these years later still doing an outstanding job for our company.
Please see below for this week’s Toolbox Talks. This edition covers what to do when the weather starts to get cooler.
Toolbox Talks 11.4.15
Please enjoy this week’s edition of Toolbox Talks. The TBT covers Fall Prevention for Ladders.
Toolbox Talks 10.28.15
Please enjoy this week’s edition of Toolbox Talks. It covers electrical safety.
Toolbox Talks 10.14.15
Employee of the Month:
Firestop of Virginia-Fire Stop Technician
Total Years of Service: 2 years
Nominated By: Mike Divers
Employee of the Month Write-Up:
For the month of September, our Employee of the Month is Chris Walker-Wells. Chris works for Kirby-Vass Insulation’s sister company, Firestop of Virginia. Chris was nominated by his project manager, Mike Divers, because of his hard work and dedication on the Liberty Commons job. The Liberty Commons job is one of the biggest jobs we currently have going on for Firestop of Virginia and Chris was the lead man on the job. He has done an outstanding job managing and maintaining quality work throughout the tenure of the Commons job. Chris has been with us for over two years and he is always working to get potential employees to call us and inquire if we are hiring. Several current KVI and Firestop of Virginia employees have been brought on to our company by Chris’s recruiting. Chris has shown great dedication to the company with his efficient work, recruiting, wiliness to travel for jobs, and overall great attitude at the job sites. Thank you Chris for your hard work, it has not gone unnoticed.