When Nelson began his career with BION in 2015, he never planned on learning to weld, let alone becoming the first welder to be fully trained through in-house instruction. Now, as the first graduate of BION’s internal welding program, he is progressing in leaps and bounds towards a bright future in skilled trade. Shortly after he started working, Nelson took advantage of BION-sponsored Apprenticeship Programs. BION is a Department of Labor approved employee apprenticeship sponsor for Plumbing
Founding Partner of Manassas, Virginia-Based Healthcare HVAC Company Reflects on Ten Years of Challenges and Growth To CEO Josie Geiger, “Believe It!” is so much more than just a tagline for BION. It’s a motto she lives by every day, starting in the beginning of her career in construction as an administrative assistant for a local subcontractor. “One of the project managers at my first job told me that I had to believe in myself and in what I
Congratulations to our 12 newly-certified Medical Gas technicians, who just completed and successfully passed the Medical Gas Examination. This process consisted of 32 hours of class work over a week long period, followed by a brazing test and 100 question written exam. BION helps prepare employees by hosting regular internal brazing clinics that instruct proper form and safety. Now, over 55% of our field staff holds this important license, required by NFPA 99 for all medical gas system
If you were to take a peek behind the walls at any hospital you would see a network of pipes and lines that perform a multitude of duties: Some piping brings in clean water for drinking and personal hygiene. Another maze of piping and ductwork regulates building temperature, keeping staff and patients comfortable. Other lines supply medical gases for surgeries. BION is proud of the “behind the walls” work we do at hospitals throughout the Washington, DC
Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association Showcases Up-and-Coming Talent This year, BION, Inc. is proud to send two employees, Tony and Tyler, to a competition for the nation’s top 30 apprentices in their industry, during the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Association CONNECT Conference, October 10-12 in Albuquerque, NM. Both men are enrolled in a four-year DOL-certified Apprenticeship Program, under BION’s sponsorship. Tyler will compete in the plumbing
Loudoun is the fastest-growing county in Virginia, adding an average of 950 residents per month according to 2016 U.S. Census data. To meet the needs of a growing population, in 2015 Inova Loudoun Hospital launched a five-year expansion plan, with an expected completion date of 2020. BION is honored to be a part of this initiative. Our involvement includes providing mechanical (plumbing and medical gas) systems for the new 14-bed Observation Unit, Surgical Center expansion (adding three operating rooms
BION Employees Earn Department of Labor Certifications in Plumbing and HVAC Like many contracting firms, BION is impacted by a shortage in the labor force, which has been particularly hard on skilled trades. Associated General Contractors of America noted that 70 percent of construction companies are having trouble finding qualified workers. One of the ways that we seek to meet this challenge, and invest in the success of our employees, is through our sponsorship of the Department of
The American Society of Healthcare Engineers, ASHE, offers two professional certifications. One of those certifications is the Certified Healthcare Constructor, CHC.