Terex Utilities Team Members Assist At-Risk Youth in Texas
Watertown, S.D. – (February 5, 2018) – Terex Utilities team members from across the nation traveled to Houston, Texas, for the company’s annual sales and service training meeting in January. While in Texas, 85 employees teamed up with the company’s San Antonio-based service center to get involved in two local community organizations that serve at-risk youth.
For one of the projects, 16 bikes were purchased and assembled for Therapeutic Family Life, a foster-care agency. The other project involved packing 100 personal hygiene kits for Boysville Inc., a home for boys and girls who cannot remain in their own home due to abuse, neglect, abandonment, or family disruption.
“We became aware of Therapeutic Family Life because our technician, Billie Alaquinez, has fostered more than 20 children and adopted six through TFL. And, Boysville is a well-known charitable organization in the San Antonio area located just a short distance from our branch,” said Daniel Horton, branch manager.
According to Boysville, children arrive at all hours of the day often with only the clothes they are wearing. Clothes, hygiene items, and toys are some of the basic everyday things that make a big difference to children in need. Less than 24 hours after delivering the kits, McKenzie Radzik, Boysville Development Associate said they were already going out to kids.
Making citizenship a priority at the annual sales meeting has become a tradition at Terex Utilities. “We are proud to support local organizations in communities where Terex team members live and work,” said Jim Lohan, VP of Sales and Marketing.
Terex Corporation is a global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services delivering lifecycle solutions that maximize customer return on investment. More information about Terex is available at www.Terex.com, www.linkedin.com/company/terex, and www.facebook.com/TerexCorporation.
ETED Inaugurates New National Control Center Based on OSI EMS Technology
On November 9, 2017, the Dominican Republic’s national transmission company, Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica Dominicana, inaugurated a new, state-of-the-art national transmission control center. OSI supplied ETED with an advanced SCADA/energy management system based on OSI’s monarch™ real-time automation and visualization platform, which helped the utility gain ISO 9001-2015 international quality standard certification for the facility.
Julian Santana, ETED’s administrator and the utility’s ranking authority, led the event, speaking before Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina, government energy authorities, and a large ETED employee audience. Santana praised his team and the company before expressing appreciation for OSI as the supplier of the world-class technology implemented at the new control center.
Norbo Mateo, ETED’s director of operations, presented the primary system features and conducted tours of the control center for authorities, who reported being impressed with the updated facilities and system.
OSI Program Director Mauro Castiglione represented OSI at the ceremony. “OSI would like to congratulate Mr. Santana, Mr. Mateo, and the entire ETED team for the great outcome they have achieved. We are proud to have played a part in their journey,” he said.
Open Systems International (www.osii.com)—headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn.—provides open, state-of-the-art, and high-performance automation solutions to utilities worldwide.