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Pasadena In Focus July-August 2014

Glenarm Power Plant Project Update

GlenarmPasadena is getting ready to fire up the historic Glenarm Power Plant with efficient new technology, and Pasadena residents will have the first crack at joining the construction team.

Through its “Pasadena First: Buy Local” initiative, the City launched an outreach campaign last fall to encourage Pasadena residents to join the Los Angeles and Orange County Construction and Building Trades unions to help complete the multi-million-dollar project. This includes carpenters, cement masons, electricians, iron workers and laborers.

An agreement between the project’s prime contractor and the unions calls for at least 25 percent of the project’s payroll to be allocated for Pasadena residents. At least 15 percent of the subcontracting and procurement is designated for Pasadena businesses.

As part of its long-term power supply plan, the City is replacing an aging power generating unit at the plant with more efficient and environmentally friendly technology. The upgrade will reduce the plant’s emissions, improve reliability and provide a backup for intermittent renewable resources, such as wind and solar.

Job seekers are encouraged to contact their trade unions to learn more about the recruitment and training process. Assistance is also available through Flintridge Center, Foothill Workforce Investment Board, Los Angeles Urban League and Women at Work. For full details on the project, visit www.PWPweb.com/GT5.