NEW HAVEN, CONN. -- Tucker Mechanical announced on Sept. 30, 2013, that today more than 150 of its employees and members of Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, donned EMCOR Pink Hard Hats and assembled to form a giant pink ribbon, EMCOR’s “signature” event, in a "Call to Action" in support of breast cancer awareness as part of EMCOR's "Protect Yourself. Get Screened Today" Campaign. The event was held at Amistad Park in New Haven, Conn. This was the fourth year that Tucker Mechanical has joined with Yale for this event.
A leading mechanical contractor in New England, Tucker Mechanical is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group Inc.
An official EMCOR Pink Hard Hat plaque was presented to Dr. Anees Chagpar, MD, Director of the Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital, by Tucker Mechanical President & CEO Bob Turner as part of a special ceremony, which also included an inspirational story from a breast cancer survivor. As part of the event, all EMCOR Tucker Mechanical employees, and general contractors and sub-contractors with which Tucker Mechanical works and who participated in the event, removed their regular hard hats and replaced them with Pink Hard Hats.
“We’re delighted to participate in EMCOR’s fifth consecutive year of this national initiative,” stated Turner. "Most of our employees wear hard hats daily for personal protection, and we’re proud of their commitment to wear an EMCOR Tucker Pink Hard Hat throughout October to raise awareness for breast cancer and the importance of early detection.”
Dr. Chagpar commented, “Yale Cancer Center is pleased to team up with EMCOR and the ‘Protect Yourself.’ Campaign in this very memorable and visual way to increase awareness of breast cancer screening. Breast cancer affects 200,000+ women in the U.S. annually. The importance of screening and early detection cannot be overstated -- Tucker Mechanical’s efforts to increase awareness through the Pink Hard Hat program are an innovative way to remind women to make an appointment for their annual mammogram.”
EMCOR and its clients will form five human Pink Hard Hat Ribbons across the U.S. this October.
Thousands of EMCOR employees coast to coast are wearing Pink Hard Hats and Pink Hard Hat stickers at hundreds of construction sites -- ranging from hospitals, roadways, malls, and high tech companies, to universities, military bases, and hotels. Additionally, EMCOR’s fleet of 7,000+ service vehicles are carrying the message of “Protect Yourself. Get Screened Today.” to millions of people every day throughout October bydisplaying EMCOR Pink Hard Hat posters.
Additional information is available at www.emcorgroup.com/pinkhardhat
Tucker Mechanical is a full-service mechanical contractor with nearly 60 years of experience in commercial plumbing, process piping, commercial HVAC systems, fire protection, and CAD and BIM services. The company specializes in projects for data centers, hospitals, gaming operations, and commercial and industrial facilities as well as utility projects involving both simple and combined cycle cogeneration and fuel cell installations. Tucker performs installations for new construction, renovations and upgrades and provides mechanical service, maintenance and operations support. Headquartered in Meriden, Conn., Tucker Mechanical is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group Inc.