Month: August 2017

Celebrating American Labor

What comes to mind when you think of Labor Day? If you’re like most Americans, you think of cookouts, good friends, a day off from work, and a great time to go shopping. But where did this fine tradition begin? While there is some dispute over who first proposed the holiday, it is known that the first celebration took place in New York in 1882 and that it was declared a federal holiday in 1894. The idea of a holiday grew during a time when skilled and unskilled laborers were exposed to dangerous and sometimes deadly workplace environments, exhaustingly long work hours, and very little pay. Looking back, you can thank this movement for your 40 hour work week, fair wages, and not having to get a job when you were 10.

At Cityscapes, Inc., we’ve remained loyal to the ideals of the labor movement by taking care of our workers – some of whom have been with us for over 30 years. In a time when many businesses are opting to hire more part-time workers to avoid paying for benefits, our focus is on hiring full-time associates at a fair wage in a work environment where safety takes priority. Our staff of highly skilled employees are treated like family. Really (Bob will never live down the day he showed up with his pants on backwards). Sure, we’ve implemented high-tech machining into our workflow, but there’s really nothing that can beat the quality work of a skilled artisan. We don’t take shortcuts that can diminish quality. We do things the right way. With the right people. Now, let’s all go grill some hot dogs.

Dotting the I’s and Crossing the T’s

Ahhh, school is back in session. The kids are occupied for the greater part of the day and evenings are filled with all the extracurricular activities keep them (and you) busy. There are endless “to do” lists of meetings to attend, supplies to buy, lunches to pack, and committees that, if you are like me, perform your seasonal dance of avoidance. Heck, even at work, life can get the better of you.

With so much to do and so many details to consider, how do you make sure your I’s are dotted and your T’s are crossed? Having a solid process in place can help to reduce errors, but it would be even better if you could let someone else take care of the details for you. Consider your upcoming project. Does it require a dumpster enclosure or some other type of large equipment that you’d like to hide? It’s probably not the part of the project that gets much attention, is it? But it’s one of those little details that you could just hand over to someone else, someone you trust will dot the I’s and cross the T’s for you.

Cityscapes, Inc. provides a project manager – your single point of contact – that coordinates everything from design, engineering, and manufacturing to site survey and installation. You can spend your time on the more important things, knowing that the details are taken care of.