Chesapeake Utilities Corporation completed the company’s training facility in Dover.
The training center, named ‘Safety Town,’ will serve as a resource for training employees company-wide who build, maintain and operate natural gas infrastructure and will also support the training of regional first responders.
“There is nothing more important than the safety of our team, our customers and our communities. Training and preparing our current and future employees and contractors is critical to maintaining a skilled workforce,” said Shane Breakie, vice president of Chesapeake Utilities. “Our Safety Town training center provides employees hands-on training and simulated on-the-job field experiences, which will help us maintain the integrity of our current infrastructure and future projects”
The two-acre training center is located on the Company’s Energy Lane Campus in Dover. It features training rooms, a pole barn for storage of large equipment and vehicles, and numerous shed “homes,” custom-built by students from Polytech High School, in Woodside, Delaware.
The homes simulate an environment and conditions that employees and contractors could encounter as they enter homes in the community.
The Company invested approximately $1 million to build the facility.
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is an energy delivery company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange, which is engaged in natural gas transmission and distribution; electricity generation and distribution; propane gas distribution; mobile compressed natural gas (CNG) utility services and solutions; and other businesses.
It is not affiliated with Chesapeake Energy, an oil and natural gas exploration company headquartered in Oklahoma City.