People of Irby: General Superintendent, Brent Croft

People of Irby: General Superintendent, Brent Croft

 

On Friday, August 17, Irby rolled out the eighth video in its series featuring the “People of Irby.” In this clip, Brent Croft, Irby General Superintendent talks about the importance of safety and how Irby goes to great lengths to provide its employees with ample resources for doing quality work safely.

Brent mentions the support the field workers receive from Irby’s corporate office, especially when dealing with safety, and how much that means to them. Check out the full story to hear about how Irby lineman complete work quickly, without any injuries.

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. Brent’s spotlight video is the eighth in a series of videos Irby is rolling out in 2018. Follow Irby on Facebook and YouTube for updates and watch the company website for more to come.

Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry Visits Quanta Services Lazy Q Ranch

Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry Visits Quanta Services Lazy Q Ranch

United States Secretary of Energy and former Texas Governor, Rick Perry visited Quanta Services Lazy Q Ranch Friday, August 10. Following a greeting by Quanta CEO, Duke Austin and Quanta Founder, John Colson, Perry proceeded to the training center for further introductions and safety briefings. A tour of the training facility featured telecom, distribution facility, cable splicing and underground network facility, pipeline training, and testing facility, and the transmission facility.

Among other Quanta employees in attendance, Irby’s very own Andrew Hernandez was present for the tour and meeting Perry. Hernandez is a Northwest Lineman College graduate and an Irby Construction Apprentice Lineman. Irby is proud to have had the opportunity for Hernandez to represent Irby so well.

T&D World Features Northwest Lineman College

T&D World Features Northwest Lineman College

T&D World magazine featured a brief story on Quanta Services’ acquisition of Northwest Lineman College on July 10. The story covers the school’s mission to “recruit and train the next generation of linemen.” As a Quanta Services Company, Irby Construction is excited about the opportunity this acquisition presents for our collective workforce. Aaron Howell, CEO Of Northwest LInmean College says, “Our trade is America’s best-kept secret. Our jobs can’t be exported like in manufacturing, and we need linemen here in America.”

The story includes a slideshow tour of the college and directs readers to the 2018 Linemen Supplement for a more in-depth look at the history of NLC and its future plans with Quanta Services. The supplement will be mailed to magazine subscribers and posted online. It will also be available at the T&D World booth at the 2018 International Lineman’s Expo.

T&D World’s mission is to provide utility executives, managers, engineers, supervisors, operators and linemen with must-read information on the design, engineering, construction, operation and maintenance of the electric power-delivery system.

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PEOPLE OF IRBY: DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL PROJECTS & RECRUITING, GREG BERRY

PEOPLE OF IRBY: DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL PROJECTS & RECRUITING, GREG BERRY

On Monday, July 16, Irby rolled out the seventh video in its series featuring the “People of Irby.” In this clip, Greg Berry, Irby’s Director of Special Projects and Recruiting talks about how meaningful it is to be a lineman, and the many reasons it’s something to be proud of.

Greg mentions how proud he is to see lines still standing that he helped build back in his Lineman days. Check out the full story to hear how the family atmosphere Irby has contributed tremendously to its success.

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. Greg’s spotlight video is the seventh in a series of videos Irby is rolling out in 2018. Follow Irby on Facebook and YouTube for updates and watch the company website for more to come.

PEOPLE OF IRBY: SUPERINTENDENT, CHRIS SWINDOLL

PEOPLE OF IRBY: SUPERINTENDENT, CHRIS SWINDOLL

Last month Irby rolled out the sixth video in its series featuring the “People of Irby.” In this clip, Irby Superintendent, Chris Swindoll, discusses the importance of his relationships with his co-workers in both the field and at the corporate office.

Chris shares a little about his career experience at Irby and where he started 15 years ago. He is an example of how hard work and dedication can prove to be beneficial in a workplace like Irby. Click here to see more of what Chris has to say.

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. Chris’ spotlight video is the sixth in a series of videos Irby is rolling out in 2018. Follow Irby on Facebook and YouTube for updates and watch the company website for more to come.

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!