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Bolingbrook Chamber of Commerce names business finalists

The Bolingbrook Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2018 Best of Bolingbrook Business finalists. The winners will be announced at the 2018 Best of Bolingbrook Business Awards on March 7 at the Bolingbrook Golf Club. For details, contact the Bolingbrook Chamber of Commerce at 630-226-8420 or

• Aloft Bolingbrook

• Advantage Chevrolet of Bolingbrook

• Association of Pakistani Americans of Bolingbrook

• Autumn Leaves of Bolingbrook

• Award Emblem Mfg. Co. Inc.

• Bolingbrook Bank and Trust

• Bolingbrook Golf Club

• Bolingbrook Hospital Foundation

• Bolingbrook Park District

• Cabinets 4U Inc.

• Camp Fire Illinois Prairie

• CEP – Chicago Exhibit Productions, Inc.

• Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen

• Community Service of Northern Will County

• Compass Mortgage

• CPR Cell Phone and Computer Repair

• Creative Photography by Paul

• DaCott Energy Services Ltd.

• Debra’s Hair Salon

• Dry-X Carpet Care Inc.

• DuPage County Area Project

• DuPage Township

• Edward Jones Investments

• Enterprise Publications – Bugle Newspaper

• Eye Level Learning Centers of Bolingbrook

• Fountaindale Public Library District

• Francesca’s at the Promenade

• Giamanco Law Partners Ltd.

• Hayes Funeral and Cremation Service

• Heart Haven Outreach

• Holiday Inn and Suites Bolingbrook

• Honey Jam Café

• Illinois Welding School

• Karen’s Floral Expressions Inc.

• Marquette Bank

• Meadowbrook Manor Bolingbrook

• Midwest Coach Limousine

• Pure Chiropractic

• Sebert Landscape

• Senior Star at Weber Place

• Serene Dental

• Servpro of Woodridge/Bolingbrook

• Sherberts Crew of RE/MAX Action

• The Community Foundation of Will County

• The Digital Hook LLC

• Titan Image Group Inc.

• Tresser LLP

• Vic’s Car Wash

• Valley View Educational Enrichment Foundation

• Valley View Public Schools Community Unit District 365-U

• Villains and Heroes Academy

• Zepole Supply Company

Morris Complex parent LyondellBasell named one of the World’s Most Admired Companies

MORRIS – LyondellBasell has been named to Fortune Magazine’s list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” for 2018. This is a first-time achievement for LyondellBasell, one of the world’s largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies.

“Our LyondellBasell Morris Complex is responsible for employing around 580 local workers,” said Tim Carnell, the manager of LyondellBasell’s Morris Complex. “We proudly deliver cutting-edge products that advance the modern world, while contributing as an economic engine to the local community. We are humbled that our local contributions add to this honor.”

LyondellBasell CEO Bob Patel said, “This recognition can be 100 percent attributed to our teams in Morris and around the world who are setting the benchmark for excellence in the chemical industry every single day. They are humble, hungry and focused on delivering on the promise of being the best operated, most valued company in our industry.”

The list, which is voted on by industry peers, including executives, directors and financial analysts, sought feedback on the company’s performance in nine key areas – the ability to attract and retain talent, the quality of management, social responsibility, innovation, quality of products and services, use of corporate assets, financial soundness, long-term investment value and global competitiveness.

Exelon Generation’s Illinois nuclear plants ran at nearly full capacity during deep freeze

WARRENVILLE – As an arctic deep freeze pounded the Midwest with high winds, bone-chilling temperatures and high power demands, Exelon Generation’s Illinois nuclear plants delivered reliable, critical electricity to 12 million homes and businesses.

Similar to the polar vortex, winter storm Grayson caused massive spikes in electricity demand. According to PJM Interconnection, the regional grid operator, the storm generated the region’s highest winter electricity demand since 2014, resulting in two of PJM’s all-time top 10 winter peak demands: 136,125 megawatts on Jan. 3 and 136,206 on Jan. 5. During the polar vortex of 2014, Exelon Generation’s nuclear fleet operated at 95 percent capacity.

“Our performance this past week helps demonstrate nuclear power’s reliability and resiliency nationally,” said Chief Nuclear Officer Bryan Hanson. “Millions of people count on the electricity our nuclear facilities provide, in homes, businesses, schools and hospitals, so we prepare for winter all year long to meet our reliability commitments.”

Exelon Generation nuclear facilities operate more than 90 percent of the time, even though the reactors are taken offline for refueling outages every 18 to 24 months. With on-site fuel and 18- to 24-month operating cycles, Exelon Generation’s nuclear plants don’t face fuel availability or delivery problems in inclement weather.

Winter resiliency and reliability requires year-long planning, preparation and maintenance. Exelon Generation workers spend months ensuring that backup generators and spare equipment is ready for inclement weather. This fall, operators and maintenance personnel inspected freeze protection systems, tested electrical equipment, and properly aligned plant systems to prepare all Exelon Generation facilities for sub-zero temperatures, icy conditions and heavy snowfall. These efforts are in addition to the many equipment upgrades and “winter readiness” maintenance activities performed during refueling outages.

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