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Allie Redman Joins Gribbins Insulation as Payroll Administrator

Evansville, Indiana – Gribbins Insulation continues its growth with the addition of

Allie Redman as Payroll Administrator. Prior to joining Gribbins in May 2017, Redman served as Payroll Administrator at Custom Staffing in Evansville, Indiana. Additional career experience includes fours years on staff at Kenco Management in Mount Vernon, Indiana. Redman is seeking an Associate degree in Accounting at Ivy Tech Community College Southwest, with plans to pursue a Bachelor degree at University of Southern Indiana. In her most recent term at IVY Tech, Redman earned Dean’s List honors.

In describing what drew her to Gribbins, Redman shares, “Between their outstanding reputation for safety, friendly family-owned staff, consistent growth and success, as well as exceptional mission to maximize customer satisfaction, I couldn’t have found a better company to work for and I am proud to say I am Gribbins Insulation’s Payroll Administrator!”

Redman is a native of Mount Vernon, Indiana, and currently resides in Evansville, Indiana.

Founded in 1985, Gribbins Insulation is a commercial and industrial mechanical insulation contractor serving the Midwestern United States. Headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, the company has five branch offices in Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky.

Sincere Best Wishes to Faye Davidson, Retiree

Faye Davidson, Gribbins longtime payroll staff member, retired from Gribbins on May 26, 2017. The happy occasion was observed with an in-house celebration among co-workers in Evansville.

Impressive Numbers Relating to the Career Span of a Numbers’ Person

Since joining Gribbins in 2000, Faye Davidson has seen our company experience tremendous growth. When Faye started, Gribbins had 78 employees. Upon her retirement, the average number of employees in the last year was 250—that’s more than three times the number of Faye’s original co-workers! And from all 250 of us, Congratulations to Faye—we appreciate your many years of service to Gribbins.


ERP Committee at Gribbins Shares Project’s Progress and Benefits

According to the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Committee, several elements of the company’s software transition are underway. The system selected is Vista by Viewpoint—Viewpoint provides construction-specific software for companies worldwide. For Gribbins, the Vista system will unify Accounting/Human Resources, Project Management, Project Collaboration, Mobile Functionality, Estimating, Content Management, and Service Management all into one program. The mission of the conversion is to strengthen the company’s foundation for continued growth, streamline current processes, and gain new tools for obtaining, analyzing, and reporting information. 

The ERP Committee consists of Pat Wahl, Kip O’Connell, Joy Veatch, Marla Striewe, Stacey Forrester, Kelly Skelton, and Megan Knoll. Leading the committee is, Joy Veatch, who observes, “Any software transition is a complex process, and having knowledgeable guidance for the new system is absolutely necessary.” The ERP Committee hosted Viewpoint representatives at the Evansville location April 18th-21st for the first of several on-site sessions.

The Goal: “Go Live” November 2017

The ability to “Go Live” involves multiple steps. The first, and perhaps most difficult, is building the bones of the Accounting system. Veatch explains, “We relied heavily on the Viewpoint reps to guide us on how to best structure Accounting so that we may receive the most benefit from the ERP’s capabilities.  After 3 ½ days of guided setup, I am continuing the process and checking ‘homework’ items off my list.”

The next phase is Operations, which includes process training for Estimators/Project Managers. Veatch notes, “The Project Management capabilities of Vista are very impressive and will be a true asset in how we can estimate and deliver a project to the benefit of both Gribbins and its customers.”

The final step is when the students, i.e., the ERP Committee members, become the teachers. The ERP Committee will train all Gribbins staff to properly use the new system. Joy Veatch enthuses, “I am VERY excited to be involved in this

transition. In my eyes the ERP will be a huge improvement over the current system, and should give staff the tools they need to best perform their jobs.”

Gribbins Insulation Earns Highest National Safety Award

Evansville, Indiana – Gribbins Insulation achieved Platinum, the highest level in safety excellence awarded by the National Insulation Association (NIA). The presentation took place on March 30, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona at NIA’s 62nd annual convention. Gribbins Insulation received the Theodore H. Brodie Distinguished Safety Award in the Contractor category. As the only national award for outstanding safety performance in the mechanical insulation industry, the Theodore H. Brodie accolade represents a significant achievement. NIA established the award more than a decade ago, recognizing top companies with structured safety programs designed to ensure employee well-being and create safe working environments.

Gribbins Insulation is noted for its robust safety point system program, an initiative enthusiastically embraced by employees company-wide. Providing the highest levels of safety is not only embedded in the company’s mission, it’s a practice that has earned Gribbins Insulation dozens of regional and national awards.

Founded in 1985, Gribbins Insulation is a commercial and industrial mechanical insulation contractor serving the Midwestern United States. Headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, the company has five branch offices in Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky.

Crystal Eagle Winner – Again!

Press Release: June 6, 2017

Gribbins leadership team with the Crystal Eagle – Trevor Atherton, Safety Manager; Brian Willett, Exec VP; Megan Knoll, Dir of Operations; Jim Gribbins, President; and Mark Gribbins, Senior VP

Indianapolis, Indiana – At the annual banquet May 4, 2017, in Indianapolis for one of the largest gatherings of construction executives and safety leaders in Indiana, the Coalition for Construction Safety (CCS) awarded its highest honor to Gribbins Insulation. Gribbins is the only specialty contractor ever to receive the Crystal Eagle Excellence in Safety trophy. This win also marks the second time the company has earned the coveted award. Selection was made by a panel of judges who reviewed all Excellence in Safety nominees; criteria included field inspections and statistical evaluations. Noted for its commitment to safety, Gribbins is the recipient of numerous safety awards. Accolades include: six-time winner of the CCS Safety Leader Award, four-time recipient of the Indiana Governor’s Workplace Safety Award, Indiana Construction Association Gold Summit Safety Award winner, eleven straight wins in the Marathon Petroleum Co. Illinois Refining Division General Manager’s Contractor Safety Excellence Award competition, recipient of the National Insulation Association Theodore H. Brodie Platinum Safety Award, and dozens more. Company Senior Vice President Mark Gribbins currently serves on the CCS board.


President’s Message

Allie Redman Joins Gribbins Insulation as Payroll Administrator

Posted: 06/20/17 By: admin

Welcome Allie to the Gribbins team!

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Crystal Eagle Winner – Again!

Posted: 06/06/17 By: Megan Knoll, Dir of Marketing

Gribbins won the prestigious CCS Crystal Eagle at their annual banquet in May 2017 for the second time.

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Toolbox Talk


Posted: 05/29/17 By: Trevor Atherton, Safety Mgr

The responsibilities of a spotter and the importance of their job

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Pinch Points

Posted: 05/22/17 By: Trevor Atherton, Safety Mgr

A pinch point is any point at which it is possible for a person or part of a person’s body to be caught between a stationary object and moving object or between moving parts or objects.

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