On May 22, 2018, Electric Innovations and its sister company Thompson Automation and Specialty Services were brought together as a stronger and even more dynamic technology integration company called Thompson Innovation.
Our strategic plan has always been focused on strengthening the technical capabilities and portfolio of solutions we can offer to our customers. This is another step in fulfilling our Corporate Mission: “To be the prime solution provider as recognized by our employees, customers and the communities we serve.”
Under the direction of General Managers, Tasha Barker and Jason Glover, Thompson Innovation will continue to passionately lead our solutions teams in:
- Managed IT & Software
- Life Safety & Security
- Automation & Robotics
- Electrical Safety & Preventative Maintenance
The addition of solutions previously provided by Thompson Automation and Specialty Services strengthens our ability to meet current and new customer’s needs as one company. For more information contact Thompson Innovation at 712-224-3800 or visit us at www.thompsoninnovation.net
This past November, in continuing Thompson Electric’s commitment to safety for our employees and job site safety, Jeff Bennett, Safety Director, taught an OSHA 30 class in Sioux City. The interest and participation by Thompson Electric’s and Electric Innovations staff was tremendous. Corey Gilmore, Cody Parameter, Casey Meinen, Devin Graves, Chad Husted, Ron Grimsley, Jerry Grimsley, Josh Grimsley, Blake Smith, Raul Diaz, Jeff Sales, Brent Stansbury Sr., Corey Floyd, Ed Anderson, Emilio Valadez and Mike Sindelar from Thompson Electric and Bob Treptow, Wade VanMeter, Joe Ortmann, Jess Meinen and Brent Corio from Electric Innovations all took and completed the OSHA 30 Training.
Last April, the Omaha office had 16 employees complete their OSHA 30 training and now, 21 from the Sioux City office have completed their training, showing the commitment by our employees to always improving their safety efforts. This course was voluntary, taught during off hours and requires 30 hours of classroom training.
In this day and age of insurance and legal ramifications of liability, this shows a commitment to Thompson Electric’s safety program and also to themselves to help understand the workplace hazards.
Employee safety and job site safety doesn’t happen by itself, it’s a commitment from our employees that makes our work place safe and we all appreciate their efforts.
Jeff is now working with the Sioux Falls office in setting up an OSHA 30 Training class this spring. That will be impressive as all of Thompson Electric’s offices will have provided our employees with the opportunity for OSHA 30 training within a year.
In appreciation for their commitment to taking these classes, TEC Corp gave each of the guys a new hooded sweatshirt with OSHA 30 Trained, Committed to Safety.
Congratulations to all…
As we continue to review 2013, we are going to focus on Thompson Electric’s training program. Throughout the year, a variety of training programs are made available to our employees. These training programs cover a variety of different topics, from safety in the field to project manager training. The training program has become an essential and vital part of the Thompson Electric culture.
Let’s review some of the training that was provided in 2013.
Training classes for Forklift safety, Ladder safety, Fall Protection safety, Aerial Lift safety and OSHA 30 were provided to our Foreman, Journeyman, Apprentices, Construction Wireman and Installers. These training sessions were taught by our Corporate Safety Manager, Jeff Bennett.
In 2013, Thompson Electric started to introduce iPads to some of our field staff in lieu of laptop computers. The training on the new iPads was provided by Erin Stabile, Corporate Services and Aline Stevenson, Director of Project Management.
Project Manager’s received training in COINS (Job Status/Job Cost Information), Estimating Concepts, Purchase Order/Subcontractor Procedures, and a new program in 2013 was TPM (Thompson Production Management) and Task Tracker (Scheduling for field activities). Our new Project Managers also received training in PM 101 (processes and procedures for PM’s). This training was provided by Aline Stevenson, Director of Project Management.
Not all training is done by in house personnel. This past year we also had medium voltage training provided by Echo and 3M, Code Classes provided by Richard Moon of WIT Community College and training and certification for installation of fire stopping materials by Specialty Sealants.
As technology continues to advance and projects become more complex, Thompson Electric will continue to provide training to our employees for both safety and technology. In 2014, Thompson Electric will continue to provide the best training available, to keep our employees informed on new technologies and best practices, but also as a continuing reminder of job-site safety.