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What's Your Bigger Picture?
December 07, 2017

During the Lewis two-day, leadership team meeting in Rochester last October, we had an impactful speaker, Dale Lesinski, share a message about “Safety 4 the Right Reasons.” He asked us to close our eyes and think about the four people who we love the most in this world and to whom we never want anything bad to happen. Visualize those friends...

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In Memoriam: Chris Norton
November 16, 2017

Christopher Norton was born on December 27, 1984 in Schwabmuenchen, Germany to Brian and Monika Norton. Sadly, he passed away on Sunday morning, October 22, 2017, leaving behind his wife/high-school sweetheart, Heather, and two boys, Ashton and Colin. He will be sorely missed. May all who love him find peace and comfort. 

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Fleet: Another Tool in Your Toolbox
November 13, 2017

When it comes to vegetation management, like a chainsaw or trimmer, a finely tuned vehicle is another tool in your toolbox—and your success is literally riding on it. As always, continuous improvement is key.

Our year-end statistics around vehicle safety, including our out-of-service (OOS) violation data, is something to be extremely proud of...

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Our Goal: ZERO lost-time incidents
November 08, 2017

I hope that those of you who were on our Monday morning safety call remember and have been reflecting on the question that I posed: How will we set ourselves up for success this week?

As always, let’s learn from the past but not dwell upon it. Let’s spend less time talking about what happened during incidents and more time on understanding why....

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A Perfect Match
November 06, 2017

When Debbie Felder met her husband Shawn in 1991, neither was thinking about each other’s kidneys. But when Shawn’s kidney disease worsened and he went on dialysis in 2012, Debbie decided to get tested to see if she would be a donor candidate. Eighteen vials of blood later and, against all odds, she learned that she was a perfect match.

Her...

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A Fresh Start
October 30, 2017

Today is the first day of the new fiscal year for members of the Lewis family tree: Lewis Tree Service, Carolina Tree Service, Clearion and, of course, my team, Wilderness Environmental ServicesThat gives us a unique opportunity to start fresh. We do that financially. We can also do that from a safety perspective. We can take the opportunity...

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Safety First
October 02, 2017

 

Welcome to Lewis Tree Service's new blog! We intend to use this forum to share news, updates and  content about common topics of interest. Like what? First and foremost, we will frequently touch upon safety (of course) especially as it pertains to vegetation management and utility line clearance—and associated activities like driving,...

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