Staff Electric and the Community:
Staff Electric has always exhibited a strong commitment to our community. We believe in supporting organizations and causes where we live and work. Staff Electric continues to actively support a variety of worthy institutions and organizations. Some examples include:
Emerging Business Enterprise (EBE)
Residents Preference Program (RPP)
Since 1995, we have been successfully participating in EBE/RPP programs, working on projects throughout Wisconsin. Employing minorities and partnering with minority firms is a continual goal of ours, and through long-term working relationships we contract with minority electrical contractors and vendors that suit their strengths and benefit them and the project. Conduit, wire and other miscellaneous materials are often purchased from minority suppliers, utilizing our financial staff to closely manage subcontracts to ensure vendor payment and cash flow management. In addition, we assist vendors in obtaining distributorships from manufacturers.
In honor of that participation and commitment to building business partnerships with EBE/RPP firms, we have received several awards including two for the Midwest Express Center for material purchasing and labor participation; one from Barton Malow for work on Milwaukee County Children’s Court Center; and one from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District noting our contribution to Jones Island.
Our goal reaches beyond compliance with EBE/RPP contractors, however. Our company identifies and matches participants capabilities with the project team so that their involvement adds value. We view involvement in this program as an opportunity to mentor other businesses while improving the outcome of a project.
Every effort is made to achieve participation in our work force by cooperating with union locals and apprenticeship committees to identify qualified minority trades-people. Currently, over 10 percent of our journeymen electricians are members of minority groups, and our commitment to this recruitment is ongoing. We are currently working with great success with the “Big Step” program in the Milwaukee area for all new non-indentured trade employee hires in cooperation with our local union IBEW 494.