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10/16/2019 Press Release

Payton Clark of Henkels & McCoy Receives MEA Life Sustaining Award

 MEA Energy Association (MEA) is proud to bestow Payton Clark, apprentice 4, of Henkels & McCoy, with a Life Sustaining Award for using CPR to save a man’s life.

Clark was working on a transmission project in southern Illinois when the crew noticed a tractor coming toward them. The driver appeared unconscious and was slumped over the steering wheel. The crew called 911, got the man off the tractor, and Clark began CPR. The farmer fully recovered after he was treated in hospital.

“It is a privilege to present this Life Sustaining Award,” said John Gann, MEA Vice President. “These awards serve to highlight the outstanding individuals in the energy industry who rise up when called and make a difference when presented with the opportunity to do so.”

Henkels & McCoy Shared Services is based out of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania and have been members of MEA since 1997.

The MEA Life Sustaining Award is presented to individuals from member companies who have saved, or attempted to save, the life of another. The Meritorious Service Award is granted to recognize those who have performed actions in the service of another that are considered above and beyond. Applications for the MEA Life Sustaining and Meritorious Service Award are reviewed approved by the Executive Committee of MEA’s Board of Directors. Read about all MEA awards at

For questions contact John Gann, johng (at) (dot) org, or (651) 289-9600 x105.

About MEA:
MEA serves the people that deliver electricity and natural gas to homes and businesses. We were founded as a trade association over 110 years ago by distribution utilities whose vision was to improve safety and efficiency. Today, we fulfill the same purpose through education, leadership development, and industry connections. Energy delivery companies, contractors, and suppliers around the country benefit from our 55 summits, roundtables, and webinars, 400+ online technical courses, safety assessments, evaluator training, operator qualification compliance tools, and leadership courses for field personnel.