Tagged: Electrical Contractor Omaha

What’s In Your Cup? Dangers Associated With Energy Drinks

Published: June 2017
By Tom O’Connor

Construction workers often use energy drinks, such as Monster and Red Bull, for a quick pick-me-up. However, many people are unaware of the risks their consumption poses. Using these highly caffeinated and nutritionally deficient beverages can result in serious health complications. In fact, many companies in the construction industry have deemed energy drinks dangerous enough to ban them from work sites.  Read the rest of the article here.

fleX – Future Leaders Excelling Graduation 2017

The inaugural fleX Class of 2017 have become graduates after 9 months of study.  During this time these individuals learned all aspects of business, leadership skills, and project management techniques while working in real life situations.  They encountered real life scenario’s set up to help them understand and learn firsthand about how to work and negotiate with a variety of people.

These graduates included Nick Hoffman, Dillan Malloy, Brice Sayler and Tyler Walsh.  The graduation included the instructors from the year and the graduate’s families.

The fleX Program started on September 8th and ended on May 18th, 2017, and Graduation Day ended with a celebratory dinner and award ceremony. Congratulations to the graduates of 2017.

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.

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.

Siouxland Chamber Golden Ticket Promotion

 

 

The Siouxland Chamber of Commerce had a promotional program for its members, that any member who had a gold star on the back of their membership certificate were eligible for a gift certificate.

Congratulations to Bomgaars Supply, Inc. for being a Golden Ticket Winner from the Siouxland Chamber. Bomgaars selected the $50 gift certificate from Thompson Electric Company, chosen through the Siouxland Business Directory.

Thank you to the Chamber for the creative ways you bring Siouxland companies together.

Thompson Electric Acquires Automation Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Services Unlimited joins company to form Thompson Automation and Specialty Services

SIOUX CITY, IA – March 6, 2017 – TEC-Corp., the parent company of Thompson Electric has acquired the assets of Service Unlimited Inc. of Ireton Iowa, an industrial controls and automation company.   The purchase allows Thompson Electric to deliver innovative controls and automation process solutions to customers throughout the Midwest. Industries such as agriculture, water/waste water treatment, food processing, oil and gas, light and heavy manufacturing, utility production and distribution and more. The acquisition also marks the creation of Thompson Automation and Specialty Services.  A new company to meet the needs to customers requiring support solutions beyond those of traditional electrical contractors.

“Our strategic investment in the purchase of Services Unlimited represents a significant strengthening of our technical capabilities and portfolio of solutions to offer customers,” said Skip Perley CEO of Thompson Electric parent company TEC-Corp.   Skip continued; “Mel and the team at Services Unlimited bring to Thompson Electric more than 30-years of expertise in automation and a true commitment to customers’ satisfaction.  We look forward to their joining our team at Thompson Automation and Specialty Services.”

 “We are excited to join Thompson Automation and Specialty Service to create a regional leader in the automation and controls process market.  We will continue to deliver the high-quality solutions that our loyal customer base has come to expect,” said Mel Schwiesow, Services Unlimited founder and President. “This creates the best combination available to help customers uncover the benefits of process controls that drive production efficiencies.”

Thompson Automation and Specialty Services now adds process control and automaton to its list of available solutions.  Previous offerings included Arc Flash Risk Assessments, Infrared Thermal Imaging, Electrical Preventative Maintenance, large scale LED Lighting Retro-fitting, and Solar and Wind Energy Generation.  “Thompson Electric has earned customers trust and loyalty for nearly 85-years by providing innovative solutions to meet customers’ unique needs,” said Jason Glover, General Manager of Thompson Automation and Specialty Services.  “The addition of solutions in the area of controls and automation only strengthens our ability to meet current and new customer’s needs.”

Specific controls and automation solutions now provided by Thompson Automation and Specialty Services include:

  • System Design and Engineering
  • Custom Software Programming
  • UL Certified Customer Control Panel Fabrication
  • Equipment Installation and Commissioning
  • Instrumentation Installation, Set-up & Calibration
  • Hardware and Programing Maintenance Service

About Thompson Electric Company
Thompson Electric is a premier Midwest electrical contractor since 1933 that services the commercial, industrial, healthcare, education, government, low voltage and residential industries.  Thompson Electric is a forward thinking innovative leader in the industry with the ability to revolutionize its business model.  We utilize technology in every aspect of our business from estimating, arc flash risk assessment, infrared thermal imaging, 3D, Cad, BIM/Revit, electrical preventive maintenance (EPM), Solar, Automation and Controls, design build, prefabrication to project management and field supervision.  To support our regional growth, the company maintains permanent offices in Sioux City, Omaha, Sioux Falls.