Primary Energy’s Annual Community Service Day Proceeds in Spite of COVID-19
Primary Energy’s employees were not able to volunteer in person this year due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, however the need for assistance is greater than ever as families and the elderly have been impacted by the pandemic. Donations across NW Indiana and Illinois, where the company and many of its employees reside, were distributed throughout the month of June. As a company we wanted to reach out to our local community food pantry that supply resources to those particular hit hard by COVID-19.Read more»
Fortistar Welcomes SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust as a Co-Investor in Primary Energy
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (January 9, 2020) – Fortistar, a sustainability‐focused private energy investment and operating company helping to facilitate the transition to a carbon‐free economy, along with its partners have entered into an agreement to sell 50% of the shares of Primary Energy to SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust (SEEIT). Primary Energy Recycling has a 298 MW portfolio of waste heat to power (WHP) and combined heat and power (CHP) plants located at two of the most efficient steel mills in North America belonging to ArcelorMittal S.A. and United States Steel Corporation, selling discounted electrical and thermal energy to the mills under long‐term stable contractual arrangements. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020 and Fortistar will continue to manage the company. Read more»
Fifth Consecutive NMA Zero Injury Safety Award (ZISA)
On October 24, 2019 Cokenergy and Enerfab were presented with our fifth consecutive Zero Injury Safety Award (ZISA) at the National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee gala at the National Cathedral in Washington DC. The 2018 award represents 174,900 injury free work hours by the Enerfab team working at the Cokenergy project in East Chicago, Indiana. We are extremely proud of the efforts of the Enerfab and Cokenergy teams to reach this milestone for the fifth consecutive year, proving that an injury free workplace is achievable. This award is not possible without a commitment to safe work practices, hazard recognition and open communication between our craft labor teams, Enerfab and Primary Energy. The strong performance continues in 2019, we are close to the 200,000 injury free work hour milestone!
Richards Graphics & Primary Energy Win Certificate of Merit in the Great Lakes Graphics Association Awards for 2019
Primary Energy’s employees took part in an employee-based calendar photo contest titled “The Great Outdoors” during the fall of 2018. The customized employee calendar featured various outdoor landscapes and beautiful backdrops from all over the country. The finished product, which included 12 winning photos for each month of the year, was submitted to Richards Graphics for printing, and it was distributed to Primary Energy Employees during their annual holiday event in early January 2019. The Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA) Graphics Excellence Awards Competition is one of the largest printing competitions in the nation. Richards Graphic Communications and Primary Energy won a Certificate of Merit for the 2019 Calendar. The judging criteria included registration, crossovers, clarity and neatness, sharpness of halftones and line drawings, richness and tonal qualities of color, paper and ink selection, ink coverage, difficulty of printing, effective contrast or softness, finishing, bindery and overall visual impact. Primary Energy Recycling Holdings, who have the creative people with innovative ideas and photos, along with the skilled production of Richards Graphic Communications, make the perfect team! Congratulations to our Primary Energy Employees on your creative and innovative photos!
Wildlife Habitat Council
As part of our partnership with the Wildlife Habitat Council, Primary Energy Team had the opportunity to participate in a tree planting at the Port of Indiana in Portage on May 2, 2019. The event is a part of the US Forest Service Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants and supported by the ecological and community focus of the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation towards increasing urban-industrial conservation partnerships in the Calumet Region. Per Luke Ford, Primary Energy's Director of EHS, " We survived the rain and completed the project before the heaviest rains began". Thank you to Luke, Dave, Rachel and Dominick for participating.
NMA Zero Injury Safety Award (ZISA)
148,000 hours worked by our Enerfab embedded maintenance crews. Bob Wranosky, Luke Ford, Jim Wheeler (Enerfab Superintendent) and Dave Eckhard (Enerfab Boilermaker Foreman) have traveled to Washington to attend the Award Ceremony. Per Keith Kaufman, GM of Cokenergy; "This award is for cumulative hours worked since Enerfab first worked on site, starting with our HRSG retubes. Since this is for last year, and we have had no recordable injuries to date this year, this means that we will have well over 150,000 hrs worked for 2018, and will be in the next level of Awards for the ZISA." Great job team!!!