Drivers had a few days off as the most powerful low pressure system in 140 years of record keeping swept through Phoenix this week, bringing flooding, a tornado, hail, hurricane force winds, and blizzard conditions. The record-setting low spawned an extremely intense cold front with winds reaching sustained speeds of hurricane force–74 mph–in Apache Junction. Wind gusts as high as 94 mph were recorded in Ajo, Arizona, and a weather station in Summerhaven (on top of Mt. Lemmon next to Tucson) recorded sustained winds of 67 mph, gusting to 86 mph, before the power failed. The storm spawned one possible tornado in Arizona, which reportedly touched down in Phoenix near Desert Ridge Mall.
It’s time to schedule our 2nd clean-up in our 2-year commitment to the Arizona Adopt-A-Highway program. Remember that our adopted area is a 1 mile section of SR87, from milepost 185 to 186. Our clean-up is scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 2 2013. We are asking for employee volunteers to give a couple hours of service to help clean up our section of highway. Our Company is proud to help build our state highways and here’s our chance to contribute to keeping them clean.
If you are interested in volunteering your time for this session, please call Sharron at (480)641-3500. If we have too many volunteers, selection will be based on first-come, first served basis. There will be a drawing for participants the day of the event for Omaha Steaks Gift Package.
Volunteers will meet at the corporate office at 7:00AM for breakfast and a safety briefing. We will then ride in the company vans to our clean up site. Water and sunscreen will be provided.
- Long Pants
- Long Sleeve Shirts
- Closed-toe shoes with heavy sole
- Work Gloves
2012 is now in the past and I want to thank our customers for helping us through the year in a relatively turbulent economy. I look forward to working with you and helping you complete your projects in 2013.
I also want to thank our 500 plus dedicated drivers, mechanics, operations and administrative professionals who work together daily to coordinate the activity of our large operation. Thank you for all of your hard work this past year. Please remain dedicated to providing a quality service for our customers.
Our success truly is a function of having great customers and employees. I wish all of you a healthy and prosperous 2013.