Smith Miller Associates Receives 2017 Best of Pittston Award
Pittston Award Program Honors the Achievement
PITTSTON June 2, 2017 -- Smith Miller Associates has been selected for the 2017 Best of Pittston Award in the Engineering Services category by the Pittston Award Program.
Each year, the Pittston Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Pittston area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2017 Pittston Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Pittston Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Pittston Award Program
The Pittston Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Pittston area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Pittston Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.
SOURCE: Pittston Award Program
Welcome Gene Romaldini.
We are pleased to announce the recent addition of Gene Romaldini to the SMA team. Gene is a proud husband and father of four, who enjoys cooking, exercising, and the great outdoors. With over 30 years’ experience in the architecture and engineering business, Gene will be taking on scheduling, coordination, client relations, and management as our new Director of Operations.
We are pleased to announce the addition of Bader Dahdal to the Smith Miller team. Bader joins us as a Senior Mechanical Engineer with 20+ years of HVAC systems design experience. During his tenure as an engineer, he spearheaded numerous healthcare, laboratory, industrial, institutional, commercial offices, retail and mission critical facilities. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a vast amount of experience that will be an invaluable asset to the company. Welcome Bader.
Marywood University recently opened its Learning Commons, a new state-of-the-art Library on the Univerity campus. The building is over 72,000 sf and the four floors include the following elements: Automated Storage and Retrieval System (AS/RS) for the library, open seating with computer access, study areas, staff offices, cafe/foodservice, open atrium and stair connecting all levels, conference rooms, study areas, seminar rooms, reading room, instruction rooms, collection storage areas, restrooms, media production, studio, terrace and a Green roof. The new building has been LEED Gold Certified.
SMA designed the following systems:
Communication Systems, Fire Alarm, Site Lighting, Building Lighting, Emergency Power, Normal Power, Fire Protection, Natural Gas, Building Storm, Domestic Water, Sanitary & Vent, Automatic Temperature Controls, HVAC, and Utilities.
Geisinger opened the doors to a brand new facility in Pittston on September 10. SMA contributed to this project in the design of the HVAC, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Electrical and Site Lighting. The Electrical design included power, lighting, fire alarm, nurse call and raceways for specialty systems (such as voice, data, security, CCTV, etc).
The building is approximately 18,000 sf. The lower level is an enclosed garage/utility space while the main floor houses clinic space that will provice services for family medicine, radiology and a full time laboratory.
Cementing the move to our new and improved location on Main Street in Pittston, Smith Miller Associates reimagined its brand with a new, more artistic logo. Using forced perspective, there is a depth and sleekness to the new emblem that mirrors our approach to projects we undertake; go above and beyond to dive deep into an owner’s goals while implanting a seamless system that works as intended. Our new logo is emblazoned on a brushed aluminum sign that greets visitors as they enter the reception area of the office. A second sign can be seen in the electrical department to fully tie the cohesive environment together.
With an always-expanding line up of new jobs at Smith Miller Associates, the company needs new employees to work with our team and get projects out the door. To accomplish this work load, we turned to talent at this year’s Wilkes University Internship Fair held on October 16th. With over 200 of the university’s top students in attendance, we had a large field of qualified individuals to choose from. Our team was able to interact with the future generation of engineers and business leaders as they met with a host of possible employers.
This year, the effort to interface with internship candidates was spearheaded by Rob Duboice and Jeffrey Niemiec. Both Wilkes University graduates themselves, they understand the importance Wilkes places on first-hand knowledge of working for firms in a student’s respective field. Focusing on Smith Miller’s close knit and collaborative team work environment, Niemiec and Duboice spoke with over fifty applicants that were interested in learning and working with our company. They conversed with an impressive array of prospects about the experience and knowledge they would gain by working with professional engineers, designers and draftspeople at Smith Miller Associates.
In addition to the students in attendance, the firm was able to converse with a host of local firms covering a variety of industries who were also looking to add new members to their workforce. It was a supportive and encouraging ambiance between the various businesses that participated as we all worked towards the goal of growing our individual companies.
All in all, Smith Miller has a variety of qualified and professional candidates to choose from who would make a tangible impact on our office. Several interviews have already taken place and we look forward to working with the newest members of our team.
SMA has recently completed design for the renovation of the Ramada Hotel in Wilkes Barre, PA to a mixed use (educational and residential) facility for King's College. The mixed use facility will house six floors of residence apartments and a physician's assistant program with labs, classrooms, offices, exam rooms, and a cafeteria. The 90,000 square foot building is currently under construction with expected completion in August 2014.
Smith Miller Asoociates is moving our offices. Starting January 2, 2014 our new office location will be 38 N Main Street, Pittston, PA 18640. Drop by and visit us.
SMA has completed a 51,500-square-foot addition to be connected to the existing two-story building, which also will be renovated. The project will provide space for civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering labs; support offices; general purpose classrooms; and a multi-purpose room. The new building is designed to achieve LEED Gold certification. Construction is anticipated to be completed by May 2014. More information about the Educational Activites Building can be found here.
SMA recently completed a new 75,000 square foot library for Marywood University. This state of the art library consists of over three (3) floors of study areas, conference rooms, an automated retrieval and storage system (AS/RS), and much more. More information about the Marywood University Learning Commons can be found here.
SMA has introduced a new service "ARC FLASH ANALYSIS"
SMA recently completed a new 10.34 kw ground mounted solar array project in Wyoming County for Trehab Solar. For More information log into TreHab Solars web site at http://trehabsolar.com/