Leading up to and on this past Saturday, November 11, UGI Energy Services (UGIES) honored and supported those who have served our country and community. While our team is committed to supporting veterans in our community year-round, Veterans Day is an opportunity to highlight that commitment.
In 2019, UGI Energy Services relocated it's headquarters a few miles down the road to the newly developed "Knitting Mills" complex. Located in Wyomissing, PA, our home office has a rich, long-standing history. Within our community, we have seen this location be home to many influential businesses and we are proud to be continuing on with that legacy. Keep reading to learn more about our story at Knitting Mills Way!
It is Autumn – which means one thing at UGI Energy Services – United Way kickoff time is here! We are pleased to welcome our 28th consecutive year of donating to this charitable organization, here in the area that we live and work.
Whether you own a small shop or a large warehouse, energy is more than likely a large part of your monthly spending. Luckily, it’s one that you can (somewhat) control. As a business owner, you know how important it is to protect your budget and cut costs where necessary. You may implement changes that can help reduce energy usage, but your employees have to back them up in order to be successful.
Here are a few ways you can encourage your employees to save energy:
Celebrations are in order! March 17th marks the anniversary of the creation of UGI Energy Services in 1995. If you are doing the math, that means we are celebrating 28 years in the Energy Marketing & Midstream business!
Those of us around the office know Patrick. We know of his quiet, polite manner. We know that we can rely on him to help us understand the energy market. Most of us know that he was born and raised in Ghana. Some of us even know that he went to university in the Soviet Union during the perestroika era. But none of us really knew his true story of how he came from such a humble beginning, and of the incredible tenacity, determination, and, yes, a little bit of luck, that brought his brilliant mind to the team at UGI Energy Services.
Until the publication of his book.
It is Engineer’s week! Every year, February 19-25th, engineers all over the world are celebrated. This special week is devoted to celebrating how engineers make a difference in our world, adding a voice to the conversation about the need for engineers, technicians and technologists, and engaging students in the world of engineering.
“Founded by NSPE in 1951, Engineer’s Week (EWeek) is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers. Today, this is a formal coalition of more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations and government agencies. Dedicated to raising public awareness of engineers' positive contributions to quality of life, EWeek promotes recognition among parents, teachers, and students of the importance of a technical education and a high level of math, science, and technology literacy, and motivates youth, to pursue engineering careers in order to provide a diverse and vigorous engineering workforce. Each year, EWeek reaches thousands of schools, businesses, and community groups across the U.S.” (https://www.nspe.org/resources/partners-and-state-societies/engineers-week)
Today, November 11th, we observe a historic day with deep significance, Veterans Day. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’, Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs, explains the meaning of this day as “…A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.” We are proud to honor all our veterans and thankful for our internal Veteran Employee Team (VET) that works hard all year long to support the communities where we live and work. UGI Energy Services is proud to honor the bravery and patriotism of our veteran community. We thank them for their dedication and service to our country. As a company, we strive to honor and support our veteran community in a variety of ways. We are proud to share the activities that our VET team has engaged in over the past year.
Did you know that last month was National Safety Month? In 1996, the National Safety Council (NSC) established June as National Safety Month in the United States. The goal of this Summer Safety Month is to increase public awareness of the leading safety and health risks that are increased in the summer months to decrease the number of injuries and deaths at homes and workplaces. The areas of safety are split into 4 parts: musculoskeletal disorders, workplace impairment, injury prevention and slips, trips and falls. In the summer months, we typically see more dehydration and other heat-related illnesses due to the warm temperatures, car accidents and fatalities due to higher traffic volumes from vacationing, injuries from outdoor activities such as the swimming pool or bicycling, and more. By putting emphasis on these areas of safety in the workplace, an employer as well as the employee can protect themselves from injury or harm. Knowing that the following 4 areas are prominent when it comes to the workplace, one can focus on their prevention through education and training.
Today, April 28th, is World Day for Safety and Health at Work! Maintaining a safe and secure workplace is an important part of UGI Energy Service’s commitment to safety and wellbeing for our employees. Together as a team, we can prevent work place accidents from happening to assure injuries do not take place. Awareness and continuous training are ways that we make sure our employees know what safety measures should be taken at all times. Each one of us is responsible to not only protect ourselves, but ensure we do not endanger others as well. A safe workplace is a happy workplace, as it provides employees the environment to effectively do their jobs.