On January 28th, the 24th Annual Awards Banquet was held at the Marina Inn in South Sioux City.
The evening started with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a buffet. After dinner the program started with Skip Perley making a few comments about the events that happened this past year at Thompson Electric, Thompson Automation and Specialty Services and EI. After Skip’s comments, each of the general managers gave a brief review of their office and accomplishments for 2016.
For the Years of Safety Awards, TEC Corp recognized 214 eligible employees that had no incidents this past year and we had 2 employees, Tim Hall and John Staiert that have gone 24 years with no incidents. Last year we had a 192 employees eligible with no incidents and this year we are up to 214 employees with no incidents. That’s a remarkable number of employees with no incidents. We also celebrated Awards for Years of Service, with 12 employees recognized for 5 years of service, 7 employees with 10 years of service, 2 employees with 15 years of service and Chad Husted, Jim McCluskey and Tim Thomas with 20 years, Brian Duits with 25 years and Vicki Boyok and Jerry Grimsley with 30 years of service.
The evening ended with Let’s Make a Deal, where 5 tickets were randomly placed under the place settings around the room. That person and the person across from them, came up front for an opportunity to draw for a $500 Hard Rock Casino chip or select a box that contained one of the door prizes. It was great fun and enjoyed by all.
As 2016 comes to a close for TEC Corp, we are already working toward to a great 2017.