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Wright Tree Service Safety Training Video Series Complete

August 24, 2017

Wright Tree Service has a series of safety training videos on the three main hazards employees will encounter on a jobsite. The goal of the three main hazards video series is to encourage safe work practices and emphasize the importance of safety in the utility vegetation management industry. These videos are targeted to new employees at […]

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Wright Tree Service Launches “Fall Hazard Awareness” Safety Training Video

August 16, 2017

Wright Tree Service launched a new safety training video, “Fall Hazard Awareness.” This video is the fourth in a series of safety training videos released by Wright Tree Service to encourage safe work practices and emphasize the importance of safety in the utility vegetation management industry. “Fall Hazard Awareness” discusses several steps to follow to […]

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14 Wright Tree Service Employees Complete GF School in June

June 30, 2017

In June, Wright Tree Service (WTS) held its weeklong General Foreman School (GF School). Fourteen field employees gathered at the corporate office in West Des Moines, Iowa, for GF School. Attendees participated in various trainings and presentations to learn more about elements that affect their jobs as employees of the company, such as accounting, safety, risk, […]

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Training Tools Spotlight: Maintaining a Safe Work Zone with Traffic Control

June 13, 2017

By Jeff Gilmore, Safety Supervisor Every day we face many potential hazards associated with our job, and vehicular traffic is at the top of the list. Combine vehicular traffic with distracted driving and you have a recipe for disaster. We must do everything we can to keep our workforce safe. This can be done by […]

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Jerry Black

From the Treetop: Jerry Black

May 18, 2017

By Jerry Black, Regional Manager I’m quickly approaching two decades working for our company, and I would like to use this opportunity to reflect on a concept I care deeply about: diversity of ideas. Whether you have been with us for a week or 30 years, we can all agree that our company has experienced multiple […]

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Scott Smith

Listening to Your Safety Conscience

May 10, 2017

By Scott Smith, General Foreman Recently, I was reviewing a new jobsite with two of my job planners. I dropped them off on opposite sides of the street to scope out the area, and we planned to meet up at the end of a cul-de-sac. Meanwhile, I received a phone call, so I pulled over. […]

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18 Employees Complete Wright Tree Service GF School in May

May 4, 2017

In May, Wright Tree Service (WTS) held its weeklong General Foreman School (GF School). Eighteen field employees gathered at the corporate office in West Des Moines, Iowa, for GF School. Attendees participated in various trainings and presentations to learn more about elements that affect their jobs as employees of the company, such as accounting, safety, risk, […]

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Wright Tree Service Reaps Rewards From Long-Lasting Fleet

April 13, 2017

The national vegetation management company relies on Ford F-Series models. The trucks offer rugged, easily customizable options and make up the largest portion of the fleet. For Wright Tree Service Fleet Manager Kevin Fitzpatrick, the choice is not whether to buy Ford but which Ford he needs for the job at hand. Operating in 43 […]

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WTS Gold Shovel Certified

Wright Tree Service Becomes Gold Shovel Certified

April 6, 2017

Wright Tree Service of the West recently became Gold Shovel Certified. Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) launched the Gold Shovel Standard, a first-of-its kind excavation safety program designed to reduce dig-ins and protect PG&E’s underground gas and electric system. PG&E developed the Gold Shovel Standard Certification process to ensure that PG&E’s hired contractors adhere to […]

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2017 Heroes from the Heartland Scott

Continued Partnership With the American Red Cross

March 2, 2017

As a dedicated partnership and sponsor of the American Red Cross, Wright Tree Service attended the Central Iowa Heroes of the Heartland event on March 2 at the Iowa Events Center. Each year, the American Red Cross of Central Iowa presents awards to local heroes. Heroes of the Heartland acknowledges ordinary people who have done […]

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