One of our top priorities as a socially responsible employer is to give back. We work in many communities across North America that each have different people and needs. Therefore, we are always looking to help in any way. As a business, we love to see our employees working within the community to create change for the better, as this is something to be encouraged and celebrated. Our leadership teams instill the “Forbes Way” of helping others into their groups, and we have created a culture of volunteerism throughout decades of service. Over the years, we have learned that besides delivering power to homes, businesses, and schools, there are plenty of other ways to lend a helping hand.
Whether we are building powerlines to make sure isolated towns have power or building a playground, we build things that matter.
After working at a job site in Lac La Biche, Alberta, one of our crews had leftover power poles they wanted to put to good use. It just so happened that a local preschool looked as though their playground could use an upgrade, so our employees got to work. Brandon Heron (Foreman), Tyrone Pollard (Lead Hand), Frank Bessette (Journeyman), and Klayton Bilobroka (Journeyman) volunteered their time outside of work hours to make a difference for preschool children. They used the extra power poles to create a barrier for the sandbox that they use to play games while digging in the sand.
We received a thank you letter from the Lac la Biche Aboriginal Head Start Preschool who wanted to recognize these kind-hearted Forbes employees. They stated that our crew went “above and beyond” expectations with their work that really impacted their students. They also wrote that “The Commitment and hard work of your four employees shows that the company is for the community.” Furthermore, we were thrilled to learn that “The day after the enclosure was installed the children were ecstatic and excited to dig and walk on the installed cut poles.”
Delivering solutions to communities can mean many different things. Whether we are building powerlines to make sure isolated towns have power or building a playground, we build things that matter.
We are so proud of this crew and the volunteerism that was shown through their efforts.