We wish all of our North American friends a wonderful Labor Day (or Labour Day)! Of course, it's our national past time to grill out and relax on this three-day weekend, but there are also various other ways to pass the time. Here are a few fun ways to celebrate Labor Day.
Take a Drive
With stock markets hitting some major bumps recently, cheap gasoline should provide Americans a far smoother ride this Labor Day weekend and the likely prospect of $2 pump prices by Christmas.
Average regular unleaded will cost the least for the Labor Day break since 2004. The national average was $2.44 a gallon Thursday, down nine cents over the past week and $1 below the year-ago price. From: USA Today
Save Some Cash
For most retailers, Labor Day weekend sales are second only to Black Friday. In the market for a laptop? HP is offering $600 off select products. From: USNews.com
Show Your Patriotism
Fly Old Glory, wear a Stars and Stripes tee shirt or decorate your home to celebrate the good ole USA. The American Flag Mason Jar set in the picture at the top of this post is from Monogrammed Memories on Etsy ($30).
Wear Those White Clothes
In high society, Labor Day is (or was) considered the last day of the year when it is fashionable to wear white or seersucker. From Wikipedia
Eat a Turkey Leg
If you're in Denver, the 32nd annual Taste of Colorado kicks off today. Festival goers can check out more than 50 food establishments and shop in more than 275 marketplace booths. Booths feature arts and crafts, home and gift items, furniture, jewelry and more.
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Hello blog readers! Regular visitors to our blog know we frequently highlight our employees, whether through Employee Spotlights, in Quick Photo Fridays or in our Management Team stories, just to name a few!
Does this Fourth of July find you a little busy, distracted or exhausted? Maybe this is the year you’re just not able to host the family BBQ. Or perhaps 2017 was filled with a job change, a move or health challenges.
“To be quite honest, starting here a year ago felt like coming home,” John says. “I got here, and the slot was waiting for me. I came in, and within a few hours, I was handed my tools and I had a job to start. I felt like I belonged.”
It's our pleasure to regularly give our blog readers a glimpse into our hard-working Management Team here at UCEC. Led by our officers Mark Inboden, President and CEO, and Evan Coulter, VP of Business Operations, the team also is made up of: John Beattie, Operations Manager for Production; Terry Engledow, Technical Support Manager; Zach Fothergill, Operations Support Manager; Garrod Massey, Operations Support Manager; and Paula Zangari, Project Coordinator.
One major focus for UCEC is to prevent component and system downtime within the panel. The root cause of failures are primarily linked to heat exposure and/or moisture. These electronic failures happen when the panel and its components are exposed to elements they were not designed to be in.