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USGNN Original StoryLinetec Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Linetec, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. In commemoration of this milestone, Linetec will be hosting events for its employees, customers, community and many others as it reflects on its last 25 years.

Linetec began its yearlong 25th anniversary celebration in January with the kick-off of more than 25 scheduled community service events benefiting Wausau, Wis.-area nonprofits. Among the events scheduled are blood drives, the 2008 Wausau Start! Heart Walk for the American Heart Association, as well the Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society.

One of the community service events was an event for the United Way, during which employees were encouraged to don sumo-wrestling gear. Even Linetec president, Rick Marshall, got into the act although he admits he "was not a champion."

The company also held an open house last month so that employees could invite their families to see where they worked.

Marshall attributes the success to the open house to the roughly 80 employee volunteers that made the plant kid-safe. "This event gave employees a great opportunity to show their families what they do," says Marshall.

Marshall hopes that the company will continue on the same journey it has been on for the last 25 years.

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He credits the company's success with its "high-level customer service. We give customers total solutions."

He explains, that while the company may add to its protocol of services, "it is the inception and embracing of values based management-what we call the core values-that have really fine-tuned our strong organization and culture."

As the company looks toward its next 25 years, Marshall hopes that Linetec will continue to be a leader in the green movement, including its involvement in the LEED certification program. Overall, Marshall expects that through Linetec's innovations, the company will not only continue to thrive, but also "to reduce customer waste."

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