The Nitty Gritty

The official Team UMA Blog

Ingredients Guarantee Success for Women in Construction: Hard Work, Zeal, and a Dash of Rebellion

Last summer, Uretek Mid-Atlantic hired two women. Of course, they were not the first women to ever appear on the Uretek payroll, but they were the first to labor on the job site. Neither a purposeful decision nor a concerted effort to avoid a lawsuit influenced the decision, but both women were hired because they possessed both the skills and […]

Celebrate Engineer’s Week

  If you are looking for a reason to talk to a young person in your life about pursuing a career in engineering, this week was made for you! February 22-28 marks National Engineer’s Week, a nationwide effort to encourage interest in the engineering profession among youths. There is an alarming shortage of engineers in […]

11 Winter Safety Tips to Prevent Cold Stress

In the winter months, the threat of cold stress is especially relevant to workers in the construction field. Prolonged exposure to low temperatures leave workers vulnerable to hypothermia, immersion hypothermia, frostbite, chilblains, and trench foot. These weather related illnesses could lead to brain damage or even death. It’s highly unlikely that the mild temperatures that […]

Seven Questions for Duane Bents, P.E.

Duane Bents, P.E. was recently hired by Uretek Mid-Atlantic as Senior Engineer/Technical Sales Representative for southern North Carolina and South Carolina. In his new role, Bents will function as a liaison between Uretek clients and staff, disseminating information about the company’s services and developing lasting, collaborative relationships. Bents brings nearly 15 years of experience as […]