27th Annual Huston Electric Golf Outing! On Saturday, August 27th, to benefit two local charities, Food Finders Food Bank and the YMCA.

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It’s almost time for the 27th Annual Huston Electric Golf Outing! On Saturday, August 27th, we will be playing to benefit two deserving local charities, Food Finders Food Bank and the YMCA.

Founded in 1981, Food Finders has donated over 7 million pounds of food annually to Tippecanoe and 15 surrounding counties.  While that’s pretty impressive, they actually do even more to help the community. For low-income Lafayette residents, the JP Lisack Community Food Pantry serves as an easily accessible emergency resource. The Food Finders Food Bank Food Resource & Education Center  offers nutrition classes, SNAP assistance, and referral services to other social-service organizations. By teaching families about budgeting, meal preparation, cooking, and nutrition, Food Finders aims to help them become more independent.
The Lafayette Family YMCA believes everyone should have access to a healthy lifestyle, regardless of age, ability, or income level. With two locations, they have been an important part of the Lafayette community since 1889. Through their youth programs, children can get much needed exercise and make new friends in a safe environment. Parents work out worry-free thanks to the included childcare program, and young adults develop leadership skills and form relationships with their peers in teen programs. All of this is done with a focus on their core values: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
Last year’s Huston Golf Outing was a big success, and we think this year will be even better! Join us at Coyote Crossing Golf Course on Saturday, August 27th for a fun game of golf, lunch, and a great cause.
To learn more about our charities, visit http://www.food-finders.org/ and http://www.lafayettefamilyymca.org/.
For more information on the Huston Electric 27th Annual Golf Outing, call us at 765-474-6115.
 
 
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Ladies of Huston Give Back – Our Ladies Wire a Habitat for Humanity House

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Cindy Taylor from Habitat for Humanity approached Huston Electric for help with a very specific request… She was looking for electricians that happened to be women.

Cindy, Habitat for Humanity’s Director of Development, explained that Women Build was created to make women feel more comfortable volunteering. The build site is made up almost entirely of women, and each house is then turned over to a deserving woman and her family.  Without having to worry about the stereotypical construction site atmosphere, many women are able to relax and enjoy the volunteer experience.

Many of Habitat for Humanity’s finished homes go to single women with young children. “Our Women Build is kind of one big nurturing thing…We make sure that everybody meets the homeowner and that makes it much more personal”, Cindy explained. For the homeowner, “it creates an enormous amount of pride and accomplishment”, a greater sense of security, and the chance to pursue dreams that wouldn’t have otherwise been attainable.
We were excited to offer our support for their eleventh Women Build, so we assembled a crew of ladies lead by electrician Jackie Gillis.  Jackie, Jennifer, Kristina, Robin, Cathy, and Kara have been working hard to wire the house, volunteering a total of 60 hours so far.
Huston Inc. was founded in 1939 and has divisions specializing in electrical contracting and service, home and business automation, smart boards, lighting retrofits, telecommunications, visual communications and signage, generators and compressors.  Huston Electric has four locations including Lafayette, Kokomo and Westfield, IN.  To learn more about Huston’s products and services, please visit www.hustonelectric.com

Huston gives back—powering the Haynes Apperson Festival and recognizing sponsors.

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Since 1977, Kokomo has held the Haynes Apperson Festival in commemoration of the pioneer auto company of the same name.  The company was founded by Elwood Haynes and brothers Elmer and Edgar Apperson.  Haynes-Apperson Company was a manufacturer of Brass Era automobiles in Kokomo, Indiana, from 1896-1905.  It was the first automobile manufacturer in Indiana, and among the first in the United States.  Elwood Haynes was the inventor of stainless steel and stellite, and many of the early advances in automobile technology were first invented by the company. The Haynes Apperson Festival has become one of Kokomo’s premier events, with visitors traveling in each year for the holiday weekend fun.

