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  • Careers in Construction

    Just as we are seeing reports in the news about America's shrinking Middle Class, a new study from Georgetown's Center on Education and the Workforce and Civic Enterprises highlights that there are 29 million middle-class jobs in the US that do NOT require a 4 year bachelor's degree from a college or University and pay between $35,000 and $72,000 per year. ...Read More

  • Employee Interview: Jim Joyner

    Jim JoynerI worked for my cousins who owned a Heating and Air Conditioning company called MacDabco as a sheet metal helper, which evolved into a sheet metal mechanic's position. I then moved to HVAC Service and Sales. I owned my own business for 15 years before I came to work for WBG. My career progressed as I wanted to further myself in the industry and make ... ...Read More

  • Safety: Heat Stress Management during Summertime

    The warm weather this year has arrived, and summer will soon be upon us. Excessive heat can place abnormal stress on the body. When the body temperature rises even a few degrees above normal (about 98.6 degrees), unless steps are taken to cool the body down, a person may experience muscle cramps, become weak, disoriented, and/or dangerously ill. ...Read More

  • A Highlight from the Safety Pipeline: Back Injury Prevention Training

    From Safety Coordinator Jeff Waters: In 2012 we are striving for 0 back injuries at WBG. Over the past couple months I introduced an informal training on preventing back injuries. Many simple exercises can prevent unnecessary strain to back muscles. Stretching and warming up before doing any manual material handling goes a long way. Before coming to work, try to allot 3-5 minutes of basic back stretches in the morning, to warm up your muscles. ...Read More

  • A Highlight from the Safety Pipeline

    From Jeff Waters, Safety Officer, per the October/November "Safety Pipeline Newsletter": The following projects were completed with 0 Injuries or Lost Time Accidents. ...Read More

  • Grand Opening of Transitions is Today!

    The Midlands Housing Alliance was formed by a coalition of local business, government, non-profit, and faith-based organizations to respond to the unattended problem of homeless men and women in our community. The primary goal of the MHA's Transitions, on the corner of Main and Elmwood in downtown Columbia, is to move people from homelessness to permanent housing. ...Read More

  • Carroll Heyward, Jr. Named the Ralph Edward Knowland Outstanding Graduate Student Award Recipient by Clemson University

    W. B. Guimarin & Co., Inc. is proud to announce that Carroll Heyward, Jr. was awarded the Ralph Edward Knowland Outstanding Graduate Student Award by the Clemson University Department of Construction Science and Management. This award is granted annually to the outstanding CSM student selected by faculty on the basis of academic performance and participation ... ...Read More

  • W. B. Guimarin & Co., Inc. wins ABC Carolinas Excellence In Construction Eagle Award

    Each year, the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of the Carolinas seek to recognize "The Best of the Best" in the construction industry through their Excellence in Construction Awards competition. W.B. Guimarin was selected as the Eagle Award recipient, the 1st place entrant for the Specialty/Sub-Contractor Division, Mechanical & Plumbing, projects over $10 million ... ...Read More

  • Bill Waters promoted to President of Construction

    Bill WatersW. B. Guimarin & Company, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Mr. Bill Waters to President of Construction. Mr. Waters has been employed by W.B. Guimarin & Company, Inc. as Vice President of Construction & Operations since July 2004. A Penn State graduate, he began his career in the mechanical contracting industry at Sauer; he then ... ...Read More

  • W. B. Guimarin welcomes Colin Shropshire to our Construction Team

    W. B. Guimarin is pleased to announce that Colin Shropshire has joined their team as an Engineer-in-Training. Mr. Shropshire is a 2010 graduate of The Citadel with a BS in Civil Engineering. ...Read More

  • Carroll Heyward Appointed to the AGC of America Specialty Contractors Council

    Caroll Heyward, Sr.W. B. Guimarin & Co. is pleased to announce that Carroll Heyward, President of W. B. Guimarin, has been appointed to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Specialty Contractors Council. Mr. Heyward also serves as the Division Chairman of the Specialty/Subcontractor Advisory Board of the Carolinas AGC. W. B. Guimarin & ... ...Read More

  • Time Lapse Video of the New Science Building at the College of Charleston

    Check out this time lapse video of the new Science Building at the College of Charleston... ...Read More

  • One Million Man-Hours and Counting!

    W. B. Guimarin & Co., Inc. of Columbia, South Carolina has surpassed a substantial safety milestone: 1,000,000 man-hours worked with no lost time accidents. This number of man-hours is equivalent to 100 men working for 5 years with no lost time injuries. Reaching this milestone is part of W. B. Guimarin's overall safety performance strategy; it is the second time they ... ...Read More

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