Company receives national award for Vogtle construction

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March 17, 2015

Company receives national award for Vogtle construction

The National Labor and Management Public Affairs Committee has named CEO Tom Fanning as a recipient of the 2015 John D. Dingell Award.

Fanning and North America's Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey were presented the award at a reception in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, March 17. Both were recognized for their shared commitment to new nuclear development and partnership in building two of the nation's first nuclear units in more than 30 years at Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle.

"Leading the way in new nuclear development requires a shared focus on safety and quality as the highest priorities," Fanning said. "This award is a tribute to the thousands of men and women dedicated to ensuring nuclear remains a dominant solution for America's energy future through the construction of Vogtle units 3 and 4."

"This award is a tribute to the thousands of men and women dedicated to ensuring nuclear remains a dominant solution for America's energy future through the construction of Vogtle units 3 and 4."

Tom Fanning, Southern Company CEO

Named for the longest-serving member of Congress, the John D. Dingell Award is presented to leaders whose efforts have helped to advance the common objectives of the electric power industry and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) members. Rep. Dingell served as chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee for many years, where he amassed an impressive record of accomplishments on a wide range of issues, many of which focused on labor management collaboration.