SIDNEY — Sollmann Electric Company, located at 310 E. Russell Road, Sidney, Ohio, had another successful year in 2017.
“Our sales have continued to increase and we had a good balance of project types in 2017,” said Jeramie Sollmann, president. “Although industrial projects made up a large portion of our sales, we also completed many commercial and public projects.”
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The 2017 projects include Advanced Composites Building Addition, Sidney, Ohio; Grob Systems Engineering Office Building Renovation, Bluffton, Ohio; Honda Transmission Mfg. 4WD Assembly room Renovation, Russells Point, Ohio; Wilson Health New I.T. Room, Sidney, Ohio; Huntsville United Methodist Church New Building Addition and Renovation; Huntsville, Ohio; and the Shelby County Recycling Center Solar Array installation, Sidney, Ohio.
I was particularly proud to be a part of the Shelby County Recycling Center Solar Array project. We partnered with OGW Energy Resources and installed a Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power System at the recycling center. This system conserves electric energy use which is beneficial to the environment as well as a cost savings to Shelby County.
Sollmann Electric installed solar arrays on the roof of the recycling center and installed the connection to the electrical panels. The solar arrays capture the sun’s energy then transfer the energy to distribute power to the electrical panels. This was the largest solar array project at a recycling plant in the state of Ohio. OGW Energy Resources estimates a 25 year energy savings of $350,000. The solar arrays will offset approximately 50 percent of the facility’s usage. I was the project manager on this project and Ryan Lacy was the project foreman.
Our continued success comes from our highly-skilled electricians and professional staff. We are very fortunate to have a high retention rate of employees both in the field and in the office. Our electricians make up 190 years of combined employment with Sollmann Electric and our office staff makes up over 120 years of combined employment. Our electricians have been with us an average of 9 years and our office staff an average of 20 years.
Even with our high retention rate, we still need more project managers, estimators, and electricians. I 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 program 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
As for 2018, some of the projects we will be finishing up are Hematite New Production Facility, Englewood Ohio; Urbana New High School, Urbana, Ohio; Mary Rutan Hospital New Urgent Care & Medical Office Building, Bellefontaine, Ohio, and Midwest Express New Building, East Liberty, Ohio. We have also just recently started Topre America New Building Addition and Equipment Hookups, Springfield, Ohio; and The Dannon Company New Building for Logoplaste, Minster, Ohio.
To learn more about Sollmann Electric Company, visit their website at www.SollmannElectric.com or contact me at 937-492-0346.