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September 2020 eNewsletter

Safety today means Action tomorrow!

Employee News

Congratulations to our new Journeymen!
We want to congratulate the following apprentices that have tested and received their Journeyman license in the last quarter:

John Phillips
James Wilson
Zach Wilson

Congratulations men!!

Congratulations, Tyler Binkley
Action, Inc. Employee of the Quarter
Tyler Binkley

This is what Project Manager Trent Keller had to say about Tyler:

"Tyler Binkley. He takes initiative to jump in and do whatever he's asked to do. Wants to learn, always on time, never misses a day on the job.

Every foreman fights to have him on their job."

Welcome Donna Smith!
Our new payroll clerk
Action would like to welcome Donna Smith as our new Payroll Clerk!
Donna was born Texas City, Tx. Just across the bridge from Galveston, TX. She went to high school at Texas City, High School and college at Steven F. Austin in Nacogdoches, TX, majoring in Business Administration.

Donna currently lives in Clarksville, AR with her husband, Alex. Together, they have 6 children. 3 boys & 3 girls, 10 grandchildren, with the 11th due in November. Donna spends her off time playing with the grand kids, 3 dogs & 2 horses, attending barrel racing competitions that her granddaughter Gabriel competes in, and softball tournaments that her granddaughter Kaley competes in.
Donna and her husband transplanted from TX to Arkansas right after hurricane Katrina and Rita. They said enough was enough! Donna still has family living in Houston, TX, area.

Please help us welcome Donna to Action, Inc!!!

Project of the Quarter
ASU Windgate

Project Specs:
Jonesboro, Arkansas

This project is taking place on Arkansas State's Campus. The building being constructed is for 3D art work which includes wood working, pottery and sculptures. The contract is worth 1.7 million and Action is doing both the plumbing and the mechanical.

General Contractor:  Clark Contractors
Action Project Manager:  Trent Keller
Action Job Superintendent & Journeyman Plumber:  Mark Ivy
Action Apprencices:  Tyler Binkley, Colton Binkley, Brandon Benton, Quoshon Gillespie, Drake Evans, Kody Anderson, Oliver McNabb

Team Members
Project Manager: Trent Keller
Superintendent & Journeyman Plumber: Mark Ivy
Action Apprentices from left to right:

Tyler Binkley, Colton Binkley, Brandon Benton, Quoshon Gillespie, Drake Evans.
Action Apprentice: Kody Anderson
Action Apprentice: Oliver McNabb

Junior Apprentice Promotions

Congratulations to Logan Walker on his promotion from junior apprentice plumber to Apprentice Plumber. This year he graduated from Magnet Cove High School in Malvern, AR. Logan is the son of foreman Josh Walker.

Congratulations, Logan!

Congratulations on Retirement!
Shirley Loftin

Please help us congratulate Shirley Loftin on her retirement!

Shirley joined Action on 01/11/2010 as a payroll clerk, and for the last 10 ½ year, she has helped us all out in one way or another, many times over.

When asked about her future plans, Shirley responded that she is excited about retiring and ready to begin her new chapter with her husband Johnny and son Sean. Together they plan on hitching up the camper and attending all the blue grass festivals they can fit on a calendar! In between the festivals, she wants to travel to the ocean, taste the salt and look for miles at nothing but blue. Shirley also mentioned she wants to work on some projects and crafts that have been long unattended, such as sewing and painting. (BUT, Shirley did say the first 2 weeks included nothing but sleeping and not doing anything at all!)

Shirley said she has thoroughly enjoyed the time she has spent here and will miss a lot of people. But mostly, she will miss taking care of the guys out in the field.
In closing, Shirley’s words were, “My life experience has touched their life experience.”

Shirley, I wish you the best that life has to offer! I hope you taste the beautiful ocean and spend countless hours with your family and sisters. WE all will miss you at Action every day.

Robin D’Onofrio

Welcome baby Harrison Wayne Moreton!

