PRESS RELEASES

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.

IMG_2552-2.jpg

Bass Earns AISC Advanced Steel Erector Certification

Bass is proud to announce that we have received certification as a Certified Advanced Steel Erector by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). This certification also included an endorsement for Metal Deck Installation which was also earned by Bass.

Bass now holds two certifications under AISC: Certified Building Fabricator (BU) and Certified Advanced Steel Erector (CSEA) including the Metal Deck Erection Endorsement (MEE). We are also a full member of The American Institute of Steel Construction as of August 31, 2016.

Within a 50 mile radius, Bass is now one of nine Certified Advanced Steel Erectors and one of four that hold the Metal Deck Erection Endorsement.

AISC Certification sets the quality standard for the structural steel industry and is the most recognized national quality certification program in the industry. This certification is awarded to companies that demonstrate a dedication to quality and show that they have the personnel, knowledge, organization, equipment, experience, capability, procedures and commitment to produce quality work within the industry. This certification requires an in-depth evaluation which requires a comprehensive administrative review, a documentation audit and a third party on-site audit conducted by AISC’s independent auditing company, Quality Management Company, LCC. After a company is certified, an annual review process ensures confirmation of continuing commitment to quality.

Bass Mechanical Earns AISC Building Fabricator Certification

Bass Mechanical, Inc. is proud to announce that they have received certification as a Certified Building Fabricator by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). AISC Certification represents that Bass Mechanical has the personnel, knowledge, organization, equipment, experience, capability, procedures, and commitment to meet AISC’s strict steel fabrication standards.

Bass Mechanical has been in the process of shifting their business focus under their Fabrication and Erection division more towards structural steel within the past few years which has prompted Bass to apply for AISC Certification. 

Bass Mechanical passed the Certified Building Fabricator audit in July with certification being official September 13, 2016. The audit was passed with only one corrective action which was corrected by the completion of the audit. This is considered impressive for a company’s first audit through the AISC. Bass Mechanical is one of 69 AISC Certified Building Fabricators in Pennsylvania and one of five certified companies in Lancaster, Pa.

“The Baum family and all of Bass Mechanical’s employees are extremely dedicated, focused and committed to providing our customers with the highest-quality of structural steel in the industry” said Jerry Miller, Chief Operations Officer and Quality Control Director. “Our quality of work, commitment to schedule, and well-being of our employees and customers are our primary focus here at Bass”.

CEO and Co-Owner, Casey Baum, mentions “This certification is a move in the right direction for Bass as we move into focusing more on structural steel under our Fabrication and Erection division. The AISC program reflects on Bass’ nature to take pride in every piece that leaves the shop doors, highlights the exceptional work produced by our foundation, the employees, and demonstrates our commitment to quality for our customers.”

Bass Mechanical will be working towards pursuing the AISC Steel Erector Certification within the next 6 months.

AISC Certification sets the quality standard for the structural steel industry and is the most recognized national quality certification program in the industry. This certification is awarded to companies that demonstrate a dedication to quality and show that they have the personnel, knowledge, organization, equipment, experience, capability, procedures and commitment to produce quality work within the industry. This certification requires an in-depth evaluation which requires a comprehensive administrative review, a documentation audit and a third party on-site audit conducted by AISC’s independent auditing company, Quality Management Company, LCC. After a company is certified, an annual review process ensures confirmation of continuing commitment to quality.