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SMW Local 104 Highlights Pan-Pacific at Kaiser Skyport

The following article is from SMW Local 104’s Winter 2017-2018 Newsletter: Located adjacent to the Mineta San Jose International Airport, Pan-Pacific Mechanical (PPM) is in the process of completing a state-of-the-art Medical Office Building for Kaiser Permanente. Since October 2016, our Sheet Metal Workers Local Union No. 104 members have been hard at work on

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Autism Society of Hawaii

Pan-Pacific was proud to present a giant check in support of the Autism Society of Hawaii, which is a 501(c)(3) organization serving families and individuals touched by autism and autism spectrum disorders.

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Warriors Christmas

The Warriors Arena jobsite got a surprise visit from Santa and his elves this year. Employees received Warriors T-shirts, and Santa gave out various tools and gifts including a George Forman Grill and large screen TV. Take a look at the pictures below to see the progress on this exciting project.

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Hawaii Office Blessing and Grand Opening

When a place of business opens its doors in Hawaii, it is common to have the location blessed by a Hawaiian Kahu (guardian or minister), and Pan-Pacific’s office is no exception. In Hawaiian culture, it is believed that kapu (taboos, curses or negative energy) can linger on a place, but that these can be cleared

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Southern California at the Phoenix Club

Southern California had a fabulous turnout for the annual Holiday Luncheon and celebrated another year of success at Pan-Pacific Mechanical. The office and field teams headed to the Phoenix Club and enjoyed catering from In-and-Out and the Lobsta Truck. It was a great time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the

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International Community Plumbing Challenge – Construction Week

Pan-Pacific employees, Chris Macias and Mark Hensley, participated in the construction phase of the International Community Plumbing Challenge, flying to Cicau Village, Indonesia to implement the plumbing upgrades for a local elementary school that were designed by their fellow colleague, Anthony Flores, and the ICPC team that was in attendence over the summer. Upgrades included

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Pan-Pacific Ranks 15th in the Nation

Pan-Pacific Mechanical is proud to be ranked by Engineering News-Record 15th in nation on the list of Top Mechanical Firms, and 70th out of the top 600 specialty contractors. This is a great team success story made possible by our amazing employees that keep our core values of Family, Loyalty, and Respect at the forefront

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Families Forward

Team Pan-Pacific rallied together to continue our support for a locally based charity, Families Forward, which helps children from low-income families who are homeless or at the risk of homelessness. The Back-to-School Backpack fundraiser encouraged Pan-Pacific to set a goal to fill 50 backpacks with at least twenty school supplies per backpack including binders, notebooks,

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CHOC Walk in the Park

Pan-Pacific employees were among the thousands of people who showed up for the three-mile walk through Disneyland to support one of our company’s favorite causes: the Children’s Hospital of Orange County. The 27th annual CHOC Walk is known as the largest walk for pediatric care in the nation. Along the way, participants were greeted by

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International Community Plumbing Challenge

This year, a few lucky Pan-Pacific employees had the privilege of traveling to Cicau Village, West Java, Indonesia to partner with International Community Plumbing Challenge (ICPC) to improve the hygienic standards at a local elementary school with updated and expanded the restroom facilities. Pan-Pacific employee, Anthony Flores, was nominated by Local Union 78 Business Manager,

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SoCal Safety Picnic

The sun was shining as more than 800 people arrived at the Newport Dunes for Pan-Pacific’s 70th Anniversary Picnic in Southern California. The picnic was bigger and better than ever and entertained the largest attendance to date. Guests were greeted with a beach themed event and were given IGLOO backpacks, lawn chairs and picnic blankets

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Pan-Pac Speed

The results are in! Here’s a look at the Top 4 brackets in the Southern California K-1 Racing Tournament. Congratulations to our very own Talladega Nights speed racer, Chris Young, for channeling his inner Ricky Bobby and placing 1st Overall!

