Quanta & Operating Units in the News

Inslee Announces Clean Energy Fund Grid Modernization Grants – NBC Right Now – Aug 17

Gov. Jay Inslee announced earlier this week $12.6 million in Clean Energy Fund grants to five utilities in Washington. The utilities and their partners will match the state funding at a minimum ratio of 1 to 1. Energy Northwest will bring together its 28 utilities with labor leaders at IBEW Local 77, Quanta Services/Potelco and the UW Clean Energy Institute to create a battery and solar competency training facility in the Tri-Cities. This facility will prepare workers for clean energy jobs of the future.


Company Provides Lifesaving Techniques to Houston Area – Houston Chronicle – Aug 17

Wilson Yancey, vice president of health, safety and environmental at Quanta Services Inc., said his company won’t let the downturn in the economy stop it from offering the training to employees.

“We promote it as something good for your family,” said Yancey, 72, who said that 25 workers signed up for last week’s class in the company’s corporate offices in the Williams Tower.

In addition to CPR training, the company enlists Gould to instruct staff on how to use an automated external defibrillator, a device which Gould also sells.

“We have purchased 5,500 AEDs for use all over the world,” said Yancey, who lives in The Woodlands.

“We have an AED on every work site. We buy more as our corporation continues to grow.”


Building a Culture of Safety – Underground Construction – Aug 10

Kevin Parker, vice president, safety and training, Mears Group and Environment, Infrasource and H.L. Chapman – We have a positive safety culture where our operations team works to promote employees to be safe 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Our leadership actively promotes safety on and off the job. It’s easy to define a safety culture as “what our employees do when no one is looking,” but it’s more than that.


M.J. Electric LLC – Utility Divisions/ Eastern Operations – Construction Today – Aug 9

When clients hire M. J. Electric (MJE) LLC, they know that they will receive top-level electrical construction services. “A lot of our customers look at us and they’ll acknowledge we’re not the cheapest game in town,” William Shaw says, “but they know they’re getting a quality project and the safest project.”

Shaw is the vice president of Eastern Operations for the company’s Utility Division in Shoemakersville, Pa. He explains that his division originally operated as a small line department for Fischbach & Moore Electric Group LLC, which was later purchased by InfraSource Inc. in 2000.