All in a Day’s Work

August 27, 2020

Mon Power’s Elkins (W.Va.) Service Center recently received a special acknowledgement from the Randolph County Development Authority. The authority recognized the service center’s 58 employees with a Workforce Appreciation Thank You for diligently keeping the lights on for customers by responding to outage calls in various types of weather conditions and at all times of the day and night.

On its Facebook page, the authority specifically acknowledged Randy Donohue, acting manager, Operations Services, for his 40 years of service to the company and to Randolph County. It also mentioned other long-time Mon Power employees Robin Donohue, advanced administrative assistant; Lora Hedrick, distribution technician, Meter Services; and Tim Hoyle, lead line worker.

“We appreciate this special honor from the Randolph County Development Authority recognizing our Elkins Service Center employees for their many contributions to the community,” said Tim Pingley, regional External Affairs consultant, Mon Power. “Our employees work hard to provide reliable electric service to customers in the county, and they have a strong focus on completing their jobs safely.”

Tim added that Elkins employees have achieved two years without incurring an Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)-recordable injury.

The authority also mentioned the service center’s philanthropic efforts. In 2019, Elkins employees donated more than $6,500 – the equivalent of 43,500 meals – to local food banks through FirstEnergy’s Harvest for Hunger Campaign. They also support the United Way of Randolph County.

The Randolph County Development Authority provides expertise and assistance with economic development, workforce issues, market research, business incubation and training opportunities for those looking to relocate to the county in central West Virginia. The authority’s staff and volunteer board members work closely with the community to build and strengthen the region.