Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Staff changes in Grounds

The Grounds Department is pleased to annouce their two newest Landscape Gardners: Michael Peterson and Shem Hobbs.  Please welcome them if you see them around campus.

The Grounds Department has also promoted two employees to Laborers: Tim Yindeepit and Morgan Hall.  Congratulations on these promotions!

Monday, August 23, 2010

John Estheimer and Martin Pedraza

Congratulations to John Estheimer (top) and Martin Pedraza (directly above) for being the Employees of the Month of July in the Grounds Department!

John was recognized for filling in for the other foremen when they are away, being a great asset to the Grounds Department, having a good work ethic, and getting along well with others.

Martin was recognized for staying current with work orders, keeping the shop running smoothly, helping track the budget, and always doing what is asked of him.

Please congratulate John and Martin when you see them around campus!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Welcome, Rich Miller

Rich Miller was recently hired as a Business Systems Analyst for Data Systems in Plant Operations.  He will be responsible for ensuring that the work management systems are providing the necessary functionality and data to help us reach our goals.

Rich has worked in operations support in energy, IT, and governmental industries.  He enjoys outdoor activities and asking lots of questions.  Rich is very excited to be a new member of the Facilities group, and is looking forward to working with everyone here.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Plant Operations Dispatch

Plant Opertions' Dispatch office is an essential part of our organization.  They dispatch incoming calls for service, process work requests and sidewalk permits, and they process utility shutdowns.  They are very knowledgeable and hard-working, and we hope they know how appreciated they are.  In many ways, they are the glue that binds us all together.

Kim Collard has been a Dispatcher in Plant Operations for about 13 years.  She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our organization, along with the skills to communicate with all types of people. 

Joeleen Sikes has been a Dispatcher with us for four months.  She has a six month-old son named Keaton, whom she is crazy about, of course!  Before Joeleen worked in Plant Operations, she was an Administrative Assistant at Ross Equimpent Company for three years.  She is currently in school and is almost finished with her Associate of Arts Degree in Business.  We're excited to have Joeleen on board with us!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Defensive Driving

Plant Operations invites all Facilities personnel to attend the 2010 Defensive Driving Course on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the OSH Auditorium.
Please bring your driver license number with  you.  A short test will be given at the conclusion of the presentation.  Refreshments will be served at the end of the training.  See you there!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Welcome to Plant Operations' new blog!  We will make every effort to keep you up-to-date on projects, major shutdowns, current & upcoming events, and other interesting topics.  Our aim is to keep you well-informed.  Thank you for your interest in Plant Operations!