John W. Danforth Company

Buffalo Sheet Metal Apprentice Recognized for Hard Work

Andre Mayes has been recognized by his supervisors as this month’s Apprentice Highlight. Andre is in the fourth year of his sheet metal apprenticeship and he is currently working on site at Women’s and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

Although Andre is in the fourth year of his apprenticeship, he has been at Danforth for six years, working previously as a driver. Now, at Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Andre is responsible for laying out all hangers using the Trimble system. He also aids in the installation of hangers, as well as performing duct pressure and leakage testing. He has also done work in the Tonawanda Sheet Metal Facility and at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. Andre always makes sure to not to cut corners on safety while on the jobsite. He does this by following the general contractor’s safety protocol, in addition to Danforth’s. He also takes care to use the right tools for each specific task which makes him efficient and mindful of quality.

Andre enjoys working for Danforth, saying that the company is on the cutting edge of the industry. He also said he receives both the resources and support from the office and project managers to be successful. Looking ahead, Andre says he wants to run work for Danforth someday, and is willing to go wherever the company may need him. Andre’s team player attitude is one of the many reasons why he was selected as this month’s Apprentice Highlight.

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