Born on June 30, 2020, weighing 7 lbs 14 o, 20 ¾” long!
Harrison is the son of Jaymee & Cody Moreton, and brother to Harper Moreton.
Cody is from our Barling CAD dept, and grandpa Andy Moreton is Action project manager in Barling.

Welcome Harrison!!

Welcome Skylar Allen Plymale!

Weighing in at 8 lbs 8 oz, 20” long, Skylar was born on July 14, 2020.
Parents are Kasi Knox and Bryce Plymale.

Bryce is an apprentice plumber from our Barling office.

Welcome Skylar!!

Welcome James Karson Price Robinson!

James Robinson was born on July 16, 2020, and weighed 3 lbs and 15 oz. Proud parents are Casey Collins & Bradlee Robinson.
Grandparents are Stacey & Larry G. Collins, foreman from our Barling office, and uncle is Larry N. Collins, journeyman plumber from our Barling office.

Welcome MJ!

MJ – Maggie Janee Seabolt, 5th grandbaby for Jan Shamp, Action, Controller.

Proud Parents are Dani and Josh Seabolt. Big sisters Maisie and Dallas are excited for Maggie to join The Tribe.

Maggie was born August 2, 2020.
7lbs 13oz  20 inches long

Congratulations to everyone!!

The Spotlight - Congratulations on Retiring!
Bill Satzler


This quarter’s spotlight is on Bill Satzler! It took some doing, but he actually agreed to let me write a little story about him. (Not that he had much choice in the matter!)

First, I want to say congratulations to Bill on his retirement after 26 years at Action! Bill will be leaving at the end of September. 26 years is a long time! So how did it all begin??

Bill is originally from Pennsylvania. Being one of four boys, you can imagine that sports played a big part in his growing up. Their back yard was the neighborhood’s ball field. Upon graduating from Penn State in 1974, Bill went to work for Bechtel Construction building Nuclear Power Plants. This gave him opportunities to live around the United States and to work at Arkansas Nuclear One, ANO, in 1983 where he met his beautiful wife Connie and son Josh. They were married in 1984. While they moved back east for 10 years, they decided to step away from the hectic nuclear life and took up roots in York, Pa. where Bill worked for a few local mechanical contractors.

Bill and Connie looked into moving back to Arkansas and, thru some twist of fate, Bill’s resume got into the hands of Dan Johnston, founding partner of Action, Inc. Dan had been looking for a Project Manager/Estimator for their new Little Rock office. After a couple of phone calls, Bill flew into AR and interviewed with Dan and Ron Wright at the Barling office. At that time, the Barling office was actually a separate building where the office parking lot is. Bill flew back home with an offer to consider with Connie. He accepted and their new life began. Bill’s career at Action began in 1994. Since that time, Bill has been the driving force to many exceptional success stories. Consequently, he was promoted to Vice President – Chief Estimator at Action, Inc.

When asked to list several of his favorite projects he’s worked on at Action, Bill put the War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock at the top of his list. This was a renovation to the concourse area, restrooms, offices and home team locker room back in the Danny Ford era. Bill said he didn’t care for him either. The project was given a timeline that nobody thought could be possible to complete. Bill was happy to announce that it was done on time! Bill also listed the Army Aviation Black Hawk helicopter hangar at Camp Robinson, Central High School Renovation and the Arkansas Surgical Hospital in Little Rock. He said he looks back proudly on these projects, along with many others.

When asked what his thoughts are about working at Action for all those years, Bill replied that it has been a very enjoyable ride and worked with some very talented and skilled people. He was glad to be a part of the Action Family. When asked what Bill has to say about his retirement, he paused and then replied, “I’m very excited; this is a new beginning.”

Bill’s plans for the future; he and Connie want to travel to the many wonderful places right here in the USA, go fly fishing, biking, and just enjoy more time with each other.

In closing…..Bill, my wish to you is that, you and Connie will share many years together, staying healthy, happy, traveling, and seeing all the places you dream of. Enjoy your retirement and when the moment hits, stop by and say hi!!
Stay safe my friend.  Robin D’Onofrio

Visit our website to learn about our
Apprenticeship Program!

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.