Honoring One of Our Own
Joe Hassell, regional sales manager for T&B's Northeast Steel Structures Region, is a talented artist that has once again put his talent to work to honor those that serve to defend freedom and democracy -- this time to honor someone close to the T&B family, Larry Guyton, Sr.
Guyton, a T&B steel structures production supervisor in Houston, Texas, lost his son Army Pfc. Larry I. Guyton, Jr., on May 5, 2007, during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq. Larry Guyton, Jr., was the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry division and was a member of the Buffalo Soldiers, an organization dedicated to teaching about the black cavalries that served during the Civil War.
Hassell painted a portrait of Larry Guyton, Jr., at the request of Jim Wiederholt, president of T&B's steel structures business.
"Joe Hassell is a talented artist. His vocation is selling transmission structures. His passion is art," said Jim Wiederholt.
Joe also contributed his talents to Faces of the Fallen, an exhibit of 1,400 portraits of service men and women killed in Iraq and Afghanistan that was displayed at The Women in Military Service for America Memorial at the Gateway to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
From left: Steve Shepard, Houston plant manager, Henry Brown, production manager, Joe Hassell, Larry Guyton, Gary Cook, materials manager, Jim Wieder holt and behind the camera is Lupe Garcia, Houston HR manager.
Engineering Seminar Showcases T&B to Customers
T&B's Utility Products Group conducted an annual two day engineering seminar last fall for 40 utility customers such as MLG&W, Georgia Power, Southern California Edison and Centerpoint just to name a few.
The seminar was filled with information benefitting engineers, technicians and others in the utility industry. The seminar covered industry standards, best field practices, product application and how to use the Elastimold® products in their system.
The Utility Products Group plans to hold similar seminars for JoslynŞ, Fisher Pierce®, Hi-Tech® and Homac products.
From left: Sergio Arellano, Brian Shaw, Martha Bernal, George Triantopoulos, Fernando Ciprian, Larry Darst, John Tarsi, Mike Jackson, Kim McNitt, Ed Jankowich, Dave Britton and Bob Caporale.
George Triantopoulos and Ed Jankowich, T&B applications engineers, Utility Products Group, are discussing the Ranger2 shrink fit termination products. These products were recently acquired from G&W and are part of T&B's Elastimold® product portfolio.