Monday, December 31, 2012

A very special year

When the ball drops as tonight turns into January 1, revelers the world over will be celebrating the successes of 2012 and the opportunities that lie ahead in the New Year. Commonwealth will have an extra special reason to celebrate -- 2013 marks our 25th Anniversary of being employee-owned.

Beginning in January, and running through mid-July, we'll be kicking off the festivities with fun monthly activities for employees at each of our locations. On July 26th, we'll be hosting a party and hearing from dynamic speaker Garrison Wynn at Jackson Community College's Potter Center, in the newly-renovated Robert Snyder Dining Hall. A legacy gift will be presented honoring all founding shareholders and original employees. The celebration will conclude on July 27th with a casual employee family picnic on the grounds of our headquarters in Jackson, Michigan. We couldn't be more excited! We hope you will take a few minutes now and again to visit our pages -- on our website, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and here -- to watch as this exciting year unfolds.

Whether 2012 year was your best year ever, saw some struggles, or landed somewhere in between, we now close the book on another chapter and, with gratitude and optimism, wish you a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Congratulations to our grads

Power Generation & Energy Vice President, Sam Barnes, recently had a unique opportunity.

Being on the Board of Trustees at Jackson Community College, Sam was able to congratulate our Power Generation Department Administrator, Courtney V., on stage at her graduation.

The story began when Sam approached the deans asking for them to recommend a student who they thought would be an excellent employee and the rest, as they say, is history.

Commonwealth would also like to congratulate Vilroy H. on his recent graduation.  Vilroy, who works in our Southeast office in Kennesaw, Georgia, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Southern Polytechnic State University.