Hatzel & Buehler and Bluestone Communications had zero lost time injuries in 2017

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.

Hatzel & Buehler and Bluestone Communications proudly raises funds to support the American Red Cross

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.

Bluestone awarded contract for Comcast Innovation & Technology Center

Bluestone Communications was awarded IT and Acoustical packages throughout the new Comcast Innovation & Technology Center – a 1,500,000 square foot, 60-floor building (currently under construction) in Philadelphia, PA.   With a height of 1,121 feet, it will be the tallest building in Philadelphia and the ninth-tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. The building will consist primarily of office space, but will also include a newly constructed Four Seasons Hotel, television studios, a retail mall, a parking garage and a restaurant located on the top-floor of the building.

Bluestone’s overall scope of work includes the Installation of Structured Cabling, CATV infrastructure,  Fiber & Copper Backbone, Wireless Infrastructure,  Sound Masking and Network Hardware through-out over (40) floors that Comcast/ NBC will occupy beginning in the spring of 2018.

Bluestone performs expansion work at CHOP’s new Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care

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Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care- Phase 2A
Philadelphia, PA

CHOP is expanding the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care building to build out floors 9-12. Bluestone Communications was awarded the Installation for the horizontal voice, data and coaxial cabling. Bluestone will also be working with CHOP’s vendor to install the Nurse Call system, Video Surveillance system, Access Control Systems and the Audio Visual system.

NECA recognizes Bluestone for Safety excellence

Bluestone Communications received special recognition from NECA for their excellence in safety, proudly receiving the “2017 Zero Injury” 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)

Bluestone completes additional work for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Bluestone technicians recently completed work within the Medical Behavior Unit, at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  Bluestone’s overall scope of work included the installation of horizontal cabling, copper and fiber optic backbone cabling, security system equipment and cabling, equipment racks and cable runway, overhead paging system, nurse call system and an RTLS (real-time locating system).

Hatzel & Buehler and Bluestone Communications proudly supports local Community Center, with regional food drive.

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In 1996, the Knollwood Community Center (located in Claymont, Delaware) was established.  The Community Center provides after school care, a summer day camp, and adult and family activities. The Center’s food closet was established in September 2004 and has become an invaluable source of outreach to the Community.  Hatzel & Buehler and Bluestone Communications executed a food drive to support the Community Center’s Holiday needs.

Bluestone provides installation services for the DNC’s Network Upgrade

In support of Verizon’s wireless network upgrades for the 2016 Democratic National Convention, Bluestone Communications served as the primary installation resource throughout Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center. The overall scope of work increased wireless capacity throughout the Wells Fargo Center – an arena large enough to seat over 21,000 people – by six times.

Bluestone and Hatzel & Buehler perform work in Philadelphia’s historic new Observation Deck

In an effort to expand the city’s tourism scene, Philadelphia’s One Liberty Place will open an interior observation deck on the 57th Floor of the building, with a private access elevator and on-floor dining. In partnership with parent company, Hatzel & Buehler, Inc., Bluestone Communications, will install all low voltage communications cabling throughout the space. Hatzel & Buehler will install high tech LED lighting throughout the space.