For the past 2 weeks, Thompson Electric, Electric Innovations, Thompson Automation and Specialty Services and TEC Corp of Sioux City have volunteered to ring bells for the Salvation Army Red Kettles.
Many employees took part in this and we had some wonderful experiences. Thanks to all who rang!
The Sioux Area Metro downtown bus depot in Sioux Falls, SD recently underwent reconstruction. In this project, Adam Carpenter and his team updated the lighting and added linear RGB programmable lights to the skylight. This lighting feature will allow the lights to be changed to a wide array of unique colors. The CATV Cabling and programming of the DMX controller was all done by Adam and Thompson Electric team.
Make sure to drive by and enjoy the lights!
Thompson Electric in Omaha is on the move. Having out grown their existing facility, they had the need for more office space, as well as, more prefabrication space. The search was on to find a building that would support both those needs. After an extensive search, an existing building was found, in Omaha which will provide the much needed space. The new location will provide an additional 9,000 sq. ft. of space, as well as, an easier location to find.
The new space is needed as a result of growth in the Omaha office. The Omaha office has seen significant growth the last couple of years and is planning on continuing this growth. As this growth continues, more office and field staff will be required, as well as, a larger prefab shop.
This is an exciting time for Thompson Electric, as we continue to grow. Our employees are a big reason why we have this growth, by developing relationships and then performing excellent work for our clients. Team work is what generates this growth and Thompson Electric has a great team.
Yesterday, TEC Corp, Thompson Electric and Electric Innovations in Sioux City had a very special guest, Governor Terry Branstad of Iowa. The Governor stopped by to visit with CEO, Skip Perley and to also tour our office. While here, he also took time to meet some of the TEC Corp, Thompson Electric and Electric Innovations employees.
Trivial pursuit question – Who is Iowa’s and the United States longest serving Governor? Governor Branstad is Iowa’s longest serving Governor and will become the longest serving Governor in US history, in 2016. At the end of his sixth term as Governor, Governor Branstad will have served Iowa for over 24 years.
Whether you follow politics or not, it always exciting to meet a sitting Governor. It’s easy to become intimidated by their presence, but after you meet him, you realize he’s just like you and me.