WATTS IN THE NEWS

Check this space often for updates from the Irby communications team. This is where you will find updates on industry news and technological applications impacting the way we work. We’ll update you on projects in progress, major milestones in the field, and project completions. Check this space to find out who is new at Irby, who’s celebrating a work anniversary or who is making a difference for our clients. From time to time, you might also find an acquisition or investor update from our parent company, Quanta Services.

Irby Featured on Cover of Construction Today Magazine

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Pick up a copy of the May issue of Construction Today magazine or click here to see it online. Irby Construction Company is featured in the cover story titled, "A Powerful Culture." The article tells the Irby story well, starting with...

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President Signs Cybersecurity Order Focused on Power Grid

On May 11, President Trump signed an executive order that included provisions to protect federal networks and assess the electric grid's ability to respond to a cyber attack. Industry representatives responded positively. The Edison Electric Institute was quoted...

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Infrastructure Projects Lobbying for Space in Trumps Plan

Marketplace® has teamed with American Public Media Reports to track proposed infrastructure projects around the country as President Trump prepares his $1 trillion plan. The first in a series of stories resulting from the partnership was released May 11, 2017, at...

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Talking Top Industry Topics: Technology, Demand, and Price.

The Houston Chronicle reported from the Energy Thought Summit Conference in Austin, March 28, that "Texas needs to do better at looking ahead on electricity." The story covers the gamut of top topics in the industry focusing first on the value technology brings to...

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Southern Cross Transmission Files Route in Mississippi

In a story released this week, Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) announced its affiliate's proposed Southern Cross Transmission project filed a petition for a siting certificate with the Mississippi Public Service Commission (MPSC). The petition includes...

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Coalition Promotes Grid Investments to Congress

A story in altenergymag.com last month detailed a letter urging Congress to include electric transmission provisions in any proposed infrastructure legislation and streamline expansion of U.S. electrical infrastructure. The letter was sent to Senate Majority Leader...

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Irby Named Spirit of Richland Recipient

On March 30, Irby Construction Company was presented the “Spirit of Richland” award by the Richland Economic Development Association (REDA) at their 2017 Annual Meeting at the Richland Community Center. This acknowledgment is given to a business each year that...

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Job-site Luncheon Celebrates GPC Project

On Thursday, March 23, several Irby corporate employees visited the Thomson-Vogtle 500kV Transmission Line job site to host lunch with crewmembers and Georgia Power employees to celebrate the project in Wrens, GA. Irby Construction was awarded construction of the...

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Third Thursdays at Irby Construction Company

Irby Construction hosts a company cookout at our headquarters in Richland, MS, on the third Thursday of each month. From Mcbride’s famous chili, to deep fried catfish in the summer, employees enjoy congregating for no other reason than appreciation for one another and...

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Service Awards Celebrate 40+ Years

Each year, Irby employees who reach milestones in their tenure with the company are recognized for their service. A long tenure is a cultural badge of honor at Irby. It's not uncommon to have worked here a long while. In fact, the average tenure at our corporate...

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Collaborative Partners and Sister Organizations

Working with Quanta Subsurface is a natural fit for Irby Construction Company. Not only are we sister operating units inside the Quanta Services organization (NYSE: PWR) but also, our areas of expertise enable us to collectively deliver turnkey, EPC, foundation...

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PJM Authorizes $1.5 Billion to Strengthen Infrastructure

Kallanish Energy News reported, PJM, a Regional Transmission Organization (RTO), authorized funding for projects designed to offer better power supply for approximately 65 million customers, in a 13-state area including Washington, D.C. Get the whole story...

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Quanta Services Reports Fourth Quarter & Annual Results

Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE: PWR) today announced results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2016.  Revenues in the fourth quarter of 2016 were $2.10 billion, compared to revenues of $1.90 billion in the fourth quarter of 2015, and net income from...

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Texas No. 1 in Wind…But Which Way Will Political Winds Blow?

The Lone Star state, with 20,321 megawatts of installed wind power capacity, is easily the nation’s leader according to a fourth-quarter market report compiled by the American Wind Energy Association. Tom Kiernan, chief executive officer of the Association said, while...

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