The Weekly Surge

December 15, 2015

Ten More Days Until Christmas

Hello Everyone!

The Austin Team's December is plowing along. Cookies & Coffee day and the Alamo Draft House gathering went off without a hitch. A great time was had by all! Holiday Cheer gear is in full effect this week. So make sure you're sporting your favorite holiday accessories all week long. Don't forget about the bake off on Thursday, Dec. 17th. On Friday, Dec. 18th Wish List items will be delivered to Any Baby Can and Austin will be having Santa Salads. HBA provides the greenery, everyone else will bring & share the add-ins!

The Elgin Team is keeping busy in December too. In less than a week, the Food For Greater Elgin food drive was a huge success. More than 30% of the team brought in food to help. The food donations weighed over 700lbs! Great job everyone! Monday's Ugly Sweater Day and Christmas Lunch went off without a hitch. On top of that, there was a surprise free breakfast from the Elgin facility's building management company. Lots of food and ugly sweaters abound made sure that everyone seemed in the spirit of Holidays all day long!

Photos of all these events & more can be seen on our private Facebook page, the TRP/HBA Water Cooler. Be sure to join to see all of the pics! Speaking of photos, don't forget to send us your holiday decoration photos! Trees, houses, yards, or whatever else you proudly show off during the holidays!

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Christmas Quiz Question for 12-15-15

Why was Christmas carol The Twelve Days of Christmas written and what is the hidden meaning of the song?
(Hint: It wasn’t written to be annoying!)

Please email your answer to by Friday.
Thanks and good luck!

The answer to last week's question "In what country did the Christmas tree originate?" is Germany. Kudos to those of you who got it right!
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Employee Spotlight For This Week

This week our employee spotlight turns to Michael Bandel in Elgin, IL.

Here's what he tells us about himself:

My Role: My responsibilities include all engineering aspects of the TRP driver and SPD business. I handle UL approvals & listings, design new SPD Products, shepherd IP through to Hubbell, and get involved in difficult field service technical questions.

Job Likes: The people I have the privilege to work with.

Outside Work: Video gaming, reading, science, technology and member of The Planetary Society.

Length of Employment: 3 years last October.

Favorite Food(s): Too many good foods to have just one.

Vanilla or Chocolate: Both, I’m no flavor-cist.

If You Could Be A Superhero, What Super Powers Would You Want To Have:

Invisibility since there a few banks I would like to pay a visit.
Describe Yourself In Three words: Good, Bad, and Ugly.

Thank you Michael, 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/HBA Water Cooler On Facebook

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