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HUGS House Oahu

Pan-Pacific Hawaii recently partnered with Hensel Phelps and adopted the HUGS house facility on Oahu as one of our many outreach activities. HUGS serves families with children up to the age of 21 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness or disease. The nonprofit organization provides comprehensive, long-term support to families, helping them on

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Hawaii Safety Picnic

Pan-Pacific’s Hawaii office held its first annual Safety Picnic to celebrate the 2016 safety record. The picnic was hosted at the Lucky Strike Social on Saturday, October 6th in Honolulu, HI. Employees and their families enjoyed an afternoon of cosmic bowling while dining on a delicious spread of food including ahi tuna poke, pork sliders

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PM Retreat – Monterrey

Pan-Pacific Project Managers enjoyed the third annual PM Retreat this year in Monterey, CA. The team worked hard and played hard during their two-night stay at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. After their meetings, Project Managers joined spouses for an afternoon of golf and Sea Car Tours. In the evening, they attended a Pan-Pacific

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Department Appreciation Outings

Southern California Purchasing and Accounting Departments Southern California’s Purchasing and Accounting Departments came together to enjoy an outing to Catalina Island. The weather was perfect for a day exploring the island. Groups enjoyed a number of activities including Avalon tours, ziplines, and cabanas at Descanso Beach Club. The teams also enjoyed some time at the

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Salesforce Tower

The Salesforce Tower is a landmark addition to the downtown San Francisco skyline and is slated to become the tallest building on the West Coast, with its crown soaring to a height of 1,070 feet. The tower will be the focal point of a massive 145-acre development complete with hotels, retail space and a transit

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Chris Shore – Employee Spotlight

After hearing the excitement that Pan-Pacific Mechanical would be the plumbing subcontractor for the Salesforce Tower, Chris Shore began the steps needed to bring his experience and expertise to the team. Chris enjoys that Pan-Pacific plays a major role in high profile projects and loves that he can point out the projects he works on

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Brandon Barnum – Employee Spotlight

Pan-Pacific’s Brandon Barnum has been with the company for 2 1/2 years. He first heard about Pan-Pacific through Superintendent, Nate Gamble. He began his journey with Pan working at Bay Area Housing Authority (BAHA) continuing on to Kaiser Mission Bay MOB, and the Graton Hotel project. With many opportunities for growth at Pan-Pacific, one of

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Leaders In Integration

Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Integration + Collaboration = Success. Pan-Pacific partnered with the the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) in their Leaders in Integration Series.

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SoCal Foremen Sportfishing in Mexico

SoCal Foremen set out on an overnight sportfishing trip along the Baja coast and waters of Mexico. The group left San Diego on a 41 passenger charter at 9pm for the overnight trip and returned at 6pm the next day. They targeted Bluefin, Yellowfin, Yellowtail, Dorado and other Game Fish. The boat got them out

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Kaiser Skyport, San Jose

Ron and Cindy recently made a stop at San Jose’s Kaiser Skyport to check out the progress. See them pictured below along with Steve Conn, Rich Barbaria and Matt Eves.

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Another Safe Year – Norcal Safety Picnic 2017

The Northern California Safety Picnic got an early start this year on Saturday, April 29th. The weather was just right for a day of sunshine and smiles from our Pan-Pacific families. This year, guests received an IGLOO brand PPM cooler backpack for attending the event along with their choice of travel picnic blanket or PPM

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NorCal Foremen and the New Huck Finn Charter

The Northern California Foremen’s Fishing Outing was held on May 6th on the New Huck Finn private charter in Emeryville, CA. Foremen had excellent weather for the occasion and left the pier bright and early at 6am. Captain Jay Yokomizo and his crew are highly recommended in the Bay Area and are known for consistently delivering quality

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Take a Look at the Salesforce Tower 1 Team

Check out the crew at the Salesforce Tower 1. The first image shows a few of the guys after getting dirty during the matt slab pour. Group photo taken in March shows the guys have a pretty spectacular view of the city. Keep up the good work, guys!

