Eagan, MN (PRWEB) October 13, 2010
Midwest ENERGY Association (MEA) is proud to announce that the 2-person team, Outlaws, from Alagasco (Alabama) and the 4-person team, Insane Methane, from Piedmont Natural Gas (North Carolina) are the 2010 National Gas Rodeo champions.
2-Person, 1/2 Nuts from Atlanta Gas Light (Georgia)
4-Person, SE Renegades from Washington Gas (Virginia)
2-Person, Tennessee Patriots 2 from Jackson Energy Authority (Tennessee)
4-Person, Southern Express from Alagasco (Alabama)
- Over 40 attendees earned CEUs at the first Safety Training Course. Topics included ergonomics, aging workforce, and field safety.
- For the second year in a row Piedmont Natural Gas’, team Insane Methane broke the Hand Dig record for speed, completing the event in 28 seconds.
- Mike Nizolek from Ameren was honored at the Friday reception with the Trail Boss Award for exemplary service, leadership and contribution to the National Gas Rodeo.
- Laclede and Cascade Natural Gas sent teams to compete for the first time.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: The 17th Annual National Gas Rodeo will take place on Saturday, September 17th at Everett Moody Park at Longacre, Fairview Heights, Illinois - home of the National Gas Rodeo. For more information go to http://www.NationalGasRodeo.org or call Janelle Murphy at (651) 289-9600 x109.
The National Gas Rodeo thanks our sponsors, our committee members and volunteers without whom we could not do this.
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About the National Gas Rodeo:
The National Gas Rodeo is the proving ground for the elite gas crews from across the United States. The intense competition and camaraderie of the Rodeo offer competitors an opportunity to showcase their skills and professionalism. The National Gas Rodeo is proudly administered by Midwest ENERGY Association and supported by American Gas Association, American Public Gas Association, and Southern Gas Association.
About Midwest ENERGY Association
Midwest ENERGY Association (MEA) serves the people that bring electricity and natural gas to American homes and businesses. MEA was founded as a training association over 100 years ago by visionary distribution utilities in the Midwest to improve safety and efficiency. Utility companies nationwide now benefit from MEA’s industry roundtables, operations conferences, and other events. Members collaborated to develop EnergyU, the world’s premier online training and testing system for the gas and electric utility distribution industry. Our not-for-profit fee structure delivers to members and subscribers the best possible training at the lowest possible cost in the areas of natural gas, liquids, OSHA, electric, and leadership training.