Culture & Community
At Unistress we prioritize giving back to our community.
Serving our home region with personal time and valuable skills, the employee-led Unistress Community Crew donates their time and talent, assisting local schools, municipalities, and service organizations to help build and maintain neighborhood playgrounds and sports parks, strengthen early-literacy networks, and support local animal shelters.
That community spirit, deeply ingrained through every element of the company, is another important element of the Petricca family legacy. Corporate Social Responsibility has always been central to our culture at Unistress, and we choose to support a wide selection of local charitable organizations working across healthcare, education, social services, and the arts – each of whom take part in strengthening our community.
I’ve been working here 20 years. I like working on bridges and special projects – doing something different every day..
You might look at the operation and think, this is just a bit of precast – but Unistress just produced the new air traffic control tower at Teterboro airport. …This is a pretty cool place to work.
The company’s always been caring and understanding. They welcome people in.
I like when a job is complete in the field, when you can stand back and look at a major project like the Tappan Zee Bridge and say, "I did that. I was a part of that."
“I like the community of people working together on all the little steps that go into these huge structures.”
When she found Unistress while looking for steady work to replace her usual pick-up gigs doing painting, roofing and decking working her early 20s, Nicole Schneider say, “It’s different now, but I was the only woman on the crew at the time.”…
“I love working here. It’s the people. This is where I belong.”
Chris Atwood began his progression from an entry level position to management roles when Unistress CEO noticed his stellar work performance and recognized his aptitude. “I started as a driver for a vendor and moved to Unistress to become the house hauler…
“If you’re willing to learn, they’re willing to teach you.”
It’s been nearly two decades at Unistress for David Hernandez, who was recruited to the work crew in 2005 by a cousin. He began working in the plant with no manufacturing experience. “I was making pizzas before – this was all new…
“Unistress is a place to make a career.”
Chris McKay has been working with Unistress for 12 years, after getting his foot in the door as a laborer in the early 2000s. “You can be successful here. There’s a lot of room for growth.” In his time with Unistress, McKay…
We adhere to the highest standards of integrity and ethical business practices.
We build our success and reputation through quality relationships.
We build diverse and dedicated teams that take pride in our work, across every department.
We care for the health of our workers and our environmental impact by proactively managing safety and sustainability.
We contribute our knowledge, skill, and resources to support initiatives that strengthen our home region.
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