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Subcontractor of the Year Nomination

December, 2015

thumbnail TEAM BION is thrilled to announce that they have been nominated by the membership of the American Subcontractor’s Association of Metro Washington (ASAMW) for a Subby Award in the category of Subcontractor of the Year. The award is a tremendous honor, bestowed to exceptional firms in the DC Metro construction industry.

“BION is extremely honored to have received a nomination for Subcontractor of the Year from American Subcontractor Association Metro Washington,” said Josie Geiger, BION Vice President. “We consider ourselves fortunate to partner with dedicated, highly knowledgeable staff, subcontractors and vendors that have facilitated this nomination with their daily actions. We continually strive to better ourselves, the facilities that we work in and the industry as a whole. This nomination is a wonderful reward for those efforts.”

ASAMW will hold its 52nd Annual Subby Awards Gala at the Omni Shoreham on February 27, 2016 starting at 6 pm. This is a signature event for the DC Metro Area construction industry.

About the American Subcontractor’s Association of Metro Washington: “American Subcontractors Association of Metro Washington promotes the rights and interests of subcontractors and suppliers by building strength in community through education, legislation, networking and professional growth.” Learn more at www.asamw.org.


BION Donates Over 400 Food Items

December, 2015

thumbnail BION employees hosted two food drives this year, one in August and another in October. Collectively they donated 453 non-perishable food items to help feed Prince William County. The food was donated to two local food pantries, ACTS and SERVE-Northern Virginia Family Services. Giving back is a part of the culture at BION and this was a great way for everyone to have a big impact. For more information about ACTS or SERVE visit them at ACTS and SERVE.


Come out and join BION, inc. while we help Comcast support CASA, the City of Manassas Park and SERVE for one of the largest days of volunteerism in Northern Virginia!

April, 2015

    Join us for an action-packed day of service projects that reinvest in our community. Help complete several large projects at the Manassas Community Center and a Manassas Park School Campus. 
 
    All ages and physical abilities welcome!  Beautification projects include: painting, mulching, tree planting, gardening at the parks and fields surrounding the community center. 


        Date:
        Saturday, April 25, 2015
 
        Location:
        Manassas Park Community Center
        99 Adams Street
        Manassas Park, VA 20111
 
        Participation Fee:
        One non-perishable food item
        (to benefit Northern Virginia Family Service’s SERVE Food Distribution Center)
 
        Agenda:
        8:00am:          Check In and pick up your event shirt(s) and lunch ticket(s)
        8:45am:          Kick-Off Rally
        9:00am:          Site Projects
        12:30pm:       Lunch and Closing Celebration

 

**Link to more information and to Register:
 
Click here to REGISTER

 

**During registration you will be asked this question:
 
You are registering as a volunteer through Leadership Prince William. Are you also associated with another nonprofit or business?”  Please respond with CASA CIS.

 

BION, inc. is a longtime supporter of CASA, a not for profit that helps the abused children in our community.  Your participation in this event helps provide advocates to these children. 
 
Need help registering or have questions?  Call Leslie Bailey, BION’s HR Director at 703.331.1400 x 103.




BION celebrates 5 years of success

August, 2013
BION Birthday September 23, 2013, BION will celebrate our 5th year.  John Fitzgerald, BION partner, reflects on the past 5 years.  “The first 5 years have been a blurr of sleepless nights worrying whether we have made the correct decisions during our job planning, work schedules, health insurance decisions, everything being based on having the responsibility of not only our families but our extended family. All of which consist of the BION employees counting on us to make the right decisions as much as we count on them to do the right thing and strive to make BION one of the most reputable mid size mechanical systems contractor in the Northern Virginia area.  I really felt we had the right thought process of always striving to be the best;  surrounding ourselves with personnel that are motivated and always were looking out for our clients best interest. What makes us successful is our personnel and everyone pulling on the same end of the rope and delivering top quality work on time at a fair price. Thank you to everyone that has helped us get this far.”  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BION!


 

TEAM BION is off and racing again!

August, 2013

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Join us as  we run and walk to support CASA CIS. The race is
October 5, 2013 from 9am to 2pm and will be held at Historic Manassas Battlefield.  All proceeds will benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) that serve the abused and neglect children of Prince William, Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties. Click the CASA logo to the left to register and join Team BION.

