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MetroPower Supports Grady Health Systems as Hospital Prepares for $165 Million Expansion

For 16 years MetroPower has provided electrical contracting services to Grady Memorial Hospital – the largest hospital in the state of Georgia and fifth largest public hospital in the country. In 2001, branch 08 started the relationship by working on The Grady Cancer Center of Excellence Project.That relationship now includes eight additional facilites within the Grady Health system. In addition, our construction project work has been expandedinclude long term service and jobbing work provided by branch 02 in multiple facilities. <Read More> 


Our Safety Program is Becoming Easier, More Efficient

Our employees asked for an easier way to turn in safety paperwork, and it was music to our ears!  At MetroPower, we strive to empower employees to improve processes and take ownership of safety in everything they do.  This recommendation for process improvement – plus the dedication necessary for a successful roll out – are great examples of employees putting our company values into action.  

As a result, MetroPower has successfully begun the process of moving away from paper and into real-time digital reporting through a cloud based electronic safety database called eCompliance.  At full launch, MetroPower employees will be able to access the eCompliance software via a secure web site, or the app designed for smart phones and tablets.  

There are many benefits to rolling out the eCompliance software companywide.  Not only will the mobile app become an easier, more efficient way to submit safety forms (such as Safety Audits, Accident Reports and Near Miss Reports) but the software will also provide real-time insight into the status of safety training, the ability to run reports, view dashboards and important safety metrics at a glance.  Access to real-time insights will help us hold each other accountable for the timeliness of submitting safety forms and our commitments to safety.  It also means we can reduce the burden of paperwork on office staff, field supervisors and when we need to scale up our workforce.   

The company-wide launch is in the preliminary stages, as the Safety team has completed software training and is “getting to know” the new system.  We anticipate being 100 percent online by December 2017, at which time we will begin phasing out the old process.     

Once you’ve completed eCompliance training and are ready to start using the new software, it’s easy to get started.  From the MetroPower homepage, click on the eCompliance link and the single sign on process will allow you to go directly into eCompliance.  If you want to complete safety forms on the go, you can download the app by simply searching for “eCompliance” in the Apple iStore or the Android Play Store.  If you have a Windows-based tablet or phone, you will need to use the web site version accessible from the MetroPower home page.

 


2017 Field Supervisor’s Retreat

Holding true to our commitment to reinvest in the talent and leadership development of our field supervisors, MetroPower hosted its third annual Field Supervisor’s Retreat at Lanier Islands Legacy Lodge in August.

Since the inaugural retreat in 2015, MetroPower has focused its efforts on three key improvement areas for field supervisors – people, process and technology. Through large group activities, break-out sessions and team building exercises, this year’s attendees were able to further their development in these areas and learn valuable tools to take back to their teams.

“A major component of this year’s retreat was to further our field supervisor’s understanding and use of technology,” said Danny Gibson, President and COO for MetroPower. “The time and efficiency gained when properly using the tools provides benefits for everyone from field teams to our customers.”  <Read More> 

 


Welcome Steve Pacl and Larry Christopher

At MetroPower, our people are the key to our success. Two industry leaders recently joined our team: Steve Pacl and Larry Christopher.  

Steve Pacl joins MetroPower as Vice President leading the Atlanta and North Georgia operations after serving 30 years with PPC Partners. During his time with PPC, Steve worked his way from apprentice to Vice President of the Construction Group.

Larry Christopher  oversees branch 04, 12 and the Department of Defense segment. He comes to MetroPower with more than 30 years of construction industry experience, most recently as a Senior Manager at Brasfield & Gorrie