UNION, Ill., Dec. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- What is usually a rare milestone in the utility construction industry has become more common as INTREN celebrates its third department achieving the one-year incident-free mark this year. The milestone is important in itself, but it came at a time when the Midwest Central (MWC) Substation Group was adding additional labor resources and mentoring a subcontractor.
"The crews in the substation department are in a growth phase," said INTREN MWC Account Manager Sean Hughes. "To come on board, embrace our culture, learn our safety processes and procedures and then perform error free is truly remarkable."
Along with growing the INTREN work force, the crews also mentored the minority subcontractor LiveWire, Inc. This team is working with LiveWire, Inc. employees side-by-side on the project who are included in the incident-free effort.
"The achievement is a huge accomplishment and can be attributed to the training, skill and expertise of our field employees and their adherence to INTREN's safety culture," said Lance Rosenmayer, INTREN President. "To do this while also growing another company shows the dedication, integrity and leadership capabilities of this team."
INTREN is an active participant and leader in ComEd's Safety for Life Rules, as well as many other utility providers' safety initiatives. These rules enforce strict safety standards and procedures which INTREN adheres to on all worksites.
One key procedure that has allowed the MWC Substation Group to achieve this one-year incident-free milestone is creating safe work plans. With constant change in work type and environment, safe work plans are generated for every job, calling attention to safety concerns and allowing discussion on how to address those concerns.
For more than 25 years, INTREN has been an innovative solution partner, dedicated to building and maintaining the infrastructure of the energy industry. The company's culture of stewardship guides INTREN to care for others' priorities as if they were their own. Through an unwavering commitment to safety, integrity, customer focus and employee empowerment, the company has succeeded in offering turnkey services to a long list of satisfied clients. As an industry leader, INTREN is proud to serve many of the nation's foremost utility companies, private contractors and developers, municipalities and cooperatives. For more about INTREN, visit INTREN.com.