The Frattalone Scoop
1. Safety & Training Corner - 2008 Safety Review
Great job Team Frattalone! Calendar year 2008 was the best we have experienced since becoming self-insured with our captive! The “Recordable Injury Rate (RIR) History” graph below shows where we are at in relation to the industry average. Our expectation for 2009 is to continue the downward trend of our Recordable Injuries and remain leaders of the industry average. Focusing on safe behaviors and removing unsafe conditions will help us succeed in out journey.
Have a safe and productive construction season.
Josh Bernhard, Safety Director
Please be sure to submit all training certificates you have completed this past winter so everyone’s file is up to date. You can stop by the office and make a copy of the certificate(s), fax it to 651-484-7839, or email
3. Harley Ride
The Frattalone Harley Ride will take us to Lacrosse, WI this year. We will leave on Friday, June 26th and return on Sunday, June 28th. All who are interested should contact Tony Frattalone or Mary Raiolo by
May 25th, 2009.
Office - 651.484.0448 or
4. CLC Golf Tournament
The 11th Annual Central Lakes College Golf Tournament will be held on Tuesday, July 21stat Oak Glen Golf Course. This tournament has been a huge success, with all of the proceeds benefiting the CLC Heavy Equipment Program located in Staples, MN. This years’ tournament will be in memory of Steve Schluender, an instructor at CLC, who passed away in January.
Sign up coming soon!
5. In Appreciation...
A special “thank you” to the following employees who helped with the Red River flood relief:
John Jarvis, Aaron Anderson, Mark Klous, Tom McClellen,
Eric Piechowski, Jerry Pierre and Nate Banaszewski
These employees hauled sand to the Dike and the stadium, where hundreds of volunteers bagged sand. They all worked long hours under very poor circumstances. THANK YOU!
6. Holiday Schedule
Listed below are the days that Frattalone Companies will be closed this year:
- Memorial Day – 5/25/09
- Independence Day - 7/4/09
- Labor Day – 9/7/09
- Thanksgiving Day – 11/26/09
- Christmas Eve - 12/24/09
- Christmas Day - 12/25/09
- New Years Eve - 12/31/09
- New Years Day - 1/1/10
Please join us in welcoming
David Nelson, who started with Frattalone Companies in January, 2009 as a project manager. David was born and raised in Wisconsin and graduated from UWEC in 1984. He and his wife Leslie have two daughters, Hanna (19) and Ingrid (17). He enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time. David has 18 years of experience in the construction industry and will be managing projects where we feel his experience will be invaluable. Welcome aboard, David!
8. Company Meetings
Following are the dates for the all company safety and informational meetings for 2009. These meetings are a very important part of keeping you informed of company policies and procedures. Attendance is mandatory.
- Thursday, 4/23/09 *
- Thursday, 8/06/09
- Thursday, 10/22/09
All meetings will start at 4:00 p.m.
* The safety shoe trucks will NOT be at the meeting this year. However, Viking Safety will be on site with gloves and t-shirts available for CASH purchase.
9. Get your Frattalone Gear..
Now you can order Frattalone apparel on-line.
Simply click on “Frattalone Store” under the “About Us” heading to the left. There are men’s, women’s and children’s clothing items, along with other items available for purchase. The on-line store is for specialty items only. The Frattalone store, located in the office, will still be stocked with sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats, jackets and other miscellaneous items. Please contact Shelly Boss in the office if you have any questions, if you need help with an order, or if you have any suggestions as to what items you would like to see in the on-line store.
10. Fishing Contest Winners
Results as of 3-27-09.
The fishing contest ended 3-31-09, but you can still get your entries in to Shelly Boss in the office no later than 4-15-09. Winners will be announced at the company meeting in April.
Following are the results from the 2008 fishing contest:
1st Robb Buche 30”
2nd-tied Austin Gass 26.5”
Sharon Olin 26.5”
3rd Scott Pierre 24.5”
1st-tied Matt Johnson 35”
Mark Olin 35”
1st Joel Ruder 20.5”
2nd Scott Pierre 19”
3rd Taylor Frattalone 18”
1st James Mattson 10.5”
1st Justin Boss 16”
2nd Mark Olin 10”
1st Shawn Kelly 49”
For more information about this ongoing contest visit fishing contest rules.
Congratulations to the following employees who received 10 year rings and 20 year watches this year:
10 Years of Service - Eric Piechowski, Jeff Viner, Randy Dropik & Stephen Deyo, Lori Bemis
20 Years of Service - Kirby Smith, Mark Krause, Rick Hays, Steve Balfanz, Sue Busse, Jeannie Gamboni
Marco Frattalone and Keith Moeller (Hawkeye) “hung up their work boots” this past year. Marco worked as an excavator operator for 25 years at Frattalone Companies and Keith Moeller (Hawkeye) drove a dump truck for Frattalone Companies for over 30 years. Thank you for your dedication and years of service. Good Luck!
13. New Arrivals
Karl and Katie Stuemke had a baby boy on October 23, 2008. Hank Arthur weighed 8lbs. 10oz. and was 21 ¼” long.
Jim Mattson and his wife are proud to announce the birth of their granddaughter, Aryanna Kay, born to Russell and Monica Mattson on January 20, 2009.
Alicia Christianson and her fiancé Josh welcomed their baby boy, Isaac, on February 18, 2009. He weighed 8lb. 2oz. and was 15” long.