NEWS UPDATES

November 2020:


Eastern Highway Specialists, Inc. is pleased to announce that Brandon Robertson has been selected as November 2020 Safe Employee of the Month.

Brandon was nominated by Chris Leigh who emphasized Brandon’s attention to detail when it comes to housekeeping responsibilities on job sites: “Brandon takes the extra effort to keep a clean site. It’s an important factor to keep a clean work environment to minimize the risks of trips and falls.”




October 2020:


Eastern Highway Specialists, Inc. is pleased to announce that Juan Corzo has been selected as October 2020 Safe Employee of the Month.

Juan was nominated by John Hemphill who emphasized his overall attitude and commitment to safety: “Despite being relatively new to this line of work Juan goes out of his way to ask questions about the background behind the safety rules, and has no problem letting other employees know when they are about to do something unsafe. I believe he has embraced our concept of staying safe and watching out for his fellow worker.”


Congratulations, Juan. Runners up for October were James Pentoney and Mike Kohler!


September 2020:


Eastern Highway Specialists, Inc. is pleased to announce that Jim Roberts has been selected as September 2020 Safe Employee of the Month.

Jim was nominated by three different Supervisors who emphasized his “tireless efforts to keep trucks and equipment up to date and running” and how he will “drop what he’s doing to come and help anyone with a safety issue, even if he has a full plate.”

Congratulations, Jim! The runner up for September was Norm Boyer.

On March 11th, EHS participated in the DelDOT DBE Small Business and Development Summit. Bob Field spoke at the 'How to Win the Bid!' workshop alongside Javier Torrijos of TOOREngineering LLC. During the workshop, Bob discussed the key aspects of what it takes to win a bid and participated in a Q&A with summit participants.


NEWS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF MAYOR MIKE PURZYCKI:

Reconstruction work, authorized by the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), was recently completed on the Northeast Boulevard Bridge, (originally the Church Street Bridge) which many years ago was renamed in honor of former State Representative Al O. Plant Sr. City and State officials recently joined with representatives of Eastern Highway Specialists, the bridge contractors, to celebrate the completion of the work. The Al O. Plant Bridge, just off 12th Street over the Brandywine River, is a key connector along the eastside of Wilmington and is a direct connector from I-495 to downtown Wilmington and local neighborhoods. The bridge, which was built in 1932, needed major structural repairs as well as an upgrade to the intersections on either side of the bridge.

DelDOT contracted with local Wilmington-based contractor Eastern Highway Specialists, Inc., to perform the bridge repairs, which involved replacing six structural beams that are part of the undercarriage of the span. The $2.5 million project was started in January of 2019 and was completed last week. The project was expected to be completed in November of 2019, but additional repairs were needed as parts of the bridge were dismantled. The State was able to open the span partially to vehicular and pedestrian traffic last November. Attached above as part of this celebratory news release is the photograph on the left from 1932, courtesy of the Delaware Historical Society, as City officials at the time accepted the completed bridge from the State. Next to that image is a recent photo of current City officials celebrating with the State and Eastern Highway Specialists staff who worked on the project Enjoy the history and now, please, enjoy the new refurbished bridge!