News & Notes

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.

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.

Full house at Skilled Trades Night 2016

J. Ranck Electric (JRE) hosted area parents and students, grades 7-12, at a Skilled Trades Night designed to help students explore careers opportunities they could pursue within the trades. The event filled JRE headquarters in Mt. Pleasant with nearly 100 young adults and parents.

Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport Taxiway C Rehabilitation

A JRE Crew led by foreman Tom Taylor is working against the clock to rehabilitate Taxiway Charlie at Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport, completing the electrical work in time for paving before winter. At the end of October, JRE started the demolition of existing light fixtures and wiring, installation of all new taxiway edge lights, lighted signs, and all the associated underground infrastructure for the first phase, which makes up a little more than half of the five-phase project.