Irby’s 2018 Superintendents Meeting is a Success

Irby’s 2018 Superintendents Meeting is a Success

The 2018 Irby Superintendents’ Meeting was held on May 23rd and 24th at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, MS. Irby President Lee Jones kicked off the meeting with a recap of 2017 and where we are headed in 2018. We heard from a range of speakers in all departments such as Operations, Safety, Accounting, and several more.

Quanta Services Senior Vice President Jody Shea spoke along with three other Quanta employees, Jack Dwyer, Jeff Battles and Matt Mikeska.

Entergy’s Director of Transmission Project Management and Construction Dale Oliver spoke about the current Safety culture and why it is and always has been pertinent in this industry.

We also heard from special guest Bill Bosch, who serves as Florida Campus President at Northwest Lineman College. Bill gave us a great overview of the atmosphere at Northwest Lineman College campuses all over the country.

Following the meeting, we hosted a vendor fair where vendors set up booths and visited with other Irby employees. Thank you to Altec, Beyel, Northwest Lineman College, Longfellow Drilling, Red Wing Shoes, Scott Powerline, Yak Access, and Tyndale for your participation. Hope to see you all again next year.

We would also like to thank Scott Powerline for providing our meals during the meeting, and Yak Access for hosting our Social Hour on Wednesday night.

Thank you to all who participated in the 2018 Irby Superintendents’ Meeting. Looking forward to next year!

Company Milestones Remembered at Irbyconst.com

Company Milestones Remembered at Irbyconst.com

Irby Construction Company has a rich history that dates as far back as 1919. When the original electric grid was being constructed, Irby was integral. By the mid-1960s Irby had worked in 36 states and constructed more REA projects than any other contractor in the U.S.

Since then Irby teams have worked all over the world, had many innovative firsts, become part of a Fortune 500 company, and expanded its scope of services.

The company’s latest milestone is the roll out of a brand new company timeline that catalogs a few details of the company’s key accomplishments over the years. Visit irbyconst.com/history/ to learn more.

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PEOPLE OF IRBY: Apprentice, Juan Carlos del Toro

PEOPLE OF IRBY: Apprentice, Juan Carlos del Toro

On Thursday, April 13, Irby Construction rolled out the fourth video in its series featuring the “People of Irby.” In this clip, Juan Carlos del Toro, an apprentice lineman for Irby Construction Company shares what makes working at Irby great, from his point of view.

In addition to working outdoors and visiting a variety of new places (he has traveled to job sites in four different states so far), Juan Carlos has a lot of nice things to say about the guys he works within the field and the opportunities he sees ahead of him in his career at Irby. Get the full story straight from Juan Carlos. Take a look at the clip here.

Film crews visited Irby job sites from Texas to Florida, and a couple spots in between, to interview team members and gather footage of crews at work. Juan Carlos is the fourth in a series of employees who will be spotlighted in this video series rolling out throughout 2018. Follow Irby on Facebook for updates and watch our website for more to come.

IRBY LIGHTING THE WAY

IRBY LIGHTING THE WAY

Irby Construction Company is most known for building long line electric transmission projects, substations, and distribution systems. What many in the industry might not be aware of is that Irby’s scope of services also includes outdoor lighting.

“Lighting is a natural extension of our primary electric power services because the process of installing poles for lighting systems is not entirely unlike installing electric power infrastructure. Some of the equipment is the same for example, bucket trucks. And of course, we know our way around electricity.” Said, Tim Henry, Vice President of Operations.

Since the company began building transmission lines in 1917, Irby has intentionally expanded its services based on natural extensions like lighting as well as industry innovations for example wind power.

“Innovation is an important part of growing business and something we’ve always been good at in the field and the corporate office. We work to innovate and adopt early. Being on that leading edge is how we become experts,” Explains, Andre Foster, Executive Director of Business Development.

Irby crews not only maintain but also install outdoor lighting in an efficient and timely manner. Irby crews repair, install and upgrade lighting systems. Providing labor, materials, equipment, and supervision, Irby is prepared to answer the call and exceed client expectations for cost-effective, efficient, and safe service. Irby lighting projects include stadiums, roadways, large manufacturing facilities,

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24/7 TRAINING NOW AVAILABLE FOR IRBY CREWS

24/7 TRAINING NOW AVAILABLE FOR IRBY CREWS

Northwest Lineman’s College Lineman Channel is an extensive library of online training videos which means Irby crews can access this valuable information any time and virtually any place. Topics include CDL training, Conductors, ELP Training, Rigging, Safety, Transformers and Protective Equipment to name just a few. The list is long and the content is most certainly a valuable asset to everyone in the field at Irby Construction Company.

“This is just another example of a reason why we’re excited to be associated with Northwest Lineman’s College.” said, Director of Safety and Training, Tony Honaker.

In January, Irby’s parent company, Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE:PWR) completed the acquisition of Northwest Lineman College (NLC). NLC is the electric power industry’s largest educational and training institution. Read more on the Quanta Services website and visit Northwest Lineman College for details on the program or becoming a lineman. To read the full press release about the acquisition, click here.

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PEOPLE OF IRBY: DIRECTOR OF HR & EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT, AMANDA LOTT

PEOPLE OF IRBY: DIRECTOR OF HR & EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT, AMANDA LOTT

On Thursday, March 29, Irby rolled out the third video in its series featuring the “People of Irby.”

In this clip, Amanda Lott, Director of Human Resources and Employee Development brings viewers out of the field and into the corporate office for a look at why Irby feels like “home” to her and so many others. Take a look and this clip and learn why Amanda loves the work she does supporting the Irby family.

Film crews visited Irby job sites from Texas to Florida, and a couple spots in between, to interview team members and gather footage of crews at work. Amanda’s spotlight video is the third in a series of videos Irby is rolling out in 2018. Follow Irby on Facebook for updates and watch our website for more to come.