Monday, September 22, 2014

Fox Valley employees lend a hand at 2014 Quarry Quest

Our employees in the Fox Valley recently volunteered at Quarry Quest in Neenah.

Quarry Quest is an annual event to raise awareness about the construction and mining industries. The Sept. 13 event also raised money for local charities.

We Energies employees gave kids a hands-on experience about what it’s like to work in the utility industry. Kids geared up and climbed a miniature utility pole, learned how to assemble a gas meter and how to string wire.

Mark Wallace (left) and Tom Borchart help a future 
line mechanic get the feel of climbing a pole.

Mel Wills helps a future gas employee assemble 
a gas meter set.

Deb Robinson (left) and Steve Schlueter show kids 
the gloves used to handle high-voltage power lines.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Doors Open Milwaukee: See We Energies' Public Service Building

Public Service Building lobby.
Did you know our corporate headquarters building on Michigan Street was once a railroad station? Take a trip down memory lane this weekend as We Energies participates in Doors Open Milwaukee.

See where the first electric interurban passenger trains started rolling through Milwaukee in 1905. Our Public Service Building served as the depot for the interurban system with tracks leading right through the building.

The building’s ornate neoclassical design received national praise for being among the finest in the country at the time. Admirers noted the fine materials, including matched Italian marble and Tiffany windows. In 1995, the building underwent a complete restoration and renovation. In 1998, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Visitors will tour the ornate lobby and Corporate Conference Center. New for 2014 is the grand, art deco auditorium located on the second level. Sit and relax in the auditorium while you enjoy a presentation featuring the building and company history. Informational handouts and the 2013 Cookie Book will be available for visitors.

Where: 231 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee
Saturday, Sept. 20: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 21: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Doors Open Milwaukee