2017 SMACNA Safety Excellence Award

2017 SMACNA Safety Excellence
2017 SMACNA Safety Excellence Award

For the second year in a row Bel-Aire Mechanical was recognized for outstanding occupational safety and health by the national SMACNA association. Bel-Aire was again awarded first place among all SMACNA contractors in the 200,001-300,000 hours category for the second consecutive year.

Scott Kienest (Bel-Aire Mechanical’s Safety Director) accepted the first place award at the annual SMACNA on behalf of Bel-Aire Mechanical.

2017 Apprentice of the Year: Tilden Dickson

Tilden Dickson - Apprentice of the Year
Tilden Dickson – Apprentice of the Year

It is no surprise that Tilden Dickson ended up in the sheet metal trade, but his recognition as this year’s Apprentice of the Year was a welcome and well-earned honor.

Training Director Albert Blanco explains that Tilden was selected as this year’s Apprentice of the Year because of his outstanding achievements – including high grades and employer evaluations – during his time at the apprenticeship.

Dickson now emanates a passion for learning new skills, and is pursuing more education and training even though he graduated from the Sheet Metal Apprenticeship earlier this year. He explains, “I don’t want to relax; I want to keep learning the trade.”