The annual show will offer networking opportunities with over 375 premier vendors and service providers. Not to mention a glimpse in to the future with the most advanced technologies, learning opportunities and the famous after-party.
A full day technical session all about utilizing AC drives to increase efficiency and productivity in your machines and processes throughout your facility. Sign up and save the date: October 24th at the DoubleTree by Hilton at 1117 Williston, RD, South Burlington, VT 05403.
The program is designed to appeal to a broad range of interests within business, construction, and industrial settings. Managers, safety directors, human resource representatives, and safety committee members will attend the event. Hallam-ICS' leading arc flash specialists, Scott King and Brian Crosby will attend the conference and will be available to discuss electrical safety and arc flash topics.
Hallam-ICS was recognized for innovative and effective workplace practices receiving the prestigious 2017 When Work Works Award. The award recognizes employers that are excelling at offering a variety of top-rated employee initiatives such as work-life fit policies as well as initiatives that address the additional evidence-based aspects of effective workplaces, such as opportunities for learning, a culture of respect and trust, and job autonomy.
College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) of the University of Vermont is hosting a career panel night. Members of the Hallam-ICS engineering and controls and automation teams will share their working experiences with students and offer internship opportunities.
Hallam-ICS has been selected to be a part of the redevelopment project for the Burlington Town Center in Burlington, Vermont. Once erected, the Burlington Town Center Tower will be the tallest building in the state. With its 14 stories standing 160 feet tall, the tower will be the shortest tallest building in America by state. We are very excited to be a part of this 1,000,000 square feet $220 Million project. We are responsible for all mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems design for this Vermont landmark. The project will be LEED Gold and will incorporate sustainable design features.
Vermont Business Magazine has recognized Hallam-ICS as one of the fastest growing businesses in Vermont over the past 5 years. Along with Keybank, Vermont Business Magazine celebrate the achievements of the five fastest growing businesses in five categories over the last 5 years in Vermont. Hallam-ICS was recognized as the Number 1 fastest growing business in the Employee Owned Category, posting a growth rate of 287% in the five year period. To read more, go to http://events.vermontbiz.com/vbga/.
Scott King PMP, LEED-AP, QCxP presented at the Global Taproot Summit in San Antonio Texas. This annual event was attended by Safety Professionals, Risk Managers and Quality Improvement Specialists from around the world. Scott covered major aspects of Arc Flash Safety as it applies inside and outside the United States.
Hallam-ICS was part of a project team that has been selected by The International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) as the category winner for Equipment Innovation in the 12th Annual Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA). Hallam-ICS was the MEP Engineer for the project, providing engineering design for the HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, electrical distribution, lighting, fire alarm and tel/data systems.
Hallam-ICS worked closely with Ben & Jerry’s to successfully integrate new equipment and upgrade existing controls to launch a new Non-Dairy line of frozen desserts. As the control system integrator, Hallam-ICS was responsible for the control system upgrade including UL508A control panel fabrication, PLC hardware and software upgrades, recipe management and integration of new drives, valves and instrumentation. The fast-track project met schedule and quality goals.
On Monday, December 7 of this year a journey of 15 years took us from a hope of someday to reality – Hallam-ICS became a 100% Employee Owned Company.
Nearly 35 years ago, Dave Hallam founded the company with a vision to create an environment that promoted personal and professional growth and respected the contributions made by every employee. Becoming a 100% ESOP fulfills Dave’s founding vision and formally recognizes our belief that it takes the talent, effort, and commitment of everyone for Hallam-ICS to be a growing and thriving organization.
Keith Flaherty, Hallam-ICS’s President and CEO, shared the news of the completed transaction with employees. Congratulations to all of you, my fellow owners of Hallam-ICS! I have always believed that Hallam-ICS is a special company and I look forward to working together to create a future we can be proud of.
