Posts by Valerie Streater

2018 Apprentice of the Year is Christopher Upton

Congratulations to Christopher Upton for achieving the Apprentice of the Year Award and representing Local Union 520. The best apprentices over 5 states go head to head performing trade skill tasks and utilizing theory. The competition combines safety, accuracy of practical tasks and a written test of electrical theory and codes. Contestants must solve problems…

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Smart Charge America is Our Newest Signatory Contractor

Welcome Smart Charge America as our newest Signatory Contractor. Joseph Barletta and his team  are America’s #1 choice in purchase, installation and service of today’s most advanced Plug-in Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for home, commercial and utility based applications. Visit their website for more info. https://smartchargeamerica.com/

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Schmidt Electric Company Has Changed Ownership

Schmidt Electric Company has changed ownership. Ben Frank is the new owner. He has been with the company for 24 years and has many relationships with employees, vendors and contractors. We look forward to our continued partnership and wish Ben nothing but the best in his new role.

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Volthouse Electric is a Signatory Contractor

Volthouse Electric, LLC is our newest Signatory Contractor. Volthouse Electric was founded by Cory and Victoria Shope. Cory completed his apprenticeship through the Austin Electrical Training Alliance in May of 2013, and is now a Master Electrician. Cory and Victoria have two young daughters who reside with them in Manchaca, Texas. We are proud to…

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Kvaal Electric is Our New Signatory Contractor

Kvall (pronounced “kwall”) Electric is a product of our Contractor Business Course held in January and presented by Pro Union Consulting. The course is designed to blueprint a path for interested members who want to start their own contracting business. Jim Kvaal is a Master Electrician from Local 68 in Denver who has worked in…

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2017 Seventh District Apprentice of the Year Winner

Local 520 is excited to announce that our own Matthew Gursslin won the 2017 Seventh District Apprenticeship Contest! The best apprentices over 5 states go head to head performing trade skill tasks and utilizing theory. The competition combines safety, accuracy of practical tasks and a written test of electrical theory and codes. Contestants must solve…

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