AEC/IEC Apprentice of the Year Awards

The Associated Electrical Contractors-Independent Electrical Contractors (AEC-IEC) has awarded Settle Muter Electric’s Jason Roach and James Foit with the 2011 and 2012 AEC-IEC Apprentice of the Year Award.  The award recognizes outstanding academics along with ones over all knowledge and skills in the electrical contracting field. Continue reading

Solar Power a Reality at Centerburg Schools

The Centerburg schools’ renewable energy project, the largest school solar project in Ohio to date, was officially opened Saturday with a ribboncutting ceremony and tour of the solar array. With 4,200 solar modules on the ground at the high school and 1,400 on elementary school roof, the array represents over 1.5 megawatts of renewable energy, or enough power to provide about 80 percent of the electricity used by the schools over the course of the year. Continue reading

Ray Conkle Nominated

The Builder’s Exchange of Central Ohio (BX) has nominated Settle Muter Electric’s Ray Conkle with the construction industry’s prestigious 2012 BX Craftsmanship Award.  One of the highest honors for professionals in the commercial construction industry, the award recognizes outstanding work that elevates their respective trade to craft.  Conkle was involved in the installation of a new mega watt ground mounted solar array located at Centerburg High School. Continue reading

Municipal Solar Panel System

Over 2,600 solar panels were just installed on the roof of The Columbus Division of Fleet Management building located at 4211 Groves Road, marking the first large-scale solar energy system for a municipal building in Columbus. The 240-watt panels are expected to produce roughly half of the building’s electricity needs while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 566 tons. Continue reading

City’s First Large Scale Solar Energy System

Columbus Dedicates City’s First Large Scale Solar Energy System
Fleet Facility is Largest Municipal Roof Mounted System in Ohio

The Columbus Division of Fleet Management has covered its roof with 2,650 solar panels expected to produce almost half of the building’s electricity needs. The 240-watt panels installed at 4211 Groves Road contain enough electricity to power 85 homes for a year and reduce of greenhouse gas emissions by 566 tons. This is the first City of Columbus facility with a large-scale solar energy system and the largest of its kind in Ohio. Continue reading

SME’s Dana Penrod Wins BX Award

Builder’s Exchange of Central Ohio recognizes industry professionals with prestigious award
SME’s Dana Penrod Awarded the 2012 Builder’s Exchange of Central Ohio Craftsmanship Award

The Builder’s Exchange of Central Ohio (BX) has awarded Settle Muter Electric’s Dana Penrod with the construction industry’s prestigious 2012 BX Craftsmanship Award. One of the highest honors for professionals in the commercial construction industry, the award recognizes outstanding work that elevates their respective trade to a craft. Penrod and 8 fellow award recipients were selected Continue reading

Renovated Police Headquarters

About 250 city of Columbus employees have begun moving into the former police headquarters after almost $38 million in repairs and renovations modernized the 1929 building.

As they become the building’s first occupants in more than 20 years, the employees are often greeted with examples of old meeting new. Continue reading

2008 BX CRAFTSMANSHIP AWARD

Since 1964, the BX Craftsmanship Awards Program has recognized the importance of craftspeople for the quality work they provide to the construction industry.

Craftsman Brian Willis used his extensive knowledge of the electrical trade to install the complete electrical system at the Columbus Fleet Management Maintenance Facility.

Willis led a crew of 18 to install over ten miles of under-slab conduit and several additional miles of conduit overhead.

The project was designed with all electrical wiring to be installed overhead. Continue reading