Entries by Brett

A Farewell to Roseland...

Barrett is moving the corporate office from Roseland, NJ to Hamilton, OH on September 15th. Barrett’s corporate office has been in the same building since being acquired by Colas over 40 years ago. Many important events, decisions, and milestones have occurred within its walls. Many team members, past and present, have memories associated with this […]

Beekeeping at Lyons Terminal (Midland)

Pollination is the main way food is produced in the world. It is an essential ecological survival function. Without pollinators, the human race and all of Earth’s terrestrial ecosystems would not survive. Of the 1,400 crop plants grown around the world, 80% require insect pollination. One of the best animal pollinators is the bee. There […]

Biodiversity at Upstone Materials

As you enter Upstone Materials’ Plattsburgh location, you may notice a colorful patch of land adjacent to the entrance. Once vacant lots, this area is returning to a more natural state through Upstone Materials’ biodiversity initiative. Upstone will continue to do its part to help Colas achieve its biodiversity targets at quarries and gravel pits. […]

National Grief Awareness Day

August 30th is National Grief Awareness Day Grief awareness has acquired new importance with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Researchers estimate that each person who dies from the disease leaves behind nine grieving people. Behind the numbers, the actual bereaved may be a child, a spouse or sibling of varied ages, and the different time horizons of […]

July is #PlasticFreeJuly!

July is #PlasticFreeMonth! Do your part in eliminating plastic usage by taking on the challenge. To learn more about #PlasticFreeJulyChallenge, CLICK HERE!

2020 Barrett I-Lab Idea Contest

As we approach the end of August and the completion of the season is looming out on the horizon, there’s no time like the present to think about ways to make our work easier or safer. You might also be thinking about improving our customers’ experiences when they do business with us. Right now, we […]