Quanta Services Companies give $10,000 to Bean’s Cafe
Donation on behalf of ML&P Plant 2A project employees to recognize safety milestone
ANCHORAGE, AK—November 12, 2014 – To recognize worker safety, Quanta Services Companies and workforce representatives on the Municipal Light & Power Plant 2A Expansion Project issued a $10,000 check to Bean’s Café on Friday, Nov. 7 at an employee lunch.
It is the second $10,000 check issued to a nonprofit in recognition of a workforce safety milestone. In September, a gift was made to the Anchorage office of the American Cancer Society.
Robert Stinson, Price-Gregory Senior Vice President, explained that the donation and lunch is a way for the project team to recognize and thank workers for their attention to the safety program and their focus on workplace safety.
“We’re trying to create a safe and comfortable work culture here across all crafts,” Stinson told employees. “You understand that because we’ve worked more than 103,000 man hours over the past 119 days without a recordable or lost time incident. It’s especially remarkable because we have a limited site and a lot of activity happening. Keep up the great work.”
Stinson also recognized the great partnership between the Quanta Services Companies and Municipal Light & Power and its project management contractor, IEC Corporation.
Donations are selected based on a committee of employees with broad representation from the trades working on the project.
Building the steel framework and boilers has been the recent focus with more than 600 tons of steel erected in the administration and areas 1 and 2 of the plant. The work includes six critical crane picks, including one of the heaviest lifts in constructing the boiler where 387,000 pounds recently were safely lifted into place.
“We very much appreciate your generous gift,” said Lisa Sauder, executive director of Bean’s Cafe. “One of our programs is The Children’s Lunchbox weekend food program. With more than half the students in the Anchorage School District now at or below the poverty line, our weekend food program helps feed children over the weekend. Your gift will go a long way to help feed hungry kids in Anchorage.”
Quanta Power Generation, Inc., Quanta Services, Inc., Price Gregory International and M.J. Electric, Inc. have formed a cohesive team to provide the engineering, procurement and construction of the George M. Sullivan Plant 2 Generation Replacement Project for Anchorage Municipal Light & Power. The project is currently on track to meet its scheduled completion date in 2016.
Bean’s Cafe, a part of the Anchorage community since February 1979, maintains a center where the hungry and homeless are provided with hot nutritious meals, a warm and safe day shelter, as well as referral assistance to health and human service programs. Bean’s Cafe is open 365 days per year, ensuring these services are always available to those who need it the most. For more information visit www.beanscafe.org.
The Children’s Lunchbox, a program of Bean’s Cafe, has been serving meals to hungry children in Anchorage since 1998. The program is the largest non-profit child nutrition program in Alaska and in 2013 served over 300,000 meals to hungry children in Anchorage. For more information visit www.thechildrenslunchbox.org