SSC Hosts 40th Anniversary Event

Wed December 16, 2009 - West Edition

Co-owner Aaron Veidmark speaks at the employee recognition part of the event.
Co-owner Aaron Veidmark speaks at the employee recognition part of the event.
Co-owner Aaron Veidmark speaks at the employee recognition part of the event. (L-R) are Samuel Ariaratnam, Arvid Veidmark III, Aaron Veidmark, Marcia Veidmark, Michelle Walker and Abe Veidmark. Michelle Walker (L), vice president finance poses with Marcia Veidmark, owner.

Specialized Services Company (SSC) officially opened its newly remodeled and expanded facility during a special 40th anniversary event.

The day-long celebration began with an early morning employee recognition program, in which amongst many recognitions, Michelle Walker, who has been with SSC 11 years, was announced vice president of finance and administration. Arvid Veidmark III, co-owner and EVP, shared his recent Ruben Orona Safety Ambassador Of the Year Award with employees. Shortly thereafter, SSC hosted an open house for customers, associates, employees and their families. The day ended with a special dinner presentation, acknowledging family and associates that have helped make the company a success.

A highlight of the 40th anniversary celebration, was a ribbon cutting ceremony presided over by Samuel Ariaratnam, associate professor in the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University. In addition Ariaratnam also presented attendees with his professional insight on the state of the trenchless construction industry.

More than 150 special guests were in attendance throughout the day, touring the facility, learning about the company’s unique family history, and enjoying the food.

The event also recognized SSC’s long history and its commitment to customer service. In addition to celebrating the past, this was an opportunity for SSC to express its appreciation for all who contributed to its success, and to share its vision for a future piloted by the next generation of owners.

SSC was founded in 1969 by Arvid Veidmark Jr., wife Marcia, and family. Although some of the faces have changed, Veidmark’s vision to provide a valuable service to the community is still intact.

SSC provides turnkey trenchless boring and tunneling services as well as subsurface utility engineering for clients worldwide. SSC headquarters are located at 2001 W. North Lane, Phoenix, Ariz. 85021.

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