FortisTCI honors Electricity Industry Pioneers

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Dec 2015 – Pioneers in the electricity industry of the Turks and Caicos were recognized by FortisTCI. Five former electricity professionals were remembered, namely: Claridge Wilson, Ernie Jackson, Wayne Douglas, the late Eric Seymour, who was represented by his wife Gladys Seymour and the late Ken Lighbourne, who was represented by his son Brian Lightbourne. Seymour worked at the plant from 1969-2003 and was the country’s Electricity Commissioner and eventually Chief Engineer at the then, PPC. Lightbourne began as an operator in ‘89 and moved up to Distribution Superintendant and is credited as the first lineman to take safety so seriously; he died in 2002 while still with PPC. From 1992 to 2005, Claridge Wilson was with the company and played a major role in installing the caterpillar engines in Provo. Ernie Jackson joined in 1998 and is responsible for the Transmission and Distribution systems established throughout the TCI and is an engineer by trade. Wayne Douglas is credited for being a motivator and led the charge when it came to the installation and commissioning of Wartsila Engines.CEO of FortisTCI, Eddinton Powell presented the Pioneer Awards last Thursday. Related Items:brian lightbourne, claridge wilson, eddinton powell, ernie jackson, fortis tci, gladys seymour, pioneer awards, wayne douglas TCI Police looking for candy & electricity thieves Recommended for you FortisTCI reveals Education Week winners Rave Reviews for National Science Fair ideaslast_img read more

Textron Awarded 512 Million Contract From US Department Of Defense Work To

first_imgLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Lawrence “Mike” Considine, 63In “Obituaries”Textron Announces New President & CEO Of Textron SystemsIn “Business”Selectmen Concerned About Future Of Textron Property: Fear Of Condos, 40B Project Or Long-Term VacancyIn “Business” WILMINGTON, MA — Below is an announcement from the U.S. Department of Defense:Textron Defense Systems, of Wilmington, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $51,263,809 firm-fixed-price contract modification to the previously awarded $10,209,413 contract for the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile weapon system multiprobe antenna procurement.Work will be performed at its Wilmington location and is expected to be completed by July 13, 2029.—Textron’s Wilmington location laid off approximately 200 employees in 2016 and another approximately 50 employees in 2017. It is believed that only 50 employees currently remain on the 60-acre site. It’s not yet known if this significant DoD contract will result in Textron increasing its Wilmington workforce.last_img read more