Welcome to the Spring 2011 edition of our newsletter, The Whipline.
What a tremendous year Team Heaton had in 2010 ! Our safety program reached "new heights" by achieving  perfect performance for the entire year. No accidents, no injuries, no lost time ! Each and every employee of Heaton Erecting, Inc. dedicated themselves to our goals and program throughout the year and accomplished this together -truly exhibitng the team philosophy of our core values.

Heaton Erecting, Inc. is committed to the team approach of providing the best customer service in our industry. We consider our customers to be integral members of our team, and our success is dependent on the mutual success of our customers. Our employees are dedicated to the founding principles of our corporate recognition program - Safety, Teamwork , and Performance. During these difficult economic times, this attitude and commitment to excellence has never been more important. As owners and contractors are looking for ways to reduce costs and operate more efficiently, please remember that our excellent safety program and superior customer service will result in a greater return to your bottom line.  We look forward to partnering with you for your next crane, rigging, or specialized lift project.

Carol Heaton
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On April 3, 2011, our annual safety awards were presented to honor and recognize the achievements of "Team Heaton" for the year 2010.  Our program was created  fifteen years ago to track the safety performance of our employees, and provide a means of recognition on an individual and company wide basis. Our award criteria is very stringent and therefore winners each year have attained a high level of safety excellence. Many of our employees have been accident free for several years, as evidenced by the award levels. To provide a perspective of this accomplishment, an employee must work a minimum of five years without ANY incidents to qualify for the 10,000 hour award. We are very proud to announce the annual award winners for 2010. Please extend your congratulations to them as you see them on your jobsites or projects.




michael glaass
  Congratulations to Michael Glass, our 2010 Safety Employee of the Year. Michael has been employed by HEI since November, 1999. He began his career at Heaton as an apprentice in the IUOE Local 926 crane operator program. He has literally "grown up" during his tenure at Heaton, working as a truck driver, oiler, boom truck operator, and now as primary operator of our 130 Ton Grove hydraulic crane. Michael is CCO certified in all classifications, is a qualified rigger and signalperson in compliance with OSHA regulations, and has MSHA certification. He also serves in a leadership position with IUOE Local 926, serving as our employee's representative as steward. Michael exemplifies the strong fundamentals of our safety program in his leadership and dedication to professionalism.

Team Heaton is proud to honor Michael Glass for his contributions and commitment to our safety program.

 2011 team heaton



Honorable Mention

Tracy Nash
Eddie Caines


Richard Britt
Ben Katiuzhinsky
Alvin Hancock

7500 -9999 Hour Award

Wayne Woods
Glen Frost
Dusty Tuggle
Scott Elliott


Ken "Sarge" Cochran

10,000 + Hours

Jeff Haire (13,701 hrs)
Trevor Merritt (14,151hrs)


James Crumpler (15,401 hrs)
Michael Glass ( 15,064 hrs)
Bret Brady (15,602 hrs)

25,000 + Hours

Roger Stanley (25,102 hrs)
Bobby Merkison (32,416 hrs)


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