Two DeBra-Kuempel Apprentices Win State HVAC Competitions
--EMCOR Group, Inc. Subsidiary Features Winners in MCA Ohio and Kentucky Contests
CINCINNATI, OHIO, June 1, 2015 – Apprentices from DeBra-Kuempel operations in Cincinnati and Louisville, Brian Maddux in Ohio and David Brandenburg in Kentucky, have won the statewide HVAC apprenticeship contest sponsored by the Mechanical Contractors Associations (MCA) of Ohio and Kentucky.
DeBra-Kuempel is the largest provider of commercial mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) services throughout the Tri-State area of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. The company is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500® leader in mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure, and building services for a diverse range of businesses.
“We are extremely proud of the dedication and commitment shown by all the apprentices at DeBra-Kuempel,” said Joseph Clark, President and CEO. “We would like to congratulate Brian and David for their exemplary performances at the HVAC competition. It’s an exceptional and great honor to have apprentices from the same company win competitions in two different states.”
The MCA apprenticeship competitions involve a rigorous three-day contest among training programs in five disciplines; namely, pipefitter, plumber, HVAC technician, welder and sprinklerfitter. In Ohio, there were 48 contestants from 16 locals. The Kentucky program featured 5 contestants from 5 locals.
The two winners from Debra-Kuempel will move on to a nine state district contest, with seven apprentices in each discipline going on to participate in a national competition. In all, there are approximately 44,000 registered apprentices nationwide who were eligible for the competition.
DeBra-Kuempel is the largest mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) services contractor in the Cincinnati/Dayton and Northern Kentucky region. Blending the talents and depth of knowledge from being in the MEP services industry for over 60 years, the company provides a wide range of commercial mechanical and electrical services, including industrial HVAC services and maintenance, facilities services, building automation systems, plumbing, process piping, thermal imaging services, energy services and more. Headquartered in Cincinnati with offices in Dayton, Maysville and Louisville, Kentucky, DeBra-Kuempel is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500 company with estimated 2015 revenues of ~$6.6B. EMCOR is a leader in mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure, and building services. A provider of critical infrastructure systems, EMCOR gives life to new structures and sustains life in existing ones by its planning, installing, operating, maintaining, and protecting the sophisticated and dynamic systems that create facility environments---such as electrical, mechanical, lighting, air conditioning, heating, security, fire protection, and power generation systems---in virtually every sector of the economy and for a diverse range of businesses, organizations and government. EMCOR represents a rare combination of broad reach with local execution, combining the strength of an industry leader with the knowledge and care of 170 locations. The 29,000+ skilled employees of EMCOR have made the company, in the eyes of leading business publications, amongst the “World’s Most Admired” and “Best Managed”. EMCOR’s diversity---in terms of the services it provides, the industries it serves and the geography it spans---has enabled it to create a stable platform for sustained results. The Company’s strong financial position has enabled it to attract and retain among the best local and regional talent, to undertake and complete the most ambitious projects, and to redefine and shape the future of the construction and facilities services industry.
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