Accidents are a very costly expense to a company. We would like to recognize those employees who worked the entire year of 2014 without any lost times accidents.
The following is a list of those individuals who worked at least 1400 hours in 2013 with no lost time accidents. We would like to thank everyone for working safely. All of these employees receive an additional $75 and are placed in a drawing for $1000.
The winner of this years drawing is: Shawn Buckels
J. Scott Finch
Vincent Kozlowski, Jr.
Vincent Kozlowski, Sr.
Jesse N. Tetrick
Alan Yanak, Sr
Congratulations to the following people who have achieved perfect attendance during 2014!
Everyone did a great job in 2014. Lets keep up the great work for 2015! Out of approximately 130 hourly employees, there were 21 people who did not take a personal day.
To qualify, you had to have at least 1400 hours and must not have taken any personal or sick days during 2014. They must be consecutive years or it is considered your first.
All winners were placed in a random drawing for a $1500 gift card to the store of their choice. This years winner was Carl Dorsey
TEN YEARS: Neal Fankhauser Steve Shawley
NINE YEARS: Dru Rabe
EIGHT YEARS: Rich Lemasters Dan Mankey
SEVEN YEARS: Jeremy Holoka
SIX YEARS: Ralph Thomas
FIVE YEARS: John Roach
FOUR YEARS: Les Siebert John Burns
THREE YEARS: Robert Black Adam Sibert
SECOND YEARS: Justin Donkers
FIRST YEAR: Levi Beatty Jared Berdine Carl Dorsey Ian Martin
Carl Meeks Bob Moore Mike Reha Jesse N. Tetrick
AAA Winter Driving Tips
Severe weather can be both frightening and dangerous for travel. Here are a few tips from AAA to keep us all safe.
Before you get started:
T Never warm up your vehicle in an enclosed area.
T Make certain your tires are properly inflated.
T Keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid gas line freeze-up.
T If possible, avoid using your parking brake in cold, rainy and snowy weather.
T Do not use cruise control when driving on a slippery (wet, ice, sand) surface.
T Always look and steer where you want to go.
T Of course, use your seat belt every time you get into your vehicle.
T Make sure your car is winter ready: Check electrical system, brake system, tires, exhaust system, heating system,
windshield wipers, washer, glass and exterior.
*Tips for long-distance winter trips:
*Watch weather reports
*Pack your Winter Emergency Driving Kit
*If you become snow-bound, stay with your vehicle. It provides temporary shelter and makes it easier for rescuers to
locate you. Dont try to walk in a severe storm. Its easy to lose sight of your vehicle and become lost.
*Dont over exert yourself if you try to push or dig your vehicle out of the snow.
*Tie a brightly colored cloth to the antenna or place a cloth at the top of a rolled up window to signal distress. At night,
keep the dome light on if possible. It only uses a small amount of electricity and will make it easier for rescuers to find
*Make sure the exhaust pipe isnt clogged with snow, ice or mud.
*Use whatever is available to insulate your body from the cold. Including floor mats, newspapers, paper maps.
*If possible run the engine and heater just long enough to remove the chill and to conserve gasoline.
Getting Underway: Be seen: clean off all snow and ice from the entire vehicle-hood, roof, trunk, lights and windows. Ease out of parking space with gentle pressure on the accelerator. If you need more traction, use mats or abrasive material in front of and in back of wheels. If necessary, use the rocking method.
Following: Increase following distance to eight or 10 seconds when driving on icy, slippery surfaces. Avoid changing lanes because of potential control loss when driving over built-up snow between lanes. Once underway - Keep going! When approaching a hill increase speed, within reason, near the bottom to give you extra momentum. Observe other drivers and keep a safe distance behind so that you can maneuver around and avoid stuck vehicles. As your reach the crest, reduce your speed and proceed downhill as slowly as possible. Minimize brake use on very slippery, icy hills of further speed reduction is needed, gently, slow brake application (Use squeeze or threshold braking, if no ABS).
