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The new building in Pasco is nearing final stages of the funding approval process. At this point in time we are preparing for a Q2 date to break ground on the project. The new building will add an additional 45,000 sq. ft. to the existing 30,000 sq. ft. building for a total of 75,000 sq. ft. The new space will be dedicated to motor and gear repair while the existing building will house other services as well as administration offices.

Wind work continues to pick up for some key customers in the Northwest. The wind group recently received PO's to complete 150 oil changes on a project to take place in March and April and 3 large correctives in March as well.

The Wazee and H&N teams wish safe travels to Dorjee, from H&N Wind, as he departs in mid March to make his 18th attempt to summit Mt Everest.

Crane secured several orders recently: Two orders in February involving a total of 17 new cranes for facilities in Silsbee Texas (near Beaumont) and Lamar, Colorado. two cranes for a facility in Provo Utah for a very good customer that is heavily involved in the oil and gas business, and a nice project for a client in Gillette Wyoming consisting of 5 new cranes in a facility that supports the oil and gas business.  

Who says work can't be fun? The Wazee Electrical field service team was called to Beaver Creek Ski Resort over President's weekend to repair an ABB Drive on the Rose Bowl Express 4 Ski Lift. The panels and controls were located in the 'log cabin' building. To access the panels, the team took snowmobiles complete with custom tool carriers up to the top of the mountain. Being President's day weekend, the resort was under extreme pressure to get things up and running for one of the busiest ski weekends of the season.


Wellness Corner

February is American Heart Month: Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?
Cardiovascular disease (CVD)—including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure—is the number 1 killer of women and men in the United States. It is a leading cause of disability, preventing Americans from working and enjoying family activities. CVD costs the United States over $300 billion each year, including the cost of health care services, medications, and lost productivity.

Understanding the Burden of CVD CVD does not affect all groups of people in the same way. Although the number of preventable deaths has declined in people aged 65 to 74 years, it has remained unchanged in people under age 65. Men are more than twice as likely as women to die from preventable CVD. Having a close relative who has heart disease puts you at higher risk for CVD. Many CVD deaths could have been prevented through healthier habits, healthier living spaces, and better management of conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes.

Take It One Step at a Time
You can control a number of risk factors for CVD, including:

  • Diet 
  • Physical activity 
  • Tobacco use 
  • Obesity 
  • High blood pressure 
  • High blood cholesterol 
  • Diabetes 

As you begin your journey to better heart health that can last a lifetime, keep these things in mind:

  • Try not to become overwhelmed. Every step brings you closer to a healthier heart, and every healthy choice makes a difference! 
  • Partner up. The journey is more fun—and often more successful—when you have company. 
  • You may not be able to take all of the steps at one time. Get a good night's sleep and do what you can tomorrow. 
  • Reward yourself. Find fun things to do to decrease your stress.