Apprentice, Foreman Install New Premier Bank Lights

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Eric Klingensmith’s story isn’t unusual. He graduated from high school. He went to college and earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Slippery Rock University. Then, disillusioned with the money he was making after college, he started looking into the union trades.

Now a fourth-year apprentice with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 64 in Youngstown he’s employed at CR Electric Inc., Girard.

Recently, Klingensmith was part of a CR Electric crew that installed new LED lights atop the Premier Bank clock tower, landmark in downtown Youngstown. The project required working at dizzying heights – not a job for a novice, he says.

Hear more about Klingensmith’s path to his new career in the 3 Minutes With interview above. And click HERE to read his story.

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