Bass Annnounces New President

LANCASTER, PA – Bass, an industrial contracting company located in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously chosen Jeffrey Ream as the business’s next President effective May 8th.


“The board and I are confident that Jeff is the right person to build on Bass’ momentum and lead the company into even greater success” said Jade Dunivant, chairwoman of Bass’ board of directors. “He is a seasoned leader with extensive experience in this industry whom we believe will also protect and cultivate the positive work environment at Bass. We are very lucky to have him join our team”.


“I am humbled and excited that Bass’ board members have entrusted me to lead their business forward. The entire team at Bass is poised and ready for the stabilization of the company, the growth of the business, and the challenges for success” said Ream. “My genuine, transparent, and servant leadership style will engage innovation and positive change throughout the organization without majorly disrupting the experience and success Bass has seen to date”.


Ream's 38 years of industry knowledge has provided him the benefit of managing through the economic cycles of the industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Elizabethtown College and most recently completed his MBA/strategic management from Villanova University.


“I am blessed that I have been given many opportunities for personal and career growth throughout my previous tenure. This experience and knowledge, coupled with what I learned from my advanced education, has given me the tools to do something great for such a good organization” said Ream. “Emphasis on the four elements of a successful company will enable Bass to become a respected and envied employer of Lancaster County and beyond. Those four elements are customer satisfaction, employee respect and engagement, innovation, and social responsibility. My goal for the future of Bass is to become the leader for each one”.


Ream succeeds Casey Baum, who stepped down from CEO to pursue another career path after serving Bass for three and a half years with the family company.


For over 20 years, Bass has continued to adapt and grow. As the company looks forward, they will continue to provide a high level of craftsmanship, service, and company culture to its customers and employees and continue to evolve as a leader in the industrial contracting industry.

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#NEWLOGONEWSWAG - Repping the New Bass Logo

Bass is in the process of prepping our new front road-sign to be installed! Our new logo has been laser cut into two new pieces of stainless steel courtesy of Osage Piping & Fabrication. We expect our rebranded sign to have it's new home by the end of April/early May! Take a gander the next time that you drive by!

We have also just received our rebranded spirit wear order courtesy of B&T Sportswear. Post a picture of your new swag with the hashtag #NewLogoNewSwag and tag us @BassMechanicalinc on Facebook.

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Middletown, Maryland Fire Station Fabrication & Erection

Bass is working with ECI Construction on a 22 ton structural steel project for Frederick County's new multi-million dollar Middletown fire station.

 Photo Courtesy of: frederickcountymd.gov

Photo Courtesy of: frederickcountymd.gov

Although the bulk of the building is a pre-engineered structure, Bass is fabricating and installing all interior structural and miscellaneous metals pieces for this project which includes beams, columns, trusses, miscellaneous framing, steel joists, floor deck, stairs with railings, and bollards.

The active fire station in Middletown, Maryland has been in use since 1950 and has since outgrown the capacity of the station. The 18,000 square foot new building will feature enough area to house an aerial ladder truck and will offer four bunks and locker rooms to support overnight staffing which will lead to faster response time with calls.

The new fire station is expected to open Spring of 2018.

Out with the Old, In with the New; Holtwood Dam Guide Bearing Renewal

After being underwater since the Holtwood Dam was built back in 1910, it was time for one of the dam's lower turbine guide bearings to become unsubmerged, cleaned up, and renewed. This is the second bearing renewal that Bass has done for the Holtwood Dam in the past year and a half.

For this project, it was also contracted for Bass to provide final drawings for the bearing since the original prints were faded due to being so old.

After re-drafting the drawings and upon receiving the large guide bearing, as pictured below, the bearing had to be taken apart and sent off for blasting in order to be cleaned up. After its' abrasive blast, the piece was sent back to Bass to get a fresh coat of primer and for the new machined pieces to be reassembled back into one unit. Take a peak at the before and after pictures below!