180+ Person Pink Hard Hat Ribbon Creates Visual Call To Action For Breast Cancer Awareness Month And EMCOR's "Protect Yourself. Get Screened Today." Campaign
---Banner Health & EMCOR UMEC Employees Unite---
EMCOR UMEC (University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors) and client Banner Health, joined forces on October 15th to form a 180+ person Pink Hard Hat Ribbon---a call to action for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and EMCOR's 'Protect Yourself. Get Screened Today.' campaign. An official EMCOR Pink Hard Hat plaque was presented by EMCOR UMEC's CEO, Brad Thornton, to Banner Estrella Medical Center's CEO Deb Krmpotic. Dr. Threasa Frouge, a Banner Health radiologist and breast cancer survivor also spoke as part of the event and shared her inspirational story. The event took place at a Banner Healthhospital expansion project in Phoenix.
TEMPE, ARIZONA, October 15, 2013 – EMCOR UMEC (University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, Inc.) announced today that more than 180 of its employees and those of its client Banner Health, and more, donned EMCOR Pink Hard Hats and assembled to form a giant pink ribbon, EMCOR's "signature" event, in a "Call to Action" in support of breast cancer awareness as part of EMCOR's "Protect Yourself. Get Screened Today." campaign. The event was held at the construction site of an expansion project at a Banner Health hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.
A leading full-service mechanical contracting company, UMEC is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500® leader in mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure, and facilities services for a diverse range of businesses.
An official EMCOR Pink Hard Hat plaque was presented to the Banner Estrella Medical Center CEO Deb Krmpotic by EMCOR UMEC President and CEO, Brad Thornton, as part of the event. Dr. Threasa Frouge, a radiologist at Banner Health and a breast cancer survivor also spoke at the event and shared her inspirational story. As the ribbon was formed all EMCOR UMEC employees, and other workmen on the construction site who participated in the event, removed their regular hard hats and replaced them with Pink Hard Hats.
Krmpotic commented, "Banner Health is pleased to team up with EMCOR UMEC and the 'Protect Yourself.' campaign in this very memorable and visual way to increase awareness of breast cancer screening. With breast cancer affecting more than 200,000 women in the U.S. annually, our efforts here today to increase awareness through the Pink Hard Hat program are an innovative way to remind women and men to make an appointment for a mammogram."
"We're delighted to participate in EMCOR's fifth consecutive year of this national initiative," stated Brad Thornton. "Most of our employees wear hard hats daily for personal protection, and we're proud of their commitment to wear an EMCOR UMEC Pink Hard Hat throughout October to raise awareness for breast cancer and the importance of early detection."
EMCOR and its clients are forming five human Pink Hard Hat Ribbons across the U.S. this October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Further, thousands of EMCOR employees coast to coast are wearing Pink Hard Hats at hundreds of construction sites---ranging from hospitals, roadways, malls, and high tech companies, to universities, military bases, and hotels. Additionally, EMCOR's fleet of 7,000+ service vehicles are carrying the message of "Protect Yourself. Get Screened Today." to millions of people every day throughout October by displaying EMCOR Pink Hard Hat posters.
Visit EMCOR's Pink Hard Hat site: www.emcorgroup.com/pinkhardhat
About Banner Estrella Medical Center
Banner Estrella Medical Center is a nonprofit hospital in west Phoenix specializing in heart care, obstetrics, orthopedics, surgical services, emergency services and diagnostic imaging services. One of the first fully-digital hospitals in the country, Banner Estrella has served as a model for dozens of new hospitals built around the world since it opened in 2005. The hospital is undergoing a major expansion that will add approximately 175 additional beds, an expanded Emergency department and more beds for new moms and babies. Banner Estrella is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit healthcare system with 24 hospitals in seven states. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com/Estrella or Facebook.
About University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, Inc.
University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, Inc. in Arizona (UMEC) is a full service mechanical contractor serving the southwestern U.S. The company designs, builds and commissions mechanical systems, including heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing and piping systems, for commercial, institutional, high tech, industrial and military clients. UMEC also specializes in the installation of sophisticated process piping and high-purity piping for the semi-conductor and pharmaceutical industries, and medical gas systems for the health care industry. Based in Tempe, Arizona, UMEC is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500? company with estimated 2013 revenues of ~$6.6B. EMCOR is a leader in mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure, and facilities services and a provider of critical infrastructure systems. EMCOR gives life to new structures and sustains life in existing ones by its planning, installing, operating, maintaining, and protecting the sophisticated and dynamic systems that create facility environments---such as electrical, mechanical, lighting, air conditioning, heating, security, fire protection, and power generation systems---in virtually every sector of the economy and for a diverse range of businesses, organizations and government. EMCOR represents a rare combination of broad reach with local execution, combining the strength of an industry leader with the knowledge and care of 170 locations. The 28,000+ skilled employees of EMCOR have made the company, in the eyes of leading business publications, amongst the "World's Most Admired" and "Best Managed". EMCOR's diversity---in terms of the services it provides, the industries it serves and the geography it spans---has enabled it to create a stable platform for sustained results. The Company's strong financial position has enabled it to attract and retain among the best local and regional talent, to undertake and complete the most ambitious projects, and to redefine and shape the future of the construction and facilities services industry. Additional information on EMCOR can be found at www.EMCORGroup.com.
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