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Relive the WECA Utah Open House and Ribbon-Cutting with Our Video, Pictures, and Article

Thursday, May 4, 2023

WECA held our Utah Ribbon Cutting and Open House at our brand-new, state-of-the-art training facility in Woods Cross, Utah on April 12.

We were gratified to be joined by a tremendous number of employees from WECA Utah Founding Member Contractor Hunt Electric, Inc., Utah Member Contractor Helix Electric, local dignitaries, members of the Salt Lake City business community, and WECA Board Members and Trustees.

Notable attendees included Cody Eaton, Hunt Electric's Operations Manager; Greg Anderson, Human Resources Director for longtime WECA Member Contractor Rex Moore Group; Rhonda Perkes, Director of Community Outreach for Congressman Chris Stewart of Utah's Second Congressional District, and Melissa Ballard, Representative for the Utah House of Representatives District 20.

During the event, attendees got to network with industry peers, meet the WECA team, tour the new facility, view our high-tech labs, enjoy food and libations, and listen to remarks from fellow attendees. Among those who spoke at the event were Cody Eaton, Greg Anderson, Melissa Ballard, and Rhonda Perkes (who also presided over the ribbon-cutting ceremony).

"Rhonda Perkes cut the ribbon on behalf of Congressman Stewart and welcomed WECA to Woods Cross and Utah," recalls Richard Markuson, WECA's Government Affairs Director. "Then Utah House Representative Melissa Ballard followed with comments on the value of career preparation opportunities like apprenticeships and their value to the Utah economy. Cody Eaton and his apprentices and coworkers explained how WECA's core values fit with theirs, which has allowed Hunt to grow from a handful of electricians to over 700 employees. The storm clouds gathering over the Valley, which produced snow the next day, didn't dampen spirits. All in attendance agreed it was a win-win for Utah, Utah electricians, and Utah contractors."

Thank you, Utah, for the warm welcome! We're thrilled to serve the state of Utah with our federally-approved and Utah Department of Commerce, Division of Professional Licensing-recognized Commercial Electrical Apprenticeship Program in Woods Cross, and look forward to educating, training, and supporting Utah's future merit shop electricians and electrical contractors.