Strata-G enjoys the holiday season! Left to Right: Dan Hurst, Elliott Barnett, Leah Berry, Darrell Daugherty, Kevin Mitchell, John Patterson
Strata-G Represented at Huntsville Energy Summit
In mid-November, Dan, Elliott Barnett, and Tim Hale attended the Energy Huntsville Summit at the NASA Space and Rocket Museum in Huntsville. Zach Wamp, Strata-G Senior Advisor, moderated and led a panel session highlighting energy technology entrepreneurs from a range of industries. Strata-G hosted a dinner for the aforementioned group, resulting in a fascinating evening of lively discussion with Gov. Sununu, former Chief of Staff under president George H. W. Bush.
Each fall, Dan and others hike to Mt. LeConte for recreation and fellowship. This year, Dan was accompanied by, left to right, Darrell Daugherty, Bryan Schoch, Kevin Mitchell, and John Patterson. The highlight of the trip was watching the sunset from Cliff Tops and the sunrise from Myrtle Point.
Long a supporter of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dan has led this hike for 10 years. This year, the group completed the last of the several routes up the mountain by hiking up Trillium Gap Trail. Mt. LeConte is the 3rd highest peak in the Great Smokies at 6,593’. The Mt. LeConte Lodge is the highest inn in the Eastern U.S. that provides lodging for guests.
John Patterson, Strata-G VP for Business Development and avid cyclist, met the 3-time winner of the Tour de France, Greg LeMond, at the recent ribbon-cutting ceremony of LeMond Composites. The company has a licensing agreement with ORNL to manufacture high-volume, low-cost carbon fiber, advantageous to many industries by improving strength, stiffness and weight reduction. The revolutionary process developed at ORNL reduces industrial carbon fiber production costs by more than 50 percent, a significant achievement.
KARM Coats for the Cold
We’ve hit our goal of 100 coats (and then some)!
Thank you to everyone who brought coats in this year!
The folks at KARM will appreciate it!
Strata-G’s Garden Grows for All
Inspired by Kate Honebrink, planted by Todd Williams, and watered by Amanda Swanson, the Strata-G home office landscaped garden area has earned recognition from the National Wildlife Federation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat. We have improved the habitat for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife by providing natural food sources, access to water, and places to hide.
Photographers Span the Years
Amanda Swanson, Strata-G staff photographer and administrative assistant, was excited to meet renowned Manhattan Project photographer, Ed Westcott, at a Strata-G sponsored exhibit of Ed’s photographs in downtown Knoxville. Ed served as the official photographer in Oak Ridge during World War II and is a source of community pride and awe. His photographs can be viewed at www.photosofedwestcott.tumblr.com.
Dragon Boat Team
The Strata-G Force came in 2nd in the Dragon Division, the fastest heat in the annual KARM Dragon Boat Festival. The Force also came in 2nd overall in fundraising, an effort that will serve hungry folks 10,000 hearty meals.
Strata-G’s Healthy Workplace
Strata-G was recently recognized as a 2016 Healthier Tennessee Workplace by the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness by offering various wellness challenges to our employees throughout the year.
Challenges vary from walking, cycling, healthy eating, and weight loss. Our goal is for at least 25% of the company participating in one or more of these challenges.