Grimes County’s Tenaska Frontier Generating Station has received the nation’s highest safety designation.
Plant Manager Ross Billingsley says that, due to the plant’s great safety compliance program, he’s not surprised. And having been employed there since it opened, he should know. Since beginning commercial operation in 2000, Billingsley says there’s never been an employee injury that resulted in loss time away from work, so in 2015, six years after Billingsley was promoted to plant manager, they achieved a million man-hours of safe work time.
And it took three years after that, Billingsley tells Navasota News for Tenaska to become the 330th Texas worksite to receive the VPP Star. He says it’s part of the reason for Tenaska’s extremely stable workforce and very little turnover.
In addition to a total of $99,000 in scholarships that Tenaska has awarded, just last year, he says, their 28 employees volunteered a total of 550 hours of support for various community and charitable projects.