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Robert Balos receive L.I.F.E Recognition Certificate

Congratulations to employee, Robert Balos, for being chosen to receive the L.I.F.E. Program Recognition Certificate from Turner Construction. Robert was working on Kaiser Irvine 3525 when he was the only recipient awarded in front of the entire job site. All trades were in attendance to see Robert receive the award. Turner Construction and Pan-Pacific’s, Henry Hillebrecht, presented

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Career Day at Enchanted Lake Elementary – Kailua, Hawaii

Children at Enchanted Lake Elementary in Kailua, Hawaii received a special treat when Pan-Pacific employees showed up for Career Day! Kermit Acasio, Ares Domingo, Farron Brown, and Josh Delos Santos presented what it is like to be in the construction field and helped the children construct a “K-3” made from copper pipe and propress fittings. Employee, Farron

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Jacobs Halls wins LEED Platinum

Jacobs Hall, home of the Institute for Design Innovation, has a new major designation: Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program, the highest level of certification possible. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, scores buildings on how well they meet various measures of sustainability. Jacobs Hall had a mission to

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Pan-Pacific Adopt-a-Family

Holidays can be a very stressful time for families who struggle to make ends meet. Imagine passing by all the new shiny toys, your child’s eyes aglow, realizing that you can’t afford to give them a special holiday gift. Southern California employees did an outstanding job raising money for this year’s Adopt-a-Family charity. With the help of

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Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Check out the ugliness happening at the Socal Ugly Christmas Sweater/ Holiday Potluck! Thank you to everyone who came dressed in their festive Christmas sweaters!

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NorCal at Hiller Aviation Museum

On Thursday, December 15th Northern California battled the rain at the annual Christmas Luncheon. Employees gathered at a new venue, The Hiller Aviation Museum, and enjoyed an all-you-can-drink cocktail hour while checking out over 40 unique aircrafts on display as well as hands on exhibits that told the story of aviation innovation. Meanwhile Sam’s Chowder House was preparing

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2016 Longevity Awards

Pan-Pacific had a fantastic amount of Longevity Awards to hand out for 2016 along with some very deserving MVP awards.     Southern California MVP – Erik Roth, George Clark, Dan Watts and Bryan Erdeman Northern California MVP – Trent Eves 5 Years – Travis Amason, Jon Aucella, Alejandro Baeza, Cliff Barber, Mark Carruthers, Ryan

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Christmas at the Phoenix Club

The Southern California Christmas Luncheon was held on Thursday, December 8th and hosted over 550 employees. One of our largest turnouts to date, the Phoenix Club in Anaheim was crawling with employees and lobsters. The Lobsta Truck hauled in 550 lobsters to feed the hungry crowd and offered a food truck atmosphere with an indoor/outdoor

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Where’s Waldo

The Southern California office was taken over by a gang of Wally Watchers, better known as Waldo’s devoted fan-club, dressed alike in the same red-and-white striped outfit.  Waldo’s distinctive red-and-white-striped shirt, bobble hat, and glasses were popping up in several departments making the hunt for the real Waldo quite challenging. Some may argue that Jared Boone was the

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CHOCWalk Disney

Pan-Pacific Mechanical participated in the 26th annual CHOC Walk in the Park presented by the Disneyland Resort. Bright and early on Sunday, October 30, 2016 participants walked through Disneyland, Disney California Adventure Park, and Downtown Disney! The Walk was a 5k (3.1 miles) and began at 6:30am for our dedicated employees. Last year, the CHOC Walk raised over $2.5 million

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Maple Street Correctional Earns LEED Gold

The recently completed Maple Street Correctional Center (MSCC) in Redwood City, CA, has been awarded LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold CertificationTM from the Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI®) as created and maintained by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC®). From the early stages of design and subsequent hiring of the Design-Builder’s, LEED

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Heads, Hands and Hearts – Craftsmanship at Work

Writer and Filmmaker, Kelly Candaele, has been filming a documentary capturing the lives of workers who are building the Wilshire Grand. The documentary titled Heads, Hands and Hearts – Craftsmanship at Work – grants viewers an unprecedented view into the inner workings of a major construction project in downtown Los Angeles. Candaele and cinematographer, Hector