Mike Powers, an outside member of Hallam’s Board of Directors and the former Chairman and President of the Cambridge, MA based architecture and engineering firm SMMA offered his perspective with an email to Hallam’s employees. “In the generally selfish world of business, it is rare for a firm to rise up and have the courage to move in a dynamic ownershipdirection based on strict adherence to the culture that was promoted from its very beginning by the Founders.”
Hallam-ICS has been officially welcomed into the new Recognized System Integrator level! The Recognized System Integrator level recognizes and rewards the capability and commitment that we continue to deliver for Rockwell Automation and our clients. As a Recognized System Integrator we make the commitment to deliver the highest technical solution and customer service, leading with Rockwell Automation technologies.
Matt is a graduate of North Carolina State University (class of 2014) with a BS in Electrical Engineering. As a post graduate, Matt worked as a research assistant at NC State under Dr. David Ricketts. He currently is an electrical designer conducting various Power System Studies helping our clients become compliant with OSHA and NFPA 70E Electrical Safety in the Workplace Standards.
As part of this project, a solid document review that identifies risk and quantifies work to be accomplished was performed. Additionally, appropriate control system architectural drawings were generated to show existing and proposed architecture for new, modern, integrated control system.
As the project winds down, a detailed engineering proposal with timelines, and cost estimates will be submitted to the client for review and approval. Hallam-ICS worked with NYSERDA to determine if any cost saving could be obtained through the "Manufacturer incentives through the industrial process and efficiency program”.
Dylan Kerkes: Dylan is a new member of the South Burlington, Vermont team. He is a graduating Mechanical Engineer with B.S. Degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He will be working with us on the pending Imerys Talc project, on laboratory work at Cornell University as well as being involved with commissioning projects.
Dylan is an avid skier and outdoor enthusiast. He is an accomplished martial artists, training in Kenpo Jujitsu, Judo and Brazilian Jujitsu.
When we asked Derek about his non-work activities, he said: “I like to spend most of my free time occupied with fitness and sports. I enjoy skiing, softball, hockey, and anything else outside in Vermont's fantastic surroundings. I am also a Red Sox fan and enjoy a good microbrew.”
Kristian Montenegro: Kristian has joined the Hallam-ICS team in Malta, New York, as a Senior Project Manager. He comes to us with eight years of experience as an Application Engineer, Commercial Operations Manager and most recently a Project Manager in the Rotating Equipment field.
Kristian lives in Delmar, NY and received his B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is currently pursuing his MS Degree in Engineering Management from Union Graduate College. Kristian most recently worked with Atlas Copco in Voorheesville, NY as a Project Manager, and prior to that, at General Electric in Houston, TX.
Kristian’s first assignment will be on the GLOBALFOUNDRIES project in support of the Toxic Gas Monitoring System. Looking to the future, Kristian will play a vital role in helping us diversify our office. Kristian enjoys soccer, skiing, hiking, fishing and being at the beach.
Jason Young: Jason also has joined the Hallam-ICS team in Malta, New York, as a Controls Engineer. Jason has four years of experience installing programming, and supporting fluid process, packaging, palletizing, and utility equipment for various dairy manufacturers.
Jason lives in Ballston Lake, NYand received his B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering Tech and A.A.S. Degree in CAD/CAM Tech from SUNY College of Technology at Alfred. Jason most recently worked with General Mills – Yoplait in Boston, MA. Prior to that, Jason worked at Atlas Automation in Rochester, NY.
Chris Dunlap: Chis joined our Raleigh, North Carolina team. Chris Dunlap, PE, formerly of RMF Engineering, Raleigh, brings 15 years of engineering experience to Hallam-ICS’s Raleigh office. Our North Carolina and Mid-Atlantic clients will benefit from Chris’ extensive experience in higher education, research, manufacturing and municipal/commercial sectors.
Hallam-ICS is growing, adding staff and doing a lot of very exciting projects. To accommodate both the close proximity to our clients and the comfort of our employees, we are moving into bigger offices and changing our addresses.
The new North Carolina office address is now 4917 Waters Edge Drive, Suite 141, Raleigh NC 27606.
