SJI Hosts Take Your Child to Work Day

FOLSOM, NJ-- April 26, 2019: SJI (NYSE:SJI) hosted its annual Take Your Child to Work Day across its subsidiaries, including South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas. Approximately 50 children experienced interactive sessions that exposed them to the world of Engineering, Environmental, Customer Service, Communications, Safety, Human Resources, and IT — showcasing the many facets of the businesses that ensure the delivery of safe, reliable, affordable natural gas to our customers.

The day’s activities included a focus on safety, leadership development and STEM. Participants learned about safe digging and natural gas safety, dressed up in safety gear, conducted mock utility line markouts, designed and built structures, toured the fleet and participated in simulations helping them understand the daily operations of a natural gas business.  
 
“Take Your Child to Work Day provides a fun and family-focused opportunity for employees to share the knowledge and experience they’ve gained serving 681,000 customers across the South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas service territories, while also inspiring the next generation of utility employees,” said Dave Robbins, President SJI Utilities. 

 
Caption: The South Jersey Gas team simulated a safety exercise demonstrating the equipment used out in the field.  
 
 
Caption: Distribution Crew Leader Billy Drake of Elizabethtown Gas discusses natural gas distribution while converting a natural gas pipe into a hula-hoop. 
 
Caption: The South Jersey Gas Engineering team led children through an exercise on infrastructure design.  
 
Caption: Elizabethtown Gas’ first female responder, Janet Papciak, shared insights on her 40 years of service in the natural gas industry.   
 
 
About SJI 
SJI (NYSE: SJI), an energy services holding company based in Folsom, NJ, delivers energy services to its customers through three primary subsidiaries. SJI Utilities, SJI’s regulated natural gas utility business, delivers safe, reliable, affordable natural gas to approximately 681,000 South Jersey Gas, Elizabethtown Gas and Elkton Gas customers in New Jersey and Maryland. SJI’s non-utility businesses within South Jersey Energy Solutions promote efficiency, clean technology and renewable energy by providing customized wholesale commodity marketing and fuel management services; and developing, owning and operating on-site energy production facilities. SJI Midstream houses the company’s interest in the PennEast Pipeline Project. Visit sjindustries.com for more information about SJI and its subsidiaries.  
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