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Cadillac Asphalt, an Oldcastle Materials company

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Since 1959, Cadillac Asphalt has been providing professional paving services and products. They “operate seven asphalt plants and, with our partner companies, nine aggregate and materials locations as well — including the largest liquid asphalt terminal in Michigan.”

Products:
Porous, Warm and Hot Mix Asphalt, Polymer-Modified Pavements

Services:
Asphalt – Commercial & New Construction
Paving – Asphalt & Parking Lot
Milling
Asphalt Maintenance

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Locations:
Ann Arbor, Clarkston, Dix-Detroit, Mt. Clemens, Rawsonville, Romulus, Shelby, Troy, Whitmore Lake and Wixom.

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Safety
Safety is a core value at Cadillac, with systems and steps in place for employees to return safely home to their families each day. An award winning organization, Cadillac has been the recipient of numerous honors, including a World Class Safety Award, Best Division Safety Performance and Presidential/Safety and Fleet Excellence awards.

Community/Environmental
In addition, Cadillac Asphalt is actively involved in their community and an environmental  advocate.  Each year they recycle in excess of 400,000 tons of old asphalt pavement for reuse in asphalt mixes.  Their ECO-MIX ™ ASPHALT is a high quality pavement that requires less energy to produce, uses more recyclable materials in the mix, is more sustainable, reduces toxic emissions, smoke and smell and is better for the environment.

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Cadillac is a member of numerous associations including the National Asphalt Pavement Association, Asphalt Institute, Asphalt Paving Association of Michigan, and the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association.

Sound interesting? Check out Careers with Cadillac Asphalt. 

Visit the Cadillac Asphalt webpage for even more information.

About our parent company:

Oldcastle – North America’s largest manufacturer of building products and materials. We have more than 2,000 locations throughout North America.

About Oldcastle Materials:
Oldcastle Materials is the leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, asphalt, ready-mix concrete, and construction and paving services in the United States.

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Frank Battaglia, Corporate Recruiter

frankbWhat do you do in your position?  I am a recruiter for the Materials Division of Oldcastle.

When did you join Oldcastle? November, 2016

Where is your job located?  Rochester, NY

What do you like about working here? So far, I’ve most enjoyed the people and the fast-paced environment.  Everyone is down-to-earth and has been really supportive in answering all of my questions and making me feel at home.

What are the best parts of your job? What I’ve liked most about my role is the variety.  Coming from an agency setting, I was recruiting for, in general, one specific background/skill set.  Here at Oldcastle, I’ve already sourced and recruited for IT Business Analysts, Public Relations Specialists and Accounting professionals. This type of variety definitely keeps you on your toes, which I enjoy.

What would co-workers say about you? My co-workers would probably say that I laugh at almost anything and always put in an honest effort.

 What was your first job ever? My first ever job was a Floor Associate at Target.  It wasn’t glamorous, but helped keep some money in my pocket between high school & college when Mom & Dad decided I was old enough to earn my own keep.

Do you have any fun or interesting work stories? I haven’t been here quite long enough to have any interesting on-the-job stories, but while working at Rite-Aid during a Summer in College, I was involved in a case of mistaken identity.  We had an employee let go by our manager, and, a few days later, the employee’s dad came storming into the store screaming at me and literally tried to jump across the counter that I was standing at.  Our actual manager heard the commotion and had me run back to the stock room and close the door.  It turns out the dad mistook me for the Manager. Long story short, about 15-20 minutes later, the manager came back and told me it was safe to come back out.  I don’t think the police were involved because our manager was a big guy, but needless to say, the father was no longer there when I came back to the front.

What do you do outside of work? I’ve played soccer my whole life and continue to do so, both indoor during the Winter months and outdoor the rest of the year.  I’ve completed a handful of half marathons, and, at some point, would like to run a full marathon here in the area, and eventually the Boston and/or NYC Marathons.

 Would you like to share anything about your family?  My immediate family is here in Rochester, and I have one younger brother.  Don’t ask me if I know any other Battaglia’s because oddly enough, almost none of that side of my family resides in Rochester, and, as a result, it’s either been a long time since seeing them or I just haven’t met many of them.  Almost everywhere I go, someone asks if I know a Battaglia, and I tell them this short story (don’t worry, I’m not mad if you’ve asked me that question).

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Frank,  Comedian/Actor David Koechner and Frank’s brother

 

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Oldcastle is North America’s largest manufacturer of building products and materials. With more than 2,000 locations throughout North America, we are in constant pursuit of the next generation of successful decision makers, leaders and problem solvers. Learn more about joining the Oldcastle team HERE.

