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Amerin American Eagle Award 2018 Plaque

It is a proud day at INTREN as Director of Operations Matt Guenzler and his St. Louis team received the Ameren Contractor Eagle Award “In Recognition of Exceptional Safety Performance and Commitment to the Safety of Your Employees”. This program tracks a company’s work group performance regarding motor vehicle accidents, injuries, and unplanned outage events. The Eagle Award is the highest contractor award presented for safety and quality performance.

“Safety is our number one priority and one of our core values,” said Occupational Health & Safety Director Tyler Herdendorf.  “We are committed to  sending our employees home safe and healthy every day.  All crew members, crew leaders and supervisors own the responsibility to keep each other safe and that is why at INTREN, every person has the authority to stop a job.”

Herdendorf added, “We have an exceptionally talented workforce and are dedicated to continually building on the fundamentals of safety each and every day.”

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The Fleet Procurement team, which includes mobile techs, mechanics, delivery drivers, warehouse employees, forklift operators and more surpassed an astonishing feat of 3-years incident-free work. The achievement was accomplished with over 70 employees from coast-to-coast and a mileage log that reached over one million miles, last year alone.

“Three years of incident-free performance doesn’t just happen, said PMO and Supply Chain Director Matt Kirchman. “It takes focus by every person on the team. It takes employees looking out for one another.  It takes people that really care about working safely and carefully and I think that is reflected in the goal and the accomplishment.” 

The milestone is even more rewarding knowing that the work in both departments is extremely dangerous.

The Fleet Services team is responsible for maintaining, repairing and tracking over 3,000 pieces of equipment. Mechanics regularly deal with heavy lifting and hand tools, along with flammable liquids and climbing onto oversized equipment, such as bucket trucks and diggers.  Mobile techs have the additional risk of carrying out the same tasks by themselves in the field.  

“It doesn’t matter how good of a job you are doing if it is not done safely,” said Fleet Services Director Chris Triplett.  “Our team takes the personal initiative to know what is the safest way that a task can be accomplished.  It doesn’t matter if it takes more time or costs a few extra dollars because safety is the most important aspect.”

The procurement team is responsible for managing inventory of tools and supplies. Drivers spend long days and extended miles to deliver equipment and continually switch out vehicle types. Warehouse personal are consistently maneuvering at great heights, operating fork lifts and transporting inventory, which open themselves up to soft-tissue, line of fire or fall injuries.

Congratulations to Fleet Services and Procurement Supply Chain for outperforming everyday and being the measure of excellence in our industry.

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Portrait of INTREN CEO Kelly TomblinINTREN is excited to announce that CEO Kelly Tomblin has been selected as one of the Most Notable Women Executives Over 50 by Crain’s Chicago Business. The feature has been published in today’s newspaper and is online at chicagobusiness.com.

Crain’s is the leading newspaper and online resource for news, analysis and information on business in metropolitan Chicago.

a lineman works at sunsetRecently, a Cincinnati crew noticed a grandmother and her grandson observing their line work. Upon talking with the woman, the crew learned her inquisitive little grandson had cancer.

The INTREN crew, comprised of Andy Everman, David Utley and Jason and Jeffrey Jarvis, took the time to explain what a lineman does and their role in keeping the lights on, while answering the young man’s questions.

Stewardship is at the core of INTREN’s foundation and we are proud of this crew and how they went out of their way to treat them both with compassion and understanding.



Our Focus on the Field series takes us to Lenzburg, Illinois, where INTREN's transmission team replaces static wire with new fiber optic cable and installs new shield wire arms via helicopter. Watch these courageous men as they soar through the air at breathtaking heights in the bitter cold to keep our power flowing! #NationalLinemanAppreciationDay #ThankaLineman
 
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The Intren Midwest Civil-Manhole Group

The Midwest Civil-Manhole group  just passed the one year incident-free mark on their manhole projects in downtown St. Louis.

Director of Operations Matt Guenzler said, "This accomplishment is due to the performance of the individuals in the field, who are truly a good group of employees. The success has been a result of consistent employee interaction and engagement from all levels."

"The staff worked together as a team to communicate expectations, complete training, implement best work practices, and hold each other accountable," continued Guenzler.  "We have a core group of General Foreman and Foreman who have driven the INTREN culture in the field, with the approach of doing the small things right.  The well-being of themselves and the individuals around them is the priority, allowing production and efficiency to naturally fall into place."

Congratulations on outperforming and bringing stewardship to our customers and each other.
Matt Turk leads the charge into the icy waters The Intren icicles hit the water

CEO Kelly Tomblin and EVP of Customer Solutions Matthew Turk led the INTREN Icicles charge for the #SpecialOlympicsChicago ‘Polar Plunge’. We are proud to have supported the #ComEdCoolers who raised more than $257,000 for this great cause!
Girl Scouts explore STEM careers with INTREN

Recently, nine INTREN women hosted 45 Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and NW Indiana for an Energy/STEAM Career Exploration Day in INTREN's Franklin Park, IL office. Our team shared information and insights about their jobs and how STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) concepts play a part. Scouts explored our world of energy via interactive, hands-on activities and stories, discussions and question-and-answer sessions.

Girl Scouts try on INTREN safety equipmentAfter the welcome introductions, the Girl Scouts rotated to three different "stations" throughout the morning. Senior Project Manager Mearl Kise-Halsall and Operations Director Sarah Douglas ran an engineering station where girls learned about the importance of safety, tried on PPE, learned the mechanics of electricity and just how diverse our crews' jobs are out in the field.

Procurement Director Deniese Meyer and Equipment Buyer Jennifer Chaffin showed the girls equipment a digger truck and a John Deere 330 skid loader, among other trucks. Marketing Manager Mary Smith and Assistant Marketing Manager Heidi Schmitt explored the importance of having a strong INTREN brand and shared different elements of marketing, promotions and communication.

In the final segment of the event, our volunteer panel shared more about leadership, what they enjoyed about their jobs, and what might help girls find their passion and explore STEAM opportunities while still in school. We closed the meeting by awarding each Girl Scout a custom STEAM exploration patch they earned by taking this learning journey with us.

We were grateful to host our STEAM leaders of tomorrow!
a group photo from the eventKeith Garvey, Regional Vice President of Business Development East and Chenda Khuon, Project Manager, attended the 6th Annual Black History Month Celebration sponsored by the Md. Washington Minority Companies Association (MWMCA) at the Live! Casino & Hotel in Baltimore. BGE executives along with many other Baltimore dignitaries attended.

Pictured are (1) First National Bank Vice President James Ayree and Vice President of Business Development Precious Barnes, along with Chenda, Keith and President of the MWMCA Wayne Frasier. (2) Keith is pictured with Wayne Frasier.


Intren CEO Kelly Tomblin moderates CBC EventINTREN CEO Kelly Tomblin was proud to moderate the Chicago Building Congress' 'Challenges & Benefits of Diversity' Event recently held at the Union League Club of Chicago. The panel included Kathi Holst (Roadway Construction & Maintenance Services), Dina Griffin (Interactive Design Architects), James Sykora (ComEd), Bette Lawrence-Water (Benedictine University) and Anne Bigane Wilson (Bigane Paving Co).

The CBC is the only vertically-integrated trade association serving the Chicago area. Its diverse membership includes general contractors; subcontractors; material suppliers; architectural/engineering firms and consultants; real estate and development firms; labor unions/trade associations; governmental and educational entities; legal and accounting professionals; financial, insurance and bonding firms.