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For Immediate Release
PHILADELPHIA (February 24, 2016) – Today, PECO welcomed 10 new natural gas apprentice mechanics to the company’s field force, following the completion of a comprehensive seven-week training program to ensure safe, reliable, affordable and clean natural gas for customers.
The graduates include:
PECO’s natural gas mechanic training program develops the fundamental skills new natural gas mechanics need to work safely on the company’s natural gas distribution system and provide reliable service to more than 508,000 customers. More than 500 people applied for this year’s program.
“The completion of this training program is an extraordinary accomplishment, and I extend my sincere congratulations to our graduates,” said Ron Bradley, vice president of Gas Operations. “Our field employees are essential to safely delivering reliable natural gas to meet the needs of our customers and communities. I admire their dedication, and I am proud to welcome them to PECO.”
In addition to field maintenance and repair skills, the program focuses on natural gas fundamentals, quality customer interactions, emergency response, safety and first aid.
Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). The company’s 2,400 dedicated employees provide advanced, innovative energy solutions to 1.6 million electric and more than 506,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. In 2014 PECO delivered 89.9 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 37.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity and had an estimated economic impact of $4.5 billion in Pennsylvania, supporting more than 9,600 local jobs and producing $760 million in labor income. Founded in 1881, PECO is one of the Greater Philadelphia Region's most active corporate citizens, providing leadership, volunteer and financial support to numerous arts and culture, education, environmental, economic development and community programs and organizations. For more information visit PECO.com, and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.
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