Business Briefs

Tenaska earns safety award

Employees at the Tenaska Georgia Generating Station have been honored with the Superior Safety Performance Award, the National Safety Council’s (NSC) most prestigious award, for their long-standing record of safety performance.

The natural-gas fired power plant in Heard County has operated for more than 13 consecutive years with zero work-related injuries or illnesses resulting in time away from work.

This is the third year in a row that Tenaska Georgia has been the recipient of the Superior Safety Performance Award, which recognizes companies that have operated more than 10 consecutive years without incurring a lost-time injury or illness. Since the plant was staffed in 2000, employees have had no U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) lost-time injuries or illnesses, for a total of approximately 278,760 safe working hours as of Dec. 31, 2012.

“Safety here goes beyond regulatory compliance; it’s part of our company culture,” said Plant Manager Roger Allen. “The National Safety Council awards recognize our employees’ commitment to safety on the job — not only for themselves but for their co-workers and for our community.”

Tenaska Georgia employees also qualified for the Safety Leadership, Perfect Record and Occupational Excellence Achievement awards. The Safety Leadership Award is given for operating more than five consecutive years without a lost-time injury or illness. The Perfect Record Award recognizes companies that have completed at least 12 consecutive months without incurring a lost-time injury or illness. Recipients of the Occupational Excellence Achievement Award must have a safety record equal to or better than 50 percent of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics rates in the industry for lost-time illnesses and injuries.

In 2012, employees at Tenaska Georgia worked more than 23,920 hours with zero lost-time injuries or illnesses.

The 945-megawatt Tenaska Georgia Generating Station is a "peaking plant" produces electricity during periods of high demand for sale to Exelon Generation Company, LLC, which in turn markets the power. 

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Welcome House fundraiser this weekend

An interactive home tour fundraiser for the Community Welcome House, Coweta's shelter for victims of domestic violence, will be held Saturday and Sunday.

The fundraiser will kick off with a gala Friday at Toyota of Newnan. The event will include a silent auction. Tickets are $50 in advance and $75 at the door.

The home tour will be Saturday and Sunday at Arbor Springs. Tickets are $15. The event includes cooking demonstrations, local artists, a farmer's market, hourly giveaways, and tips from an interior decorator, golf pro and master gardener.

The event is presented by Abernathy Custom Homes. Sponsors include Arbor Springs, Slepian Schwartz and Landgaard Attorneys, Top Nosh Caterers, Toyota of Newnan, Brand Mortgage, Progressive Heating and Air, Kemp's Dalton West Flooring, LifePlan Financial Advisors, Red Door Interiors, and BB&T Home Mortgage. Entertainment will be provided by Capo 3.

For more information, contact Samantha Brazie at 770-820-559 or Sbrazie@progressiveac.com .

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Walmart launches holiday layaway

Walmart had launched its holiday layaway program, which runs from Sept. 13 through Dec. 13. There is no fee for the layaway service, but a 10 percent/$10 minimum downpayment is required. Layaway is only available for certain items, and only for a minimum purchase of $50, with individual items of at least $15. Items must be redeemed by Dec. 13.

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