John W. Danforth Company

Bly Presented with Power of Our People Award

Danforth’s Rich DeLotto was proud to nominate and present Rich Bly, Piping Foreman, with the Power of our People Award at a recent all company meeting. Rich was recognized for the industry leading experience he provided to FIFCO USA on the 79 Perry Street project. FIFCO USA’s Director of Retail Strategy and Business Development provided an outstanding recommendation of Rich’s leadership on the project. In the recommendation the director wrote: “If you hire JW Danforth and have the pleasure of working with Rich Bly, you can expect full commitment to the job and high-quality work. Rich takes care of the customer and looks out for their best interest – whether by jumping on an unscheduled conference call, coming in on the weekend so he doesn’t disrupt employees, or taking the time to explain in layman’s terms what he’s doing/how something works. I can approach Rich via phone, email or in the field and he’s going to give me the time I need to chat with him or ask questions until I’m comfortable. As for quality, I was thoroughly impressed – shocked actually – when the brewery started up with no issues. Especially since this was Danforth’s first brewery job. It’s a 10 bbl, 4 vessel brewhouse with 11 fermenters, 8 brite tanks, hot and cold liquor tanks, a boiler, chiller and a unique stack condenser to capture the steam from the brew kettle and recycle that steam into water. All this in a 100+ year old building. Not your typical job, and they nailed it.”

Danforth is proud to have Rich Bly on the team and we look forward to many more years of having him deliver industry leading experiences to our customers.

About the Power of Our People Award

Danforth has been an industry leader since 1884. We have strategically invested in physical assets such as office space across New York State, over 100,000 ft² of fabrication space, a large vehicle fleet and state-of-the-art tools to deliver the highest quality projects to our customers. Our most important asset is our people.

The Power of Our People Award is given to those who go beyond the call of duty day-in and day-out. Without our people and their commitment to excellence, Danforth would not be a best in class contractor that it is known as in the market. At Danforth, we believe in the Power of Our People and recognizing our employees for their hard work and dedication. We are committed to investing in our employees to develop them professionally and personally so that the legacy of our founder, John W. Danforth, will live on.

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