Paul Wyman, event coordinator and Chairman of the Haynes Apperson Board, was pleased with the work provided by Huston Electric.  “Huston is a great supporter of the local community.  They provide Jeff Isaac, a local IBEW Journeyman Electrician to get the power up and running smooth for our vendors and does a great job.  Huston also provided our large 7’w x 15’w sponsor banners that were installed to hide the speaker towers.  In addition, this year they added 17’ h flag banners for additional sponsorship recognition.  We greatly appreciate their support every year.”Matt Boor, President of Huston’s Sales and Services Divisions went on to add, “We truly enjoy supporting the Haynes Apperson Festival.  Paul, the Board of Directors and all of the volunteers work diligently to put on a great festival each and every year.  The quality of the vendors and musicians get better each and every year.  Everyone at Huston believes that using our time and talents to help those around us is one of the most important things we can do as a company.  Business support is essential for the continued success of community events and we are proud to be invited to help.  They can always count on Huston’s support.”Huston Inc. was founded in 1939 and has divisions specializing in electrical contracting and service, home and business automation, smart boards, lighting retrofits, telecommunications, visual communications and signage, generators and compressors.  Huston Electric has four locations including Lafayette, Kokomo and Westfield, IN.  To learn more about Huston’s products and services, please visit www.hustonelectric.com.
 
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Huston Electric Gives Back – Powering the Taste of Tippecanoe

Every summer for the last 35 years, food vendors, musicians, and thousands of hungry people have filled the streets of downtown Lafayette for the annual Taste of Tippecanoe. With this year’s construction, setting up the 33 vendors and 4 music stages could have been quite difficult. Fortunately, Huston Electric rose to the challenge and got the job done.

 

Huston Electric has been setting up the power for the Taste of Tippecanoe for the last eight years. This year, Matt Huston was added as a committee member, and was able to have a more hands on role in planning the event. Frequent communication prevented delays, and his knowledge of downtown Lafayette was indispensable when determining the layout of the booths and stages. Utilizing the available hook-ups and strategically placed generators, they were able to balance the flow of power in a way that prevented power outages or any other major issues.
 
That’s not to say setbacks didn’t happen. One of the unique attractions at this year’s Taste of Tippecanoe was a live art demonstration, put on by the Twin Lakes High School welding program. Students set up a portable welding machine in the Crossroads Art Zone (located at 3rd and Colombia Street) and welded a sculpture while the crowd watched. A snag in getting power to the welding machine could have prevented the students from showcasing their talents, but thanks to quick thinking from Huston Electric, the power was restored and the demonstration was a success.
 
Chris June, marketing and events director of Tippecanoe Arts Federation, is thankful to have Huston Electric’s support. They are “a great partner, helping to make sure behind-the-scenes pitfalls are at a minimum”. The Taste of Tippecanoe is the largest single-day fundraiser for the arts in the state of Indiana, and June said he was surprised there weren’t more issues. With the help of Huston Electric, the event was “fun to figure out. They got it done, they really took care of business.”
 
In all, it took the Huston Electric crew close to 100 hours and 20,000 feet of cable to power vendor booths, music stages, a welding demonstration, and air conditioning for a VIP area. It may seem like a daunting task, but for the hard working guys at Huston Electric, it’s all in a day’s work. “I think it’s good for the community, good for the vendors, and I think it’s a good place for people to enjoy their city” said David Klopfenstein, Huston Electric employee, to WLFI about volunteering the electrical needs for the event.  He certainly voiced the sentiments of everyone here at Huston, who believe that using our time and talents to help those around us is one of the most important things we can do as a company.  Business support is essential for the continued success of community events and we are proud to be invited to participate!
 
Huston Inc. was founded in 1939 and has divisions specializing in electrical contracting and service, home and business automation, smart boards, lighting retrofits, telecommunications, visual communications and signage, generators and compressors.  Huston Electric has four locations including Lafayette, Kokomo and Westfield, IN.  To learn more about Huston’s products and services, please visit www.hustonelectric.com.
 
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