Central Valley News

Miguel Rodriguez has strong ties to California’s Central Valley, he was born in Merced, raised Dos Palos and with his father commuting to Fresno for work on a regular basis, his parents decided to move their family to Fresno in 2002. While Miguel was in high school, he played football and started working for his uncle in construction. During this time, he also watched his mother put herself through school and raise a family. This inspired him to have a good work ethic and when the time came, focus on his own family.

"At GRID Alternatives, your safety is not just a priority; it's paramount," emphasizes David Calhoun, our dedicated Safety and Training officer at GRID Alternatives Headquarters.

Each year, approximately 150,000 construction site accidents lead to injuries. Shockingly, in 2021,  5,190 workers in the United States suffered fatal work injuries, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. These numbers underscore the gravity of the situation and why, at GRID, we take safety with the utmost seriousness.

Elizabeth and Samuel met in Mexico in a small village called Chucandiro. Elizabeth was sitting outside one day, and Samuel sat down and started a conversation with her. That conversation eventually led to marriage, and they have been together now for 18 years. During that time, Elizabeth and Samuel had a child, Leslie, who was three when they decided to relocate their family to Porterville, California in the United States. Porterville is a city at the base of the Southern Sierra Nevada mountains on the eastern side of San Joaquin Valley.

Meet Jackie Brown, Project Manager for GRID Alternatives Central Valley. Jackie was born in Chowchilla, California and she is the youngest of three children. Just as she was starting first grade, her family moved to Springville, California. When she entered Porterville High School, she discovered GRID through the Alternative Energy and Resource Occupations (AERO) Academy.
Arriving in the United States in 1979, homeowner Tony Hang and his family were among the first Hmong refugees to receive asylum. The family spent some years out of state but, for the most part, made Fresno their home. Between Tony and his wife, Arlena, they raised seven children together. Professionally, he was a farmer, a business owner and worked at Pelco, Inc. before Schneider Electric took over ownership of the company. Now retired...