From Bob’s Desk: Be a good admiral of our Elm fleet

By Bob Bacon I recently read a biography about Marc Mitscher. Admiral Mitscher believed that harsh discipline ruined more people than it made. The stories about how his leadership of US Navy pilots in the second World War resonated with me. It talks about the need to get people to believe in themselves, trust their […]

Town Hall to break down OSHA Inspection process; work anniversaries, mental health sessions and more

Safety Town Hall ~ July 1 Save the date: The July 1 Safety Town Hall will break down the onsite OSHA Inspection Process. Join us to gain more information on the process and what to do if OSHA shows up on your job site. Watch for the meeting link to reserve your spot. Longevity is […]

Service team members shine with over 7,500 work orders completed in last year

By Brian Palazzi Service has been extremely busy.  It is very exciting to have such a solid base of customers that depend on us as their primary electricians. Over the last year alone, the service department completed over 7,500 work orders with 17 technicians, some were borrowed from other departments. This does not include all the […]

Employee Spotlight: Ryan Wilcox

In this month’s employee spotlight, we caught up with Ryan Wilcox, a journeyman at Elm whose work consists of troubleshooting and completing new installs at rock quarries and asphalt plants. Q: How long have you been working at Elm? A: I have been working at Elm for 5 years Q: What brought you to Elm/how […]

Safety: Training wraps up; recognizing the signs of heat exhaustion/heat stroke and more

In June, The Safety Department wrapped up the 2024 edition of the NFPA 70E Training for the Company. Trainings began at the end of February and concluded June 20, with the exception of the New Hampshire crew who will receive the training before summer’s end. The Safety Department and Management would like to thank all […]

Elm Gives Back again ready to help housing-insecure students at WSU with welcome baskets

Elm is partnering again this year with Westfield State University to create Welcome Baskets for 45 new housing-insecure and foster students. These baskets, filled with essential dorm items and basic school supplies, offer practical support and aim to ease the transition into university life for these students who often show up to campus with no bedding, towels, or […]

Holly Lurgio recognized at WSU for commitment to serving school community through Elm Gives Back

Congratulations to our own Holly Lurgio (pictured above with her family). Holly was recently recognized at Westfield State University for the work she does — and coordinates — through the Elm Gives Back program. Reverend Warren Savage (Catholic Chaplain at WSU) presented a citation in appreciation of Holly’s vision, continued commitment, and dedication to the […]

Elm employees recognized for exceptional work; work anniversaries, more benefits for you and more

Elm hits home run on Cross Street Scoreboard project Elm Service Manager Brian Palazzi recently oversaw a project for Westfield Little League on a brand new scoreboard. Noah Hennessey and Hunter Boisseau handled the work on the scoreboard for Elm. Scott Hansen from Westfield Little League was so impressed with the job done by Noah […]

A busy month for Safety department included a focus on mental health and free resources available to you

May was a busy month for the Safety Department! During the week of May 6-10, the Safety Department held Stand-Downs at company jobsites to promote OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 395 of […]