FORT LEE, N.J. — Emcor/F&G Mechanical announced today its employees, along with those of Tishman Construction, an AECOM Company, Tucker Development, and many other participants — 425+ in total — donned pink hard hats and assembled to form Emcor’s signature giant human pink ribbon in a “Call to Action” in support of breast cancer awareness as part of the Company’s Emcor’s 7th Annual “Protect Yourself. Get Screened Today,” campaign. This was the first-ever Pink Hard Hat Ribbon formed in New Jersey, and the Mayor of Fort Lee, Mark Sokolich, was an integral part of the event, held at the Hudson Lights development in Fort Lee.
A $100,000 check, the result of individual donations and contributions, was presented by Emcor/F&G Mechanical to the John Theurer Cancer Center Breast Oncology Division at Hackensack University Medical Center. Secretary on the Board of Governors at Hackensack Hospital, Rosemarie Sorce, and Co-Chief, Breast Oncology, Dr. Stanley Waintraub, accepted the check and participated in the event.
Sal Fichera, CEO, and Butch Giardina, President, Emcor/F&G Mechanical, presented a Pink Hard Hat plaque to Mayor Sokolich, and event partners Jay Badame, President & COO, Tishman Construction, an AECOM Company, and John Donohue, Sr. Vice President, Tucker Development; they also spoke passionately about the support of their companies for breast cancer awareness. Additionally, Richard Sabato, President, Bergen County Building & Construction Trades Council, spoke and participated in the event, and was also presented a Pink Hard Hat plaque.
"We’re delighted to be participating in Emcor’s 7th annual consecutive year of conducting this national initiative," stated Sal Fichera, CEO, Emcor/F&G Mechanical. "We’re proud of our employees’ commitment to wear an Emcor Pink Hard Hat throughout October to raise awareness for breast cancer and the importance of screening. As a company that has built its reputation on being engaged in the concerns of our industry and community, it's gratifying to demonstrate support for breast cancer screening and awareness, standing with our employees, client, and partners."
In addition to Emcor/F&G, thousands of Emcor employees across the U.S. are wearing Emcor Pink Hard Hats at hundreds of job sites throughout October, ranging from hospitals, roadways, malls, and high tech companies, to universities, military bases, and hotels.
Hudson Lights is a one-million-square-foot development with retail, restaurant, residential, hotel and office space at the crossroads of New Jersey and New York at the George Washington Bridge. Tucker Development, Tishman Construction, an AECOM Company, and Emcor/F&G are the key developer, construction and mechanical company responsible for completing work at Hudson Lights.
Visit Emcor’s Pink Hard Hat site: www.emcorgroup.com/pinkhardhat