Ensuring Alignment of New Talent with American Highway’s Way of Life
Core values – P.A.V.E.S. – provide the foundation
American Highway has implemented values-based recruiting over the past year to attract talent whose individual beliefs and behaviors align with the company’s ideals. Our core values, P.A.V.E.S., provide the foundation for the American Highway way of life. They are:
- Purpose. We will execute with precision, pride and integrity in everything we do with innovation in mind.
- Attitude. We will actively contribute, communicate and engage in the hard work required to foster a productive, supportive and fun environment.
- Velocity. We will behave with a sense of urgency in the relentless pursuit to improve all facets of our business.
- Excellence. We understand that in all we do, we build value for our company, our industry, our communities and ultimately strive to make our world a better place.
- Safety. We believe that all accidents are preventable, so we will approach each day by doing things safely and responsibly or not at all.
As a key piece of the American Highway story, our core values represent the behaviors modeled throughout the organization as we welcome new team members, train and develop existing team members, and conduct business with our internal and external customers.
This recruiting process allows the organization to hire people who will make good decisions on their own by simply applying our values to any challenges that come along. Our values remove bottlenecks and empower individual growth across the organization.
Learn more about American Highway’s culture by visiting our website. If you or someone you know is interested in joining the American Highway family, please check out our career opportunities and submit your resume here.
American Highway’s Intern Program: Building for the Future
Last fall, the American Highway leadership team in Fernley initiated a plan to hire an intern from our local university. Based on the team’s prior experiences with interns, we saw value in enlisting interns to help with projects. This would give us some added help and provide an opportunity for an individual looking to enter the business world. In addition, by implementing an ongoing intern program, American Highway would have access to a pipeline of talent.
We began by working with the University of Nevada to create a part-time position for this summer. We were able to find a quality candidate who has proven to be helpful on multiple projects. The program has also provided him with a good learning opportunity before he returns to school to finish his education this fall.
Diego Luchetti, our first intern in the program, has been working with us over the summer. Born and raised in Reno, NV, Diego is currently completing his bachelor’s degree in Information Systems. Having previously worked part-time in both the construction and restaurant industries, he is now taking his first steps into the business realm with American Highway.
As an intern, Diego has provided support for various assigned projects in several areas including policy
and procedures, quarterly revenue generation plans and the development of an incident response plan. Diego shares, “It has been an exciting summer serving as American Highway’s first intern. For any young professional looking to get real-world experience, I recommend researching the American Highway Intern Program.
American Highway Helps Keep the California High-Speed Rail Project Moving
Over the past two years, American Highway has supplied Caltrans spec epoxy dowel bars and rebar for the Dragados-Flatiron Joint Venture project at the Cedar Viaduct. The Viaduct, complete with unique double arches, is part of the nation’s first high-speed rail project and spans almost three-quarters of a mile. It is estimated that 3.6 million pounds of rebar and 14,000 cubic yards of concrete were used to complete this section along Highway 99. Construction continues throughout the city at an aggressive rate.
Work on the larger California High-Speed Rail project continues through multiple counties with bridge work currently underway in the Madera, Hanford and Canejo areas. While portions of the project in Kern County will be open for traffic in the latter half of 2023, several sections of the High-Speed Rail are currently open for public use.
This project, which has already generated more than 10,000 jobs, will contribute to economic development, a cleaner environment and preserve agricultural and protected lands. American Highway is proud to play an important role in building the future.
|Fall 2023 National Concrete Consortium (NC²)
|The National Concrete Consortium (NC²) is a national forum for concrete pavement research and technology transfer initiatives. The goals of NC² are:
· Identifying needed research projects
· Developing pooled fund initiatives
· Providing a forum for technology exchange among participants
· Communicating state agencies’ research needs to FHWA and industry
Don’t miss this opportunity! Registration closes on Sept. 5.
|American Society of Concrete Contractors Annual Conference
|ASCC is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of those who build with concrete, and to providing them a unified voice in the construction industry. Members include concrete contracting firms, manufacturers, suppliers and others interested in the concrete industry such as architects, specifiers and distributors. The conference will bring contractors and concrete industry professionals together to discuss a wide range of topics including why concrete is changing, sustainability, fatigue management, legal protection and more.
|American Highway to Meet with Midwest Departments of Transportation
|American Highway delegates will meet with DOTs in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania to discuss the implementation of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) funding in their respective states and the paving forecast.