Annual Team Meetings

 

2018 Team Meeting

 

On April 27th, all Electrical Installations employees gathered at Ridgewood Country Club in Moultonboro for EI’s Annual Team Meeting.  Our meeting began with introduction of those employees new to the company since our previous meeting: Annette Chamberlain, Tracey Clarenbach, Chris Roberts, Shane Pouliot, Frank Capri, and Tyler Capri. 

As always, our meeting began by focusing on our #1 priority, safety. Informational vendor presentations included “Explosion-Proof Wiring Methods & Equipment” and “Silica Dust Containment”.  Safety Director Matt Blood provided safety and OSHA updates as well as an overview of a Tool Box Talks phone app. Use of this app will be implemented on all EI job sites and it is expected to greatly enhance the effectiveness and frequency of Tool Box Talks. Charlie Fritz presented “New Compression Connector Techniques for Large Cables” including a demonstration of EI’s newly acquired compression connector. In his own unique style, Charlie emphasized the dangers of improper use of this powerful tool. 

Updates and advantages of EI’s SIMPLE IRA Retirement Plan were presented by Greg Tetreault of Boston Partners Financial Group providing valuable information for those not already enrolled in this beneficial program. Updated information regarding EI’s Employee Handbook and eSUB payroll submission were presented as well as purchasing techniques and recommendations.

Following lunch, we turned our focus to the company itself including most recent performance and the challenges that lie ahead. EI’s annual “State of the Company” review highlighted 2017 as the most challenging year in EI’s 30-year history. Faced with unprecedented volume and remote jobsites, adequate project staffing became our constant concern. Extensive use of subcontractors and temporary labor became the norm but it was the perseverance and dedication of our own EI team that allowed us to meet the challenges of 2017. We are only as strong as our employees and it would appear that we are virtually indestructible. The majority of our team members have spent many years contributing to our success and it was our pleasure to end our team meeting with presentation of milestone awards. Ben Fritz, Andy Fritz, and Chris Brosious were honored for having achieved 5 years of dedicated service. 10-year service awards were presented to Kim Souza, Casey Damon, and Michele Near.  Once again, we were delighted to celebrate an employee reaching the 20-year service mark as we proudly honored Tom Therrien for more than 20 years of service. We are most grateful to all for their commitment and dedication.

 

2016 Team Meeting

 

Our 2016 annual gathering began with an introduction of our newest team member, Kyle Palevicius, an apprentice electrician.  Safety Director, Rick Frame, then congratulated the entire EI team for maintaining a perfect safety record throughout 2015 and reviewed  OSHA updates and the most common OSHA violations.  The balance of the morning focused on extensive Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) training presented by representatives of Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley.

 

Cheryl Adams of Citizens Bank shared important and valuable financial wellness information regarding two topics of concern to all, Preventing an ID Theft Crisis and Improving your Credit Score, while Peter Griffey, a representative of Aflac, provided a brief overview of the array of supplemental insurance plans available to all EI employees.

 

Our annual "State of the Company" described a strong company that does not miss an opportunity to bid any viable project, which inevitably leads to unpredictable geography and  a current backlog that challenges us to maintain the momentum currently enjoyed.  In recognition of the importance of keeping the lines of communication open, a "Town Hall" event ensued, allowing everyone the opportunity to ask questions and/or voice concerns.  This event was a huge success, covering a myriad of topics and providing clarity regarding a number of issues.

 

In the spirit of never losing sight of the fact that our greatest strength as a company is the incredible team that we have assembled, we were proud to honor three team members marking 10 years of dedicated service - Eva Fritz, Bryan Payne and Rick Frame - and delighted to celebrate three team members marking 20 years of dedicated service - Neil Davis, Brian Chevrette and Darlene Chevrette.  We could not be more appreciative of the contributions that these individuals have made to EI's success!

 

Our meeting closed with recognition that the company, itself, will mark an extraordinary milestone in the coming year.  All in attendance were invited to join us next April on a Caribbean cruise as we celebrate Electrical Installations' 30th Anniversary.  

 

 

 

2015 Team Meeting

 

On April 10, EI employees gathered at Ridgewood Country Club for a day long Team Meeting, beginning, of course, with matters of safety. Safety Director, Rick Frame, introduced our 2015 Joint Loss Management Committee employee representatives, Jimmy Fritz and Rick Milliken, and discussed safety observations at EI job sites in past years.  

 

We were fortunate to have representatives from Milwaukee Tools on hand to present information on the latest tools of the trade and their tool trade-in program and representatives from NorthEast Electrical Distributors also spoke regarding their new website.  Considerable time was devoted to E-Sub, our newly implemented construction management software, with an overview, training topics and plenty of time for Q&A.

 

Our afternoon closed with our annual "State of the Company" presentation and we were proud to have honored Cory Glines for 10 years of dedicated service and Jimmy Fritz, Zack Fritz and Jared Leary for 5 years of dedicated service.

 

 

 

2014 Team Meeting

 

The Annual Team Meeting, held April 11th at Ridgewood Country Club, opened with Arc Flash Training, conducted by James Witherell of Horizon Solutions, for all field personnel.  The balance of the morning was devoted to CPR, First Aid and AED Training for every employee, presented by Becker Training Associates.

 

Many thoughtful questions regarding company policy, benefits and payroll matters arose as we reviewed the newly updated EI Employee Handbook.  A brief "State of the Company" highlighted EIs many strengths, including a reputation of integrity, leadership and innovation, and appreciation for the true foundation of EIs success, its employees.

 

With much pride, the meeting closed with employee recognition for dedicated service - Mike Leary was honored for 15 years, Matt Blood and Tom Brosious for 10 years and Dennis Lloyd and Craig Sharpe for 5 years (pictured bottom right).

 

 

 

20 13 Team Meeting 

 

Employees gathered at Ridgewood Country Club on March 29th for EI's Annual Team Meeting.  The morning was devoted to our #1 priority, safety, and began with a lively outdoor Fall Protection overview presented by Karl Bertleman of DBI SALA (photo left, with Jake Daku demonstrating the latest in fall protection harnesses) before moving inside for Confined Space Entry training, conducted by Joe Ditzell of NH Bragg, followed by a comprehensive review of OSHA topics presented by Kevin Rush.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We then proceeded to gain insight about ourselves and our teammates with an enlightening and entertaining presentation about "Commitment, Initiative and...Sticking Our Necks Out!" by Deb Titus of Human Capital Solutions.  Awards for Employee Service Milestones were presented to Sandra Ringelstein and Kim Souza for dedicated service of 15 and 5 years, respectively.

 

     

2012 Team Meeting

2011 Supervisor's Meeting

 

2009 Supervisor's Meeting

2009 Supervisor's Meeting

2008 Supervisor's Meeting

 

 

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