Hall started as our Construction Accounting Intern on May 22, 2023. Hall is from Evansville, Indiana, and attends the University of Southern Indiana. He plans to graduate with a degree in Accounting & Professional Services. He is excited to join Gribbins because it allows him to work with and learn from our awesome team all summer. His favorite part about accounting is being able to help people manage their money in the best way possible. When asked who inspires him the most, Hall said, “My parents inspire me the most because they work very hard every day and are always looking for ways they can help others in any way possible.” Outside of work, he enjoys watching a lot of sports, especially soccer, and spending time with my friends and family.
New Hire: Audrey Seng
Seng started as our Marketing Intern on May 15, 2023. Seng is from Evansville, Indiana, and attends the University of Southern Indiana. She plans to graduate with a degree in Public Relations & Advertising in the spring of 2024. She is excited to work with our dedicated team, grow professionally, and contribute to the company’s continued success. Her favorite part about marketing is that it provides endless opportunities to think outside the box, develop unique strategies, and craft compelling messages that capture the attention of audiences. Marketing professionals have the freedom to explore their creative side and bring fresh ideas to life. Before Gribbins, Audrey interned at USI and Berry Global. When asked who inspires her the most, Seng said, “My mom and dad inspire me the most because of their constant love and support. Their dedication, hard work, and sacrifices motivate me to strive for excellence and make them proud.” Some of her hobbies include traveling and exploring new places, spending time with her cats (Gus and Nemo), painting, cooking/baking, and hanging out with friends/family.
New Hire: Jim Whitesell
Whitesell started as our Project Manager/Estimator for our Scaffolding Division on May 8, 2023. Whitesell is originally from Alaska, but he moved to Evansville for the warmer weather and the opportunity to work for Gribbins. He is excited to be on the front lines of new growth. His favorite part of the job is traveling to different places. Whitesell has spent 18 years scaffolding, coating, and insulating in the oil fields of the Alaskan Arctic. Over the last 4 years, he has been managing different projects out West. When asked what inspires him the most, Whitesell said, “Seeing people build something from nothing.” In his free time, he enjoys exploring, sailing, diving, and gold mining.
New Hire: Jackson Wendel
Wendel started working in the warehouse at ProTherm Supply in November of 2022 and started as Gribbins Construction Management Intern in May of 2023. Wendel is originally from Bloomington, but he moved to Evansville to attend the University of Southern Indiana. He plans to graduate with a degree in Manufacturing Engineering technology in the fall of 2023. Wendel is excited about the room for growth in a quickly expanding company. His favorite part of the job is that every project teaches him something new. Before Gribbins, Wendel worked at CED Evansville Supply in the sales department, which taught him the importance of communication and how to really understand the type of customer he is working with. When asked what inspires him the most, Wendel said, “In everything I do, I want to be the best at it.” Outside of work, he enjoys spending time outdoors and playing golf.
New Hire: Reed Lawless
Lawless started as our IT Support Technican on May 8, 2023. Lawless is originally from Valparaiso, Indiana, but he moved to Evansville to be closer to his girlfriend. He attended Vincennes University and graduated this past spring with an associate’s degree in Cyber Security. Lawless is excited about the amazing work atmosphere and the opportunities the job brings. Before Gribbins, he interned at an IT company in his hometown and learned many essential skills needed to be successful in his field. His favorite part about the job is that every day is different and a new opportunity to do something great. When asked what inspires him the most, Lawless said, “Knowing that the harder I work, the faster I will achieve my goals.” In his free time, he enjoys anything outdoors, fishing, camping, running, and photography/videography.
CSIA Platinum Level Safety Recognition Award
Safety in the workplace has become an increasingly significant focus for organizations worldwide. In recognition of this paramount importance, the Central States Insulation Association (CSIA) developed the Best Practices in Safety Recognition Program. This program aims to underscore the significance of safety and aid member companies in enhancing their safety programs and practices. Gribbins Insulation, a prominent player in the insulation industry, has recently achieved the prestigious Platinum Level recognition in this esteemed program.
A Program Designed for Improvement:
The CSIA Board of Directors, in collaboration with legal counsel Gary Auman of Auman, Mahan & Furry, meticulously developed the application questions for the program. The applications are evaluated anonymously by legal counsel, ensuring impartiality and fairness. Moreover, each applicant receives a comprehensive written critique of their safety program, enabling them to understand their strengths and areas that need improvement.
Grading and Recognition Levels:
To ascertain the level of safety excellence achieved by each participant, the application questions are graded on a scale of 0 to 10 points. The total score is then calculated and converted into a percentage. Based on these percentages, the CSIA program recognizes companies at different levels. Gribbins Insulation’s remarkable achievement of scoring between 94 and 100 percent secured them the prestigious Platinum Level recognition.
Continuous Improvement and Feedback:
After receiving the award, Gary Auman provides each participant with a detailed, multi-page letter explaining the rationale behind their score. This comprehensive feedback serves as a valuable tool for ongoing safety program improvement. The program’s primary goal is to encourage self-improvement, enabling companies to build upon their successes year after year. Gribbins Insulation, like other participants, is urged to implement as many of the suggestions outlined in the letter as possible to enhance their safety practices further.
Commitment to Excellence:
Gribbins Insulation’s attainment of the Platinum Level recognition underscores their unwavering commitment to safety. This achievement demonstrates their dedication to creating a safe working environment for their employees and highlights their exceptional safety programs and practices.
Building on Success:
The CSIA Best Practices in Safety Recognition Program is designed to foster a culture of continuous improvement. Participants are encouraged to apply again in subsequent years, ensuring the progressive development of their safety programs. Gribbins Insulation’s Platinum Level recognition serves as an inspiration for them to continue refining their safety practices, setting higher benchmarks, and sharing their expertise with the industry.
Gribbins Insulation’s exemplary accomplishment of winning the CSIA Best Practices in Safety Recognition Program Award at the Platinum Level demonstrates their relentless pursuit of safety excellence. Through their dedication, commitment, and continuous improvement efforts, they have set a remarkable example for the insulation industry. As safety continues to take center stage in workplaces, Gribbins Insulation’s success serves as a testament to the importance of prioritizing and investing in robust safety programs and practices.