*DUE TO GOVERNMENT FURLOUGH RACE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 9, 2013 FROM 9am to 2pm. 






 

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BION Welcomes Emma Rinker to Our Extended Family

November, 2010

thumbnail Jake Rinker adds his wife, Emma, to our extended family through their wedding October 29th. Congratulations Jake and Emma Rinker!


Team 'Run Strong' Exceeds Fund Raising Goal in Star Kid 8K Race

November, 2010

thumbnailIt’s official! Don and Josie completed their first race (just don’t ask them their time!). It was great fun for all involved and Team 'Run Strong' exceeded their initial goal by raising $2,016!

Proceeds from the 5th Annual Star Kid 8K Race benefit the pediatric heart program at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children. To date, this year’s Star Kid 8K Race has raised over $94,000.

Don and Josie would like to thank all of their generous sponsors and those who came out to cheer them on to the finish line. You can see them run again (yep, again) in the 5K Turkey Trot to benefit Inova’s Cancer Services, Life with Cancer.


South Patient Tower Project in the Media

November, 2010

thumbnail Our own South Patient Tower project was featured in the Summer 2010 edition of Inova Magazine. According to the article, some of the intricacies of the new patient tower include:

  • * 174 all-private intensive care and medical/surgical patient rooms
  • * Intensive care units grouped by specialty so patients don’t have to change floors
  • * Telemetry capability on each medical/surgical floor for in-room cardiac monitoring

L. Reuven Pasternak, MD, CEO, Inova Fairfax Hospital Campus was quoted in the issue as saying: "This outstanding new space will take patient care to the next level and support our pioneering efforts in medical education and research."

This project has also appeared in both FierceHealthcare and The Washington Post

BION is proud to be a part of such a prominent endeavor.

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Telestar Construction Begins with a Tight Schedule

November, 2010

thumbnail Telestar is the renovation of a four story building that must be completed in four months to allow owner occupancy. Coordination efforts include working with currently occupied floors. Given the schedule and current occupants, the project requires both day and night crews working in shifts. The mechanical work includes replacing the majority of the HVAC system to include: 5 Air Handling Units, 280 Fan Coil Units, 2 Chillers and converting the existing pneumatic ATC System to 100% DDC.

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BION Celebrates Another Successful Year!

September 23, 2010

BION BirthdayThank you to all of our employees, clients, subcontractors and vendors for helping us to deliver the excellence that our area healthcare facilities deserve. A special thanks to each and every one of the BION family for all of your hard work and dedication!


BION's Own Don Ripley & Josie Geiger to Run in the Star Kid 8K Race

September 22, 2010

Star Kid 8K RaceBION’s own Don Ripley and Josie Geiger are planning to run in the Star Kid 8K Race to benefit Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children. Each year, more than 300 children with heart defects receive life-saving treatment through the work of Inova's expert medical team. From the most fragile newborns to growing teens, Inova provides cardiac care for all in need. Proceeds from the 2010 Star Kid 8K will go directly to helping these special cardiac patients.

The race will be held October 10th at George Mason University. This will be the first race that either Don or Josie have participated in, so we wish them well!

Please help us support this worthwhile cause by making a tax deductible donation at the Star Kid 8K Race website.


BION Partners with Shapiro & Duncan on Fairfax Hospital South Patient Tower Project

August, 2010

thumbnailThe partnership of Shapiro & Duncan and BION has been awarded the mechanical construction work for the new South Patient Tower at Fairfax Hospital. The project consists of adding a new 11 story patient tower adjacent to the existing patient tower. In addition to patient rooms, it includes an ultrasound suite, cafe, and the addition of a cooling tower at the power plant. Check back frequently for construction updates.

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Work Begins on Fair Oaks Hospital Histology Lab/Morgue Renovation

June 14, 2010

IFOH BuildingBION has begun the phased renovation of interior space for a histology lab, offices, IT space and reconfiguration of the existing morgue.

