1st Quarter 2014                                                                    Sirius Technical Services
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Home Office News

Open enrollment for 401k is April, 2014. 
Please contact Linda Bailey at linda.bailey@siriustechnical.com if you want to enroll or make a change to your 401k. For deductions to start the first check in April, please submit your application no later than Monday, March 24, 2014.


The Sirius home office will be observing the following holidays:


Good Friday, April 18, 2014

Memorial Day, May 26, 2014




God's little miracles!  



Congratulations to client and first time grandpa,  Wesley Flesher, on the birth of his new grandson:

   Charles D Vann  

Born:  January 4th

2lbs 5oz - 14.25 in.   

Proud Parents:  

Chad & Paula Vann  

(Wesley's Daughter)    




Pam Jaye of Orion Engineering became a "GiGi" over the weekend as she welcomed her first grand-baby, 

Raelyn Jane Denton

Born:  Feb. 21st, 2014   

  4 lbs, 2 oz., 18 in. long

Proud parents are daughter Caitlin Bolton and Kyle Denton  




Sirius employee 
 David Schmierer, and his wife Julia and son Avery, welcomed their precious bundle of love on
 January 31st.
Evelyn Derelle Schmierer

7 lb 8 oz, 20 in long




Carla Hackett
of Orion also welcomed
 her grandson
 William Gardner Hackett   


Born: February 22nd,  

6lbs 12oz, 20 in long 

Proud parents are   

Ray and Scarlett


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Meridian, MS. looks like a winter wonderland. (photo: Wayne Hansford)
Frigid Temps Sweep the South!

January was one of the coldest months on record for many parts of the country, and even our own "sweet south" fell victim to nature's cold wrath!  Ice and freezing rain closed schools, refineries and chemical plants near Mobile, AL., and Plant Ratcliff near Meridian, MS. even had SNOW days!
  It was a winter to remember and one we're ready to say goodbye to!  The rest of the country experienced the same.  Look how many records were set across the United States in January, 2014 alone!   Only ____days until Spring!

  •         4406 Record Cold Temps
  •         1073 Snowfall records



map and data taken from http://iceagenow.info/2014    

Save the Date!
25th Annual Chili Cookoff this weekend:  March 8th 

You're Invited.....


Please join Sirius Technical at the
American Cancer Society 25th Annual Chili Cook-Off for a fun-filled day of food, festivities and entertainment!  The event will be held this year at the Mobile County 
FAIRGROUNDS (instead of downtown) to accommodate the 20,000+ chili lovers that attend.


Visit our booth #88 where we team with Orion Engineering as we promote "Climbing for a Cure".
Teams will also compete for bragging rights on who has the best chili in town!  Proceeds from the Chili Cook-Off will be used for programs to teach the importance of early cancer detection and prevention, patient services such as transportation, prosthetics and life saving research.


Need Tickets?
If you would like to purchase tickets please email susie.bush@siriustechnical.com
$10 each and kids 12 and under get in free!


25th Annual Chili Cookoff
Date:  Saturday, March 8th, 2014
Time:  11-3pm with LIVE concert following 3pm judging
Location: Mobile County FAIRGROUNDS

Sirius Serves 
in the Community

Sirius Technical Services provided and served dinner at the Ronald McDonald House in Mobile.  Recruiter, Brandie Hopkins and kids, helped serve the dinner and visited with residents that were staying there. Dinner is provided through donations to the house for families with children in critical care at USA Women and Children's Hospital in Mobile, AL.


Sirius Technical Services sponsored a foundation called
Larry's Angels-Helping Families Dealing with Cancer at a local event in Mobile that was held on February 8.  This charity auction provided money to assist a single mom of 2, with stage 4 breast cancer. The money helps with the cost of medications and treatments not paid for through insurance.
Marine Engineering Firms Advance in
$10 Billion OPC Program
We would like to congratulate
Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport, LA.,  Eastern Shipbuilding of Panama City, FL. and General Dynamics / Bath Iron Works in Maine for being the three companies selected for award of Phase I for the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program.  Congratulations!
Click here to read the Bollinger OPC article.

Employee of the Quarter
Congratulations Dominic Miller!
Dominic Miller
has been a Sirius employee for several years and has been working as a Piping Designer for 35+ years!  He has lived in Mobile, AL. his entire life and is a
die hard BAMA fan. "Roll Tide Roll"!  Dominic has been married to his wonderful wife Suzanne for 31 years, has two daughters, and is the proud Grandpa of two adorable grandchildren.  If you ask Dominic what he loves to do when he is not working, he will tell you that he likes to fish, read,  enjoys gardening, but truly loves pestering recruiters! His exact words! :) In closing, another cool fact about Dominic is that he has been a long standing member of one of our own Mobile Mardi Gras associations!  Congratulations Dominic....thanks for all you do!


Are You Playing
It Safe?

 OSHA recently posted their TOP 10 List for violations in 2013 along with Construction's FATAL FOUR List from 2012 statistics.  Do you know where the most risk is?


Top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards violated in FY2013 

The following were the top 10 most frequently cited standards by Federal OSHA in fiscal year 2013 (October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013):

  1. Fall protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  2. Hazard communication standard, general industry (29 CFR 1910.1200) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  3. Scaffolding, general requirements, construction (29 CFR 1926.451) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  4. Respiratory protection, general industry (29 CFR 1910.134) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  5. Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment, general industry (29 CFR 1910.305) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  6. Powered industrial trucks, general industry (29 CFR 1910.178) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  7. Ladders, construction (29 CFR 1926.1053) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  8. Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry (29 CFR 1910.147) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  9. Electrical systems design, general requirements, general industry (29 CFR 1910.303) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  10. Machinery and Machine Guarding, general requirements (29 CFR 1910.212) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
Construction's "Fatal Four"

Out of 3,945* worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2012, 775 or 19.6% were in construction. The leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites were falls, followed by struck by object, electrocution, and caught-in/between. These "Fatal Four" were responsible for nearly three out of five (56%) construction worker deaths in 2012*, BLS reports. Eliminating the Fatal Four would save 435 workers' lives in America every year.

  1. Falls - 278 out of 775 total deaths in construction in CY 2012 (36%)
  2. Struck by Object - 78 (10%)
  3. Electrocutions - 66 (9%)
  4. Caught-in/between - 13 (2%)

If you have a field assignment that has a safety issue you are concerned about, notify your on-sight supervisor AND your Sirius representative as soon as possible!