2018 was dubbed the “Year of Growing the A&A Difference.” Last year was yet another in-demand and successful year overall for the team here at A&A Machinery Moving & Sales.
Over 1,800 jobs were successfully executed by our innovative and dedicated team of craft professionals in a variety of industries such as pharmaceutical, food processing, and manufacturing.
Our crews were in high-demand during the year, putting in over 91,000 man hours with zero recordable incidents. We’re always working to become to safest company we can be and conduct our work and operations in a manner that protects everyone including our customers.
A&A Machinery accomplished much throughout the year. We’re appreciative of all of the hard work each team member put into making sure the team reached its overall goals and continued to grow and maintain the A&A Difference we provide our customers and as a leading industrial rigging contractor and solutions provider. We’d also like thank all of our customers and vendors who helped us remain their go-to industrial rigging contractor.
Let’s take a look back at 2018 for A&A Machinery:
A&A Machinery Represents on the SC&RA Leadership Forum
Each year, the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) hosts their Crane & Rigging Workshop. The annual event aims to bring together industry leaders, while also hosting training and discussion sessions around job-site safety, regulatory standards, and current issues that are affecting the industry.
During the workshop, the SC&RA hosts a leadership forum; “a one-day event designed to engage and accelerate career opportunities for a select group of the best and brightest individuals in the crane, rigging, specialized transportation, and supporting industries.”
Derek Riddell, one of A&A Machinery Moving’s project managers was selected by SC&RA as one of the fifteen rising industry leaders to participate on the forum.
Recognition for Commitment to Employee Safety & Training
The S.T.E.P. program provides safety benchmarks and enhancement tools that have shown to improve safety performances among the program’s participants. Participating companies measure their safety performance and policies through an evaluation of 20 key components with the goal of implementing and enhancing safety programs that reduce job site incident rates.
Best in Specialty Rigging
In 2018, A&A became award winners again at the ABC Eastern PA Excellence in Construction Awards Gala, which recognizes the outstanding merit shop projects of the year. A&A Machinery won “Best in Specialty Rigging” for our project; successfully decommissioning a 400,000 sq. ft. light manufacturing plant.
A&A provided a complete turn-key package to dismantle, load, and remove all assets within the plant, delivering the plant real-estate ready. One hundred percent of the labor was self-performed by A&A with over 5,600 man hours, 270 truckloads, and 0 recordable incidents.
Our sister company, A&A Machinery Sales, partnered with a national auction company to host a public auction, auctioning off the remaining assets not purchased and redeployed by the customer. The auction achieved a return on surplus assets of greater than fifty perfect, which was higher than expected.
Prepping the Next Generation
In November, A&A Machinery attended the Williamson College of the Trades Career Fair for the first time; seeking candidates to join the A&A team for entry-level positions.
Students of Williamson were able to see first-hand they’re in high-demand by employers. The students in attendance studied in a variety of skilled trade programs such as Machine Tool Technology, Power Plant, and Carpentry.
More than 70 Williamson alumni were in attendance representing companies including A&A Machinery’s very own James Tinsman, who graduated in the Spring of 2018.
To keep up with the high-demand of our workload, the A&A team needed to grow to accommodate. In 2018, A&A Machinery hired more new employees than in years’ past, ranging in a variety of backgrounds and skill-sets, for various positions on the team. Mechanics, warehouse foremen, rigging foremen, and CDL drivers were among the various positions.
The A&A Machinery team is looking forward to another successful year working with our customers and vendors, new and returning. We look to continue growing and providing the A&A Difference in 2019.
Published: January 8, 2019