Greenlee Jump Starts the Holiday Season with a $3,700 Tool Donation to IECRM
Denver, CO – December 11, 2014 – With the cold winds and snow blowing in off the Rocky Mountains, there is no question that the holiday season is upon us. No one knows this fact better than the individuals over at Greenlee (a Textron Company) (www.greenlee.com), who have just offered a generous $3,700 tool donation to the students enrolled in the Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain (IECRM) (www.iecrm.org) electrical apprentice training college.
Among the tools donated by Greenlee are a 12-piece electrician’s toolkit, a non-contact voltage detector, wire strippers, a quick draw hydraulic knockout kit, a hand bender, and many others.
The donation will be used to further the education of over 1,000 apprentice students this coming year who are completing their electrical apprentice training program at IECRM, a state board approved curriculum that has in-class and live online class options. The tools will provide hands-on lab experience so that upon graduation, apprentices will be more than prepared to step into the construction industry with all the knowledge and skills they will need to keep the Rocky Mountain region’s energy flowing and OSHA-safe.
This is not the first time that Greenlee has charitably assisted IECRM and their Career College – they have also shown their support by being a highly active member of the IECRM Trade Association, sponsoring several IECRM events, and consistently providing a generous student discount on their high grade tools through the IECRM Student Rewards program (www.iecrm.org/rewards).
“John Fee, Greenlee Sales Area Manager, has been a tremendous advocate for getting quality products in the hands of our current and future contractors,” said Kristin Kim Haynes, IECRM COO. “School donations, live jobsite demos, and their Tool Schools is what helps our apprentices be the best in the trade.”
IECRM would like to thank Greenlee for their continuing support as they continue to grow, expand, and forge ahead with the ever important energy industry in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region.
About Greenlee Textron
Greenlee Textron Inc. is known as a global leader in the professional tool category. The Rockford, Illinois-based company develops high quality innovative products distinguished by customer-driven design and differentiated by supply chain excellence. It also leverages its powerful brands such as Greenlee Communications and Greenlee Utility in the electrical, construction and maintenance markets worldwide. More information is available at www.greenlee.com.
About Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain (IECRM)
Since 1981, the Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain (IECRM) has been the leading electrical and renewable energy contractor association in Colorado. Representing over 200 member companies responsible for $2B annually, and educating over 1,000 electrical apprentices and licensed electricians annually, IECRM is dedicated to educating, promoting, and advancing the energy industry and merit shop philosophy.
IECRM, located in Denver, Colorado, is a chapter of the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC), a national trade association for merit shop electrical and systems contractors.