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Kudos to the D10 Transmission Team

January 25, 2019

I am proud to recognize that the Division 10 transmission team was able to complete a very successful 2018 by going the entirety of the year without an OSHA recordable injury. They were also able to complete all their regularly scheduled maintenance cycle work on time with fewer than five reworks, the Annual Inspection Program (AIP) ahead of...

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Acts with Integrity: An HR Perspective

January 21, 2019

By definition, acting with integrity means to follow one’s morals or ethical convictions under all circumstances. My parents made this value very clear to me during my youth as they taught me to do the right thing, even if nobody was looking. Although this is a simple concept, it should not be confused with being easy. When choosing to do the...

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Honest: An HR Perspective

January 14, 2019

When I think about being “honest,” I think about the benefits of an authentic organization and an authentic self.

In regards to an authentic organization: The HR team is wrapping up our presentations on Respect and one question we ask during that training is, “how does your team know they can trust you?” – On almost every occasion someone...

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What is Safety?

January 10, 2019

Safety is often defined and measured more by its absence than by its presence.  — James Reason (2000)

Imagine trying to drive a car by only looking in the rearview mirror. 

Traditional safety spends a lot of effort looking backward and counting and analyzing incidents.  Traditional safety is defined by the actions to avoid.  All the good work –...

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Improvement-minded: An HR Perspective

January 07, 2019

An unwavering focus on improvement is one of the many things that sets Lewis Tree Service apart from other organizations. Herein lies an inability to accept the status quo, and a persistence that is never satiated. How can we cultivate a workforce that will aid in our relentless drive of forward progress?

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Storm Trouble: Helping A Local Non-Profit

January 04, 2019

A sunny, crisp, December morning greeted us. Trees and shrubs outlined by the white sparkles of heavy frost only early winter can deliver. It was going to be a good day for outdoor work, the kind when staying warm required only a few light layers once your body started moving. As the vegetation management crews moved their trucks into position...

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Ten Years of ISNetworld Membership

January 02, 2019

 

Did you know that Lewis Tree Service has been a proud member of ISNetworld since April 25, 2008? We celebrated our ten year anniversary last year. 

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'Tis the Season for GIVING!

December 21, 2018

During the holiday season some families go through hardships and are unable to provide their children with Christmas gifts; this can be a very rough patch for a parent to experience.

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Take a five-minute mental and emotional inventory

December 19, 2018

I shared this message at Thanksgiving but it holds true for Christmas, too! It’s a wonderful time of the year that is most often filled with family and friends.

Please consider just how mentally and emotionally distracted our fellow owners and teammates are this week and next as we face a shortened work week and the excitement of the holiday....

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But Wait There's More: Trustworthy

December 17, 2018

What does it mean to be Trustworthy?

Trustworthiness stands squarely at the intersection of honesty and reliability. It connects authenticity with dependability, sincerity with service, and truth with action. It’s not a skill or a talent that we develop in isolation. Instead, it’s a critical character trait that we necessarily strengthen or...

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