September 2017 Newsletter


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September 2017 eNewsletter

Safety today means Action tomorrow!


Employee News

Meet Chris Ellison!

Chris Ellison has worked as an intern in the CAD department and on site. Chris assisted in the commissioning of all the HVAC equipment at the Ben E. Keith Project. His knowledge of Excel and Word has increased the efficiency of our production by creating and logging all the documents involved in the commissioning process. In addition, he went onsite and logged all the model and serial numbers of each piece of equipment. He then verified it against the submittals. He did so using PLAN GRID, snapping pictures of the equipment and tags on the drawings. Once he had completed that, he created a Word commissioning document from a PDF provided by the Commissioning agent and filled in the required information. His services have been a great help and a success!

New Teacher of the Year

The Arkansas Business Education Association New Teacher of the Year was recently awarded to Desi Edwards, daughter of Action Mechanical Controller, Jan Shamp. Desi teaches at Greenwood High School. Congratulations, Desi!

Special Notice of Change in Company Matching Contribution

Effective October 1, 2017, the company matching contribution will be increased from 40% of each dollar of deferral to 50% of each dollar of deferral. You may change the amount of your deferral as of the first day of any calendar quarter.

lf you are already eligible to participate in the plan (age 18 and 6 months of service), you may start, stop, increase or decrease your deferral rate as of October 1,2O17, or the first day of any calendar quarter.

Salary Deferral limits for 2O17 are 100% of compensation or $18,000.00, whichever is less. lt is on a “pay-as-you-go” basis through payroll deduction. You may elect to defer a percentage of your compensation or a fixed dollar amount. You may change your deferral as of the first day of each CALENDAR QUARTER. Contact your office administrator for Salary Deferral Forms.

lf you are age 50 by the end of the year, and you make the maximum deferral of $18,000.00, you are eligible to make a catch-up contribution of $6,000.00 for 2O17. This must also be contributed through payroll deduction. You may elect to defer a percentage of your compensation or a fixed dollar amount. You may change your deferral as of the first day of each CALENDAR QUARTER. Contact your office administrator for Salary Deferral Forms.

You may elect to defer a portion of any bonus by completing Option c on the Elective Deferral form. lf you do not complete Option c, deferrals will NOT be withheld from any bonus compensation.

You are always 1OO% vested in your salary deferral contributions. The matching contribution and the Profit Sharing contribution are subject to a vesting schedule as follows: Less than 2 years O%, 2 years 2O%; 3 years 4O%; 4 years 60%; 5 years 8O%; 6 years 100%.

A deferral form is attached for your use if you wish to change your deferral amount.

lf you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact your office administrator, or Barbara Bethell at 479-788-4345, 800-364-1827, or Lee Ann Neidecker at 479-788-4346, or 1-800-364-1827 in the Trust Department at First National Bank.

Safety Training Videos

The Action Safety Training Videos are now on the company website! You can access this page by scrolling down to the footer of the website and clicking the link “HR Videos” or follow the link below.

Safety Training Videos

Employee Suggestions

In an ongoing effort to improve our company and our employees, Action Mechanical encourages you to participate in an Employee Suggestion Form. This form is open to all employees and can be submitted quarterly. This provides you the opportunity to improve and benefit our company and customers.

Suggestions that identify specific problems or opportunities and propose suitable solutions to enhance Action Mechanical’s efficiency and effectiveness will be provided cash awards. Cash awards will be authorized each quarter for employees who’s ideas are adopted and implemented or result in measurable dollar savings.

Cash awards are based on the best idea each quarter. The winner will receive $500. An employee suggestion form is attached for your use. Upon completion of this form, please submit to the following: or

We look forward to your participation in this program and the success we anticipate it will bring.

Employee Suggestion Form

Family Scholarship Program

Action, Inc. has established a scholarship program to assist employees’ children who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services®, a division of Scholarship America®. Scholarship Management Services is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

Follow the links below for additional scholarship information and scholarship application form.

Family Scholarship Program Information
Family Scholarship Application

Click here for a list of birthdays for this quarter!




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