Providing emergency care for Downeast Maine!...
September 1st: Providing emergency care for Downeast Maine!...
Karl was proud to attend the official Open House for Nickerson & O'Day's recently-completed $5M Emergency Department for Downeast Community Hospital in Machias. Many thanks to DECH President Dennis Welch and Board Chair David Whitney for the kind words for our crew's efforts! Kudos to Project Superintendent and 25 year Nickerson & O'Day veteran, Lee Bryant (pictured with his son Lee Jr.) for an outstanding job!
Building for our Mainers in uniform!!
September 1st: Building for our Mainers in uniform!!.....
Earlier this week, Karl toured Nickerson & O'Day's $31M project at the Joint Forces Headquarters, Camp Chamberlain in Augusta. Work is progressing rapidly for completion this fall. By January, our men and women of the Maine Army and Air National Guard will move into this state-of-the-art statewide command center where they will perform safety, security and disaster management duties for the People of the Great State of Maine. Stay tuned for the ribbon-cutting!
Hinckley Yachts in Southwest Harbor Groundbreaking
Here's photos from our latest groundbreaking at Hinckley Yachts in Southwest Harbor last week! From left to right: Hinckley COO Mike Arieta, General Manager Tara Reagan, employee of 30 yrs. Craig Leighton and President/CEO of Nickerson & O'Day Karl Ward.
Continuing a Maine boatbuilding tradition...
This week Karl was proud to take part in the ceremonial groundbreaking for the latest Nickerson O'Day project, the new, $1.2M boat storage facility for world-renowned Hinckley Yachts in Southwest Harbor. Many thanks to Hinckley COO Mike Arieta and General Manager Tara Reagan for entrusting Nickerson & O'Day with this important work!
New Facility At Hinckley Yacht Service Underway
Building the Future of Maine...
In 2008, Nickerson & O'Day completed the new dormitory project at Foxcroft Academy to house their successful international student boarding program. To say thanks and to literally help "build" our next generation of Maine leaders, Karl donated $30,000.00 to create the new Nickerson & O'Day Construction/Engineering Scholarship and asked that it be given to a graduating FA senior headed for a STEM degree in a Maine college or university. On June 11th, the 10th scholarship was awarded from the fund to Colby Garland, a member of FA's graduating Class of 2017! Congratulations, Colby...and good luck in your engineering career!
Keep Up The Great Work!
This past Friday, Karl made rounds to several of our Nickerson & O'Day projects including our $4M Emergency Room expansion at Downeast Community Hospital in Machias and our $2.5M Hart Hall dormitory renovation at Husson University. Superintendents Lee Bryant and Thomas Umel have each of these difficult projects running well! Keep up the great work, guys!
Annual Meeting of the Cross Insurance Workers Comp Construction Services Group Trust Board
This past Friday, at its Annual Meeting in Augusta, Karl was honored to be voted onto the Cross Insurance Workers Comp Construction Services Group Trust Board for my 4th, 3-year term. Happy to say the group is performing well and just returned significant premium refunds to our 30 members.
WLBZ2 To Those Who Care Awards 2017
This year, Nickerson & O'Day is once again proud to sponsor the WLBZ2 To Those Who Care Awards! If you know an outstanding volunteer in your community, please nominate them! And also, please be sure to watch the program in early November, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day!
Bucksport High School Career Day 2017
Last Friday, Karl was honored to be asked to appear in his role as President & CEO of Nickerson & O'Day before several groups of Bucksport High School students as part of their annual Career Day. This day is devoted to professionals from the engineering, medical, law enforcement, nursing, public safety, automotive, wood-based, healthcare and many other industries who visit and help give the Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors some insight into possible career choices. Many thanks to Jen Skala and the staff and administration there for extending the invitation! Karl looks forward to coming back for future interactions!
Tour of the $40M Joint Forces Headquarters project
Yesterday, Karl was privileged to bring about 40 of his House colleagues via Cyr motorcoach from the State House to his $40M Joint Forces Headquarters project across town. They toured the nearly-complete building and learned about its features: full command-and-control center, a full auditorium lecture hall, grand foyer, etc. Karl also described that there are over 1 million man-hours involved and that the total economic impact to Maine is nearly a quarter-billion dollars! Many thanks to Adjutant General Doug Farnham for accompanying us. We're very proud of this collaboration!