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PPM Golf Classic at Green Hills

The 2016 PPM Golf Classic took place at Green Hills Country Club in Millbrae, CA. Approximately 75 were in attendance for the client invitational tournament. First Place winners were Rex McMackin, Tony Fung (McCarthy), Nancy Young (Genentech) and Mike Furlong (Elmco and Associates) Bringing home second place were Shannon Chapman, Ryan Delarosa (ISAT) and Brandon Kelly (McCarthy). Third place went

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Fun in the Sun – SoCal Safety

Southern California employees gathered at the Newport Dunes on Saturday, August 27th. The sun was hot and the drinks were cold! Families enjoyed a Luau themed picnic with pulled pork sandwiches and chicken kabobs. Activities ranged from kayaking and ziplines to face painting and hula hoop contests. Employees mingled throughout the day and enjoyed the

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Southern California Safety Picnic 2016

This year we are having a traditional Family Picnic to celebrate our safety record for 2015.  There will be games and contests throughout the day.  There will be swimming in the bay and watercraft to borrow.  Please bring a swimsuit, blankets or chairs for the beach and sunscreen! We have rides and activities for the

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Mayor of Los Angeles visits Metropolis

On Tuesday, August 23, Mayor Eric Garcetti introduced plans for creating new, good-paying jobs across Los Angeles County. At 7 a.m., Garcetti addressed construction workers at Greenland USA’s Metropolis, located just two blocks from the Staples Center and L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. In addition, Pan-Pacific’s Manny Renteria addressed the crowd of 2,000 with a thank

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Progress at KPSD

As KPSD is getting close to the end, Project Manger Chris Young, provided a recap of what they have accomplished to date. And its impressive to say the least. Demo of the existing county facility (consisting of over 80,000 soft) began in January of 2013. Since that time the team has assisted in design (or more accurately put

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Safety Picnic at the Ranch 2016

NorCal employees made their way to San Roman, CA for the 2016 Safety Picnic hosted at the Ranch at Little Hills. Families enjoyed a fairground atmosphere with interactive games and activities. Children spent the day beating the heat in the olympic-size swimming pool and cooling down with a water ballon fight. Guests had plenty to entertain every age group with a zipline, petting

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Bluebeam.com features PPM’s Dan Watts

Bluebeam.com featured the Wilshire Grand in its construction case study and used quotes from our very own BIM Lead, Dan Watts. The article discusses the use of Bluebeam Revu, a PDF creation, markup, editing and collaboration solution that has been crucial in our work on The Wilshire Grand. Read the entire article at the link below.

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MCAA Magazine featuring Camp Pendleton and Kaiser Central San Diego

MCAA Smart Solutions magazine will be featuring Kaiser Central San Diego in its Summer 2016 issue. A great compliment after featuring another job from our Senior Project Manager, Chris Young, in its 2015 summer issue. Keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming feature. Below is a glimpse of the past 2015 article featuring Camp Pendleton. http://www.mcaa.org/news/smartsolutions/Smart_Solutions-2015Summer.pdf    

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Southern California Open House 2016

The Southern California Open House took place on Thursday, May 19th. The Burnt Truck, Bill the Oysterman, TJ’s Woodfire Pizza, and Longboard’s Ice Cream served guests along with a full open bar. The Rams Cheerleaders and our favorite magician, Ron Porter, entertained the crowd.  Clients and colleagues enjoyed the evening festivities and represented Pan-Pacific in style.

