BLACK HILLS ENERGY RECOGNIZES DODGE CITY EMPLOYEES FOR YEARS OF SERVICE
DODGE CITY, Kan., Nov. 29, 2012 - Black Hills Energy employees Kenneth Helms, Joe Stevens and Michael Griego, appliance repair technicians in Dodge City, were recently recognized for their years of service by the company. Helms has 10 years of service in the community, with no chargeable vehicle accidents or lost time injuries during those years. Both Stevens and Griego have five years of service in the community and neither have had chargeable vehicle accidents.
"We value the safety of our customers and employees above all else," said Gerald Miller, Black Hills Energy's Dodge City operations supervisor. "The efforts of dedicated employees such as Kenneth, Joe and Michael are key to the company's ability to provide safe and reliable service that our customers can count on."
Their responsibilities include repair of gas and electric appliances through Service Guard, a Black Hills Energy affiliate. They also perform heating and cooling repairs and annual inspections and natural gas service work for Black Hills Energy's customers in Dodge City.
Black Hills Energy encourages promotion from within, rewards employees for their accomplishments and recognizes them for their efforts. "These individuals are great examples of employees who actively pursue opportunities for personal and professional growth, to the benefit of our customers and our company," said Miller.
Helms is a graduate of Southwest Kansas Technical School. He is a licensed Kansas journeyman electrician and is currently studying for his mechanical license. His volunteer activities include the Seward County Correctional Facility and the Dodge City Good Samaritan Center
Stevens is an active volunteer with Black Hills Energy, participating in the Weatherization and Power of Trees programs, as well as in the Dodge City Parade of Lights Chili Cook-Off.
Griego volunteers his time with Black Hills Energy in the Power of Trees program and personally as a Patriot Guard and in support of various not-for-profit fundraisers such as Relay for Life.
Larissa Long 785-832-3918
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Black Hills/Kansas Gas Utility Company, LLC d/b/a Black Hills Energy serves 110,000 natural gas customers in 57
Kansas communities. Black Hills Energy is a subsidiary of Black Hills Corp., a diversified energy company with a tradition of exemplary service and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Black Hills Corp. is based in Rapid City, S.D., with corporate offices in Denver and Papillion, Neb. Black Hills Corp. serves 765,000 natural gas and electric utility customers in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming, and its non- regulated businesses generate wholesale electricity and produce natural gas, oil and coal. Black Hills' 2,000 employees partner to produce results that are improving life with energy. More information is available at www.blackhillscorp.com.