The new Massachusetts office address is now 575 West Street, Suite 220, Mansfield MA 02048.
Hallam-ICS Selected for Master Calibration Record project for GMP Facility
A large pharmaceutical manufacturer has selected Hallam-ICS to lead a technical calibration writing services project. The work will include the development of Master Calibration Record data, SOPs for instrument classification and instrument specific calibration task lists. Hallam-ICS has provided calibration and SOP development services to pharmaceutical clients for over 20 years.
Based upon requests from clients, Hallam-ICS is now offering complete TGMS management services. John Kurowski, has joined our team bringing considerable experience in semiconductor manufacturing and research facilities. John spent 30 years working as a chemical engineer for IBM, most recently responsible for chemical blending, distribution and drains.
Once again, Hallam-ICS is participating as an exhibitor at the ISPE Boston Product Show at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA. This year our presentation will focus on batch process control and virtualization using the Rockwell Software PlantPAX platform. Be sure and stop by our booth to learn about our latest application of this exciting technology! Click here to download our product show flyer.
Hallam-ICS was featured by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) in September issue of the Saratoga Technology + Energy Park® (STEP) newsletter. Click here to view the article.
Hallam-ICS has been actively attending and presenting at a variety of Safety Conferences. Scott King was a recent presenter at the North Carolina Statewide Safety Conference in May, focusing on NFPA 70E Arc Flash Hazards. Scott will also be presenting at the Wilmington Regional Safety & Health School in July. The Hallam-ICS team has also attended the ISPE CASA Show in Raleigh in March, along with the Charlotte Regional Safety & Health School Exhibition in April and will be attending the North Carolina Healthcare Engineers Association show in August.
Hallam-ICS has been chosen as the control system integrator for a new $40 million specialty chemical processing facility. The new plant is part of an existing facility and the project will include the automation of a manual batch process, following the S-88 standard, utilizing the Rockwell Automation PlantPAX control system platform.
The Hallam-ICS Giving Tree brought good cheer to our local communities by donating $20,000 to local charities during the holiday season. Hallam-ICS created the Giving Tree to share a portion of the annual profits of Hallam-ICS to organizations in our communities that support those in need. Hallam-ICS employees also gave during a one-day, impromptu Thanksgiving fundraiser for the Chittenden County Emergency Food Shelf. Hallam-ICS employees donated $1,000, with the company matching their contributions of another $1,000.
Hallam-ICS’ Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of two new shareholders - Mr. Scott M. King and Mr. William Neuburger. Mr. King has been with Hallam-ICS for 28 years and Mr. Neuburger has joined Hallam-ICS three years ago. The existing shareholders and directors are delighted to welcome the new board members and are looking forward to long and prosperous years of service.
Hallam-ICS announces that Jim Fredell has joined their New York office as a Senior Project Manager. Jim will support the continued growth of the New York office by managing projects at key customers, including acting as site project manager for the Toxic Gas Monitoring Team at GLOBALFOUNDRIES. (Press Release)
Based upon being a leader in the design, installation, programming and start-up of TGMS for over 15 years, Hallam-ICS was invited to present at two leading industry groups in 2012. In May, Dan Maxwell presented “TGMS Layout and Design Best Practices” to the ISMI Sematech Workshop in San Jose, CA. In August, Jim Blais presented at the New England SESHA Conference. Jim is recognized nationally as an expert in the field of TGMS and presented “TGMS – Design & Integration, One Size Fits All…Large or Small = Same Requirements.”