Steering: Snowy or icy surfaces make steering difficult and require smooth, careful, precise movement of the steering wheel. You may need to take evasive action to avoid a collision. Steering is preferred to braking at speeds above 25 mph because less distance is required to steer around an object that to brake to a stop. One emergency steering methods to use is the push-pull-slide method, another is the fixed-hand steering method.
Braking: Stopping on slippery surfaces requires longer visibility, following and stopping distances. The stopping distance required on ice at 0°F is twice the amount of required at 32°F. Always try to focus your attention at least 20 to 30 seconds to allow for the greatest margin of safety in front.
Skids: Stay calm. Rear-wheel skids: 1. Continue to look where you want to travel. 2. Steer in the direction you want the front of the vehicle to go. 3. Dont slam on the brakes. 4. When the rear wheels stop skidding, continue to steer to avoid a rear-wheel skid in the opposite direction. Front-wheel skids: 1. Look in the direction you want to go. 2. Steer in the direction you want the front of the vehicle to go. 3. Dont slam on the brakes. 4. Wait for the front wheels to grip the road again. As soon as traction returns, the vehicle will start to steer again. 5. When the wheels have regained their grip, steer the wheels gently in the desired direction of travel. Use Squeeze Braking if your vehicle in non-ABS.
Winter can bring dangerous road conditions and accidents do happen. It is always wise to be prepared.
AAA recommends everyone travel with these items in your car.
Abrasive Material (sand, salt or cat litter) Rags/paper towels/t.p. First aid kit
Small snow shovel and/or brush Booster cables Gallon of water
Ice scraper Blanket/extra clothing Non perishable food
Traction mats Flashlight Warning flares or triangles
Cash, including coins Washer fluid Cell phone (charger)
Gloves, mittens, hat, scarf Medication Poncho/rain gear
Jim Leckie Ext - 13
Murray Johnson Ext - 15
Bob Marsteller Ext - 11
Tom Crooks Ext - 14
Rob Golden Ext - 12
Justin Leckie Ext - 17
Marc Pugliese Ext - 28
Jamie Cook Ext - 10
Amy Carter Ext - 23
Steph Hallowich Ext - 24
Beth Endres Ext - 27
SHOP PHONE DIRECTORY
Dial: 724-222-6810, then Ext:
General Shop (John B.) Ext - 40
Carpenter Shop (Gary K.) Ext - 41
Rick Lewis Ext - 44
Max Vincenzo Ext - 42
Hercy Willis Ext - 48
Specialty Shop (Ed F.) Ext - 50
John Lint Ext - 52
Troy Barnhart Ext - 53
Specialty Serv. Floor Ext - 60
Congratulations to Chris and Heather
Ringelstein who welcomed Baby Caden Brock on December 1, 2014. He weighed 6lbs 1oz.
Jared Berdine has a new Grandson: Hayden Douglas Berdine was born on 1/7/15, 7lbs 5oz - 21inches. Congratulations, Grandpa!
Welcome to the RGJ Family:
Warm, comfort food but healthy to keep you on track with your News Years Resolution.
1 tbs extra-virgin olive oil
2 cps frozen bell pepper and onion mix, thawed and diced.
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper or to taste
1 28oz can crushed tomatoes, preferably fire-roasted
1 15oz can vegetable broth or reduced sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 cps hot water
1 tsp dried basil or marjoram
1 6-to 9-oz packed fresh or frozen cheese (or meat) ravioli
2 cps diced zucchini (about 2 medium)
Freshly ground pepper to taste
Preparation: Heat oil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add pepper-onion mix, garlic and crushed red pepper (if using) and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add tomatoes, broth, water and basil (or marjoram); bring to a roiling boil over high heat. Add ravioli and cook 3 minutes less that the package directions. Add zucchini; return to a boil. Cook until the zucchini is crisp-tender. about 3 minutes. Season with pepper. Serve
Nutrition: 264 Calories; 9g Fat; 28mg Cholesterol; 38g Carbohydrates; 11g Protein; 8g Fiber; 763mg Sodium; 762mg Potassium
Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
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