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Healthiest State Walk

On October 4th, TEC Corp, Thompson Electric, Electric Innovations and Thompson Automation and Specialty Services offices in Sioux City, IA., all participated in the Iowa – Healthiest State Walk.  This is the 7th annual Healthiest State Walk and this is the 4th year that TEC, TE, EI and TASS have taken part in the walk.  This year, we had 14 healthy minded employees participate in the walk.  Jordyn Salem was the coordinator for this year’s walk and did an outstanding job in getting 14 employees to walk for 30 minutes.

The initiative started to help make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation. Over the years the interest has grown from Iowans in making communities more walkable, incorporating biking and transit into transportation plans and launching walking school buses so children can walk or bike safely to school.

For more information about the Iowa – Healthiest State Initiative go to http://www.iowahealthieststate.com

We look forward to next year’s Healthiest State Walk and to challenging all of our Iowa employees to make Iowa, the #1 healthiest state.

#GetYourWalkOn

2nd Annual Ride for Miracles…

Seven Miracle motorcycle riders from Siouxland have set out from Sioux City on a long journey for an amazing cause.  The Unity Point Health/St. Luke’s “Miracle Riders” left Monday morning from Thompson Electric, who sponsored the send-off, for a 5,000 mile trip on the historic Route 66 to raise money for UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Children’s Miracle Network and all of Siouxland.  This is the second annual “Ride for Miracles” for Sioux City.

The riders, riding through whatever the weather is, are scheduled to return home Friday, September 29th with an open reception at the Firehouse Bar.

Check out their website, www.miracleriders.com  to watch the live feed, see photos, read blogs from the daily journey and follow their progress as they make their way on Route 66. Their goal is to raise $50,000 during their trip.

Data Closet Transformations

One of the many services Thompson Electric provides is low voltage data cabling. The need to keep your racking and switches clean, easy to access and understand is vital for any business. If you experience issues with your data your technician will need to get to the issue quickly. Having a hard to navigate data closet can really delay your operation.

These are a few of the transformations Thompson Electric has performed.

You can see more information here!

#datacabling

Siouxland Woman Outside the Box Renee Beaulieu

Renee was featured in the latest edition of Siouxland Woman Magazine. Renee shares inspiring insights and is an exemplary strong woman. Read the full article here.

S.A.V.E. Yourself, Active Shooter Training

Imagine, if someone came through your business door with that distant look in their eyes and suddenly pulled out a gun and started shooting.  What would you do, how would you react, where would you go?  All good questions that we probably hardly think about, but it can happen.

Recently, TEC Corp, Thompson Electric – all locations, TASS and EI all went through extensive training on what to do and how to respond to a shooter who may enter your business with the intent to harm or kill as many people as they possible can.

What should you do?  How to SAVE yourself.

  1. Run or Flee – get away from the shooter safely if you can – through another door, a window, kick a hole in the drywall or any type of exit.
  2. Hide – tie the door shut using your belt, electrical cord or anything you can wrap around the door knob or door closure, barricade yourself in a room using as many obstacles to put in front of the entrance to the room. Make it hard for them to enter the room you are hiding in.
  3. Fight – as a last result, fight for your life. Throwing items at the shooter, this can be anything found in your desk or surroundings.  The natural instinct of a person is to duck and follow the item thrown at them with their eyes, which takes away their ability to aim at their target. Physically attack the shooter and disable them until authorities arrive.  Most shooters do not want physical violence.

Most people will survive a shooting if they react to the situation.  If you do nothing then your chances decrease in surviving.  So always be aware of your surroundings, no matter where you are, to either run, hide or fight.

SAVE Yourself.