Several years ago, I was working on my first big commercial plumbing job in a 200,000 square foot testing lab. Part of my task was to 'tape the pipe' anywhere the plastic pipe was touching metal.
I noticed that Mark, our shop manager, wasn't wearing his safety glasses as he was performing the recharging of a dry chemical fire extinguisher.
Day 24 of our journey from Loganville, GA to Seabeck, WA: We camped last night across the way from Hood River, OR in White Salmon, WA. Larry, Jr. called to say he was stopping by on his way to visit his Hood River Subway restaurants.
From the beginning of my sales career many years ago, I have won sales contests and set sales records. I have enjoyed the reputation in many people's eyes of being a great salesman.
Brad Beadow, one of our steam plant employees, had been assigned the task of converting steam department risk assessment, lockouts, and vessel entries into the mill's new vessel entry templates.
In the summer of 2011, I had just graduated from high school. I had a comfortable job and no intentions of going to college. I was visiting at a close friend, who had made all her college-bound plans, at her parent's house.
A couple years back, my wife took her car down to Les Schwab's to have the brakes replaced. A couple of hours after picking up her car, she went to the grocery store. When she got back home, she told me the car felt like there was some kind of crazy shake or shimmy.
This past January we were working at Portland International Airport and one of our team members had to meet me at an offsite parking lot to ride on into the airport job site in our company vehicle.
Early in my pipe fitting career, I was a first term apprentice with no prior piping experience, as the saying goes 'wet behind the ears.' You could say all I knew about pipe was that it's round and has a hole in the middle.