Tagged: Electrical Contractor Sioux City

Learning and Growing with Thompson Electric

Sam Ouedraogo, Assistant Project Manager with Thompson Electric Company of Omaha has had a unique experience here at Thompson Electric beginning in summer of 2016. Sam is an Electrical Engineering student, he started at Thompson with a 3-month 400-hour internship.

During his internship, Sam has spent valuable hours in the office and the field. He was able to experience change orders, RFI’s, understanding the importance of planning, prefab and how the field and office team work together to keep projects moving forward. Sam stated, “I could not have done this without the assistance of the projects managers, the field workers and most importantly the opportunity that this company provides for the young uprising generation”.

Upon completion of his internship, Sam was asked to stay with the Team as an Assistant Project Manager. He is continuing his education and looks forward to the opportunities with Thompson after he finishes his degree.

Sam’s goal is to one day return to Burkina Faso and open an electrical company. He stated “combining the technology that I am learning here in USA with my previous experience from Burkina Faso I can bring something new to my country it will be a source of jobs, and new technology for my country to benefit from.” Most of the services we provide here in the USA are not standard in Burkina Faso and Sam hopes he can develop them. The electrical services he hopes to offer are industrial, commercial, automation, preventive maintenance, arc flash and especially renewable solar and wind energy.

Thank you, Sam, for your dedication and hard work. We look forward to the future.

Sioux Area Metro is lighting up the sky

The Sioux Area Metro downtown bus depot in Sioux Falls, SD recently underwent reconstruction. In this project, Adam Carpenter and his team updated the lighting and added linear RGB programmable lights to the skylight. This lighting feature will allow the lights to be changed to a wide array of unique colors.  The CATV Cabling and programming of the DMX controller was all done by Adam and Thompson Electric team.

Make sure to drive by and enjoy the lights!

 

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Thompson Tailgate party

Thompson Omaha employees enjoyed a day of food and fun with a Thompson Tailgate party held on September 29th. The entire company was invited for burgers hotdogs and sides. Office employees contributed by bringing sides and salads and many desserts. Kevin Lytle, the General Manager made a statement about how important it was to do activities that promote a positive work culture and a chance to relax and have fun! Over 50 employees from Field Service Technicians to CW’s to Office staff participated in this great activity. We are so excited to continue these activities to make our company an engaging and fun place to work!

Aiming to Inspire Health Sporting Clays Fundraiser

Recently Thompson Electric employees participated in the Brookings Health System Foundation‘s eighth annual Aiming to Inspire Health sporting clays fundraiser.

The goal of the fundraiser was to earn money for new Automated External Defibrillators (AED) units for the Brookings Police Department Vehicles.

The Thompson team had 4 members, Mike Anderson, Derek Bundesen, Keith Gorter, and Dillon Coughlin.

At the end of the day, the Thompson team not only supported a great cause, they also had a lot of fun.

Here is a link to the full news release.

 

Thompson Electric Service Department is Expanding

Thompson Electric in Sioux City is expanding their industrial and commercial services to the Northwest Iowa area with a full-time service electrician.  Tyler Walsh is a recent graduate of the Thompson Electric fLEX Program and is a welcome addition to Thompson Electric’s service department.

Riding to fight Kid’s Cancer

During the month of June Brad Krommenhoek, Sioux City Estimator has been “Riding to Fight Kids’ Cancer”. During the month of June Brad has committed to riding at least 250 miles on his bicycle as well as raising money for the fight against Cancer, particularly kids’ cancer.

As part of this event, the top fundraiser’s photos are flashed across the billboard in Times Square.

Currently, Brad is ranked nationally at 492nd place, he is ranked 8th in the state of Iowa for his fundraising stats and he has ridden 204.3 miles out of his 250-mile goal.

Awesome job so far Brad!

Click here if you want to follow Brad’s progress and cheer him! 

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.