Mott Haven Substation Wins PCI Design Award
The PCI Design Awards are given to best-in-class buildings, bridges, and special structures that stand out in their utilization of precast concrete as a major construction element. A panel of qualified, impartial judges drawn from fields of architecture and engineering considered award entrants on criteria including creativity, ingenuity, the use of precast concrete to successfully achieve aesthetic expression, function, economy, and sustainability, and excellence in design, engineering, manufacturing, and erecting.
Previously, in January 2008, the Mott Haven station garnered Utility Automation and Engineering T&D magazine’s "Project of the Year" award, presented at the DistribuTECH Conference in Tampa, Florida.
Con Edison Leads DiversityInc. Magazine’s Top Utility Companies
DiversityInc formulated the new utility-specific ranking to more accurately assess and compare companies that are unique due to the primarily regional makeup of both their work forces and customer bases. Con Edison of New York was found to be particularly strong in human capital and supplier diversity. The company spends 11 percent of its direct contractor budget with minority-owned suppliers.
In 2007, Con Edison ranked number eight in DiversityInc’s national “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” list. Con Edison also ranked number four on the publication’s “Top 10 Companies for Executive Women,” number five on the “Top 10 Companies for Supplier Diversity,” number two on the “Top 10 Companies for Recruitment & Retention,” and number one the “Top 10 for Latinos.”
AGA Accident Prevention Recognition
AGA President and CEO David N. Parker commended the winners for their accomplishments: "Safety is the natural gas utilities top priority, so AGA is proud to honor companies who are leading the way in the crucial area of accident prevention and workplace safety."
Con Edison Makes LATINA Style Magazine's 50 Best Companies to Work for in the United States
According to the magazine’s Latina Style 50 Report, which evaluates corporate America’s career development for Latinas, Con Edison is shown to excel in many workplace categories deemed most important to its readers: It has a Latina board member and provides educational opportunities, employee benefits, job retraining, affinity groups, and various forums on women’s issues.
Evaluations for the 2007 report were based on 2006 data. This is the sixth year that Con Edison has been recognized by Latina Style magazine. An awards ceremony honoring the Latina Style 50 companies was held on February 7, 2008, during Latina Style’s Diversity Leaders Conference in Washington D.C.
Hispanic Magazine Names Con Edison to its “Corporate 100” List
Con Edison was also named to the annual Hispanic Enterprise Top 50 Corporations for Supplier Diversity. All the companies on the list dedicate substantial resources to their diversity supplier programs, providing small business vendors effective communication channels with the corporation as well as tools and resources to improve the supplier-customer relationship. The listed corporations are selected by evaluating company data as well as information provided by current and prospective small business suppliers.