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Gina Williams, Human Resources Systems Analyst

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What do you do in your position at Oldcastle?
I work in the Oldcastle Talent Management Group as a Human Resources Systems Analyst primarily supporting the Recruiting, Performance, Development, Succession and Onboarding systems.  A large part of my job is being the conduit/interpreter/troubleshooter between Oldcastle’s employees, managers and applicants and the IT world.  I make sure that our processes enable people to get their jobs done in the best and most efficient ways possible, issues get resolved quickly and people have the training and support they need.  I also work closely with the HR Systems team at our parent company, CRH in Europe, to make sure that our systems work well globally.

When did you join Oldcastle? June 2014

Where is your job located?
My office is located in Rochester, New York. I sit in the Corporate Recruiting Office.  The rest of my team, including my boss, is in Atlanta, Georgia.

What do you like about working here?
I love the friendly, caring, collaborative culture of Oldcastle.   People here are very supportive of one another, and they know how to have fun.  There is a culture of learning and high expectations which I truly appreciate. I also enjoy the global aspects of the company, which allows me to work with people in different parts of the world and learn new perspectives on how business operates outside the US.

What are the best parts of your job?
I am the type of person who loves to figure things out!  When you are dealing with a lot of systems, particularly at a company as large as CRH/Oldcastle, you are constantly trying to find ways to make the systems work better for everyone. I get to do that every day!  Many of my “great ideas” come from the people that I talk to every day.  You learn a lot by working with diverse groups of people to come up with great solutions that have an impact.

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They would say I love music, laughing, having fun, am friendly and sometimes a bit too much of a morning person.  They would also probably say that I’m always available to listen and help.

Do you have any funny or interesting work stories to share?
When I was at my last employer, one of my co-workers gave me a “Dundee Award” for Christmas.  If you don’t know what a Dundee is, it is an Annual award that was given away on the show “The Office.”  When I started working at Oldcastle, we started passing it around the office whenever someone did something that required recognition.  The goal of the Dundee is to never sit too long on one person’s desk, because it is supposed to be passed!  Note to my co-workers – if it’s on your desk right now, pass it on!

Just for fun, we want to know – what was your first job ever?
I worked as a cashier at a local grocery store called “Star Market”.  One of the best parts of that job for me was that my grandmother was also a cashier there and we could work side by side.  My grandma is now 96 years old, but we still joke about how much fun we used to have working together. Star Market was also the first local grocery store to sell “generic” products in white and black packaging. How yummy do you think the 99 cent generic beer was?

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Do you have any hobbies?

I love traveling, making jewelry, boating, fishing and hanging out with friends and family at our cottage in the Finger Lakes region of New York. I enjoy taking pictures of sunsets, sunrises and rainbows, although I am not that great at it.   Every year on our lake on July 3rd there are huge parties for the “Ring of Fire” and fireworks displays that circle the lake. It’s chaotic and so much fun.

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Tell us about your family.
I have a great husband, Pat, who I have been with since High School. We just celebrated our 30th anniversary! We have two boys, Chris (24) and Brian (21).  Brian is a Finance and Economics major at Rochester Institute of Technology (my Alma Mater!) and my son, Chris, is an Automation Engineer at a company in Rochester.  We have a lot of fun together as a family, and I am thrilled that Chris just bought a house in Rochester and will be staying in the area!

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Gina was featured in this article: Computer Analysts Among Growing IT Careers. Check it out!

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Oldcastle is North America’s largest manufacturer of building products and materials. With more than 2,000 locations throughout North America, we are in constant pursuit of the next generation of successful decision makers, leaders and problem solvers. Learn more about joining the Oldcastle team HERE.

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Joe Bianchi, Corporate Recruiter, Oldcastle Materials

06-28-2015-Jenn 047What do you do in your position at Oldcastle?
I work on the Oldcastle’s Materials Team and recruit for their Southeast Division.  The Southeast Division consists of APAC Mississippi, Conrad Yelvington, MidSouth Paving and Preferred Materials (located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee).  I recruit for all exempt level positions within the Southeast. These roles could include Paving Foreman, Superintendents, Project Managers, Estimators, Ready Mix Sales, Plant Foreman as well as Corporate Staff positions.

When did you join Oldcastle?
February, 2015

Where is your job located?
Rochester, NY

What do you like about working here?
Oldcastle is a great place to work.  Since I have been here, it seems to be in continuous growth mode, and you really feel like you’re helping the organization by finding quality people to help continue its growth. I enjoy the culture, and like working for an organization that promotes getting the job done as well as career development opportunities for its employees.

