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Celebrating a Centennial of Women's PowerOur own CEO Kelly Tomblin is #leadingchange in the Energy Industry, alongside other powerful women in Washington DC. Recently, she participated as a panelist at an event called "Celebrating a Centennial of Women's Power" led by Illinois Commerce Commissioner Sadzi M. Oliva.

"Women are actively changing the face of energy. We are finding our authentic selves and our truest voice while accepting and using our inherent strengths. Most importantly, we are learning to trust and support each other like never before. There has never been a better time to be part of the Energy Industry," said Kelly.

INTREN sponsored the event along with Exelon, Edison Electric Institute, Stephenson Schroeder Ltd and ReedSmith.
Intren at Feed my Starving ChildrenINTREN Illinois continued their stewardship efforts with ‘Feed My Starving Children’ with additional packing sessions at their Schaumburg facility. The non-profit’s goal is to reach everyone around the world with their manna packs, until ALL are fed. If you are interested in donating to help feed hungry children or in purchasing amazing crafts by local artisans from communities (such as Uganda, Haiti, and Kenya) where they serve, please go to fmsc.org #HopeStartsWithFood
Sean Liming's Winning Photo

Congratulations to California Inventory Supervisor Sean Liming for recently placing among the "Top Finalists" in WEI's winter magazine's cover photo contest. Sean is an extraordinary photographer who truly captures the essence of the vital work that line workers do every day. Keep capturing those stunning people and places near and far. We are proud to see your work! You can see all the amazing photos in the WEI magazine at https://bit.ly/2ToUUko.
Cary Grove GEMsWhat better way to get girls interested in #STEM than to have them build their own electronic circuit board! Thank you to the Cary-Grove High School GEMS program for inviting INTREN to present this year! Directors Sarah Douglas and Sue Clarke also had the opportunity to discuss the phenomenal opportunities for women in the energy field! #OutPerformingEveryday
Justin Othick wins GoldWe are proud to announce that INTREN's Justin Othick received a gold medal in skiing at the Illinois Special Olympics Winter Games held recently at Chestnut Mountain in Galena. Over 450 athletes competed in Alpine skiing and snowshoeing over the exciting 3-day event. Congratulations to all the athletes and especially to Justin! Your work ethic, kindness, and team spirit are a shining example of OutPerforming Everyday!
The Safety Team

On January 29th and 30th the OH&S department met for their annual Safety Roundtable in Rosemont, IL. Safety Professionals from every Business Unit met to discuss the company’s 2019 performance, 2020 goals and initiatives and to establish best practices across for each customer.
The OH&S department is made up of individuals with different backgrounds and experiences that are working together to bring a collaborative approach to reducing incidents and creating a safer workforce.

Guest speakers included: Mark Lies - OSHA and Labor Attorney, Vito Manzella - Briotix Health, and Dave Hood - Emergent Safety Supply
Justin Frisosky and John DickinsonHats off to Justin Frisosky and John Dickinson on their recent completion of INTREN's Green Hard Hat program. Both men are apprentices out of IBEW Local 2 in St. Louis, and have been with INTREN since September of 2019.

Our Green Hard Hat program is designed to provide additional oversight for employees that may be new to Intren work procedures. Crews focus on safe work practices and communication so that our workforce develops skills that they can pass on to the next new hire.

Congratulations to Justin and John!
Andrew Albrecht, Eric Pavesich and Sean KesslerINTREN overhead crew members Andrew Albrecht, Eric Pavesich and Sean Kessler were the first on the scene at this horrific accident on Interstate 39 near Paw Paw, Illinois (west of Chicago) on Saturday, January 11. At the time, winter storm activity was hitting the region with freezing rain, sleet and high winds.

The Assistant Fire Chief was especially grateful to our crew and the assistance they provided to the car occupants, 911 and emergency personnel at the scene. Below is a letter that he sent to General Foreman Chris Clark.

From: Brian Milton, Assistant Fire Chief, Paw Paw Fire Department (Illinois)

Mr. Clark,

I'd like to take a minute to formally thank and recognize the INTREN crew that were first on the scene of a bad accident Saturday January 11th on Interstate 39. We were dispatched for a "car under a semi", and as you can imagine we responded expecting the worst. In several respects these crews handled this situation with absolute professionalism.

accident scene
First, they took great care of the 2 patients. The first EMTs on scene noted that the patients were covered and kept warm by sweatshirts provided by the INTREN crews on scene. Second, they provided critical information about the scene and patients to the 911 dispatcher that allowed us to mobilize with the most appropriate resources.

Third, and quite possibly the most impressive, using their procedures, cones, and equipment, they quickly established a lane closure to protect the patients as well as our teams as they arrived on scene. As you know, traffic hazards are a significant risk for us when we respond to calls on the interstate. Their actions allowed our ambulance crews to safely address the patients while awaiting our own apparatus to arrive and establish traffic control.

I don't have a picture of the protection they provided but attached you will find a pic of the scene that confronted them that I hope will put into perspective my appreciation of how they handled. it. Please accept and convey our thanks for a job well done. 

Intren in BerkeleyThe ENR California Top Specialty Contractors rankings are in! INTREN ranked as the #4 contractor in the Golden State and #29 (up from #30) overall. Congratulations to our Concord team!
 
You can view the full specialty contractor list at https://www.enr.com/california/toplists/2019-Top-Specialty-Contractors
 
By Sector at https://www.enr.com/articles/48194-californias-2019-specialty-firms-see-growth-in-private-sector-projects

While there is no shortage of programming throughout the Chicagoland market, one of the most-listened-to business programs features Ji Suk Yi, host of WGN Radio’s popular Wintrust business news program. This week, the popular program host interviewed INTREN CEO, Kelly Tomblin on INTREN’s continued pursuit of diversity in the workplace. Tomblin was featured in Segment 2 (4:31) of the programs 4 segment schedule discussing a range of subjects impacting businesses nationwide.

Click here to listen to the interview on WGN!