Time to sign up for free safety classes at Safety Fest TN!
Over 90 classes are on tap this year at New Hope Center and other Oak Ridge venues, along with safety demonstrations, a community safety forum, and a Safety Expo. This is the 7th year for this fun and useful event and is a great way to receive training in almost anything you can use at work or home. Please let Jenny Freeman know if she can help you.
End-of-term Intern Presentations, a Strata-G Tradition!
Our staff gathered recently to hear our summer interns as they continued a Strata-G tradition by making an end-of-term presentation about their projects. Wow! Their accomplishments amazed us. James Lewis (left) and Joey Michaud (right) learned new skills, participated in significant Strata-G projects including advancement of important sensor technology, and managed to work their way into our collective heart. We wish them well as they return to UT to complete engineering degrees.
Strata-G Attends Leadercast
Strata-G staff recently attended the 2018 Leadercast event, the largest, one-day leadership event on the planet with more than 100,000 current visionaries and future world-changers attending each year. Here are some of their takeaways. “To justify your gift of life, give it away.” “Take care of yourself to create energy, an edge, and endurance.” “Risks not taken can be some of the biggest risks you take.” “Give myself (and those around me) permission to change.” Strata-G is proud of the qualities of our staff that drive them to want to change themselves, and the world, for the better.
Strata-G recognized at Pinnacle Business Awards
Strata-G was recognized at the recent Knoxville Chamber’s Pinnacle Business Awards dinner for “displaying a commitment to making East Tennessee a better place to live and work.” Dan accepted the award on behalf of the Strata-G team and was typically humorous and humble in his remarks. Strata-G joins the ranks of past Impact Award winners that include Pilot Flying J, Covenant Health, Green Mountain Coffee, Copper Cellar Restaurants, and Prestige Cleaners. Jill Kovalchik, Strata-G’s Outreach Coordinator, leads our outreach effort and was on hand to celebrate. Congratulations to all our employees who help make our East Tennessee home a better place.
Dr. David Haskell Presentation at UT Arboretum Conference Center on April 24
On Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 p.m., at the UT Arboretum Conference Center, Strata-G will sponsor a presentation by Dr. David Haskell. Dr. Haskell is the 2018 John Burroughs Award-winning author of the book, The Songs of Trees. A Professor of Biology at the University of the South, he has been called “that rare kind of scientist Rachel Carson was when she pioneered a new cultural aesthetic of poetic prose about science.” A recent review in The Times Literary Supplement stated, “The Songs of Trees has the diverse busyness of a thriving woodland. It is hard to think of a recent scientifically-inflected book on nature that is as fluent, compelling, and intoxicatingly rich.” The presentation is free and open to the public.
Strata-G is One of Only 5 Tennessee Organizations to Receive 2017 TNCPE Achievement Award
The Tennessee Center of Performance Excellence recently awarded Strata-G the 2017 Achievement Award. On hand to accept the award were Dan Hurst, Strata-G CEO, and Kate Honebrink, Strata-G Baldrige Coordinator. This Level 3 Award marks the next milestone in the journey Strata-G envisioned several years ago when we aspired to achieve the Malcom Baldrige Quality Award and began the journey to attain it. Using the Baldrige Excellence Framework to improve our processes and results, along with rigorous TNCPE assessments, we have improved our business processes, focusing on achieving excellence through greater efficiency and effectiveness. Governor Haslam congratulated us by saying, “Organizations that pursue a TNCPE award have a special drive. Strata-G’s commitment to improvement will reach deep into our community, making a significant contribution to the state’s economy, and the wellbeing of its citizens.” Thanks to every Strata-G team member for daily commitment to integrity, service, and quality that make the journey successful.