As I have traveled across the states during my first few months with Barrett Industries, I have seen how so many of you step up when we need you, tackle problems like pros and the many ways you appreciate your work ‘families’ and friends. I wanted to take the opportunity of this holiday to celebrate you and say thanks for the hard work and impact on our success you bring year after year.

“When I think of Thanksgiving, I think of roasting turkeys, football for hours, autumn leaves and plump orange pumpkins, but most of all, I think of all of you, the people who make this company such a great place to be part of.”

Have a wonderful, long weekend filled with good things and good times. I would like to wish you a peaceful Thanksgiving holiday and the time to truly enjoy it with your friends and family. And as part of all that, I hope you have time to rest, relax and recharge.

Personally, I plan to be dozing off at some point (maybe more) – hopefully by a fire and surrounded by loved ones with a noise level were no once should be able to sleep, but with a grateful heart, the rest will come easy.

Wishing you and your loved ones a day full of great food, memorable conversation, and gratitude!

Thank You!

Week 35 of the 40 Weeks of Barrett might be a short one but we’re still keeping this party going! This week, let’s spend some time saying ‘Thank You.’ Throughout the week, we will be sharing a few Thank You messages and three more 40 Year employee videos!

Click here to check out the 4oth anniversary newsletter for week #35!

Friends & Family

Only six (6) weeks left until the 40 Weeks of Barrett celebration ends! Before we wrap it up, we want to highlight what is most important to us: Friends & Family! Throughout the week, we’ll take a look at our Barrett Industries family and the many friendships that we’ve formed along the way.

Click here to check out the 4oth anniversary newsletter for week #34!

Healthy Recipes

A couple of weeks ago, we asked everyone to send in some healthy recipes to be compiled into a small digital cookbook. Click the like below to see what we’re cooking up (pun intended)!!


Personality Week

Week 33 is here and it’s time to have a little more fun! This week is Personality Week. Let’s throw on some funky outfits and bring out our creative sides! Throughout the week, we encourage all employees to participate (SAFELY) in dressing up and sharing their outfits with us!

Click here to check out the 4oth anniversary newsletter for week #33!

Wellness Week

Hello to week #32 of the 40 Weeks of Barrett! November 4th-8th is Wellness Week. Throughout the week, we are encouraging employees to submit your favorite healthy food recipes*, show off your dance moves, win some prizes, and more! This is a fun-packed week to beat the cold days ahead!

Click here to check out the 4oth anniversary newsletter for week #32!

Flash Mob/Synchronized YMCA Routine Contest!

We are asking groups of 10 or fewer employees to create a 60-90 second video clip of themselves creating their own version of the YMCA dance. Video clips will be shared through our social media pages. You can synchronize your dance, wear crazy costumes, come up with some awesome choreography…it’s up to you and your team. The biggest thing we want you to do is to have fun with this!

One first-place group will be chosen for Barrett based on creativity, entertainment, and team coordination.



  • All submissions must be in by no later than 12 pm on Friday, November 8th, 2019.
  • Groups must be 10 or fewer people
  • Members must be employees
  • Only the members who participate in the routine are eligible for the prizes above (camera person is not eligible unless included in the video/performance)

How to submit (3 methods):

  1. Send your videos to Brett Young at
  2. Upload to social media/Yammer and tag Barrett Industries using these handles:
  3. Upload to Yammer and tag Brett Young and Julia Marrero

Throwback Week

Week #31 of the 40 Weeks of Barrett is Throwback Week. Let’s spend the week looking back at popular costumes, candy and more from 1979 until now. Don’t forget that this Thursday is Halloween! Hit the streets safely and fill up on goodies!!

Click here to check out the 4oth anniversary newsletter for week #31!

Human Resources Week

This week of the 40 Weeks of Barrett is Human Resources Week. We’ll share with everyone what it’s like in the HR world as well as spotlight our Human Resources professionals all across Barrett.

Click here to check out the 4oth anniversary newsletter for week #30!

October 20th-26th

This week – and every week, parents should have conversations with their teens about the important rules they need to follow to stay safe behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.

Click here for some great tips on teen driver safety!