The TechAdvantage® 2018 Conference & Expo takes the stage February 25-28 at Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee! Attendees will enjoy front row seats as TechAdvantage explores leading edge strategies and advances in technology that will benefit rural electric cooperatives well into the 21st century. Team Fishel will be located in Booth #1111 at the Expo and, as always, we’re excited to be part of the event!
Along with a full menu of Technical Sessions and Workshops, this year’s agenda features a trio of fascinating keynote speakers. The program includes presentations by Jim Carroll, a leading international futurist and trends & innovation expert; Don Yaeger, award-winning speaker, New York Times best-selling author and long time Associated Editor for Sports Illustrated; and Phil Gwoke, internationally-recognized speaker and Generational Expert at BridgeWorks in Minnesota.
Team Fishel will be on hand throughout the Expo. Stop by and visit us at Booth #1111. We look forward to connecting with our customers and friends from America’s rural electric cooperatives! And, of course, we’ll be delighted to chat about our services in electric power distribution and substation construction. See you in Nashville!
The Fishel Scholarship is available to all sons and daughters of Fishel Teammates who are seniors in high school or presently attending an accredited university. The online application process is managed by The Columbus Foundation, which administers the Fishel Scholarship program.
Applicants will be able to provide all of their information in a secure online form. They will also be required to upload their personal essay, transcripts, and student aid reports directly into the online system. Letters of recommendation can also be uploaded or sent via US Mail directly to the Columbus Foundation. All of these instructions are listed on the website.
The deadline for applying for the scholarship is March 15, 2018.
Paper applications will not be accepted. Interested applicants MUST apply online by the March 15, 2018 deadline.
A crisp chill in the air, a welcoming fire crackling in the hearth and the warmth of memories that never grow old make the holidays a delightful time for all. May the spirit of this wonderful season capture your imagination and fill your heart with joy. From all of us at Team Fishel…Happy Holidays!
Team Fishel’s operation in Rochester, PA held its 2nd annual Open House just before Thanksgiving, and the turnout was spectacular! Fifty-one potential Teammates joined us for an informative evening which proved to be a valuable experience for all. The three-hour event created the perfect opportunity for Team Fishel and its guests to get to know one another – and that was the whole point.
“The focus of the event was not to interview,” said David Harpham, Midwest HR Manager. “We wanted our guests to learn about who we are, and why culture and values have made us successful for 81 years. We wanted them to leave this experience with a really good understanding of why they might want a career at Team Fishel. I believe we achieved that.”
The agenda kicked off with the ‘Team Fishel Opportunities’ video followed by opening remarks which set the tone for the entire evening. Ryan Homberger, Rochester Area Manager, spoke of Team Fishel’s growth in the local market, the importance of our shared core values and the strength of the Team Fishel brand. Harpham commented on Team Fishel’s history, values and the opportunities that exist for every Teammate.
Several members of the senior management team were also on hand for the event. Scott Homberger, VP- Midwest Region; Craig Mathes, VP, Safety & Human Resources; and Tim Griffin, Regional Area Manager each took a few moments to welcome our guests. They were joined by Safety Coordinator Candice Grant and HR Manager John Thurmond.
“It’s not about us. It’s about you,” Scott Homberger said. “Understanding who you are, and making sure that you understand who we are, is the most important thing we can do this evening.”
To that end, the next two hours were spent interacting with our guests. The PA management team and more than a dozen Teammate volunteers joined the groups at every table, encouraging folks to share their backgrounds and personal stories. Our Teammates also provided plenty of information about working at Team Fishel and the career opportunities they earned.
“If you have skills, great,” Ryan Homberger assured attendees. “But if not, we’re still very interested. We will train you. Today, we want to show you how our culture and values have provided great opportunities for great Teammates.”
Many thanks to our Rochester Teammates who volunteered their time to lend a hand at the Open House. Anthony Oliva, Brian Kiss, Craig McCaslin, Dustin Burr, Kayla LaRock, Kenny Massioni, Nick Martin, Nunzio Lombardozzi, Todd Hogan, Timmy Dunlap, and Ashley Pawuk helped make this event a winner!
The Open House wrapped up with a tour of the Training facilities and, based on comments from our guests, the entire evening was a huge success. It was great to hear feedback such as, “I’ve never been to anything like this before. I really liked it” and “This is really something. We appreciate it!”
It’s very clear that Team Fishel continues to build a great reputation in Southwestern, Pennsylvania. In addition to potential Teammates who have discovered us on their own, representatives from the Beaver County Career & Technology Center also attended the Open House. Other organizations including the New Castle School of Trades and the Washington Greene County Job Training Agency have also expressed interest in what we do.
Congratulations to the Rochester Team for hosting an Open House that was rewarding for all. One of our guests really hit the nail on the head when he said, “The word on the street is that Team Fishel is the place you want to be!” We agree!
Divisions 11 & 12 have made their Thanksgiving Food Drive a wonderful annual tradition and this year’s event was the best ever! Teammates collected food, filled eight baskets to the brim, and delivered them to families in their community before the Thanksgiving holiday.
Our Kentucky Teammates have organized a Thanksgiving Food Drive every year since 2010. And once again, they demonstrated that a little planning, lots of participation and the desire to lend a hand are the best recipe for success. This year, Teammates sold fried bologna, egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches before the November Safety meeting to support the Food Drive. They also organized a 50/50 Raffle Split and, of course, everyone helped by spreading the word. To top it off, this year's raffle winner, J.J. Underwood, kindly donated the winnings back to the Food Drive effort.
