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December 2019 eNewsletter

Safety today means Action tomorrow!

Employee News

Congratulations, Glen!
Action, Inc. Employee of the Quarter

Glen Wagner - Apprentice Plumber & Medical Gas Installer

As one of our newly Apprentice Plumbers and Licensed Medical Gas Installers, Glen has played a pivotal role in the installation of a medical gas system on the OSU Medical Center project. With a positive and helpful attitude, Glen puts his best foot forward on every job that he's on.

Why Action is the Rock that it is!

Action's annual Thanksgiving cookout in Barling, included 4 very special and significant guests. Left to right: Harold Yandell, Ron Wright, Donnie Newman, & Larry Brown.

Harold began in 1991 and retired in 2010. His role included shop, tool, and fleet manager. Ron was the founding father to this great company. He and Dan Johnston started Action, Inc., in 1981 and has been going strong ever since! Donnie Newman began in 1984 and retired in 2017. He was over the sheet metal division and a project manager. Larry began in 1981 and was a project manager and estimator until his retirement in 2014. These 4 men are truly an inspiration of loyalty and commitment to Action, Inc. Thank you for your years of hard work! Action is what it is now, because of what you acheived back then.

Block 44 - Downtown Tulsa
Action, Inc. Job of the Quarter

Block 44 is a 107,000 square feet, 6 story multi-use space downtown Tulsa overlooking ONEOK Field. It involved a two-pipe system (constant volume unit, boiler reheat).

Customer: The Ross Group
Foreman: Jason Nauman/Leonard Copeland
Project Manager: Michael Armer

Project Team Members
Jason Nauman: Foreman & Master Plumber
Leonard Copeland: Foreman & Apprentice Plumber
Glen Wagner: Apprentice Plumber
Montana Tassey: Apprentice Plumber
Pablo Garcia: Apprentice Plumber
Phillip McKinzie: Journeyman Plumber
Scotty Shaver: Apprentice Plumber

The Team
Jason Nauman: Foreman
Leonard Copeland: Foreman
Michael Armer: Project Manager
Philip McKinzie: Journeyman Plumber
Glen Wagner: Apprentice Plumber
Montana Tassey: Apprentice Plumber
Pablo Garcia: Apprentice Plumber
Scotty Shaver: Apprentice Plumber

Welcome Easton James Schmalz!
Grandson to Ronnie Schmalz

On May 6, 2019, there was a very special stork delivering a very special, and tiny package..

Easton James Schmalz, was born on May 6, 2019, 3 months premature, weighing only 2.3 lbs. Needless to say, Easton spent 71 days in NICU and couldn't be held for 3 weeks. Initially, the odds were against the little guy, starting out with 2 brain bleeds and 2 heart murmors, but there were plently of family and friends in the rooting section, praying and cheering him on, so 6 months later, Easton now has a clean bill of health!

Ronnnie Schmalz, proud grandpa in our Barling pre-fab shop, would keep all of us up to date on little Easton's progress everyday. Then suddenly, we all got to meet him, who i might add, isn't so little anymore, weighing in at almost 20 lbs!

Easton James Schmalz, was born May 6, 2019, to Andrew & Erika Schmalz. Proud grandparents are Ronnie & Martha Schmalz.

Way to go Easton Schmalz!!!

Master Chef Competition
Barling Office

September: Jill Mays in the category of pies- Chocolate Butterfinger Pie
October: Steve Meador in the category of something with chicken- BBQ chicken

Allan Newell in the category of Chili

Great job to all of our wonderful chefs and bakers!

Steve Meador, did you really turn 50?!

The Spotlight
Steve Meador


This quarter, the spotlight is on Steve Meador..

Steve was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas and moved to Charleston when he turned 14. He graduated from Charleston High School and then attended Westark Community College, where he earned a degree in welding. Today, we would know Westark Community College as UAFS. Once he finished college, he landed his first welding job at Burt’s Steel, where he worked for the next 6 years. His future took a turn when he was offered a manager’s position at Butler & Cook Machine Shop. While Steve was working there, Keith Kohler, Action foreman, told him to apply at Action. From there it was uphill all the way! Jamie Wright, who we know today as a project manager, back then was our HR Dept. Jamie offered him a position as a welder on June 19, 2006. During the next 13 years, Steve would attend school to become a journeyman plumber and be promoted many times. He went from welding, to the plumbing shop, to maintenance & tool manager, to facility & logistics manager, where he is today!
When Steve isn’t working, there is a side of him, many do not know. Steve is a member of the MMA; Mixed Martial Arts, full contact fighting. He joined about 1.5 years ago, has competed in 3 fights, where he won all of them....way to go Steve!!

Steve grew up being a sport enthusiast. You could say it’s in his genes, as his late father, Dr. Meador, had once played for the Celtics and Memphis State Basketball teams..

Steve and his wife Pam, enjoy living on their 30-acre farm in Charleston, with their children & step children Rebecca, Krista, Jared, & Johnathan. Steve, when asked how he would describe his wife, he stated, “Pam is both my left hand and my right hand. She is the person I look forward coming home to.”

In their spare time, they enjoy fishing in the Charleston lake and deer hunting. When asked what his biggest buck was, Steve responded that he had once won the SW Times Record buck contest 16 years ago, when he tagged the largest buck with a 13 point, 21” spread. The buck was shot using a muzzleloader from 50 yards away and weighed 220 lbs, field dressed.

When asked what life lessons he has learned, Steve responded, “Life is a variety of learning. There will be highs and lows and you will realize what is important. Life allows you to learn what’s important to you.”

In closing, I would like to add, that I have not yet met, another person with a greater sense of work ethics, or fairness. There is nothing this man would not do for another in need. I am proud to call him 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

Click here for a list of birthdays for this quarter! 

Action, Inc. 1308 Church Street
Barling, AR 72923 

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Maumelle, AR 72113 

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Tulsa, OK 74133

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Jonesboro, AR 501-607-3136 

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Rogers, AR 72756.