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Sioux City Litter Dash

Thompson Electric and TEC-Corp employees participated in the Sioux City Litter Dash last Friday.

13 teams with 900 volunteers in total from local Siouxland businesses and community groups took part.

The goal of the litter dash was to help cleanup and beautify our community and reduce littler in the environment.

The Thompson and TEC-Corp team had 13 members total. The assignment was the Perry Creek trail from 11th to 19th street. It was quite an undertaking, but it was a great way to help clean up the walking trail. In total 175 bags of litter were collected. Of that 175 bags 52 were picked up by the Thompson and TEC team!

Thank you to everyone to who pitched in for the inaugural Sioux City Litter Dash!

GEAPS

Recently, Thompson Automation & Specialty Services participated as an exhibitor, in the National GEAPS (Grain Elevator and Processing Society) Expo in Kansas City, MO.  More than 3000 people from all aspects of the grain industry attended the 3 day event.

Mike Pendergast (Thompson Automation and Specialty Services) and Rob Costello (Thompson Electric) handled the booth duties promoting arc flash awareness, infrared thermal imaging and electrical safety for grain elevators. Thompson Automation and Specialty Services is using these national expos to create awareness of the dangers of electrical hazards in grain handling facilities.  As a result, owners and operators of grain facilities, are now realizing the dangers of electricity and the need for arc flash risk assessments, electrical surveys and training for their employees.

The interest generated by our presence at the GEAPS Expo, and the follow up from our contacts made at the Expo, emphasizes the growing interest in electrical safety and the need for Thompson Automation and Specialty Services to stay active in the grain industry.

Ride for Miracles…

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Five motorcycle riders, 3 Miracle Riders from Siouxland and 2 Miracle Riders from Georgia, have set out from Sioux City on a long journey for a good cause.  The Unity Point Health/St. Luke’s “Miracle Riders” left Monday morning from Thompson Electric, who sponsored the send-off, for a 4,500 mile trip through the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada to raise money for UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Children’s Miracle Network and all of Siouxland.  This is the inaugural “Ride for Miracles” for Sioux City.

Matt Thompson, a miracle rider said, “we are riding to raise money to buy new equipment for their units, a new Giraffe OmniBed Carestation for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and a new Cub Pediatric Crib for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit which allows the kids up there to stay in one unit and the nurses are able to care for them from start to finish on all sides, so it’s a good thing for them.”

The riders, riding through whatever the weather is, are scheduled to return home Friday September 30th with a reception at the Firehouse Bar.

Check out their web site, www.miracleriders.com  to follow their progress as they make their way around the Great Lakes and to learn more about Ride for Miracles.  Their goal is to raise $50,000 during their trip.

Finally – New Office Location in Sioux Falls

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They have been looking for years and finally a building became available that meet the needs of Thompson Electric in Sioux Falls.  The new office has 15,500 sq. ft. of which 4,000 is office space and 11,500 will be prefab and shop space.  In addition, there is a 2 acre fenced in lot for vehicle parking, material storage and other needs.

The new office location is in the same general area of Sioux Falls as the previous office, with easy access from I-29.  The new facility has the office space needed for growth and the space in the prefab area to continue the expansion of our prefab opportunities.

So, after looking for the right building for what seemed a very long time, it finally happened and Thompson Electric in Sioux Falls has a new home that will serve them for many years to come.

Labor Day…

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Labor Day is a day of rest or the last chance for many people to go on trips before the summer ends. For students, it is the last chance to organize parties before school starts again. In some neighborhoods, people organize fireworks displays, barbecues and public arts or sports events. The football season starts on or around Labor Day and many teams play their first game of the year during Labor Day weekend.

History of Labor Day

The first observance of Labor Day was likely on Sept. 5, 1882, when some 10,000 workers assembled in New York City for a parade. The parade inspired similar events across the country, and by 1894 more than half the states were observing a “workingmen’s holiday” on one day or another. Later that year, with Congress passing legislation and President Grover Cleveland signing the bill on June 29, the first Monday in September was designated “Labor Day.” This national holiday is a creation of the labor movement in the late 19th century and pays tribute to the social and economic achievements of American workers.

Sometimes, we don’t appreciate the everyday things we take for granted, like our employees.  I want to thank all of the people that work at Thompson Electric, Electric Innovations, Thompson Specialty Services and TEC Corp. for their contribution to making this holiday something special to celebrate.  Without them, Labor Day would be a meaningless holiday.

Thank you and enjoy the Holiday that was created for you.

OSHA 30 in Omaha…

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The OSHA 30 Training Program provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. The program also provides information regarding workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. This is a voluntary program and attended on their own time.

The OSHA 30 Training Program employees attend 30 hours of classes delivered by Jeff Bennett, Thompson Electric’s authorized trainer.  The 30 hour class is intended for employees with responsibility for safety in the field or as a refresher class for their personal well-being.

The past 3 weekends Jeff Bennett provided OSHA 30 training for 19 employees from our Omaha office.  This was the second OSHA 30 Training class in the past year in Omaha and this class was asked for by a group of our employees.  We think it’s great when a group of employees ask for Safety Training.

The 19 employees that attended the OSHA 30 Training were Joe Perchal, Kevin Dawson, Russ Armstrong, Garrett Taub, Chris Estelle, Austin Taylor, Riley Fischer, Ryan Gilbert, Tom Plambeck, John McCaul, John Hilt, Charlie Wenck, Dwayne Goodman, Dean McCarthy, Bill O’Shea, Christian Thomas, Chris Osborn, Corey Osborn and Steve Tebben.

We are proud of the commitment made to achieve the OSHA 30 Certification and recognize those who attended with an OSHA 30 Hooded Sweatshirt.

Congratulations to all…

What I learned in school…

With school starting next week for many students, I thought it would be appropriate to give the adults a refresher course of what we learned in school.  We learned this lesson at a very early age and should be using this knowledge today.

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