-- Jared Mathey was recently hired as an inspector for the Washington Department of Ecology's Nuclear Waste Program in Richland. Mathey has been with Ecology for 11 years, including nine years with the Air Quality Program. For the past two years, Mathey has worked on the dangerous waste permit for Hanford's single-shell tanks. In his new position, Mathey will lead and support inspections on the Hanford Site as part of a four-person compliance team. He starts work Oct. 1.
-- The Franklin PUD has received two first place awards in the Excellence in Communication competition for Northwest Public Power Association member utilities and associations.
-- The Franklin Public Utility District was recognized for best website and best photography. The association received a record 192 entries this year in categories for four sizes of utilities.
-- The Talent Board has recognized Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland for its employee recruitment efforts with the award of a 2014 North American Candidate Experience Award.
PNNL and 61 other companies and organizations were recognized for delivering a high quality experience to candidates for employment, as validated by candidates who were surveyed.
Other winners included AT&T, Capital One, Delta Airlines and PepsiCo. PNNL was the only national laboratory selected. The Talent Board is a nonprofit focused on the elevation and promotion of a positive candidate experience.
-- Three Rivers Diesel Performance and Repair Shop has opened in the Tri-Cities providing services ranging from oil changes to full motor rebuilds.
Business hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m The shop is near the corner of Coulee Drive and Duportail Street in Richland. Call 528-2666 or search for Three Rivers Diesel on Facebook to learn more or to have your diesel truck serviced.