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Taking care of your employees during the hot summer months requires a proactive mindset. We love this information for employers by PeopleReady Here are some of our favorite quotes from the article:

– “Dangerously hot work environments aren’t reserved for the outdoors, either. In fact, indoor workplaces are some of the worst offenders for workers. The CDC reminds us that some workers are at greater risk for heat stress and illness, like those “65 years of age or older, are overweight, have heart disease or high blood pressure, or take medications that may be affected by extreme heat.” “

– “Rather than waiting for potentially dangerous scenarios, find potential heat hazards that may affect your crew and jobsite: temperatures, humidity levels, sun, and other thermal exposures, clothing and PPE, work type and demand, and personal risk factors such as age or health.”

– “The body takes time to build tolerance of working in heat. Give workers the opportunity to get used to the temperature by allowing frequent breaks, time to drink water, and physically cool down. Full acclimatization can take up to 14 days and even longer, dependent on the individual. Gradually increase workloads and heat exposure so your team stays healthy and happy and the job gets done. “

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Tips on relieving employee burnout


Tips on relieving employee burnout

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An Employee’s Guide to Burnout Treatment and Prevention

Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress.   If every day is a bad day or you lack motivation and are feeling overwhelmed, read these tips on reducing burnout by helpguide.org.

Don’t feel like you need to follow all of the tips – just keep the information in mind when you’re having a bad moment.  Perhaps you’ll find you can try a relaxation exercise or call your friend for a laugh.  Just try not to be more overwhelmed by having to feel less overwhelmed.

FHE Commercial Construction Project

Commercial Construction Moves Forward

FHE is one of the growing businesses bringing jobs to our region. Thank you FHE for allowing us to make your vision a reality!

Excerpt from the Grand Junction Sentinel,  “Commercial projects continue to move forward

The commercial real estate market moves at a slower pace than the residential market, as projects tend to have larger price tags, with more complicated lending, more complicated planning and design and longer construction phases. Some commercial projects involve multiple end users, as well.

There are several large commercial projects in various stages of construction in Grand Junction that are continuing to move forward, with some that will soon be ready for the more exciting, visible phases of construction with buildings emerging out of the ground.

In Fruita, FHE, a manufacturer of oilfield service equipment, recently moved into a second building that’s right next to its existing building, which it purchased in 2011. The new building has more than 68,000 square feet, and will allow the company to continue its explosive growth.

The FHE facility in Fruita is the headquarters for the company, which has a worldwide presence, with sales offices in three states and multiple countries. Engineers in Fruita developed the company’s signature device, RigLock, which makes operations at the wellhead safer and faster. All design, engineering, assembly, testing and certification for the equipment happens in Fruita.

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Oversize Load Grand Junction to Fruita

Follow along as we move an amazingly heavy oversized load from Grand Junction to Fruita.

It’s a 225,000 pound hydrostatic pressure bay.