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Business Briefs

  • By Kandice Bell
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  • Sep. 23, 2018 - 7:38 AM

Tenaska Georgia Generating Station extends safety record

Employees at the Tenaska Georgia Generating Station have been honored with four National Safety Council (NSC) awards for their 2017 safety performance. The plant, located near Franklin, has had zero U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) work-related injuries or illnesses resulting in time away from work (lost time) since the start of commercial operation in 2001.

“Our employees take safety seriously,” said Plant Manager Donnie Scott. “They demonstrate teamwork and innovation as they focus on maintaining and enhancing a safe workplace.”

Employees at Tenaska Georgia were honored with the Superior Safety Performance Award, presented to facilities that have achieved at least 10 consecutive years without a lost time incident. The team also earned a Safety Leadership Award, for at least five consecutive years, and a Perfect Record Award, for at least 12 consecutive months without a lost-time injury or illness.

Employees also accepted the Occupational Excellence Achievement Award, which honors a safety record equal to or better than 50 percent of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics rates for lost-time illnesses and injuries in the energy industry.

Tenaska Georgia provides electric energy to approximately 945,000 homes, according to a press release.

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Tractor Supply to help with hurricane reforestation

The Tractor Supply Company in Newnan is participating in a company-wide hurricane recovery initiative that will benefit the Arbor Day Foundation’s hurricane reforestation efforts.


For every Husqvarna chainsaw purchase made in Tractor Supply stores or on its website, five trees will be planted within a forest of need in areas that were severely affected by last year’s hurricanes, including Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico. Tractor Supply has committed to donating up to 50,000 trees.

The hurricane recovery initiative will run through Oct. 28. It comes approximately one year after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria left lasting damage in parts of southeastern U.S., Texas and Puerto Rico.


The Arbor Day Foundation has committed to supplying five million trees to the reforestation efforts in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico. The foundation will work with local forestry experts who can assess the best time to replant trees and help distribute them to affected homeowners. Long-term reforestation benefits for the impacted communities include improved air quality, support of local wildlife habitats, better flood control, and cleaner water, among others.


The trees funded by Tractor Supply’s Husqvarna hurricane recovery initiative will be planted in early 2019.

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Local business connections and  opportunities

Sept. 24

Candidate Forum, 6-8 p.m. Central Educational Center, 160 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Newnan.

Sept. 25

Candidate Forum, 6-8 p.m. Central Educational Center, 160 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Newnan.

Sept. 28

Ribbon Cutting – Reaching Milestones, 3-4 p.m. 225 Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd., Building B, Suite 100, Newnan.

For more information on these activities, visit

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