Thursday, January 15, 2015

Decorating for the Holidays

Employees at ABARTA's headquarters in Pittsburgh were invited to participate in the First Annual Door/Cubicle Decorating Contest.  In the days following Thanksgiving, wreaths and garlands were hung, lights were strung and little elves at 200 Alpha Drive worked nights and weekends to decorate their office doors and cubicles.  On December 10th, Dana Harshbarger, ABARTA Energy's Reservoir Engineer, was declared the winner and awarded a first place prize.
While doors were being decorated, Sandy Doyle, Secretary/Receptionist, and LeeAnn Ruk, Assistant Controller, created a magnificent 36 foot garland to adorn the open staircase in our lobby.  

Installation required about 10 people to carry the garland up the stairs, hold it in place and then wire it to the railing.  The 9-foot, fully lit tree at the bottom of the staircase made it feel a lot more like Christmas!  

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Historical Prizes Found Restoring Home

Cliff Simmons, Pittsburgh's Director of Operations, his wife Marisa and daughter Whitney were recently featured in their local newspaper after restoring their 142-year-old home in Kittanning, PA.  Read more here: