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Bill Toms, Director of Safety – MB HAYNES Corporation, Receives CUSP Green Credential

Certified Utility Safety Professional Program Offers Utility-Specific Safety Credentials

Bill Toms, Director of Safety – MB HAYNES Corporation

CRYSTAL LAKE, ILL. The Utility Safety & Ops Leadership Network (USOLN) is pleased to announce that Bill Toms, Director of Safety for MB HAYNES Corporation, has received the Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP) credential. The CUSP program was developed by the USOLN to promote safety leadership in the utility industry, by recognizing those individuals who meet the criteria and pass an exam designed to test a broad-based understanding of utility safety regulations.

MB HAYNES Corporation is located in Asheville, NC. Serving WNC since 1921, HAYNES has nine divisions: Electric, Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Energy/Solar, General Contracting, Industrial Contracting, Firestop and Security Technologies.


HAYNES Electric Construction’s Fred Lewis is Named Contractor of the Year

Fred Lewis receives Contractor of the Year Award from NCAEC

Myrtle Beach, SC – On July 12th, Fred Lewis, President of HAYNES Electric Construction and Vice President of MB HAYNES Corporation, was named Contractor of the Year, at the North Carolina Association of Electrical Contractors (NCAEC) 2014 Convention, held in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Fred has been active in the NCAEC since 1981 and was named to the NCAEC Board of Directors in 1991. He has served as the chairman of the legislative committee since 1999 and was president of the organization in 2008 and 2009.
Fred said, “It was a surprise and an honor to get the award. We are a group who cares about our industry and about each other. I’m humbled by and appreciative of the award.”

HAYNES Electric Construction is a part of MB HAYNES Corporation and has been serving Western North Carolina since 1921.
North Carolina Association of Electrical Contractors, NCAEC, was established in 1937 to be a voice for the electrical contractors of North Carolina. NCAEC currently has over 240 members. NCAEC provides a forum in which questions can be answered, concerns can be voiced, and members can benefit from the guidance of electrical industry leaders.


MB HAYNES Corporation Receives 2013 NCDOL Certificate of Safety Achievement Award

Bill Toms, Director of Safety, MB HAYNES Corporation and Cherie Berry, NC Commissioner of Labor

Asheville, NC. On Tuesday, June 24th, Bill Toms, Director of Safety for MB HAYNES Corporation accepted the 2013 NCDOL Certificate of Safety Achievement Award, on behalf of the Asheville based company. The award was presented by Cherie Berry, the NC Commissioner of Labor. The award was achieved by the company because their injury and illness rate was less than 50% of the industry average for the year 2013.

MB HAYNES Corporation is located in Asheville, NC. Serving WNC since 1921, HAYNES has nine divisions: Electric, Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Energy/Solar, General Contracting, Industrial Contracting, Firestop and Security Technologies.

Travis Hyatt Receives Distinction as Haywood Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professional of the Year

Waynesville, NC. On June 19, Travis Hyatt, of HAYNES Heating & Cooling, was honored as the “Young Professional of the Year” at the Haywood Chamber of Commerce Annual Installation Dinner. In addition, he was inducted as a board member, representing the Young Professionals of Haywood. Travis is also active in the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce where he serves as an ambassador and a member of the Young Professionals of Asheville.

Young Professionals of Haywood is an affiliate organization of the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce. It was established in 2011 in an effort to connect area business professionals between the ages of 22 and 40 through the core values of professional development, networking and community service.

Travis Hyatt – Young Professional of the Year

Toys for Tots 2013

December 23, 2013 – This Christmas Season MB HAYNES collected 150 toys for Toys for Tots, sponsored by the Marines, and Clear Channel Radio’s KISS FM. Our employees donated the toys, and were very excited to be able to contribute to a child’s Christmas morning!

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HAYNES Heating & Cooling is Harnessing the Earth’s Energy

Mark Sawyer - Ground Source Heat Pump CertifiedSeptember 27, 2013 – Mark Sawyer, HVAC Systems Specialist for HAYNES Heating & Cooling, has received certification in Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) system installation. Ground Source Heat Pump systems (GSHP) use modern technologies to harness the stored energy of the greatest solar collector in existence: the earth.

Hard work and extensive training resulted in Sawyer’s designation as a NATE Certified / IGSHPA Accredited Installer. He was certified in September, by the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA). His expertise benefits the Asheville area by giving the community an opportunity to experience GSHP technology. Steve Warner, Vice President of HAYNES Heating & Cooling said, “Mark’s certification brings a new level of knowledge and service to our customers and to the community. He is a valued member of our Heating & Cooling team.”

Geothermal systems are perfect for homes, apartment complexes, businesses, schools and more. In addition to heating and cooling, GSHP’s can also provide free or substantially reduced cost hot water. Installation trainees like Sawyer learn about the design and installation of ground heat exchangers, which are the basis of GSHP systems. During the winter, water or an antifreeze/water solution is circulated through buried pipe, collecting heat from the earth and transporting it into the building. During the summer, the system cools the building by reversing itself; collecting heat from the building and transporting it back to the earth.

For more information on this durable, low-maintenance, economic and environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional heating and A/C, contact HAYNES Heating & Cooling at (828) 254-6141 or www.igshpa.okstate.edu. HAYNES Heating & Cooling, a division of MB HAYNES Corporation, is fully licensed and bonded to handle industrial, institutional and commercial air conditioning and heating jobs of all types and sizes.

H&M Constructor’s Greg Borden Becomes LEED® Certified

Greg Borden LEED Certified Press Release September 25, 2013 – Greg Borden, project manager for Asheville’s H&M Constructors, recently received the Green Building Certification Institute’s LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) AP Building Design & Construction Certification. To earn this certification, Borden demonstrated expert knowledge of green building practices and leadership in energy and environmental design, according to the LEED® Green Building Rating System™. Borden participated in the multi-faceted training, passed the exam and received accreditation in August, 2013.

According to the USGBC (United States Green Building Council), who administers and oversees the program, “LEED® is a third party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council in 2000 through a consensus based process, LEED serves as a tool for buildings of all types and sizes. LEED certification offers third party validation of a project’s green features and verifies that the building is operating exactly the way it was designed to.” LEED® certified projects blend environmental, economic, and occupant-oriented performance. For more information on LEED, go to www.usgbc.org.

LEED® is becoming increasingly more popular with owners, especially public entities. H&M Constructors, a division of MB HAYNES Corporation, performs new construction and renovations for industries, commercial businesses and institutional buildings across Western NC and the Upstate of SC. Brett Cannady, President of H&M Constructors, said, “We are proud to have talented people like Greg as a part of our organization and we are also very happy to offer our customers the benefit of having LEED expertise available to them.”

Engineering News-Record (ENR.com) Ranks MB HAYNES 223 Out of the Top 600 Specialty Contractors in the Nation

On October 12, MB HAYNES was notified, by Engineering News-Record Magazine (ENR.com), that they had been ranked number 223 out of the top 600 specialty contractors in the nation. This ranking was based on construction revenue in 2011 from specialty contracting in a prime or subcontracting capacity.

The article, accompanying the Top 600 List, applauded companies with the foresight and staying power to weather the economic downturn. The article stated, “Companies that have trained themselves for downturns have managed to keep plugging away, pacing themselves until they can see the finish line—a strong recovery. This approach is especially true for large subcontractors and specialty-trade contractors that endured the “summer of recovery” in 2010, which never materialized, the planned rebound in 2011, which failed to gain traction, and a hoped-for election-year bounce throughout 2012, which barely registered. Like a marathon runner trudging to the end of an exhausting race, the industry is searching for the end of the downturn.”

As a whole, the construction industry (residential and nonresidential) went into recession a year and a half before the overall economy and still hasn’t emerged from it. Times have been tough, and construction spending reached a 12-year low in 2012, according to Ken Simonson, Chief Economist at American General Contractors of America (AGC).

MB HAYNES is proud and honored to be ranked at 223 in the nation.

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Deborah, West Asheville

I have used the services of MB HAYNES ever since I moved to Asheville and have had so many pleasant encounters with your staff that I felt compelled to say thank you.  Every interaction whether by phone or in person has been a pleasure.  Each service person has been on time, friendly, and helpful…Thanks for making dealing with “home maintenance” run smoothly.


It is with great pleasure that I recommend your company to anyone seeking the services you provide. I know you well, since I have worked with you almost continuously during my 10 years at UNC Asheville.