Ernesto Lozano recently successfully completed a Plan Reading Class at Virginia Western Community College and is scheduled to start at surveying class in the spring of 2016. Assisting and encouraging our employee in their personal and professional development is part of the guiding principles Procon lives by!
On December 7-10, finishers Kevin Thomas and Jon Snyder travelled to Wisconsin to complete an American Concrete Institute Certified Flatwork Technician and Certified Flatwork Finisher class. Both of these hard working young men were successful in these classes and are now both ACI Certified Flatwork Finishers! Congratulations, guys!
For the past 8 weeks, culminating on January 11, 2016, Cesar Alonso Lozano Torres attended the Dale Carnegie Human Relations course in Roanoke, VA. During week 7 of this course, Alonso earned and was presented the Breakthrough Award, in which he was recognized by his classmates for having a moment when he “broke through” and accomplished a new goal. We are excited to see where the skills Alonso learned in the class will take him!
With thankfulness for the continued blessing of abundant work, Procon would like to announce and recognize the following individuals who joined our team in the 4th quarter of 2015. We welcome each of these guys to our team and look forward to a productive future: Jonathan Snyder, Juan Jose Ramirez, Jose Ramirez, Jose Castillo, Tobias Santiago Aparicio, Jeremiah Boitnott, Nelson Cedillo, Lawrence “Larry” Howdyshell, Nathaniel Greene, Antonio Guzman Rodriguez, Felix Guiterrez, Livan Rodriguez, Manuel Torrez Hernandez, John Radford, William Wells, Eduardo Alvarez Chavez, Jose Luis Alvarez Chavez, Pedro Alvarez Chavez, Sergio Pena Mojica, Manuel Lopez Vera, Ramon Casiano Aguilar, Santos Pena Mojica, Raul Medrano Norato, Jorge Enriquez, and Eleazar Martinez.
Exuberant birthday wishes go out to the following employees, each of whom will celebrate the completion of another year of life in January 2016. Happy Birthday to: Gene Austin, Jose Ibarra, Antonio Guzman Rodriguez, Jesus Garcia, Esteban Ramos, Juvenal Torres, Nelson Cedillo, Manuel Lopez Vera, Leovardo Gonzalez, Jose Ramirez, Philip Lentz, Francisco Paz, Jeremiah Boitnott, Hugo Perez, J.T. Rutrough, and Gerald (Jerry) Sams.
We would like to take a quick moment to recognize the following employees for their years of dedication and service to Procon! These folks are truly are a part of what makes Procon a great place to work. Juan Cerna, 13 years; Matthew Rutrough, 12 years; Brenda Canan, 9 years; Marcos Tulio Aguilar, 9 years; and Myron Boyd Duke, 1 year.
Procon is pleased and happy to announce that we closed out 2015 with no lost time injuries! As of January 1, 2016, Procon has enjoyed 2,038 days without any employee losing work time due to a work related incident! At 931,529 hours and continuing, it becomes ever more pressing on our mind that there is no higher calling in the workplace than the health, welfare, and protection of our co-workers and employees. Ensuring that each worker leaves the jobsite in the same or better condition than when they arrived each day is a journey that will continue on.
On December 11, 2015, Procon team members enjoyed a day of games and fun to celebrate another successful year and the Christmas holiday. A large majority of the Procon team were all together at the Franklin Heights gymnasium in Rocky Mount VA. Our activities included the usual free throw contest, various door prizes, a corn hole tournament, a volleyball tournament, a vigorous game of indoor soccer, and last but not least, a wonderful meal prepared by Tim and Sally Reed!
The winners of this years free throw contest were: Clay Bowman (1st place), Chris Jamison (2nd place), and Victoriano Vega (3rd place).
The members of the winning volleyball team were: Cirilo Bocanegra, Martin Pena Diaz, Santos Pena Mojica, Miguel Almanza, Sergio Pena, and Matthew Rutrough.
Our corn hole tournament winners were Jeremiah Mistele and Leovardo Gonzalez, each of whom received a set of corn hole boards emblazoned with the Procon and STEP SAFE logos!
The following employees were recognized at the event for 5 years of accident free service to Procon: Martin Pena Diaz, Alfredo Amaya, Noel Martinez, Nathan Walker, Jesus Garcia, and Luis Santos Guzman. Each of these employees received a personalized jacket as a small token of our great appreciation for their dedication to Procon!