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Workers at Highland construction firm wearing pink hard hats for breast cancer awareness

EMCOR workers are wearing pink hard hats at job sites throughout Northwest Indiana to raise awareness of breast cancer.

Construction workers in Northwest Indiana are wearing pink for a good cause.

About 100 workers at Highland-based EMCOR Hyre Electric Co. of Indiana are wearing pink hard hats this month as part of EMCOR's 10th annual campaign "Protect Yourself. Get Screened Today." The hope is to encourage more people to get screened for breast cancer this October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The company is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group Inc., a Connecticut-based Fortune 500 firm with 170 locations, 33,000 employees and $7.8 billion in revenue next year.

“This is EMCOR’s 10th consecutive year of spearheading the national Pink Hard Hat initiative," EMCOR Hyre President and CEO Thomas Corsiglia said. "Over the years people have come forward to say they believe this unique way of raising awareness of the importance of breast cancer screening has had a positive impact on their own lives or that of a loved one."

EMCOR specializes in mechanical and electrical construction, building services, and industrial and energy infrastructure, providing services such as value engineering and project management to clients in a wide array of sectors. Its workers will wear pink hard hats nationwide at job sites that include factories, refineries, shopping malls, hospitals, and highway projects.

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“Many of our employees wear hard hats on a daily basis for personal protection, and we’re proud of their commitment to wear an EMCOR/EMCOR Hyre Electric Pink Hard Hat in October to raise awareness of breast cancer and remind women and men to get screened,” Corsiglia said. 

For more information, visit www.emcorgroup.com/pinkhardhat.

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Joseph S. Pete is a Lisagor Award-winning business reporter who covers steel, industry, unions, the ports, retail, banking and more. The Indiana University grad has been with The Times since 2013 and blogs about craft beer, culture and the military.