Prairie State Named Premier Blood Partner

Prairie State Named Premier Blood Partner

Prairie State is pleased to share that our first blood drive of the year resulted in 68 units donated. The generosity of all employee volunteers has resulted in Prairie State being named a Premier Blood Partner by the American Red Cross. The Premier Blood Partners program is designed exclusively for top blood drive partners, and it is meant to recognize the tireless efforts contributed to the c… More
Employee Helps Safety Instructor

Employee Helps Safety Instructor

In June, a group of Prairie State employees attended Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) training at the TEKSOLV/American Allied Safety Council (AASC) facility in Collinsville.  As part of her classwork, behavior based safety and training specialist Kimberly Walster presented on the Signs of Stroke and actions to take in the event of a stroke. Following her presentation, one of the… More
2018 VPPPA Conference

2018 VPPPA Conference

Last week, employees from Prairie State’s power plant attended the National VPPPA (Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association) conference in Nashville, TN. Throughout the week, our employees attended workshops, meetings, and exhibits focused on integrated safety and health management systems. Paul Tesdall, Power Plant Shift Supervisor, presented at the conference on Prairie Sta… More
Prairie State Interns Tour Energy Campus

Prairie State Interns Tour Energy Campus

On May 30, Prairie State’s 2018 Intern Class took tours of both the power plant and the mine. During the power plant tour, they learned about the process in which turbines generate electrical energy, and the state-of-the-art environmental technology in place. Their underground mine tour took them 250 feet below ground.  During this tour, they saw first-hand how the mine operates and watched … More
Prairie State Engineers Participate in Local High School Panel

Prairie State Engineers Participate in Local High School Panel

Prairie State engineers Christian Lee, Tom Buhr, Kunal Singh, and Bryan Polczynski recently participated in an Engineers’ Panel at Mascoutah High School. They joined other local engineers to speak with students about their backgrounds, education, and what their typical day is like at work. Students interested in a future career as an engineer attended the panel and also had the opportun… More