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Bill Arnold Receives Distinguished Service Award Gold Medal from BCA

L-A Electric’s founder and CEO, Bill Arnold, has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award Gold Medal by the Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana.  Read more about the award and see Bill’s acceptance speech here.  Congratulations, Bill!

New Project Award: Riley Children’s Health

Premier Communications will soon start work on the installation of a fire alarm system for the Riley Children’s Health outpatient facility.  The renovated space includes 12 exam rooms and multiple support spaces for the doctors and nurses.  The facility will start seeing patients in early 2018.

New Project Award: Grace College Science Building

Construction is under way for the renovation and addition to the Dr. Dane A. Miller Science Complex on the campus of Grace College in Winona Lake, IN.  Premier Communications will be installing the structured cabling and fire alarm systems for the project.  Work will include installing 12-strand OM3 outside plant fiber optic cable to McClain Hall to tie the building in with the rest of campus.  The project is scheduled to be complete in time for the fall semester 2018.

New Project Award: Van Wert Health North

A ground breaking ceremony was recently held for the Van Wert Health North building project.  The community walk-in clinic will be 19,000 square feet and will contain some of the area’s most state-of-the-art medical equipment.  Premier Communications has been contracted to provide structured cabling services for the new facility.  It is located in Towne Center and is owned by Van Wert County Hospital.  Construction is scheduled to be complete in June 2018.

New Project Award: Plymouth, IN City Hall

Premier Communications has been awarded a contract for the data and fire alarm installation at the City Hall in Plymouth, Indiana.  The City Hall and Chamber of Commerce spaces are being completely renovated.  The addition of the fire alarm system, as well as an elevator, will bring the historic (pre-1900) building up to code and will help better serve the community by making the building safer and more accessible.

Project Wrap-up: Advanced Assembly

Premier Communications recently finished the data installation for an assembly plant upgrade at Advanced Assembly in Columbia City, IN.  As part of the overall plant upgrade, over 63,000 feet of CAT6 cable and over 600 data drops were installed.  This data infrastructure will support the production, shipping and material storage systems at the plant, which manufactures and assembles seating systems for vehicles at General Motors’ Fort Wayne assembly plant.  The project included installing 6-strand OM3 fiber from the MDF to five freestanding IDFs throughout the plant.

Current Project: Southern Wells Community Schools

Premier Communications is working on a cabling project for Southern Wells Community Schools.  The project entails consolidating the two separate existing fire alarm systems at the Jr.-Sr. High School into one system and also updating their security system.  Premier is pulling all new fire alarm cable and installing new devices to bring the building up to code.

Current Project: EACS Data Center Relocation

Premier Communications is putting the finishing touches on the East Allen County Schools data center relocation project which began earlier this summer.  Premier’s scope of work for the project included classroom data renovations, creating a new IDF and a complete data center build-out.  The classroom renovations were comprised of 400 CAT6 and CAT6A data drops.  Inside the data center, Premier used Panduit QuickNet copper and fiber preterminated assemblies as well as MPOs for 40Gb and 100Gb scalability.  The overall project total was $200,000.00.

New Project Award: NorthWood High School

Premier Communications has been awarded contracts for the voice/data and A/V work for the NorthWood High School addition/renovation and also for the NorthWood Athletic Center.  Combined, the projects include over 60,000 feet of data cable along with coax and fiber.  These projects began construction this summer and are phased out with final completion in time for the 2018 school year.  NorthWood High School is located in Nappanee, Indiana and is part of the Wa-Nee Community School Corporation.

Actively Hiring!

Premier Communications is seeking applicants for field technician positions. Positions are for immediate start and all levels of experience are welcome. Competitive pay, health insurance, paid vacations and 401(k) benefits are some of the perks of working for Premier Communications. If interested, please click here to get started with your online application.

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