Our thoughts have been with our friends at Duke Energy and all of those in the Moore County, N.C. area impacted by the recent substation attacks. Those include our own team members, and we wanted to share an amazing Shout-Out that Paul Drumheller, Director of Wireless, recently gave to Spencer Collins, A&E Manager. It truly showcases our commitment to our core values — especially “impact.”
“I just wanted to give a huge Shout-Out to Spencer Collins for his dedication to Essentia and exemplifying the epitome of IMPACT. For those that don’t know, Spencer was affected by the substation shooting in North Carolina this week and has been without power since. This week he moved all his work equipment to his parent’s house so that he could continue doing his job. He was informed that power had come back on today, so he gathered all of his things and his family and headed home. Unbeknownst to Spencer, his Internet provider was still without power. Under his own volition, Spencer took his kids, parked in a nearby hotel parking lot, and has been working out of his trunk today while also being super-dad. When many would have just called off or ‘made it work,’ Spencer actually made it work. All of this in the interest of Essentia.
Hopefully no one has anything else that Spencer needs to take care of today, because he has been instructed to go and enjoy his recently powered house.”
We’re thrilled to learn that Duke Energy has since repaired or replaced all affected equipment, with crews working 24-hour shifts to restore power to all impacted customers.