TCI of New York, which prepares used transformers and other electrical equipment for recycling or safe disposal, today announced it has received an award for Excellence in Environmental Leadership from The Exelon Corporation, one of the largest power generators in the United States.
TCI, which recently built a new multi-million dollar headquarters in Coeymans, also announced the hiring of five additional employees, with more hires to come. The company now has 26 employees.Exelon presented the Excellence in Environmental Leadership award to TCI President Brian Hemlock at a ceremony in Chicago. The award is given to companies that demonstrate “optimized environmental performance while creating business value.” Recipients are chosen on a national basis.
TCI and its partners are regularly called upon to manage the retirement and recycling of distribution transformers and oil filled electrical equipment for PECO, an Exelon company.
TCI is able to achieve better than a 99% recycling rate with the electrical equipment it takes off line from customers such as PECO. TCI’s processes and operations feature advanced, state-of the-art environmental safeguards and produce no emissions or discharges.
“We are extremely proud to be the recipient of Exelon’s Environmental Leadership Award, and we thank PECO for nominating us. It confirms our fundamental belief that environmental stewardship and business growth are possible together,” Mr. Hemlock said. “We are committed to that principle. The largest utility and power companies in the country, companies like PECO, see that commitment. That’s why our business is growing.”
TCI’s business success has created new employment opportunities in the community. The company had 15 employees in May 2013, when it began operations in Coeymans. Mr. Hemlock said he expects to reach 30 before the end of 2014.
Five of the company’s recent hires resulted from a local job fair that it sponsored in conjunction with two other companies and the New York State Department of Labor on August 19.
Ten of the 11 employees TCI has hired since coming to Coeymans live in Albany County, and most live in Coeymans or Ravena, Mr. Hemlock said.
“One of the reasons we chose Coeymans was the quality of the local workforce,” Mr. Hemlock said. “We look for people who are eager to work and excited about the value we’re creating both for our customers and for the community. We look for people who share our pride, and I’m pleased to say we have found what we’re looking for in Coeymans.”