On May 22, 2018, Electric Innovations and its sister company Thompson Automation and Specialty Services were brought together as a stronger and even more dynamic technology integration company called Thompson Innovation.
Our strategic plan has always been focused on strengthening the technical capabilities and portfolio of solutions we can offer to our customers. This is another step in fulfilling our Corporate Mission: “To be the prime solution provider as recognized by our employees, customers and the communities we serve.”
Under the direction of General Managers, Tasha Barker and Jason Glover, Thompson Innovation will continue to passionately lead our solutions teams in:
- Managed IT & Software
- Life Safety & Security
- Automation & Robotics
- Electrical Safety & Preventative Maintenance
The addition of solutions previously provided by Thompson Automation and Specialty Services strengthens our ability to meet current and new customer’s needs as one company. For more information contact Thompson Innovation at 712-224-3800 or visit us at www.thompsoninnovation.net
Recently, Thompson Automation & Specialty Services participated as an exhibitor, in the National GEAPS (Grain Elevator and Processing Society) Expo in Kansas City, MO. More than 3000 people from all aspects of the grain industry attended the 3 day event.
Mike Pendergast (Thompson Automation and Specialty Services) and Rob Costello (Thompson Electric) handled the booth duties promoting arc flash awareness, infrared thermal imaging and electrical safety for grain elevators. Thompson Automation and Specialty Services is using these national expos to create awareness of the dangers of electrical hazards in grain handling facilities. As a result, owners and operators of grain facilities, are now realizing the dangers of electricity and the need for arc flash risk assessments, electrical surveys and training for their employees.
The interest generated by our presence at the GEAPS Expo, and the follow up from our contacts made at the Expo, emphasizes the growing interest in electrical safety and the need for Thompson Automation and Specialty Services to stay active in the grain industry.
It’s been a very busy time at Thompson Electric this summer. There have been a lot of new hires, new offices and new business units for Thompson Electric.
First, we have hired a lot of very talented people to fill some existing positions and also for new positions. The new positions are Human Resources – TEC Corp, General Manager – Thompson Specialty Services, Office Administrator – Thompson Specialty Services, Administrator Coordinator – Thompson Electric in Sioux City and a new Assistant Service Manager in Sioux Falls and Omaha.
Thompson Electric in Omaha moved into their new office location over Memorial Day and are still getting settled in, while Thompson Electric in Sioux Falls has purchased a new building with the anticipation of moving sometime in September.
Also, we officially started Thompson Specialty Services as its own business unit. TSS will service and develop new business with arc flash, infrared thermal imaging, preventive maintenance, solar energy and many other opportunities that are being worked on and developed.
Finally, all three offices are extremely busy with work. So, you can see it has been a busy summer at Thompson Electric and looking ahead, the future looks just as busy.
While doing the interviews for the new videos for our new web-site, which I hope you have had an opportunity to check out, we learned what some of our customer’s think of Thompson Electric. It was very interesting to listen to them talk about Thompson Electric and their relationship with the different people from Thompson Electric.
Three things really stood out from the interviews:
- Thompson Electrics professionalism, from the office to the field. Our customers said they were always treated with respect. Always very professional.
- Easy to do business with. Comments were made about how easy it is to deal with Thompson Electric. No hassles, billings are detailed, just easy to do business with.
- We just make a call to Thompson Electric and tell them what we need or what our issue is and it gets taken care of. We don’t have to follow-up because we know it was taken care of. Peace of mind.
There were many other good things said about Thompson Electric and their people, but these were the 3 things that really stood out for me. It says a lot about a company and their employees when you get positive feed-back from our clients on their experiences with Thompson Electric.
This deserves recognition, and a big congratulations to everybody for their hard work and customer service. These praises are truly earned and not just given.