Thanks to all the Teammates who helped make this year’s Food Drive a success! Working together to help others makes Thanksgiving the best it can be!
Team Fishel continues to experience amazing growth in our Rochester, PA office and that means career opportunities! We're hosting an Open House on November 21 to meet interested candidates and demonstrate why Team Fishel is the best utility contractor in the business. It’s a great opportunity for future Teammates to learn about our work and explore the variety of careers that we have available right now.
Our Rochester operation specializes in construction services for Natural Gas Distribution, Telecommunications and Electric Distribution. Here are some of the jobs we’re hiring for right now:
Are you driven? Join us at Team Fishel’s Open House and take the next big step in your career!
WHERE: TEAM FISHEL | 350 KENTUCKY AVE. | ROCHESTER, PA 15074
WHEN: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017 | 5:00PM – 8:00PM
LEARN MORE AND PRE-REGISTER RIGHT NOW AT TEAMFISHELJOBS.COM/ROCHESTER2017
For more information, call us at 724-774-5985
After wreaking havoc in the Caribbean in early September, Hurricane Irma tore through the Florida Keys and swept northward through Florida. It was the most intense Atlantic hurricane to strike the United States since Katrina in 2005, and the first major hurricane to make landfall in Florida since Wilma in 2005. Team Fishel stood ready to help with the storm restoration just as we have in the past and, as Irma pushed through Florida, we mobilized immediately.
Nearly 200 Fishel Teammates deployed for the restoration effort including 137 from our Plant City and Groveland, FL operations and 54 who traveled from our Cabot, AR division. Team Fishel focused on helping our customers Tampa Electric (TECO) and Duke Energy restore electric power for thousands of residents in the Tampa and Orlando areas. We utilized a fleet of 90 vehicles including bucket trucks, line trucks, command trailers and more to repair overhead electric lines as quickly and efficiently as possible.
We are immensely proud of our Teammates and their High Performance effort that helped many Floridians bring life back to normal. And as so often happens, it is the thoughts of those we help that really say it all. Here are some of the comments we have received on Team Fishel’s Facebook Page.
“Thank you so much for your support here in Florida. Just saw a crew working this morning in Plant City!”
“Thanks for your help in Haines City, Florida....my power is finally back…Awesome team thanks again!”
“I saw a convoy of Team Fishel trucks this morning in Apopka, FL- THANK YOU!! You are appreciated!!”
“Just saw a bunch of your trucks near my home in Tampa, FL. THANK YOU for sending crews to help us get back on our feet after this hurricane. I'm sure it's been long, hot days helping us out. Appreciate it!”
“We are on our way to Gainesville GA, and have been passing your Team Fishel electric trucks! What a wonderful thing you all are doing! Keep up the great work!
Thanks to all for the many kind words. We’re always glad to help and we are proud to be a part of your communities.
Team Fishel had a busy September helping thousands of Florida residents restore electric power in the wake of Hurricane Irma. When a budding young broadcast journalist caught up with us in Tampa, Teammates Chad Jackson and John Seymour were happy to make time for an on-camera interview. In the process, they both made a new friend as well!
Be sure to check out the video interviews below, produced by the Bassett family of Tampa, FL. Very nicely done and a great way to introduce Fishel Teammates to the communities we serve! We’re not sure if that young reporter has considered a career in broadcast journalism just yet. But one thing is certain. He is destined to accomplish great things!
We thank the Bassett family for allowing us to share their videos, and Teammates Chad and John for their participation. Great work all around!
On Friday, September 15th our diet consisted of lots of greens! There was no better way to end the summer and reconnect with our Customers than by playing a round of 18 holes under blue skies and plenty of sunshine! We truly appreciate everyone who joined us for the 8th Annual Customer Appreciation Golf Outing. The day consisted of long & short drives, unnecessarily long putts, fabulous food, great giveaways and best of all, outstanding company! Thank you to the New Albany Links Golf Club who did an exceptional job hosting our group again this year.
We especially want to thank all our sponsors. You “Chipped In” to make the day possible and more enjoyable!
Anixter, ARC Document Solutions, City of Columbus, Columbus FiberNet, CommScope, DitchWitch Mid-States, Englefield Oil Company, Galloway Group, Herc Rentals, Iron Equipment Rental, John Deere, M-Tech, Murphy Tractor, Ohio Utilities Protection Service, Rush Truck Centers, The Energy Cooperative, Vermeer Heartland
And what would a golf outing be without its winners? Congratulations to the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd placed teams! Each winning team member took home a New Albany Links gift card.
In addition to the stellar low scores from the winners, we did have some individuals who excelled at the game. Shout out to several men and women who “came to play” and received a Gift Card to the New Albany Links Golf Shop!
It was nice to take advantage of the warmer temps, relax with friends and enjoy the day! Thank you again for “swinging by”, and we look forward to seeing everyone next year for the 9th Annual Customer Appreciation Golf Outing!!
Team Fishel enjoyed participating in Festival Latino in Columbus last weekend! This year’s celebration was an outstanding success for the entire Columbus community and the family-friendly atmosphere welcomed all. Perfect weather all weekend helped make the festival an irresistible destination. Initial estimates pointed toward the highest attendance ever, possibly more than 200,000!
Festival Latino is the largest Hispanic/Latino event in Ohio, and attracts a multicultural audience from throughout Ohio and the surrounding states. The annual festival is a celebration of the cultural diversity that makes Columbus such a great place to live and work. Team Fishel is proud to be part of it and we’re already looking forward to next year.
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