Recognized for our depth of expertise and high quality deliverable, Hallam-ICS has established a reputation as a high-quality, cost-effective provider of Arc Flash services. Based upon requests from several clients, Hallam-ICS now offers Arc Flash Education and Awareness Training sessions. This information class is intended to explain the importance of Arc Flash analysis, the requirements of NFPA 70E, arc flash loss prevention and what Short Circuit and Coordination Analysis consist of. If you are interested in an Education and Trainings Class for your staff, contact Scott King at (919) 821-4145 or at email@example.com
John Nelson has been promoted to the position of Regional Manager for the Malta, New York office. John will be responsible for client relations, office operations and project management. (Press Release)
Terry Butler has joined the company as the new Business Development Manager for the Southern New England and Mid-Atlantic regions. (Press Release)
We are expanding our presence and service offerings in North Carolina to include commissioning and engineering. Scott King, PMP, LEED-AP, QCxP joined the office in Raleigh to lead these efforts. For the past 25 years, Scott has provided design and project management for Arc Flash & Coordination Studies as well as multi-discipline MEP projects for a variety of industries. Engineering Services are provided thru Hallam Engineering, LLP. (Press release)
Hallam-ICS capped off a year of rapid growth and development that provides a bright outlook for the future. During the year, we celebrated our 30th Anniversary of providing engineering, control system integration and commissioning services to our valued clients. The Hallam-ICS approach and commitment to our clients is reflected back in the form of long-term relationships and repeat business that averages over 75% on yearly basis. Thank you to all of the people and companies that have put their trust and confidence in the Hallam-ICS!
As technologies and best practices evolve, industry sponsored events present an opportunity for Hallam-ICS staff to continuously learn and develop. In the past 2 months, Hallam-ICS has been very active with presenting, attending and exhibiting at very valuable conferences. In September, we attended and exhibited at the Labs21 Annual Conference in Providence, Rhode Island and the New England Healthcare Engineers’ Society (NEHES) Fall Conference in Killington, VT. In October, we exhibited at the annual ISPE-Boston Tradeshow in Foxborough, MA. In November, Hallam-ICS engineers attended the joint SESHA New England and New York State Mini-conference, including a presentation by Eugene Ngai, a leading expert on silane safety discussing “Pyrophoric Materials in the Semiconductor Process Industries.”
The Hallam-ICS commissioning team has recently been selected to support three Healthcare industry projects. The three projects reflect the diverse in nature and requirements of this industry; a Community Health Care Center, a Nursing Home as well as an Imaging and Surgical Center for Dartmouth Hitchcock. The Hallam-ICS team brings extensive experience in the design, construction and commissioning of complex facilities.
On July 22nd, Hallam-ICS employees and spouses celebrated our 30th anniversary on a dinner cruise on Lake Champlain. Founded as an engineering firm in 1981 by David Hallam, the firm has provided engineering, control system integration and commissioning & validation services to clients across the world for the past 30 years. The Hallam-ICS team and families enjoyed the evening out, sharing good food, recalling stories from our past and looking forward to our future together.
Hallam-ICS has provided turn-key Toxic Gas Monitoring Systems to leading research laboratories and semiconductor manufacturing facilities for over 15 years. Our specialized Hazardous Production Materials (HPM) gas monitoring/safety shutdown design and integration group has designed, installed and integrated over 6,000 gas detection points across the world. These points include highly toxic, toxic, pyrophoric, flammable and oxygen deficient detection points.
Hallam-ICS has recently been selected to provide new Toxic Gas Monitoring Systems for multiple clients. These new projects include Global Foundries (Malta, NY), Joint School of Nanotechnology and Nanoengineering (Greensboro, NC) and MIT-Lincoln Laboratories (Lexington, MA). The Global Foundries facility is a $4.2 billion facility and is anticipated to be one of the most technologically advanced semiconductor facility in the world upon completion.
Hallam-ICS is pleased to announce the Michel Bernier has been named an ASQ-Certified Calibration Technician (ASQ CCT). Michel joined Hallam-ICS in 1999 and has extensive experience with instrumentation calibration in a variety of industries, including the several years in the Pharmaceutical industry. ASQ certification is a highly regarded industry recognized benchmark to which Calibration Technicians are measured.