What are the best parts of your job?
My co-workers.  They are always quick to help or give guidance when needed.  I enjoy coming in and working with them every day.  Next, the relationships that I built with the Hiring Managers, Human Resources and others who work in the Southeast.  Even though I work from a distance, I still feel like I’m part of their team. In addition, I enjoy getting to meet all the great candidates that we come in contact with.  I get to know our candidates very well through the process, and try to stay in touch even after they are hired.  For those who haven’t been hired yet, I take it upon myself to try and help to find the right fit for them.  It’s always a great feeling when you know that you did the right thing for someone and they are able to advance their career.

Jenn 11-16-2014 037What would your co-workers say about you?
I think they view me as a very big family guy. If I am not going to a baseball game, I am usually at a family dinner, birthday party or just getting together for a visit.  There are not many nights that I go straight home.  They probably would also say that I am very organized.  If you see my desk, everything has a place. My motto is – the less paper, the better!

Do you have any funny or interesting work stories to share?
I have too many to share, but here’s one: I used to work at Buckman’s Carwash in high school.  One day, I was asked to play the role of a dentist and was given a hammer and pencil.  The thought was that, since I played baseball, I would be the most qualified to hit the eraser on the pencil with the hammer and extract a loose tooth.  I accepted the challenge and the tooth was removed.  What I failed to mention prior, was that I was pitcher.

Just for fun, we want to know – what was your first job ever?
My first job ever was as a dishwasher at a Greek restaurant called Emerald’s.  My friend Traffy got me and all of our buddies a job there for the summer.

2012-RCBLChampionshipDo you have any hobbies?
I love anything baseball (NY Mets), football (Buffalo Bills), working in the yard, and for those who know me…vacuuming. When I’m not at the office, I help to run the Rochester Collegiate Baseball League with two of my good friends, Dan Sullivan and Lou Izzo. The “RCBL” is a local (Rochester, NY) league built for college players to develop and play competitive baseball during the summer. In addition, we also run a High School League in August which is modeled after our college league. www.rochestercbl.com.

JBDaughterTell us about your family.
My wife Jennifer and I have a lively 4 year old daughter, Faith, and a clueless 5 year old black lab named Smuckers at home. We are also expecting our second child in early September. Jenn and I both come from very large and very close families. With 11 nieces and nephews on both sides and with #12 showing up any day now, our nights and weekends are typically filled with some type of family event. And not only are we close with both sides of the family, but both sides are close with each other. It’s not unusual to hear that my parents and in-laws were up until 3 am playing cards together on a Saturday night…and we weren’t even invited!
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Connect with me on LinkedIn: Joe Bianchi

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Oldcastle is North America’s largest manufacturer of building products and materials. With more than 2,000 locations throughout North America, we are in constant pursuit of the next generation of successful decision makers, leaders and problem solvers. Learn more about joining the Oldcastle team HERE.

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Rob Mischler, Staffing Manager, Oldcastle Materials

At our corporate headquarters in Atlanta

What do you do in your position?

I provide exempt-level staffing assistance for a number of the divisions within the Oldcastle Materials Group. I partner with the HR Management and Hiring Managers to identify talent, facilitate a consistent offer process and ensure a strong candidate experience overall.

How long have you worked for Oldcastle?

Since 2013

Where is your job located?

Rochester, NY

What do you like about working here?

The people! We have an outstanding team here in Rochester that is constantly evolving. I also enjoy the opportunity we have to make a significant and long term impact on the business.

What are the best parts of your job?

The reward of creating opportunities for others and building relationships internally.

Why do you think Oldcastle is a good place to work?

There is a strong focus on individual development and creating a path for advancement.

How would your coworkers describe you?

Hmmm… I’d guess they would say I’m a person who is always upbeat, smiling and wanting to help – if you can get me out of my office.

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What are your hobbies outside of work?

Trail running (lots of it), and anything my son Chase may be interested in doing with me.

Would you like to share anything about your family?

I have been married for 11 years to Emily (who I met in college). We have a 7-year old son named Chase and a golden retriever named Tank.

Just for fun, we want to know – what was your first job ever?

I worked for a family-run pizza shop during the Summer (from the age of 15 to 21). My mom never had to worry about us going hungry!

Do you have any funny or interesting work stories to share?

I do have one from my first job. One time,  I was very engaged in conversation and was shaking an Italian dressing bottle. What  I didn’t realize was that I sprayed oil onto the whole line of customers. It was an expensive dry cleaning bill!

 

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