GARDEN CITY, KS — Shambaugh & Son L.P., an EMCOR company, announced today its employees, along with those of its client, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), and subcontractors McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. and Tetra Pak Inc, the entire project work force, and many others including St. Catherine Hospital representatives, elected officials of Garden City and Finney County, and fine citizens donned EMCOR Pink Hard Hats and assembled to form EMCOR’s signature giant human Pink Hard Hat Ribbon — the first ever to be formed in Kansas — in a visible “Call to Action” for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and EMCOR’s 8th Annual “Protect Yourself. Get Screened Today.” campaign. The event was held at Dairy Farmers of America’s new plant construction site in Garden City, Kansas.
A $30,000 check, from individual donations and contributions, was presented by Shambaugh & Son, DFA, McCarthy, and Tetra Pak to The Breast Center at St. Catherine Hospital. Mr. Scott Taylor, President & CEO, St. Catherine Hospital, accepted the check.
Alan Low, Sr. Vice President, Shambaugh & Son, presented a Pink Hard Hat plaque to Alan McEntee, Program Manager, Dairy Farmers of America; Noah Perry, Project Manager, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.; andGraham Archer, General Manager Cheese, Evaporation & Drying, Tetra Pak; each spoke passionately about their organizations’ support for breast cancer awareness.
“This is EMCOR’s 8th consecutive year of spearheading the national Pink Hard Hat initiative. Over the years people have come forward to say they believe this unique way of raising awareness of the importance of breast cancer screening has had a positive impact on their own lives or that of a loved one,” stated Paul Meyers, Jr., P.E., CEO, Shambaugh & Son. "Many of our employees wear hard hats on a daily basis for personal protection, and we’re proud of their commitment to wear an EMCOR Shambaugh Pink Hard Hat in October to raise awareness for breast cancer, reminding women and men they can help protect themselves by getting screened."
Shambaugh & Son employees will be joined by thousands of additional EMCOR employees nationally wearing Pink Hard Hats during October at hundreds of work sites, ranging from hospitals to bridges, malls to military bases, and data centers to refineries.
The “multiplier effect” continues as even more people are reached with the “Protect Yourself. Get Screened Today.” message when EMCOR employees take the Pink Hard Hats home each night and they are seen by spouses, daughters, sisters, neighbors, and many others.
Millions more people will be reached nationally by EMCOR’s fleet of 7,000+ service vehicles, including Shambaugh & Son vehicles, which are displaying Pink Hard Hat posters during October with the “Protect Yourself. Get Screened Today.” campaign message.
Visit EMCOR’s Pink Hard Hat site:http://www.emcorgroup.com/pinkhardhat