A Heartfelt Thank You
I wish to offer my personal thanks to each and every one of you. 2020 was a very challenging year. None of us expected—nor prepared for—a global pandemic, yet you all continue to rise to the occasion with each new obstacle that comes your way.
The pandemic affected every group in our company, including craft workers who continued to respond to customer needs and fulfill our obligations. It affected HR and safety, who continued to monitor government guidelines and laws while implementing strategies to keep us safe. It affected accounting as they worked to adjust budgets to account for unanticipated expenses. It affected management as we worked to balance strategies to protect employees, customers, communities and our shareholders.
More than anything though, it has affected you and your families in ways we might not even know. And yet, you ALL have shown resilience and carried out your duties.
For all you’ve done and continue to do, I thank you!
Personal Experiences with COVID-19 Help Reinforce Safety Measures
COVID-19 has resulted in death tolls that once left us anxious and fearful, but now seem to be less of a shock factor. Historically, desensitization to disaster is a common human response and we become less affected and more accustomed to the effects of disaster.
As we listened to the personal experiences of co-workers during a recent Safety Stand Down, we were reminded that this is NOT the time to relax the safety measures established to slow the spread and prevent the contraction of COVID-19. <Read More>
A new section coming next quarter! For the last five years, the Lagniappe has been an opportunity to spotlight MetroPower co-workers who “gave a little something extra” on the job or in the community. These people are examples of how we can all make our lives and the world a little better. Beginning next quarter, we will replace the Lagniappe section with a new series called Journey. Here we will highlight employees’ journeys through their career at MetroPower. These stories will provide examples of hope and inspiration while showcasing the opportunity within our company. As always, keep giving and making a difference! ■
MetroPower Partners with Robins & Morton on Huntsville Healthcare Project
MetroPower Atlanta continues our success in the healthcare industry, working with construction firm Robins & Morton on the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of North Alabama in Huntsville, AL.
The project is a relocation of the current Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital to a new site at the intersection of U.S. 72 and Moores Mill Road. The 76,000-square-foot facility will include 82 patient rooms, an on-site therapy gym, a cafeteria, and office space. <Read More>
Memorial Health Electrical Upgrade Project Update
MetroPower is working with long-standing partner, ECHO Power Engineering, to upgrade the emergency electrical system at Memorial Health in Savannah, GA.
This $4 million project includes replacing the hospital’s normal and emergency power systems. Items that will be replaced are three 1 Megawatt (MW) generators, new electrical switchgear (normal and emergency), new medium voltage switch gear (normal and emergency) and all associated conduit / cabling conductors. Superintendent
Joe Evans is leading the project, with 14 MetroPower employees onsite daily.
A series of articles exploring the purpose, cause or belief that drives our business. In the last issue of the newsletter, we examined the “why” behind MetroPower’s purpose using examples of our company’s values and ethics that motivated our founders and continues to inspire our employees today. This article further illustrates the ideas outlined in the foundation of our company and offers guidance for incorporating these founding principles into our work and our actions. <Read More>
The Importance of Charitable Giving in 2020
One of the core values of PPC Partners is the Power to Serve. We are proud to donate time and funding to causes our employees care about through the PPC Foundation. In 2020, MetroPower donated more than $318,250 to 116 deserving charities.
The new standard: Competent Persons for Energized Electrical Work Practices (CP-EEWP)
Lagniappe Rudolph Crawford
Remembering Employees We Lost in 2020
MetroPower Awarded New Construction Project in Columbus
Celebrating The Holidays Safely
How to Create a Culture of Safety: Be Your Coworker’s Keeper
Lagniappe Kateri Justice
MetroPower Partners with DPR Construction and UGA for Practice Facility Expansion
Field Supervisor’s Retreat to Focus on Protecting Our People
Staying Safe while Serving America during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Serving Our Communities During COVID-19
Join the Women’s Resource Group
MetroPower Selected for Robins AFB Solar Farm Project
Project Summit Proposes New Model for Industrial Market
Feedback: The breakfast of Champions
Behavior Based Safety Program Update: Working Together is Working!
Lagniappe (LAN-YAP) David and Jennifer Moody
Florida Capitol Switchgear Replacement Project Update
2019: A Record Year for Charitable Giving
2019: Field Supervisors Retreat Focuses on Goal-Setting and Collaborative Solutions
William Charles Scrimpsher
Macy’s ATS Replacement Project a Success
Federal Division Grows Staff and Projects
Helping Students Discover the Power of Experiential Learning(LAN-YAP)
4 months of pre-work. 18,000+ hours on an outage, Zero accidents.
Women’s Employee Resource Group
MetroPower Hires Motivating Youth Foundation of Georgia Graduate
Raul Juarez, Journeyman Electrician
First Coast Orthopedic Surgery Center in Jacksonville, FL
LeMay Electric Joins MetroPower
2019 Brings a Fresh Perspective on Safety
Learning for Life
Backlog Positions Federal Division for a Successful Year
Collaboration and Problem Solving are Key Benefits of Field Supervisors Retreat
MetroPower’s Proactive Approach Proves Successful for Chattahoochee Tech
MetroPower & CarolinaPower Increase Charitable Giving in 2018
CarolinaPower Helps MetroPower Recover from Hurricane Michael
Introducing Pat Topping
Project 2020 Update
We finished the Year Safe and Strong
MetroPower Hires VP of Industrial Construction, Expands Management in Atlanta
Celebrating Safety and Staying a Step Ahead
Lagniappe: Tripp Watson
Wastewater Project Now Underway in Macon, Georgia
MetroPower Thrives on Healthcare Projects in Central Georgia
Strong Relationship Helps Secure Multi-year Contract in Industrial Market.
Lagniappe: Tony Varamo
Introducing Our New Behavior – Based Safety Program