Partners Make It Happen

Article Published: 06/20/2016

Both an educational need and an empty area were filled thanks to generous donations by two area businesses.  An addition to EHOVE’s Construction Tech lab was started on May 24 as the donors, instructors and students came together as the concrete was poured.  This new area will provide more space for students to work on real-world, hands-on building projects.

Janotta & Herner donated the architectural and engineering services while Tusing Builders & Roofing Services donated the materials.  Both businesses are headquartered in Monroeville and have a solid history of partnering with EHOVE to support the students through donations, skills sharing, professional mentoring and advisory panel membership.

“It’s great to have community partners such as Janotta & Herner and Tusing Builders to help make a difference for our students,” said EHOVE Assistant Director Matt Ehrhardt.

“We’ve been active in EHOVE’s Construction Tech program for years because it’s a good investment, said Tusing Builders & Roofing Services Owner Jason Tusing.  “Of the 18 years I’ve been in business, we’ve hired over 40 employees who have been from EHOVE.” 

“It’s a good program and it works,” said Tusing of the Construction Tech program after introducing his on-site staff who attended EHOVE and pointing out that the Wm. Dauch Co. truck driver pouring the cement, Jamie Cutcher, is also an alumnus.

“These students are the future of the industry,” said Janotta & Herner President Jim Limbird.  “It’s good to give back to the school so these students can get the right training for their careers.”

Limbird is also pleased that enrollment in the Construction Tech program has increased.  “We need to replace the trained workers lost in the last recession,” he said.  “They need to be developed and we want to be a part of that.”

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