Hallam-ICS has recently expanded our instrumentation calibration and metrology offerings to included off-site calibration records management for our clients. Hallam-ICS recently completed the 21 CFR Part 11 validation of our calibration management software application that allows users web-based access to the calibration records for their assets.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has selected a team led by Hallam-ICS to provide technical expert support for qualifying projects that aim to substantially reduce energy usage in commercial facilities. The Hallam-ICS team will provide architectural and building system review, including Advanced Energy Modeling, Daylight Analysis, Renewable Energy Options and Data Collection and Analysis.
Hallam-ICS was invited to present at the Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) annual spring conference. The workshop was titled "How Can Vermont Businesses Strengthen Each Other?" Hallam-ICS shared with the audience CODES™, the unique approach used by Hallam-ICS to ensure the delivery of high quality customer service on each of our projects.
As reported in the Burlington Free Press on March 29, 2010, the Vermont Student Assistance Corp (VSAC) office building, completed in 2005, has earned the Energy Star ranking for energy efficiency. Hallam-ICS provided MEP design on the original project and also provided follow-up energy modeling and other assistance through the application process.
Recognizing the vibrant regional economy, Hallam-ICS continues to grow our business from our office in Salem, NY. Recently, Hallam-ICS has been awarded new projects with pharmaceutical, industrial and higher education clients to provide mechanical, electrical and control system engineering services to support research and manufacturing facilities. Hallam-ICS provides engineering, control system integration and commissioning services to this region.
Due to growing demand for instrumentation installation and calibration support for biotechnology and pharmaceutical clients in the region, Hallam-ICS has added additional calibration technicians to our team in the Taunton, MA office. Recognized as a leader in the field, Hallam-ICS is currently involved in some of the largest GxP construction projects in the United States, including Novartis (Holly Springs, NC), Amylin (Hamilton, OH), Genzyme (Framingham, MA) and Shire HGT (Lexington, MA). In addition to new construction, Hallam-ICS also supports on-going calibrations at existing facilities.
Due to on-going strong demand for Hallam-ICS services from our pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients, Hallam-ICS has several job openings in our Taunton, MA and Raleigh, NC offices. We are currently hiring mechanical engineers, commissioning & validation engineers and instrumentation technicians. Please refer to our Careers page for a detailed listing of available jobs.
Recognizing the need to stay on the leading edge of technology and industry best practices, Hallam-ICS invests a significant amount of money and time into training. Recently, over 15 Hallam-ICS engineers and field technicians attended a ½ day OSHA seminar on Arc Flash. In addition, Hallam-ICS employees attended a recent ISPE training course on GAMP 5. The Hallam-ICS team uses proven and innovative approaches to help our clients meet their project needs.
With an eye to towards building for the future, Hallam-ICS hired marketing and training consultants to lead the company through a Branding & Training Study. As part of this program, Hallam-ICS interviewed nearly 100 clients and all of our employees to better understand the needs that our clients and employees foresee in the future to meet their business plans. The feedback received was extremely valuable and has played a key role in the development of a strategic training plan for Hallam-ICS.
National Life of Vermont was recognized by Vermont Governor Jim Douglas with the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. The award recognized National Life’s commitment to the environment. National Life selected Hallam-ICS in 2006 to begin working with them as they became one of the first in Vermont to pursue LEED-Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) for their headquarters in Montpelier, VT. Hallam-ICS has worked closely with National Life since that time on many projects in support of their LEED-EB application. For more information, visit https://www.nationallife.com/public/nlg/press_environmental_honors.asp
Hallam-ICS has been selected as the Instrumentation Contractor for two major Life Sciences projects on the East Coast. Genzyme has chosen Hallam-ICS for their $100 million Cell Culture Expansion project in Framingham, MA and Novartis has hired Hallam-ICS for their $600 million Vaccine Manufacturing Facility in Holly Springs, NC. Hallam-ICS is a leader in the industry utilizing the Hallam-ICS Metrology Database to manage the life cycle of an instrument from specification to “green tag” status: including procurement, receipt, bench test, installation, loop check and final calibration.