In 2013 Thompson Electric, Electric Innovations and TEC-Corp moved into a 3 story building. Allowing all companies to operate under one roof including our prefabrication shop for Thompson Electric.
We have embraced the growth of our prefab in all of our locations. Each facility has increased their ability for expanding prefab for all our projects. Sioux City recognized the need for more room to meet our preconstruction needs.
The decision was not an easy one to make, separating the prefab from our office but the opportunity arose recently for a more cohesive space. The transition to the new Thompson Preconstruction Facility began last week.
Corey Floyd, Preconstruction Manager has worked hard to develop the opportunity for prefabrication to all projects. We are excited to see what the future holds!
Al Bermudez, has been an employee for Thompson Electric – Sioux City for 5 years and is in his 5th year apprenticeship. Al recently participated in his second Ideal Tools – Elite Tradesman Competition, at Lake Buena Vista, FL.
Al began his competition locally, on a Saturday at Echo Supply. The competition included pulling two wires using fish tape thru 3 boxes, connecting one single pole switch in one box, making a slice in the second box, and finally toning out the wires to ensure the switch worked correctly. The judging factors were time, quality and all work had to meet code standards. Al had the fastest apprentice time of 53 seconds.
For the second year in a row, Al was one of the 30 finalists that were flown to Orlando for the national competition. There was a total of 35,000 applicants nationwide. That’s a pretty amazing accomplishment of its own, but it gets better.
The project he worked on was one he does a lot here at Thompson, LED retrofit and convert a single pole switch that was controlling the lights to 2 three-way switches. Al placed 18th this year in the apprentice division which is a great accomplishment.
Al stated, “I’m just so glad that I have had the chance to represent the state of Iowa twice in Ideals electrical competition. This shows that Sioux City JATC is excelling in training us to succeed in our trade. I am grateful for the journeymen that have taught me so much over the years. I know I could never have gotten as far as I did in these past two years without the skills I learned from them. So a huge thank you to them!”
That’s quite an accomplishment for Al and all of us at Thompson Electric are very proud of Al’s accomplishments. Awesome job Al we can’t wait for the 2018 competition…
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 Omaha employees enjoyed a day of food and fun with a Thompson Tailgate party held on September 29th. The entire company was invited for burgers hotdogs and sides. Office employees contributed by bringing sides and salads and many desserts. Kevin Lytle, the General Manager made a statement about how important it was to do activities that promote a positive work culture and a chance to relax and have fun! Over 50 employees from Field Service Technicians to CW’s to Office staff participated in this great activity. We are so excited to continue these activities to make our company an engaging and fun place to work!
Recently Thompson Electric employees participated in the Brookings Health System Foundation‘s eighth annual Aiming to Inspire Health sporting clays fundraiser.
The goal of the fundraiser was to earn money for new Automated External Defibrillators (AED) units for the Brookings Police Department Vehicles.
The Thompson team had 4 members, Mike Anderson, Derek Bundesen, Keith Gorter, and Dillon Coughlin.
At the end of the day, the Thompson team not only supported a great cause, they also had a lot of fun.
On January 28th, the 24th Annual Awards Banquet was held at the Marina Inn in South Sioux City.
The evening started with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a buffet. After dinner the program started with Skip Perley making a few comments about the events that happened this past year at Thompson Electric, Thompson Automation and Specialty Services and EI. After Skip’s comments, each of the general managers gave a brief review of their office and accomplishments for 2016.
For the Years of Safety Awards, TEC Corp recognized 214 eligible employees that had no incidents this past year and we had 2 employees, Tim Hall and John Staiert that have gone 24 years with no incidents. Last year we had a 192 employees eligible with no incidents and this year we are up to 214 employees with no incidents. That’s a remarkable number of employees with no incidents. We also celebrated Awards for Years of Service, with 12 employees recognized for 5 years of service, 7 employees with 10 years of service, 2 employees with 15 years of service and Chad Husted, Jim McCluskey and Tim Thomas with 20 years, Brian Duits with 25 years and Vicki Boyok and Jerry Grimsley with 30 years of service.
The evening ended with Let’s Make a Deal, where 5 tickets were randomly placed under the place settings around the room. That person and the person across from them, came up front for an opportunity to draw for a $500 Hard Rock Casino chip or select a box that contained one of the door prizes. It was great fun and enjoyed by all.
As 2016 comes to a close for TEC Corp, we are already working toward to a great 2017.