SIDNEY — Sollmann Electric Company, located at 310 E. Russell Road, Sidney, Ohio, had another successful year in 2016.
“Our sales have continued to increase and we completed several impressive projects in 2016”, reports Jeramie Sollmann, president. The addition to Wilson Health’s medical office building which is now The Thomas Boecker Professional Building in Sidney and the construction of The Helix Innovation Center by Emerson located on the campus of the University of Dayton were two of those impressive projects completed in 2016.
The Thomas Boecker Professional Building project was managed by Alan Hartke, project manager/estimator of Sollmann Electric and Ryan Lacy was the project foreman. The 48,000 square foot addition to the existing space created an impressive 88,160 square foot medical professional building which houses over 30 different medical providers. This is a great asset to the citizens of Sidney and Shelby County.
Sollomann’s report continues:
I was the project manager for The Helix Innovation Center by Emerson with Brian Baker as the project foreman. This extraordinary building provides the means for a revolutionary learning environment and research facility for creating new technologies for heating, cooling, and refrigeration. The facility includes a fully functional 2-story home, a commercial kitchen, a simulated supermarket, and simulated data center all of which are used for learning and research.
I have to give praise to our excellent crew on these two projects. It is because of our skilled electricians and professional management that we are a success.
Other major projects completed in 2016 include: Whirlpool Corporation Building Addition, Findlay; Crown Equipment Plant 7 Expansion, New Bremen; Tigerpoly Building Addition, Grove City; Troy Christian School Gym/Classroom Addition, Troy; Ottawa-Glandorf Elementary School Addition, Ottawa; Goodwill Easter Seals Miller Lane New Building, Dayton; and Fairhaven Shelby County Home Replacement Generator, Sidney.
Our continued success comes from our highly-skilled electricians and professional staff. However, our biggest challenge is getting young people interested in the electrician career. All construction trades employers are having the same challenge. We have actually partnered with several area contractors and have formed a construction trades initiative. The goal of this initiative is to promote the construction trades careers to schools, students, and young adults and inform them of the success they can have through a career in construction.
I also encourage young people to learn about the programs offered by the Upper Valley Career Center (UVCC) in Piqua and the Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) in Clayton. The School-to-Apprenticeship programs offered by these career centers allow high school seniors to work while attending school.
Anyone interested in a position with Sollmann Electric Company may apply in person Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or call the office at 937-492-0346 to schedule a time to come in and apply. There is no experience required. Sollmann Electric Company will provide on-the-job training. For more information about a career as an electrician, visit www.SollmannElectric.com and click on “Employment.”