On June 24th, we came together as a company to collaborate, learn, ask questions and celebrate Island Lighting and Power Systems turning 30 years old! It is rare that we can all gather together with the busy schedule and the majority of employees being in the field most days. This year in particular was a special meeting, as it is our 30th anniversary in business. We took a quick trip down memory lane and looked at where ILP started and how it has grown to a highly successful, family business. Even though our owner, Jim O’Neil hates the spotlight, we did of course take the time to congratulate and celebrate the incredible dedication and hard work that he has put into building this company. He truly built it from the ground up and his leadership, honesty and dedication has made ILP what it is today.
We welcomed several guests that provided new content to the group. We had Karl Bertelmann, from B&B Construction and Safety group. He demonstrated best practices for fall safety and protection as well as providing fall equipment to try on. Russell Carlson, from Milwaukee Tools set up a table with some of the latest and greatest tools for the field for everyone to try out. Redwing shoes stopped by with their Mobile Boot van to assist the guys in selecting new work boots, which is always a big hit! At the end of the meeting we had the Kona Ice truck (another small business) from Cumberland, stopped by to cool everyone off before saying goodbye for the day. We really look forward to this event every year to build relationships and strengthen communication, so it will definitely be a yearly tradition going forward.