On the morning of Thursday, May 31, 2018, Johnson Controls’ Casey Cossitt-Yager, Service Sales Representative, and his fellow team members and neighbors, were admiring the progress of Dig Safely New York, Inc.’s new state-of-the-art training facility and headquarters. With quick work and in only a matter of a few short months, the new location has already started to show character. Travelers of East Syracuse’s Brittonfield Parkway and commuters of Collamer Road are already being welcomed with a strong building foundation and a height defying steel frame. Still, only early in the building’s progress, the structure speaks as a cornerstone of New York State communities and a beacon of damage prevention. As Casey took-in the warm spring day and watched the dedicated members of Raulli & Sons, Inc. and Granger Construction Company, Inc. work on the structure with dedication, precision, and strength, building a physical representation of community support and safety, he couldn’t help but feel a familiar sense of pride.
Yet, something was missing. While watching Raulli & Sons, Inc.’s crane strategically place towering steel beams, Casey and team noticed the crane could “use a little extra touch.” At this time, Casey understood the familiar sense of dedication, precision, and strength shown through the teams of Raulli & Sons, Inc. and Granger Construction Company, Inc., mirrored that of our honorable American Veterans.
Johnson Controls and the Veterans Outreach Center, Inc. have a long-standing partnership. With that in mind, the evening of Thursday, May 31, Casey presented Granger Construction Company, Inc.’s, Rich Hamilton, an American flag to display at the top of the worksite crane. The American flag was eagerly accepted. As Casey pulled into the Johnson Controls office the morning of Friday, June 1, he was pleased to see that the American flag was already proudly displayed.
Johnson Controls, Dig Safely New York, Inc., Granger Construction Company, Inc., Raulli & Sons, Inc., and the Veterans Outreach Center, Inc. all share similar missions of protecting and providing for New York State communities and the families who make them.
GRANGER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC.
For over 25 years, Granger Construction Company, Inc. has been providing commercial construction services across New York State and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. For more information on Granger Construction Company, Inc. please visit their website: www.grangercompanies.com.
As a leader in the global safety culture, Johnson Controls has been working to protect since 1885. For more information on Johnson Controls please visit their website: www.johnsoncontrols.com.
Raulli & Sons, Inc.
Since 1949, Raulli & Sons of Syracuse, NY, has grown into a leading steel fabrication and erection company. For more information on Raulli & Sons, Inc. please visit their website: www.raulliandsons.com.
Veterans Outreach Center, Inc.
Founded locally in 1973 by returning Vietnam Veterans, today’s Veterans Outreach Center provides comprehensive resources to current/former members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Veterans Outreach Center is the oldest non-profit serving veterans in the United States. For more information on the Veterans Outreach Center, Inc. please visit their website: www.vocroc.org.