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Apr 16, 2024

Auburn Mechanical


Auburn Mechanical promoted Christine Hadman to director of construction. Hadman has been with the company for 20 years. In her new role, Hadman will oversee and lead the Major Projects Division, ensuring that every project aligns with the company's strategic vision while maintaining high standards of quality and efficiency. She also is president elect on the CREW Seattle board of directors, and volunteers regularly for ANEW. Auburn Mechanical is a woman-owned full-service mechanical contractor.

Hermanson Co.

In Kent, Hermanson Co. promoted Laura Anderson from marketing proposal manager to marketing manager. In her new role, Anderson is directing internal and external marketing, sales pursuits, proposals and interviews. She joined Hermanson in 2017, and has over 13 years of marketing experience, contributing nearly $1 billion in project proposal sales in that time. She is a Seattle Society for Marketing Professional Services member, and founded the Women of Hermanson group and Hermanson's charitable giving committee. Hermanson, a full-service mechanical contractor, has additional offices in Seattle, Redmond and Oregon.

Sundt Construction

The Associated General Contractors of America elected Ken Kubacki of Sundt Construction as 2024 national treasurer for the board of directors. Kubacki is vice president and Northwest Region manager based out of Sundt's Vancouver office. He has 31 years of construction experience, specializing in alternative procurement for large, complex critical infrastructure projects. He is in charge of Sundt's civil infrastructure business in Oregon and Washington.

AGC of America

Several Pacific Northwest-based companies or company branches recently won national safety awards from the Associated General Contractors of America. They were: UMC of Lynnwood, first place Specialty Division (425,000-1 million work hours); Hermanson Co. of Tigard, Oregon, second place Specialty Division (under 175,000 work hours); JH Kelly of Longview, third place Specialty Division (over 2 million work hours); Slayden Constructors of Stayton, Oregon, first place Utility Infrastructure Division (under 250,000 work hours); and Orion Marine Contractors of Tacoma, third place Heavy Division (under 225,000 work hours). Winners are selected by a panel of five independent safety and health professionals within the construction industry. Finals judging for the awards program took place last month during the AGC's annual convention in San Diego.

Apr 09, 2024

Sequoyah Electric











Sequoyah Electric promoted Sean Kosney, Kyle Curre, Brian Neary, Buddy Meehan and Chris McElroy to principals; and Kristen Steinmetz, Roy Hella, Rick Vogt, Bruce Jackson, Ryan Cruth and Tim Ostlie to associates.


Kosney is chief financial officer, Curre is executive vice president of preconstruction, Neary is Industrial Division manager, and Meehan and McElroy are project executives. Steinmetz is controller, Hella is executive vice president of the Electrical Group, Vogt is field operations manager, Jackson is preconstruction project manager, Cruth is safety director and Ostlie is general superintendent. Sequoyah said the employees were promoted due to their exceptional leadership and contributions to the company. Redmond-based Sequoyah is an electrical and technologies contractor.

Harts Services

Tacoma-based Harts Services changed its name to Harts Plumbers, Electricians and HVAC Technicians in a rebranding effort as it launches new HVAC services. Harts was founded in 2013 as a plumbing and electrical company serving homeowners in the Tacoma and Seattle areas. A company news release says adding HVAC services helps it become a one-stop shop for homeowners.

Harbor Freight Tools

California-based Harbor Freight Tools is again offering $1.5 million in its Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence contest. This year, Harbor Freight plans to honor 25 outstanding public high school skilled trades teachers and their programs. Five grand prize winners will each get $100,000 and 20 others will get $50,000 each. Teachers can submit applications until May 3 to hftforschoolsprize.org. Finalists will be announced on June 11 and winners in the fall.

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