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December 2020 eNewsletter

Safety today means Action tomorrow!

Employee News

** 2021 401K Announcement **

In our ongoing efforts to improve employee benefits, Action, Inc. is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2021, 401K company match will increase from 50% to 60%.

Our enrollment period is quick and easy, once enrolled your pay deferrals are deducted automatically, which makes this plan very convenient and simple to use. December is the month to make this happen. (deadline of 12-23-20)

You must have 6 full months of employment and be at least 18 years of age.  If you are already enrolled in the Action, Inc. 401K plan, and are actively participating into the plan, the new match rate of 60% will begin in January 1, 2021. Now is the time to make this happen.

Email or call Jan Shamp for the forms to make changes or get enrolled.
Thank you for your continued hard work and efforts!

NWA Apprentice School Announcement

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Arkansas chapter, has created a new school for our NWA apprentices to go to.
Beginning January 2021, the school will be open and ready to roll!
The new school is located in Springdale, AR.
The instructor is Donny Cook.
If you have any questions, please call Robin in HR.

Congratulations to our new Medical Gas System Installers!
We want to congratulate and say thank you to the 11 employees who completed the MedGas update class in September 2020:

Cory Collins
Kevin DeBoard
Nathan Gaston
Cecil Griffin
Doug Griffin
David GuaJardo
Mark Ivy
Josh Nichols
James Powell
Dustin Reding
Randy Roberts

Way to go!!

Congratulations, Mike Sturdevant
Action, Inc. Employee of the Quarter
Mike Sturdevant

This is what Project Manager Michael Armer had to say about Mike:

"Mike has been with Action Inc. since September 5, 2017. He has an excellent track record of attendance. Mike always steps up to any challenge on projects and is learning as well as teaching our newer apprentices. He has an attitude that we salute within the company.

Mike was recruited through our High School Career Recruiting visits and has been proof that this process is a benefit to our company and local High Schools to provide opportunity to young adults like Mike."

Project of the Quarter
WPX-Energy Building

Project Specs:
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Architect: BB+M, PLLC of Charlotte, North Carolina
MEP Engineer: BW&A
General Contractor: Flintco

This new multi-story project in downtown is certainly drawing a lot of attention in the Tulsa area. This project is a total of 542,219 sq. ft of prime office space in the heart of town. It consists virtually of a North tower that will be eleven stories at a whopping 177’ in height, a South tower that will be 6 stories tall, 2 level underground parking, and 5 level above grade parking structure with a total of 655 parking spaces. These structures are positioned on the lot to allow for a great Plaza area with landscaping, fountains, tree’s and plenty of patio surrounding the building.

We were fortunate enough to secure a contract on the plumbing and piping only, although this was substantial amounting to a contract consisting of 13,300 plus hours of work to be done. Considering that most of the space is to be tenants space, the project has already grown in scope, to date we have submitted additional pricing that may result in an additional 3,500 manhours in change orders just adding the core and shell finishes and the additional Plaza work to be completed.

Our project Foreman is Jason Nauman who is working hand in hand with Flintco, Integrated Design LLC., and all other trades, as this is an all concrete structure requiring the upmost attention to layout and coordination through all phases of the project. Jason has done a phenomenal job coordinating and planning all the details required for a project this size. It is Obvious that Jason has much knowledge in our trade and performs above and beyond what is required, taking great pride in the product he & his crews produce for our customers.   

Action Project Manager:  Brian Francis
Action Journeyman Plumber & Foreman: Jason Nauman
Action Journeyman Plumber: David Nauman
Action Apprentices: Caleb Smith, Michael Sturdevant,
Journey Apprentice: Clayton Reynolds

Team Members
Project Manager: Brian Francis
Crew from left to right:

Caleb Smith, Apprentice Plumber; Clayton Reynolds, Jr Apprentice; David Nauman, Journeyman Plumber; Jason Nauman, Journeyman Plumber & Foreman; Michael Sturdevant, Apprentice Plumber

The Spotlight
Joe Dye


This quarter’s spotlight is on Joe Dye! Here's what Project Manager, Michael Armer had to say about him:

Joe Dye is one of our many respected Foremen here at Action Inc. Joe has been in the plumbing industry since 1989 .  We 1st met him when he was a City of Tulsa Plumbing inspector. Joe has been working with Action Inc. for 14 years.

He handles may projects for us & is one of our two instructors for the Tulsa, OK Action Inc. Plumbing apprentice classes taught every Tuesday night. Currently, Joe is working on a complex project for the Tulsa Union School District. This project is a new Football Stadium that requires much coordination & planning with other trade members. Joe has become our go to guy for code questions and projects that require an eye from someone with exceptional experience around a more than that of an ordinary task.

Visit our website to learn about our
Apprenticeship Program!

Apprentice Schools

Safety Training Videos

The Action Safety Training Videos are now on the company website! You can access this page by scrolling down to the footer of the website and clicking the link "HR Videos" or follow the link below.
Safety Training Videos

Employee Suggestions
In an ongoing effort to improve our company and our employees, Action Mechanical encourages you to participate in an Employee Suggestion Form.  This form is open to all employees and can be submitted quarterly.  This provides you the opportunity to improve and benefit our company and customers. 

Suggestions that identify specific problems or opportunities and propose suitable solutions to enhance Action Mechanical's efficiency and effectiveness will be provided cash awards.  Cash awards will be authorized each quarter for employees who's ideas are adopted and implemented or result in measurable dollar savings.

Cash awards are based on the best idea each quarter.  The winner will receive $500.  An employee suggestion form is attached for your use.  Upon completion of this form, please submit to the following: or

We look forward to your participation in this program and the success we anticipate it will bring.
Employee Suggestion Form

Family Scholarship Program
Action, Inc. has established a scholarship program to assist employees’ children who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services®, a division of Scholarship America®. Scholarship Management Services is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

Follow the links below for additional scholarship information and scholarship application form.
Family Scholarship Program Information
Family Scholarship Application

2019 School-Year Recipients

Left: Alan Wright, President, Logan Southerland, Jerry Southerland, Father & Superintendent
Right: Alan Wright, President, Dyllan Newell, Allan Newell, Father & Shop Manager

Click here for a list of birthdays for this quarter! 

Action, Inc. 1308 Church Street
Barling, AR 72923 

Action, Inc. 18 Collins Industrial Place
Maumelle, AR 72113 

Action, Inc. 8211 East Regal Blvd. #107
Tulsa, OK 74133

Action, Inc. 105 County Road 402
Jonesboro, AR 501-607-3136 

Action, Inc. 4300 S. JB Hunt Dr. Suite 130
Rogers, AR 72756.