Day & Zimmermann’s 2016 Strategic Growth Conference Attendees Take Action and Participate in Community Volunteer Programs

PHILADELPHIA, PA – January 19th , 2016 – Day & Zimmermann (D&Z), the century-old, family-owned provider of construction & engineering, staffing and defense solutions for leading corporations and governments around the world, demonstrated its commitment to community service by participating in half-day local volunteer programs as part of its Annual Strategic Growth Conference (SGC). The SGC brings together D&Z senior leaders to discuss the firm’s strategic goals and to better understand how to navigate future challenges and opportunities.

The community service efforts achieved maximum impact by sending teams of 8-12 senior leaders to 5 volunteer programs across the city of Philadelphia.  This volunteer effort helped to set the tone for our organization in 2016, as leadership is about setting a positive example for those not only within our company but also in our community.  

The organizations and efforts that D&Z assisted were selected to align with the company’s core values of safety, diversity, integrity and success. They included:

  • American Red Cross – Prepared 500 fire safety bags that will be distributed to Philadelphia residents in order to prevent and prepare families for residential fires
  • Urban League of Philadelphia – Participated in a Diversity & Inclusion workshop highlighting how it affects the regions’ market.
  • Share Food Program (United Way) – Packed 10 pallets of food boxes and assisted in daily warehouse operational needs.
  • Urban Affairs Coalition – Painted a variety of building items including the lobby, chairs, TV room, library and staircase railings.
  • Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) – Assisted entrepreneurial students at Audenried High School in developing their business plans by offering feedback, recommendations and strategic advice.

Founded in 1901, Day & Zimmermann is a family-owned company with a workforce of over 50,000 specializing in construction & engineering, staffing and defense solutions for leading corporations and governments around the world. Operating from more than 150 worldwide locations with 2.7 Billion USD in revenue, Day & Zimmermann is currently ranked as one of the largest private companies in the U.S. by Forbes. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, our first work was to develop "Betterment Reports" that helped modernize American factories. Today, we are still in the business of betterment—maintaining the nation's power infrastructure, protecting American freedoms and driving technological advancements around the world. We do what we say.®