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Archive for May, 2010

Duke Energy Power Plant in Edwardsport, Indiana

Since our founding in 1985, we have seen continued growth and are now proud to be the largest insulation contractor in the Tri-State. Much of this growth over the past 25 years has stemmed from the opportunity to participate in high-value local projects like Duke Energy’s new power plant. At a time when most companies are cutting back, Duke is creating jobs and opportunities with a huge project right in our backyard. In February 2010, we learned that Duke chose us for nearly all the mechanical insulation work required for the new plant.  This is our largest job to date.

Duke Energy recognizes the benefits of local contractors. By choosing a contractor like Gribbins Insulation, Duke is taking advantage of our knowledge and experience working in the area with our local highly-trained union members. We know the area, we know the workers, we know how to get the job done. During construction over the next two years, the Edwardsport plant alone will employ up to 200 insulators at any one time, and this will be in addition to our usual work.

For more information on the new Duke power plant.

2009 Pinnacle Safety Award

The Indiana Construction Association (ICA) recently selected seven Gold Summit Award winners for achievements in safety as best in their categories for 2009.  From the seven recipients, Gribbins Insulation Company, Inc. was chosen by the ICA Safety Program Awards Selection Committee for the ICA’s highest safety award: the Pinnacle Safety Award – representing the “Overall Leader in Construction Employee Safety.”

Employees and supervisors of contractors/subcontractors throughout Indiana vying for this award were confidentially surveyed to test how well the company’s safety program is understood and implemented.  ICA Director of Contractor Relations George Sheraw said, “Gribbins Insulation Company was clearly ranked best overall by the judges.  The judges commented that they were impressed by the consistent responses received from the confidential worker and supervisor surveys that were completed by the Gribbins Insulation company employees.”  One of the judges stated – “It’s clear that at Gribbins Insulation, they talk safety all day, every day.  From top to bottom they are committed to safety.”  By winning this award, we demonstrated that we have a well-written safety program that is understood by employees and effectively implemented on the job.

Safety Manager, Trevor Atherton and Vice President, Brian Willett accepted the award on November 19, 2009, at ICA’s annual membership meeting.  In February and March 2010, President Jim Gribbins, Vice President Brian Willett and Safety Manager Trevor Atherton held presentations and panel discussions for ICA members.  Visit our company page on Facebook to see pictures from these events.

About ICA
The Indiana Construction Association (ICA) is the state’s largest and oldest construction trade association. The core purpose of ICA is to enhance the image, well-being, economic stability, and political strength of the Indiana construction industry for the success of its membership. ICA represents more than 315 member firms employing more than 45,000 workers.  For more information, visit ICA’s website.

25 Year Anniversary

On April 1, 1985, Gribbins Insulation opened its doors for business in a green building near downtown Evansville, Indiana.  The entire operation consisted of Jim Gribbins as estimator, Leslee Gribbins as receptionist, and three insulators in the field.

Now at our third building in Evansville, we have seen tremendous growth over the past 25 years.  Among our five locations in Indiana and Kentucky, we employ over 30 office staff and average about 150 insulators in the field.  Over the past 10 years, we have completed projects in Kentucky, Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia, Florida, and even the Bahamas.  Our participation in industry associations has introduced us to a broad network of industry support, and we are proud to be the largest insulation contractor in the Tri-State area.

We have performed work on the following projects:

  • Abengoa Ethanol Facility – Mt. Vernon, IN
  • Cardinal Station FGD – Brilliant, OH
  • Casino Aztar – Evansville, IN
  • Duke Energy IGCC  Project – Edwardsport, IN
  • Marathon Petroleum –  Robinson, IL
  • Old National Bank – New Headquarters in Evansville, IN
  • St. John’s River Power Plant – Jacksonville, FL
  • Toyota Plant – Princeton, IN
  • University of Evansville Ridgway Center and Koch Engineering Center
  • University of Louisville Arena – Louisville, KY

Our founder and President, Jim Gribbins, holds Gribbins Insulation to the highest standards of excellence, and we are proud to put our name on our jobs. We continue on our mission to “maximize customer satisfaction by providing the highest level of safety, quality and productivity leading to the optimum employee fulfillment and company profit.”

Welcome

Welcome to our renovated website. Over the past 25 years, we have evolved to satisfy the needs of our customers and the industry, and we want our website to match that dedication to progress.  Going forward, company news will be posted in our “GribbinsNews” section, which you can see cycling at the top left of our website.  These posts will be archived on the site for future reference.  Also, I plan to write quarterly entries in this “President’s Message” blog, commenting on newsworthy events within the company and industry.  The link to Facebook at the top right will take you to our company fan page for timely information and more photos.  Check back soon for updated news items, quarterly blog entries, and more upgrades.

President’s Message

2018 Q1 Safety Stars!

Posted: 04/19/18 By: Megan Knoll, Dir of Marketing

Working at heights, training, possible asbestos, and even icicles!

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Q4 2017 Safety Star Winners

Posted: 02/02/18 By: Megan Knoll, Dir of Marketing

Announcing our final safety star winners from 2017!

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Heat Stress and Related Illnesses

Posted: 06/25/18 By: Megan Knoll, Dir of Marketing

Higher temperatures can lead to heat-related illnesses. Learn to recognize the symptoms and catch them early.

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Hearing Protection

Posted: 06/18/18 By: Megan Knoll, Dir of Marketing

Although noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common occupation illnesses, it is often ignored because there are no visible effects.

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