The Weekly Surge

February 2, 2016

Happy Groundhog Day!

Like every Feb. 2nd since 1887, a crowd gathered at Gobbler's Knob in the small town of Punxsutawney, PA early this morning, awaiting the emergence of the groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil.

The furry creature emerged form his tree trunk cage and was held up to the crowd's applause. If his shadow is seen, six more weeks of winter is forecasted. The Groundhog Club emcee examined the groundhog's behavior and proclaimed to the crowd, "There is no shadow to be cast! An early spring is my forecast!"

The Austin team acknowledges the 2016 Ethnic Calendar together with their Weird Holiday Calendar. Each month, a heritage is celebrated: this month is Black History Month. This Friday, Feb. 5th will be busy. Not only are they wearing the color red in support of women's heart health for National Wear Red Day, it is also National Bubblegum Day. There will be a variety of bubblegum on hand and a contest to see who can blow the biggest bubble. Lastly, there will be game day concessions in honor of the BIG game this Sunday, consisting of hot dogs, chips, pickles, sodas.

The team in Elgin will also be chowing down in honor of the BIG game with a Super Bowl Lunch Party on Friday. Pizza will be provided by the company. Everybody else should bring your favorite appetizers, snacks & treats to share all day long! Don't forget to wear your favorite sports team jersey or shirt!
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Employee Spotlight For This Week

This week our employee spotlight turns to Temetric Hemphill in Elgin, IL.


Here's what he tells us about himself:

My Role: Electronic testing of new incoming LED drivers, Transformers, Step Dimming modules, AC & DC LED arrays. Engineering sample and reliability testing. RMA’s. Safety Committee member/2016- Chairman. First Responder. AED /First Aid/ CPR & Bloodborne Pathogens certified. OSHA 30Hour certified.

Job Likes: Everything! The people I work with. The fact that the company is growing. Being able to provide customers with quality products.

Outside Work: Family, cars, trucks, motorcycles and sports.

Length of Employment: 4 Years

Favorite Food(s): Pizza

Vanilla or Chocolate: Chocolate

Describe Yourself In Three Words: Humble, Determined and Dedicated.


Thank you Temetric Hemphill, for all that you do to support the efforts of the Hubbell Lighting Components Business Team!

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Don't Forget About Joining The TRP/HCS Water Cooler On Facebook

We've got more pics to share! Please join our Private Group the TRP/HCS Water Cooler. No one outside the group can see what's shared there, it's just for us. All Elgin and Austin TRP and HCS employees are invited. Click the link to join, and our MarCom team will admit you!
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