On Friday, May 5th, over 200 tradespeople came together in South Burlington, VT at the construction site of the future headquarters of OnLogic for a Trades Appreciation Party hosted by ReArch Company. Attendees enjoyed a BBQ, ice cream, yard games, and raffle prizes. This event was twofold in that its purpose was to recognize, support, and honor the skilled trades while also raising money to support the Vermont Foodbank.
“We wanted to work with all the stakeholders of the Project to take the time to honor the hardworking tradespeople who show up rain or shine, snow or wind, and put their heart and soul into a project of this complexity and magnitude. It takes the laser focus of all parties to execute on the Owner/Design Team’s vision. It is important that the individuals who dedicate their time to fitting all the pieces of the puzzle together get the credit that they deserve. Hard work and dedication is truly what we are celebrating. And, the fact that we were able to do so in a way that showed our appreciation while also raising a considerable sum of money for our neighbors at the Vermont Foodbank really made for a special day!,” said Hunter Gomez, Project Manager at ReArch Company (www.rearchcompany.com).
OnLogic and ReArch provided matching donations to the funds raised through raffle ticket sales and charitable donations. The total raised was $15,000. A check was presented to the Vermont Foodbank on Wednesday, May 17th.
“While the pandemic public health emergency has ended, many people in Vermont are still experiencing food insecurity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Vermont needs creative partnerships and events, like this one, to continue to raise funds and awareness about hunger. We could not be more grateful to OnLogic and ReArch for their contribution to helping our neighbors get the nutritious food they need to thrive,” said John Sayles, CEO of the Vermont Foodbank (www.vermontfoodbank.org).
The support this event received from construction partners far exceeded expectations, garnering over 25 sponsorships. Prize donations and cash contributions were provided by: A. C. HATHORNE CO., INC., Breton, Door Systems Inc., Control Technologies, CREATIVE COUNTERS LLC, David Lothian, Denis White Interior Contractors, DI STEFANO LANDSCAPING, INC., Fastenal, Gordon’s Window Décor, Hardy Structural Engineering LLC, Kelley Bros, MEI Electrical Contractors & Systems Integrations, New England Air Systems, New England Floor Covering, OnLogic, ReArch Company, Skidrowe Sugarhouse, Sd Ireland Brothers Corp, Spafford & Sons Water Wells, SSW ERECTORS, LLC, St. Albans Glass Company, Stark Tech, Sunbelt Rentals, Inc., VHB, Wasted* PBC, Wiemann Lamphere Architects, White Cap, Ziter Masonry Inc.
“Projects like the construction of our new global headquarters take an incredible team effort, so we were thrilled to have the opportunity to host this wonderful event at our building site. We’re so thankful to the amazing collection of tradespeople who are working so hard to help build this facility. We also appreciate that ReArch had the forethought to make the event even more impactful by raising money for the Vermont Foodbank, and we’re happy that we could help contribute to such an important local organization,” said Lisa Groeneveld, Co-Founder and Vice Chair of the Board at OnLogic (www.onlogic.com)
Thank you to all that came out to enjoy this beautiful day of celebration, fun, and giving back! We hope to do it again in the future.
OnLogic is a global industrial computer manufacturer who designs highly-configurable, solution-focused computers engineered for reliability at the IoT edge. Their systems operate in the world’s harshest environments, empowering customers to solve their most complex computing challenges, no matter their industry. Founded in 2003, the company has offices in the U.S., the Netherlands, Taiwan and Malaysia. OnLogic has helped more than 70,000 customers worldwide advance their ideas with computers that are designed to last, built to order and delivered in days. Learn more at www.onlogic.com or on YouTube at www.youtube.com/onlogic.
About ReArch Company:
ReArch Company, with headquarters in South Burlington, VT, and an office in Lebanon, NH, is an innovative construction management, design-build, real estate development, and property management firm. In 1998, the company was founded on the principles of ethical conduct, superior customer service, sustainable practices, and aggressive advocacy of our clients’ needs. In offering this comprehensive suite of services, we provide a holistic perspective at each phase of the process – from planning and construction to long-term maintenance and renovation (www.rearchcompany.com).