William Charles Scrimpsher

William Charles Scrimpsher 1967-2019

Will joined MetroPower in 1992 in Macon and spent most of his career overseeing projects at RAFB. He took great pride in his work, always understanding every detail, planning meticulously and committing to find a solution regardless of the task.   

During his career with MetroPower, Will had a significant impact on our apprentice program serving as a mentor. He enjoyed teaching people and has left a legacy of the skills he taught so many of our employees. 

Will exemplified MetroPower’s values and will be missed. 


Macy’s ATS Replacement Project a Success

When our teams are at their best, we do our best for our clients. That’s how MetroPower safely and successfully completed a 2000 Amp, 3 Phase, 480 Volt Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) replacement project at Macy’s Tech in Johns Creek, Georgia. 

This project was critical because when utility power goes out due to unforeseen circumstances (typically weather), the ATS starts the backup generator (in this case, a 1.5 megawatt Cummins) and restores power to the building in a matter of seconds.

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Federal Division Grows Staff and Projects

Our Federal Division focuses on supporting the United States government and continues to grow with the addition of new team members and projects. Jeff Cohen is transitioning to a new role working with CarolinaPower and MetroPower’s federal groups in Columbus, Warner Robins, and the Florida Panhandle. Cohen will be procuring new work including design-build opportunities and training new engineers.

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Helping Students Discover the Power of Experiential Learning(LAN-YAP)

What happens when high school students are challenged to solve real-world problems, present complex solutions, and collaborate effectively? They discover their own power.

In September, MetroPower hosted a 3DE by Junior Achievement case challenge event with Parkview High School in Lilburn, GA. The challenge theme, Collaborating and Building Teams, required groups of students to work together toward a common goal and participate in a business scenario in which teamwork would be essential for success.

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Lagniappe (LAN-YAP)

Troy and Serena DeLee

Troy and Serena DeLee serve their community with the same dedication and hard work that they put into their work at MetroPower. One of the many organizations that he and his wife, Serena, support is the Friends of the Library in Macon. 

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The wildfires that burn across California cause thousands of acres of forest to be lost forever. People and property are in peril and many lost homes, businesses and some, even their life.

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4 months of pre-work. 18,000+ hours on an outage, Zero accidents.

MetroPower recently wrapped up a project that took a total of 18,020 hours on an outage, plus four months of pre-work. Staying steadfast on our safety goal, the project was completed with absolutely no one getting hurt.

There were no surprises

As you know, a big part of our dedication to safety is accident prevention – and this project showed that in action.

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Women’s Employee Resource Group

Are you interested in hearing more about Women in Construction? We’ve got it covered. The steering committee for the PPC Women’s Employee Resource Group has been working as a team from all business units with the objective to recruit, retain and develop the skills of women in our organization. Our goal is to create an engaging and welcoming environment for women in our workplace, and to provide professional networking and educational opportunities. <Read More>

MetroPower Hires Motivating Youth Foundation of Georgia Graduate

MetroPower strives to provide the education and support our employees need to achieve their goals. We found an obvious connection when we learned about the Motivating Youth Foundation of Georgia (MYF), a not for profit focused on building children into productive citizens through guidance, exposure and engaging academic activities which promote strength of character and higher education. In addition to building children into productive citizens, the organization is also a resource for adults seeking work opportunities in the Macon area. <Read More>

Raul Juarez, Journeyman Electrician

Raul Juarez is the electrical lead person for Shaw Industry’s 80 Position Extrusion Equipment and South Tower in Andalusia, Alabama. As an apprentice with South Georgia Technical College, Raul maintained a 4.0 GPA for four years while also working for MetroPower and graduated at the top of his class. <Read More>

First Coast Orthopedic Surgery Center in Jacksonville, FL

MetroPower branch 7 is making great strides in the healthcare industry, working with Robins & Morton on the First Coast Orthopedic Surgery Center in Jacksonville, Florida. Robins & Morton was ranked as the #2 contractor by Modern Healthcare 2019. <Read More>

LeMay Electric Joins MetroPower

In August, MetroPower completed an asset purchase of LeMay Electric, Inc. to support our long term strategy to grow the North Atlanta market. <Read More>

2019 Brings a Fresh Perspective on Safety

Our teams continue to stay a step ahead and remain conscience of our behaviors both in the field and in the office. As part of that effort, our company-wide Behavior Based Safety (BBS) program is designed to raise awareness and get every employee involved in our positive safety culture.  <Read More>

Learning for Life

In order to achieve operational excellence while continuously adapting to the speed of change, I encourage all employees to embrace lifelong learning. Education is a lifelong process that you have to take advantage of to be a stronger, smarter and more productive employee. And as a company, we must develop educational classes and curriculum to foster growth in the areas that you are interested. I am thrilled to hear you ask for ways to better your professional career and seek out opportunities to learn and mentor others. <Read More>

Backlog Positions Federal Division for a Successful Year

Our Federal Division focuses on supporting the United States government, including the Corp of Engineers and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command. We have almost $30 million in backlogged projects for 2019, and are actively establishing traveling teams to grow our workforce. <Read More>

Collaboration and Problem Solving are Key Benefits of Field Supervisors Retreat

More than 50 MetroPower field supervisors gathered in Macon for two-days of educational development, collaboration and team building at the fourth annual Field Supervisors Retreat. The retreat continued its focus on three key areas of improvement – people, process and technology – while also encouraging comradery, peer group development and knowledge sharing among attendees. <Read More>

