EMCOR Subsidiary University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors Construction Workers and Phoenix Children's Hospital Employees Wear EMCOR Pink Hard Hats and Form A Human Pink Ribbon In Call to Action to "Protect Yourself. Get Screened Today"
PHOENIX, ARIZONA, October 4, 2010 - EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500® leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure and facilities services for a diverse range of businesses is proud to announce that its University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, Inc. subsidiary donned EMCOR Pink Hard Hats and, along with employees of Phoenix Children's Hospital and other organizations, formed themselves into the shape of a giant human pink ribbon at the site of the new hospital in Phoenix in a "Call to Action" in support of Breast Cancer screening and awareness. As part of EMCOR's "Protect Yourself. Get Screened Today" campaign, 140+ construction workers and employees from the organizations assembled this past Saturday morning, October 2, 10:00 a.m. MT, forming themselves into the international symbol of breast cancer awareness.
University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors (UMEC) President and CEO Brad Thornton, presented an EMCOR Pink Hard Hat to Phoenix Children's Hospital (PCH) representative Debra Stevens. As part of the special ceremony UMEC employees, as well as workers from Kitchell, the general contractor working on the (PCH) project, and subcontractors also working on the project, removed their regular hard hats and replaced them with official EMCOR Pink Hard Hats in a "Call to Action" for millions of women and men to "Protect Yourself" through Breast Cancer screening.
"We are excited to be participating in this initiative," stated Brad Thornton, President and CEO of UMEC. "Our employees wear hard hats on a daily basis for personal protection, and we are proud of their commitment to wear an EMCOR Pink Hard Hat for the month of October in order to raise awareness of breast cancer and how you can protect yourself by getting screened. As a Company that has built its reputation on being actively engaged in the concerns of our industry and our community, it's gratifying to demonstrate our support for breast cancer screening and awareness - standing with our dedicated employees, clients and partners."
"Phoenix Children's Hospital has a year-round commitment to breast cancer awareness, both for our employees and our patients' families," stated Debra Stevens of Phoenix Children's Hospital. "We provide regular information about early detection and treatment and offer onsite mobile mammography. The pink ribbon is a powerful symbol of the good we can accomplish together and we are honored to help launch Breast Cancer Awareness Month alongside our construction partners EMCOR and Kitchell."
UMEC was awarded a contract for the Phoenix Children's Hospital project in 2008 and has been on-site since that time. For the 766,444 square foot, 11-story tower being built at the new hospital location, UMEC is providing the heating, ventilation and air conditioning, plumbing, steam, and medical gas systems, along with the infrastructure to provide heating and cooling to the existing hospital from the new system.
EMCOR Group, Inc. and many of its 75 subsidiaries have long been supporters of breast cancer awareness. EMCOR Pink Hard Hat events will be taking place at locations in the U.S. and UK throughout October in order to raise awareness of breast cancer and its prevention. In addition, thousands of EMCOR's field workers throughout the U.S. and UK will be wearing EMCOR Pink Hard Hats at hundreds of job sites and locations throughout the month of October.
About University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors
A Fortune 500 company with estimated 2010 revenues of $5.0 billion, EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME) is a global leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure, and facilities services. A leading 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 26,000 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.
About Phoenix Children's Hospital
Phoenix Children's Hospital is Arizona's only licensed, freestanding children's hospital, providing world-class care in more than 40 pediatric specialties to our state's sickest kids. Though Phoenix Children's is one of the 10 largest children's hospitals in the country, rapid population growth in Arizona means the hospital must grow as well. Phoenix Children's is nearly complete with a $588 million expansion plan to bring its special brand of family-centered care to even more patients and families. The plan includes a significant upgrade to the Hospital's current campus, an aggressive physician recruitment effort, and new satellite centers in high growth areas of the Valley. For more information, visit the hospital's Web site at www.phoenixchildrens.com.