Evansville, Indiana – Gribbins Insulation announces the hiring of Brian Whitledge as Safety Coordinator. Brian works in the Evansville office and reports to Safety Manager Adam Mayer. As one of three Safety Coordinators for Gribbins, Brian helps employees follow safety policies and ensures hazard free work environments for all company locations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois, as well as jobsites throughout the US.
With a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Murray State University, Brian began working in industrial and commercial construction safety in Portland, Oregon in 2012 and earned his Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) certification in 2017. Brian started with Gribbins in June of 2020, and he was immediately impressed with his coworkers, stating, “What I enjoy most are the people. Everyone is very accommodating and willing to answer questions to help me settle in.”
Outside of work, Brian can often be found at his farming operation in St. Wendel, Indiana where he grows corn, soybeans, wheat, and hay and also raises cattle. He especially enjoys tractor rides with his two children, Blair (4) and James (6). With his wife, Carlie, he also raises chickens and maintains a large garden at their home.
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, and employs about 250 people throughout its footprint.
Evansville, Indiana – At the Coalition for Construction Safety’s (CCS) 27th Anniversary and Awards Celebration on August 6, 2020, Gribbins Insulation was awarded a Safety Leader Award. This award recognizes Gribbins Insulation’s safety program as one of the top five safety programs involved in the 250+ member multi-state construction safety group.
Mark Gribbins, Senior Vice President, and Adam Mayer, Safety Manager, accepted the award at CCS’s virtual awards ceremony. A recording of the ceremony is available at the CCS website: https://ccs-safety.org/events/annual-awards-celebration/
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, and employs about 200 people throughout its footprint.
Adam Mayer Promoted to Safety Manager
Evansville, Indiana – Gribbins Insulation announces the promotion of Adam Mayer to Safety Manager. Adam reports to Executive Vice President, Brian Willett. As the Safety Manager, he directs safety efforts for all company locations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois, as well as jobsites throughout the US with the help of three full-time Safety Coordinators.
With a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Murray State University, Adam gained experience in construction safety at industrial jobsites throughout Southern Indiana prior to starting at Gribbins in December 2019. Adam states, “Since I have been working in the safety field, I’ve been impressed by Gribbins’s safety program and am honored to be responsible for its continued development.”
A native and resident of Evansville, IN, Adam enjoys riding his “side by side” around the west side with his wife, Jessica (Fentress) Mayer. Adam and Jessica have three nephews and one niece, and they are proud parents of a Teacup Yorkie named Ellie and a Black Lab named Wendel.
We’re pleased to announce Gribbins has been recognized by Engineering News-Record (ENR) as an ENR Top 600 Specialty Contractor. According to ENR, this national distinction reflects our “Impressive Strength in the Market.” Congratulations to our entire team for helping us earn this honor.
This year, our Annual Field Meetings for Gribbins Insulation had a local focus, taking place at each field site during the months of August through October. The gatherings provided opportunities for management and field employees to share a meal as well as conversation. Topics discussed included company updates, upcoming projects, in addition to the status of both the union medical fund and the pension fund. Jim Gribbins, Founder and President, along with Area Managers, Safety Department personnel, and Vice Presidents were present at each event. Jim expressed his appreciation for all team members who attended.
Venues and Turnouts:
August 30: Lunch with the Lilly Team at Eli Lilly in Indianapolis (30 attendees)
August 30: Dinner with the Local 51 Team at the Louisville Bats game (20 attendees)
September 19: Evansville Team met for dinner in the Dakota Room at Gribbins Headquarters (60 attendees)
October 2: Marathon Team lunch in Robinson, Illinois (25 attendees)
October 2: Terre Haute Team dinner at the legendary Rick’s Smokehouse (25 attendees)
October 3: Calvert City Team dinner (20 attendees)