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Training focus on Safety in 2017

The first quarter of 2017 is a time for training at J. Ranck Electric. In January, employees gathered at the company’s Mt. Pleasant location for training on rigging, excavation, and crane hand signals. There are still training sessions on excavating and traffic control on the schedule throughout the Spring. The rigging, excavation, and traffic control training sessions are funded by a Skilled Trades Training Fund grant that J. Ranck Electric has received in the amount of $36,962 from the State of Michigan Talent Investment Agency. Through the Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! Office, JRE applied for and was granted the funds to train up to 127 employees between January 9 and March 20, 2017.

ENR 2016 List of Specialty Contractors

JRE made the Top 600 Specialty Contractors list once again in 2016 with a #277 ranking, up from #306 in 2015. The Specialty Contractors list ranks the top asbestos abatement, concrete, demolition, electrical, glazing, mechanical, masonry, painting, roofing, sheet metal, steel erection, utility, wall/ceiling, excavation, and other firms in the nation in order by annual revenue figures.

Solar at Skinner Park

J. Ranck Electric recently partnered with Life Remodeled, a Detroit-based non-profit, and donated the labor and installation of solar panels on their Skinner Park project. The new park is adjacent to Denby High School on Detroit’s northeast side, and the home of a new pavilion with a 4.8 kW rooftop solar array. Unlike the panels JRE typically installs, the PowerFLEX BIPV panels used in Skinner Park are flexible and roll out like a rug for installation.

Golfers clothe kids at 4th annual J. Ranck Electric charity outing

Tees, golf balls, and sunscreen? ✔️✔️✔️ Clubs? ✔️ Diapers…? Check!✔️
Fore the Kids 2016 was more than just 18 holes.
The morning dew clung to the grass as golfers arrived, many carrying a package of diapers in addition to the bag of clubs slung over their shoulder. Any other day at Apple Mountain in Freeland, the sight would seem odd, but on Friday, August 19th, golfers were encouraged to bring diapers along.

Bikes for 80 Genesee County foster children

The J. Ranck Electric team has partnered with the Foster Closet of Michigan to give bikes to kids in Genesee County. In many cases, children come into foster care with only the clothes on their back. Foster families can’t always purchase a bike for the kids in their care; they must first focus on providing the essentials. Foster Closet of Michigan helps with those needs all the time, but right now, they’ve got a special mission to give bikes to kids in Genesee County and volunteers from JRE, DTE Energy, Barton Malow, and Inovateus are helping them pull it off.