Bingham & Taylor: Leading with Values and Investing in People

On National Employee Appreciation Day, companies across the nation take the time to celebrate their workforce. However, at Bingham & Taylor, a leader in underground utility access and security, recognizing and valuing employees extends far beyond this single day.

Based in Culpeper, Virginia, Bingham & Taylor has been a beacon of innovation and dedication in the industry. With a clear focus on cultivating a collaborative culture, the company has invested heavily in the C2ARES values program—Collaboration, Creativity, Accountability, Respect, Excellence, and Sustainability. This initiative is a collaborative effort between staff and executives, ensuring these core values permeate every aspect of the organization.

A Safer, More Empowered Workplace

Safety and well-being are paramount at Bingham & Taylor. Over the past five years, the company has achieved a significant decrease in workplace incidents, with a 77% reduction in the Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) and an 81% decrease in Days Away Restricted Time (DART). These improvements are the result of strategic investments in safety technologies, including modern safety light curtains, a robotic welder, and a comprehensive data monitoring system for forklifts. These measures have not only enhanced safety but also set a new standard in the industry.

Matt Houston, Chief of Operations, emphasizes the company’s commitment: “Our goal is to create an environment where each employee feels safe, valued, and empowered. Recognizing their efforts continuously is part of our commitment to excellence and leadership in American manufacturing.”

Fostering Growth and Career Development

Bingham & Taylor is also renowned for its dedication to employee growth and professional advancement. The company prides itself on nurturing talent and facilitating significant career transitions, from quality roles to senior management, and from production lines to strategic leadership positions. For instance, Kelvin Pollard, the Master Scheduler and Planning Manager, has been with the company for over 34 years, advancing from entry-level positions to managerial roles.

Celebrating a Culture of Appreciation

Central to Bingham & Taylor's success is its steadfast commitment to creating a culture of appreciation and engagement. This is evident through various initiatives such as quarterly lunches, safety rewards programs, annual bonuses, team-building activities, and more. Such initiatives not only enhance employee morale but also drive productivity and success, reinforcing the company's position as a leader in the manufacturing sector.

About Bingham & Taylor

As the premier North American provider of access and security solutions for underground utilities, Bingham & Taylor has stood the test of time since its founding in 1849. This 100% woman-owned business upholds the highest standards in craftsmanship and service, meeting the needs of water and gas utilities across North America and the Caribbean. With a commitment to innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction, Bingham & Taylor remains dedicated to advancing the industry while celebrating the hard work and dedication of its employees.