As we ring in the new year, we're sharing some of the most popular blogs from 2020. In these blogs, you'll find award celebrations, inside looks into life at Interstates, and project highlights. 2020 may have been a year of ups and downs, but we're grateful for all that we accomplished.
Our Fort Collins, CO team had a reason to celebrate this fall after receiving Project of the Year in the Industrial Projects-Up to $2 million award category from Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain. This water treatment facility upgrade had scheduling challenges, but we finished on time and within budget.
We take you on an interview with Keith Vollink and his career journey from an apprentice to a superintendent. Hear about his experience as an electrical superintendent at Interstates and how he started in the electrical field.
Apprenticeship is a path of opportunity for students to learn a profession with on-the-job training and learning in the classroom. At Interstates, we have an industry-recognized in-house apprenticeship program that will prepare you to take the Electrical Journeyman Test in 4 years. For those deciding on a career path, take a look at apprenticeship.
In the spring, we received some of the highest awards from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Along with 14 other contractors, our safety program received the highest level for the National Safety Excellence award. In addition, a feed mill and biodiesel project received the highest level of National Excellence in Construction award.
One project in Fremont, NE, was successful even after the team experienced harsh weather, including flooding, tornadoes and cold winters. The Omaha, NE team's efforts didn't go unnoticed. ABC Cornhusker Chapter awarded this project with the top award in its category and the overall Project of the Year for the chapter.