On Thursday, November 15th, in the midst of a furious storm, we gathered in the historic General Society Library to honor and celebrate the contributions of our 2018 Craftsmanship Award Recipient Neil A. Mazzella, Chairman of Hudson Scenic Studio to Craftsmanship, Labor and the City of New York.
Mr. Mazzella is an iconic Broadway figure. His company, Hudson Scenic Studio is regarded as a world leader in scenic construction and automation. Neil Mazzella is renowned as “The Builder of Broadway’s World.” (The New York Times).
As the storm swirled outside, in true Broadway fashion, the show did go on and it was indeed, a very special and memorable evening.
Since 1785, The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen (GSMT) has been improving the lives of New Yorkers, through its tuition-free Mechanics Institute (initiated in 1858) and its wide range of educational, historical, and cultural programs. The GSMT continues to provide tuition-free evening instruction in the building and construction trades and provides a critical service to improve job opportunities for New Yorkers in the industry.
Without a tuition-free education, many of our students would be unable to get the education needed to advance in today’s environment. Each fall, over 300 students enroll in the Mechanics Institute’s programs including Electrical Technology, HVAC&R Systems, Plumbing Systems, Construction Project Management, AutoCAD and BIM.
We are so deeply grateful to all those listed below who supported the Annual Craftsmanship Awards Gala benefitting The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen and its Mechanics Institute. Your contributions will help secure the future of our Mechanics Institute so that it can continue its long-standing tradition of helping the men and women of the building and construction industry to make a better life for themselves, their families as well as the community.
Hudson Scenic Studio
Jack Resnick & Sons
Lewis Black, Drew McCoy, Mark Linn-Baker
Miyako & Edmondo Schwartz
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 14-14B
International Union of Operating Engineers, Local Union 15, 15A, 15B, 15C & 15D
Penguin, An EMCOR Company
United Scenic Artists Local USA 829 IATSE
Enterprise Association, Steamfitters Local Union 638
FVBR Theatrical Holdings, LLC
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 138
John Gallin & Son, Inc.
Plumbers Union Local 1
Roundabout Theatre Company
The Shubert Organization
Cardoza Plumbing Corporation
Eagle 1 Mechanical, Inc.
Cheryl Hammer, AXA Advisors
Hudson Theatrical Association
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 891
Brad & Lisa Larson
McLaren Engineering Group
Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers
National Tartan Day New York Committee
The General Contractors Association of New York, Inc.
ADCO Electrical Corporation
Jennifer Dengel & Timothy Herlocker
Erin Haskell, HeatingHelp.com
James C. Hennelly
Dan Holohan Associates, Inc.
Local Union 147 LIUNA
Richard Moylan, The Green-Wood Cemetery
Peter Pennoyer Architects
Pullman SST Inc.
Kenneth Stubbolo, Dynamic Construction Services Inc.
Angelo A. Vigorito
Alfonso C. Esteban, A. Esteban & Co.
Ellen A. Fisch
Emily Gaunt, Painters Forum
Marleen Levi, PLG Veterans Assistance Fund
Bruno Lopez, Atelier de France, Inc.
McManus Mechanical Maintenance Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
Matthew Melasky, A. Esteban & Co.
John J. Pasquale, Pasquale Management, LLC.
John M. Shanahan
Ernie Smith, Penn & Fletcher, Inc.