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BION Plumbing Apprentices Successfully Finish School Year

June 10, 2010

Ron MejiaRon Mejia completed his third year plumbing apprenticeship class. His ending grade qualifies him for BION 100% paid fourth year apprentice class. Ron is very hard working and deserves applause for finishing his third year with such high grades while maintaining a very busy work schedule. He has an excellent work ethic and is often recognized by clients and BION foremen for his efforts. Way to go, Ron!


Frankie HaynesFrankie Haynes completed his first year plumbing apprenticeship class. Due to his outstanding grade, he, too, is eligible for BION 100% paid second year apprenticeship class. Frankie often was able to identify lab and class lessons from his current field experience when the majority of his classmates could not. Next time you see him, ask him what a trap primer is. Congratulations, Frankie!


BION’s apprenticeship program is certified with the Virginia State Department of Labor. Students fund their first year. Upon successful completion of an apprenticeship class with a passing grade of B or above, BION will pay for the following year's tuition and books for their employees. This cycle continues and if the student successfully passes with a B or above, it is feasible that BION would pay for the next three years of apprenticeship school. This could net the employee four years of apprenticeship for the cost of one.


Heart & Vascular Institute Hybrid CVOR Project Update

June, 2010

Heart Institute EntranceBION has completed construction of the Heart & Vascular Institute Hybrid CVOR project.  This project consisted of creating a hybrid operating room that results in a CVOR surgical suite and a cardiac catheterization lab in the same space.  This combined suite affords tremendous benefits to both hospital staff and patients.


Brenda Mallette Joins the BION Family

May 10, 2010

Brenda MalletteBION is very pleased to announce that Brenda Mallette has joined the BION family as our Executive Assistant. Brenda brings with her 30 years of construction experience coupled with a steady industry specific knowledge. Her vast abilities are a tremendous asset. Please join us in welcoming her.


BION Vice President Josie Geiger Completes Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, DC

May 1, 2010

Avon Walk BION's own Josie Geiger joined thousands of others in a charity walk to benefit breast cancer. More than 2,900 participants raised $6.5 million dollars for research, awareness and access to treatment.

The walk consisted of two days and a total of 39.3 miles; day one was 26.2 miles with day two ending after 13.1 miles. The walk took participants from the Washington Monument, past the Capital Buildings, the White House, through Georgetown and even past the Mormon Temple! It was often emotional and a constant reminder of the pain and constant struggle that breast cancer delivers to its victims.

Thank you to all that donated on behalf of Josie. For more information on how valuable your donations are, visit http://www.avonwalk.org/press/dc10-closing-release.pdf


550 Ton Crane Used at Fairfax Hospital

May 1, 2010

CraneBION coordinated and successfully completed the placement of an air handling unit utilizing a 550 ton crane. The crane required 17 trucks to transport it to the job site. A crane of such magnitude was required due to the extensive distance that needed to be reached to place the air handling unit safely. The coordination involved precise communication between BION and the crane company, GC, VDOT, IFH Safety & Security, the hospital staff and Fairfax County Police.

The rig was a part of the Patient Tower Renovation project, an infrastructure renovation in an existing building to make ready for a new 11 story adjacent building.

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BION Awarded Inova Fairfax Hospital Pharmacy Consolidation Project

April, 2010

Fairfax Hospital PharmacyBION is awarded the Inova Fairfax Hospital’s Pharmacy Consolidation with Clean Room Installation Project.  The project consists of the renovation of an existing parking garage at the basement level of the hospital. The renovation includes the enclosure of the open parking structure, construction of the main IFH pharmacy with Automated dispensing, pharmacy staff offices along with a clean room.

Our staff has over 20 years of working experience at Fairfax Hospital.  This experience allows us an edge that facilitates a smoother construction process with minimal or no disruptions to the staff and patients.

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BION Sponsors Future Leader

April, 2010

Lauren HalbeisenBION is committed to supporting our local community. When we learned of local Girl Scout Lauren Halbeisen's effort to obtain her Gold Badge, it was our pleasure to lend support.

As described on the official Girl Scouts of America website, "The Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouts, focuses on a 14-18 year old Girl Scout's interests and personal journey through leadership skills, career explorations, self-improvement, and service."

Lauren's project involved organizing a team to make 50 blankets for the Prince William Hypothermia Drop-In Center in Woodbridge, VA. BION was very honored to be a part of such a thoughtful endeavor by this young woman.