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JRE featured on ENR’s 2017 Top 600 Specialty Contractors list

JRE made ENR’s Top 600 Specialty Contractors list once again in 2017 with a #244 ranking, up from #277 in 2016. The Specialty Contractors list ranks the top asbestos abatement, concrete, demolition, electrical, fire protection, 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.

Helping New Hope Village Open with JRE’s 5th Annual Fore the Kids Golf Outing

There are so many things we love about J. Ranck Electric’s 5th Annual Fore the Kids Golf Outing. We love spending a Friday outdoors on the golf course; driving a golf cart around in the sunshine and fresh air can’t be beat. We love getting together with customers and vendors. Plus, we definitely enjoy seeing golfers in silly goggles. But those things aren’t really the reason the Fore the Kids golf outing exists. First and foremost, Fore the Kids is for family.

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.

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.