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Northern California Safety Picnic

The Northern California Safety Picnic is coming up quickly! Make sure your family is set to attend on Saturday, June 4th at The Ranch at Little Hills in San Ramon California. Check out the custom event website! Check it out at the link below! http://theranchatlittlehills.com/pan-pacific 18013 Bollinger Canyon Rd, San Ramon, CA 94583 (Directions below)

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Northern California Open House 2016

The Northern California Open House took place on Wednesday, May 18th and hosted amazing food trucks including Sam’s Chowder Mobile, Golden Waffle, Del Popolo Pizza, Bill the Oysterman and Me So Hungry Sliders. The full bar served its much anticipated premier wines and featured a PP ice sculpture. Juan Carlos Contreras played live music and the Sacramento Kings Cheerleaders

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Jacobs Hall wins Energy Efficiency Award

Congratulations to Jacob’s Hall for winning the twelfth annual Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Awards Competition. The project was awarded by the UC Regents for Energy Efficiency for New Construction Projects. The internal award was from UC Regents to UC Berkley. The Sustainability Champion will be announced at the Best Practice Awards Ceremony at the

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Take a Peek inside San Mateo County Correctional Center

Take a sneak peek tour inside Maple Street Correctional Center, Redwood City, CA. A few facts: The jail is a three-story facility with the capacity for 744 beds — 256 on the men’s floor, 232 on the women’s floor — while the lower floor won’t be built out initially, leaving the jail at an initial total of 512 beds.

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Behind the Scenes on the Star Wars Set

Pan-Pacific employees spent an afternoon rehearsing lines for their 15 minutes of fame in the 2016 Employee Video. Pan-Pacific Galactic defeats the Durray Company in a gripping saga that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Enjoy a few moments watching your favorite cast of characters on the big screen!

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ACE Mentoring at USC Village

ACE Mentoring hosted its third Trades Day of the year this past February at USC Village for over 200 students. Students got their hands dirty and spent time exploring some of the different trades that make up a typical construction site – everything from laying bricks to managing the BIM model in the construction office. Trades Day

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The Pipeline – February 2016

The February issue of the Pipeline features, Longevity Awards, Christmas Photos, Prefabrication Spotlights and more! Download the PDF version on BOX .  

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Pan-Pacific MVPs

Congratulations to our 2015 MVPs, Tom Pearson, Steve Valot and Rebecca Campbell. Employees recognized and applauded these standout employees for a job well done. The biggest surprise of the Southern California Awards Ceremony was for Rebecca Campbell, who has organized the winners each year. This year it was Rebecca’s time to shine! We had a

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Longevity Awards

Five Years NorCal – Mark Burri, Karen Fryrear, Rob Fryrear, Seth Lindeman, and Vas Lolis SoCal – Hai Diep, David Peeler, Braden Sandahl, Josh Hazelton, Danielle Sullivan    Seven Years NorCal – Raul Flores and David Madrid SoCal – Dan Hensley, Michael Valek, Brennan Sadler, George Clark, Raul Cantu, Michelle Chung, Thomas Pelonero, Drew Smith, Emidio Cazarez, Carlos Sorto, Christopher Macias, Samuel Hernandez      Ten Years NorCal – Alicia Petros SoCal – Tyrone Reynolds, Joe

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Southern California Christmas Luncheon

Spirits were high as more than 550 of our Southern California employees gathered at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim to celebrate the annual holiday party on December 17, 2015. Field and office employees mingled in the 11,000 square foot “Festhalle,” many putting a face to a name for the first time. From the stuffed mushroom

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Hawaii Christmas Party

  The Hawaii Christmas Party was held on December 5th at the Waikiki Nobu. Seventeen employees were in attendance including Project Manger, Larry Cochran, General Foreman, J.D. Valdez, Project Engineer, Farron Brown, and many of our newly hired union and CPI union guys that are working on Kapi’olani. The employees had a wonderful time and dined on Yellowtail, White Fish, and

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Northern California Christmas

The Northern California Christmas Party took place on Friday, December 11th with over 400 employees in attendance. The luncheon was hosted at City Beach in Fremont for the second year in a row, and employees had a wonderful afternoon mingling and celebrating a year of hard work! Longevity awards were recognized with our 5 year employees Karen

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Pay it Forward this Christmas with Pan-Pacific

Southern California paid it forward this Thanksgiving with a Non-Profit Organization called Families Forward, a program committed to helping local Orange County families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. They had an excellent turnout collecting over 100 cans and $400 worth of grocery store gift cards helping families purchase their own turkeys and produce for Thanksgiving and future grocery

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