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Sparky’s Notes August 28, 2017


In this issue:

Way to go, Jay!
Coming Soon
Work Anniversaries
What’s New in the Field
Accidentally Twinning!
Employee Testimonials
Gene’s Gems
It’s Collins’ Selfies

Way to go, Jay!

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Jeremiah Nieman

Our very own preconstruction manager, Jeremiah Nieman, was interviewed by EC Mag about the innovative success BIM has brought to our company.

Read the interview here!

Coming Soon!


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Last week, we continued our video shoots with a visit our Sacramento Branch. Check out Steve and Johnny getting ready for their close up and Craig’s Green Team meeting in session! The video should be done in the next few weeks and we can’t wait to see how it turns out!


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Congratulations to our fellow employees on their anniversary with the team! We greatly appreciate and value your hard work and success; and for this, we stand by our saying that we have “Simply the Best People” here at Collins Electrical Company, Inc.  


What’s New in the Field


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Rigging Training at UC Merced 2020 last Friday:


On August 17th, Matt Phillips, Matt Thompson, Joe Murillo, Tina Taylor, Chris Halsey, Jacinto Ortiz, Scott Whitley, Josh Cullum, Joel Gruenhagen, Cary Evans, Ana Cooper, Josh House, and Anthony Samaniego attended rigging training with Turner Safety.

The group learned about the basic rigging plan, responsibilities, inspection of rigging hardware, inspection of slings, wire rope sling capacities, wire rope sling connections and hitches, crane hand signals, chain sling capacities, chain sling connections and hitches, web sling and round sling capacities, center of gravity and sling loading, sling angles, and hands-on practice. Needless to say, they had a busy day!








Click here for a live stream of the UC Merced 2020 Project!




Accidentally Twinning at Work!


No need to get your eyes checked, you’re not seeing double. It’s Gaby and Lea #twinning with a 4/4 on accuracy! Think you can beat their record? Send in your pictures of you and someone else #twinning at work for a chance to be featured in Sparky’s Notes! Submit to

Employee Leadership Testimonials: Rick Henry

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Rick Henry, Dublin Branch Manager

Leadership training has been an inspiration for me personally as well as professionally. It’s been a big boost for morale and team building within our branch. We all get along very well, the interaction in Amanda’s two hour session make it fun and enables us to poke fun at one another. Amanda’s two hour session over the lunch hour make it super easy to fit this into our busy days.


We are fresh from our recent session in which we went over Emotional Intelligence and how each of us deal with stress. It’s very interesting to go around the room and listen how each member of the team deals with stress. Stress can cause many physical ailments and listening to how others deal with it, and Amanda’s feedback, gives us all multiple ways to aid us in dealing with stress. Stress is a big part of our everyday life in the construction industry, in order to have longevity within this industry we all must find a way to deal with stress.


Leadership Training is a lot more than teaching us to become better leaders, it’s teaching us to become better people, better communicators, listeners and better life managers.


I applaud the Executive Team for their forward thinking in hiring Amanda and thank Amanda for being such a great inspiration to all of us!”

-Rick Henry, Dublin Branch Manager




♢♢♢ Gene’s Gems ♢♢♢

Corporate Value of the Week: Integrity

Integrity (noun): the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness 

Here at Collins, we value our employees not only for their worth ethic, but their kind hearts and dedication to doing the right thing, too.




Collins Selfies

Even though we work hard, we play hard too. Every week, we’ll show off our most important resource: the Collins Electrical staff.


This week, we introduce to you…




Leticia and her husband, Cameron and his “ol’ man”, and Jeremiah taking a #CollinsSelfie at the SF 49ers Game last Saturday! How’s that for employee bonding?


Check out all the Collins’ Selfies by searching for the hashtag #collinsselfie on Facebook.

Do you have a #collinsselfie to share? Post them to our page using the hashtag #collinsselfie or email Elaine at

Make sure to incorporate the Collins Electrical logo in a creative and fun way!