MetroPower’s Proactive Approach Proves Successful for Chattahoochee Tech

MetroPower is back to school, working on the new technical science building at Chattahoochee Technical College Health Science Center in Marietta, Georgia. <Read More>

MetroPower & CarolinaPower Increase Charitable Giving in 2018

On October 12, sixteen CarolinaPower employees left Colombia, South Carolina, to assist MetroPower branches affected by the devastating Hurricane Michael. <Read More>

Lagniappe (LAN-YAP)

Tony Morris began his MetroPower career in Greenville, South Carolina, in 2001 as an electrician’s helper. His work ethic and commitment to safety helped him quickly advance to a leadperson role and subsequently serve as the CarolinaPower Safety Council representative. <Read More>

CarolinaPower Helps MetroPower Recover from Hurricane Michael

On October 12, sixteen CarolinaPower employees left Colombia, South Carolina, to assist MetroPower branches affected by the devastating Hurricane Michael. <Read More>

Introducing Pat Topping

The 2,000 Day Milestone How do you go more than 2,000 days without a recordable incident?  If you ask CarolinaPower, it’s by making safety the number one goal by staying a step ahead and preventing accidents before they happen. “Achieving the 2,000 day milestone is inspirational, and it’s proof that a proactive approach to safety is effective,” and said Troy DeLee, Safety Director.   “They are determined to keep the positive momentum going.” <Read More>

Project 2020 Update

n November, the PPC Executive Leadership Team presented the Project 2020 cost-benefit analysis to the PPC Board of Directors and received approval to move forward. The Project 2020 core team, which includes Andy Bell, Kayanne Blackwell Carla Buske, Rae (Smith) Forrest will vacate their current roles within the businesses to be 100% focused on Project 2020 by January 2019. Rod Hampton will be the project manager. <Read More>

We finished the Year Safe and Strong

As always, in 2018 we were laser-focused on keeping safety our top priority and proactively stopping accidents before they happen.  The Safety Council was hard at work all year, looking at creative and practical ways to take our industry-leading safety program to the next level.  Major new initiatives this year included: <Read More>

MetroPower Hires VP of Industrial Construction, Expands Management in Atlanta

Our company is constantly striving to exceed our goals by delivering the highest quality product from the most dedicated team of professionals. Recently, four new members joined our management team: Todd Stevens, Vice President of Industrial Construction, David Moody, Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Manager, Lem Mathis, Senior Project Manager and Joe Carney, Project Manager. “Our people are our most valuable asset, and I’m excited to welcome these four leaders to our team,” said Danny Gibson, President and COO of MetroPower. “They each bring a unique skill set that will help achieve our goals while contributing to our company’s commitment to lead, mentor and serve.” <Read More>

Celebrating Safety and Staying a Step Ahead

The 2,000 Day Milestone How do you go more than 2,000 days without a recordable incident?  If you ask CarolinaPower, it’s by making safety the number one goal by staying a step ahead and preventing accidents before they happen. “Achieving the 2,000 day milestone is inspirational, and it’s proof that a proactive approach to safety is effective,” and said Troy DeLee, Safety Director.   “They are determined to keep the positive momentum going.” <Read More>

Lagniappe: Tripp Watson

Tripp Watson is the Leadperson responsible for all field forces including safety, coordination, training, labor budget and material usage. Tripp was recently recognized by a client for his outstanding work on the Training Barracks Renovation project in Ft. Benning, GA.  The client specifically applauded his work managing the schedule, the quality of work provided and his diligent and proactive approach to safety. <Read More>

Wastewater Project Now Underway in Macon, Georgia

MetroPower recently started a wastewater project in Macon, Georgia that includes significant renovations, upgrades and repairs.  Starting in September, Branch 4 will tackle the 22-month project, spread throughout the Lower Poplar and Rocky Creek Water Reclamation Facilities.  While both wastewater treatment plants recently received industry awards for 100% permit compliance, the Macon Water Authority (MWA) is making capital improvements at these facilities to enhance the wastewater treatment services provided to MWA sewer customers.   <Read More>

MetroPower Thrives on Healthcare Projects in Central Georgia

MetroPower is currently working on multiple projects in middle Georgia, serving our valuable clients in the healthcare industry. Projects include: The Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital Navicent Health, a 5-story 183,000 square foot children’s hospital with NICU.  Located in Macon, Georgia, it is the only dedicated pediatric hospital in central and south Georgia. MetroPower has approximately 30 people on site for the new construction and renovation project, which includes power distribution, new generators and modifications of existing generators, lighting, nurse call, fire alarm, paging, security, telemetry, voice and data.   <Read More>

Strong Relationship Helps Secure Multi-year Contract in Industrial Market.

Shaw Industries is performing one of the largest single projects in its history at Plant 65, a textile facility located in Andalusia, AL. Thanks to the performance of our crews and our 20 year relationship with Shaw, MetroPower was awarded a multi-year contract to complete the mechanical and electrical installation at the plant.  <Read More>

Lagniappe: Tony Varamo

As Workforce Manager, Tony is often the first point of contact for those considering a career with MetroPower. And for many, he’s the reason they choose to join our company.  <Read More>

Introducing Our New Behavior – Based Safety Program

As part of our commitment to staying a step ahead and preventing accidents before they happen, MetroPower is rolling out an innovative Behavior Based Safety (BBS) initiative.  The new company-wide program will require 100% participation from every employee, from the top down and bottom up, and is designed to take our ownership and awareness of safety to the next level.    <Read More>