With 1.6 million man hours worked in 2017, Hatzel & Buehler and Bluestone Communications proudly ended the year with zero lost time injuries. Leveraging our multi-tiered safety team – functioning at the corporate, branch and field levels – Hatzel & Buehler and Bluestone Communications’ TRIR (Total Recordable Incident Rate) continues to be significantly less than the Electrical Industry standard.
Employees from Hatzel & Buehler and Bluestone Communications generously donated funds to support the American Red Cross and their disaster relief efforts. The companies matched all employee donations, with a 100% matched donation.
Hatzel & Buehler was selected as the electrical contractor for the new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Test Track at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant, in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Fiat Chrysler is investing over $1 Billion into the assembly plant. This plant will test the functionality of the new Dodge Ram trucks before they are sent to market. Hatzel & Buehler’s overall scope of work includes lighting, power distribution, fire alarm, gas detection and heat tracing.
Hatzel & Buehler opened their local Michigan office in 1922 in an effort to provide electrical services to the emerging automotive industry. The local office quickly established relationships with the Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation and the Chrysler Corporation, with large scale project work quickly following and continuing throughout the mid 1900’s.
The University of Michigan will construct a new 297,000 square foot health center – The Brighton Heath Center South. The new facility will include adult and pediatric specialty care, infusion, a comprehensive musculoskeletal center, sleep lab, ambulatory diagnostic and treatment center, radiation oncology, operating rooms, medical procedure unit, pharmacy, radiology, and lab services.
Hatzel & Buehler’s overall scope of work will include:
- Power distribution
- Generator and life safety systems power distribution
- Lighting Controls
- Receptacle power
- Cable Tray
- Fire alarm
- Nurse Call
- Access Control
- Lightning Protection
- BIM Model
The Hatzel & Buehler Michigan Office provided an electrical renovation, throughout a 30,000 square foot Saks Fifth Avenue store, located in the Somerset Mall (Troy, Michigan). Overall scope of work included the tenant fit out for select high end retailers, including Celine, Valentino and Prada. This project was divided into three phases to minimize the impact on retail sales.
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Hatzel & Buehler was recently awarded a major project at the Marathon Detroit Refinery. Marathon’s business partners have created a high demand for their products resulting in a required upgrade of their tank farm pipeline capabilities. Hatzel & Buehler has been contracted by Marathon to install a new double ended medium voltage substation to feed upgraded pumps/motors at critical tanks. The project includes 15kV, 5kV, 600V and instrument cabling and terminations for power feeds and control. The power for the substation is being feed 4,500 feet away with parallel feeder cables in the existing operating refinery from an operating substation. Hatzel & Buehler will also install new lighting, motor control stations, grounding, instruments and fiber optic cabling for communications. Hatzel & Buehler’s low-voltage subsidiary, Bluestone Communications, will complete the fiber optic cabling. With a strict project schedule, Hatzel & Buehler is working closely with Marathon to ensure minimal shutdowns during normal operation.
The Hatzel & Buehler New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Michigan and West Virginia offices all received special recognition from NECA for their excellence in safety. Each office proudly received the “2016 Zero Injury” Award. The Hatzel & Buehler New Jersey and Michigan offices also received NECA’s 2016 “Safety Excellence” Award.
“NECA’s Safety Excellence and Zero Injury Awards program is an elite safety recognition program focused on recognizing thriving companies that excel in multiple areas of their safety and health programs. Awards are given to member companies that consistently have OSHA recordable injury and fatality rates at levels lower than the industry standard, and implement internal company safety practices above and beyond basic compliance. The Zero-Injury Award recognizes those member-companies that have worked a full calendar year without recordable incidents. The Safety Excellence Award is the associations premier recognition program, and acknowledges member-contractors safety performance.” (www.necanet.org)
In their Annual Top Contractor report, ENR Magazine has ranked Hatzel & Buehler 29th (up from 33rd, in 2014) among the Top 50 Electrical firms in the country. In addition, Hatzel & Buehler was ranked 75th (versus 91st, in 2014) among the top specialty contractors in the country.