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Inspiring Our Next Generation: MFG Day 2018

Over the next decade, it is expect that nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled. With the conventional four-year college push, trade schools labeled as the “alternative”, and baby boomers retiring, position openings in the trades are more than plentiful.

In support of raising awareness about pursuing a career in the trades, Bass participated in our second year of MFG (Manufacturing) Day! This day is held and celebrated to address common misperceptions about the manufacturing industry and to give companies like ours an opportunity to open our doors, invite the youth, and educate them on the opportunities that they have in choosing a path that leads to working in the trades. MFG Day’s main goal is to help our communities and future generations thrive and to showcase what the trades have to offer.

This year, we were proud to host a group of students from Lancaster County Academy on Tuesday, October 23rd! Bass’ MFG Day consisted of a presentation, shop tour, and an interactive activity. For the activity, the students had the opportunity to assemble their own mini Bass sign!

Bass is honored to take part in the MFG Day initiative in order to help bridge the skills gap and educate our local youth about the many opportunities available to them in the future!

Bass Hires Mechanical Project Manager

We are excited to welcome Andrew Hayward to the Bass team! Hayward joins us as a Project Manager under our Mechanical Services division. His primary duty will be managing new mechanical projects in addition to generating sales and helping us build upon our existing customer base.

Hayward comes to Bass with 10 years of experience in the trade as a millwright, mechanic, and project manager. He has been operating his own contracting business on the side since 2012 and looks forward to the next stage of his career managing projects here at Bass.

Bass Welcomes New Sales/Estimator

We are pleased to welcome Kyle Jones to the Fabrication Services team at Bass! Jones has been hired as a Sales/Estimator and his primary duty will be to help grow the company by comprehensively calculating possible costs and gains of fabrication projects, generating sales, and strengthening stronger customer relations.

Jones comes to Bass with 13 years of experience in the trade as a fabricator, welder, and Project Analyst/Estimator. He is skilled in metal fabrication, pre=fabrication, and is a certified welder. Along with those background skills, he specializes in fabrication project management and estimation.

Jones looks forward to his journey with the Bass team.

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Bass Welcomes New Project Manager

We are pleased to welcome Ryan Thompson to the Bass team! Thompson has been hired as a Project Manager under our Fabrication Services line. In this role, he will be planning, budgeting, documenting, and overseeing specific fabrication projects. He will be working closely with upper management, sales, and shop/field crews to ensure that the scope and direction of each project is properly managed and scheduled.

Thompson comes to Bass with 7 years of experience in the trade as a welder and Project Manager/Account Representative. He also has experience with sales, fabrication, and quality control. Thompson is a Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology alumni with a degree in Metal Fabrication/Welding. He was in the top 8 in the metal fabrication program.

Thompson is excited to continue his career growth with Bass.

Bass Hires Mechanical Supervisor

We are pleased to announce that Jason McMellen has been hired as a Mechanical Supervisor under Bass' mechanical service line. In this role, McMellen is responsible for providing onsite leadership for projects by overseeing the installation of the work, material procurement, and additional millwright personnel as needed.

McMellen comes to Bass with over 15 years of millwright foreman experience managing crews up to 30 employees and also has some background in project management.

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