Jeremy Perlinski receives Golden Shovel Award
At the recent Montana Water Environment Association (MWEA) meeting in Great Falls, Morrison-Maierle’s Jeremy Perlinski recently was inducted into the Society of Sludge Shovelers.
According to MWEA’s website, “this is a “select society” of members of the MWEA having no charter, constitution, by-laws, dues, meetings or other formal structure. The award is however, an officially sanctioned award by WEF. It is somewhat of a “secret society” primarily because the members cannot generally remember anything beyond yesterday. You will recognize these society members by the gold shovel proudly displayed as lapel pins or tie clasps or worn in other ingenious fashion. There are certain penalties for not wearing one’s shovel at official MWEA functions. However, the price one must pay is not prescribed by rule, but rather by social convention and general ridicule by other shovelers.”
Perlinski, who is a Project Manager and works in Morrison-Maierle’s Helena office in the Water-Wastewater Market Group said, “I am thrilled to receive a gold shovel and become a member of the 5S fraternity. To be included with these wastewater industry leaders in Montana is a distinct honor.”
He joins a list of other public and private sector water-wastewater professionals in Montana as a member of this society, a few of whom he worked closely with on his recent project, the Butte-Silver Bow MBR Upgrade Project for which they received a Montana Contractor’s Association (MCA) award.