Florissant recognizes unions, union contractors for revamp of derelict townhome development

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Florissant, MO – The City of Florissant recently recognized the contributions of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 58, the Electrical Connection, IBEW Local 1/St. Louis Chapter NECA and union contractors in renovating an unfinished and unsightly townhome development for use as a first responders training facility.

Five unfinished and long vacant Fleurissant Parc Place townhomes were renovated last month to be used by first responders to develop and enhance public safety skills. The Florissant Valley Fire Protection District, the Black Jack Fire Protection District and Florissant Police Department will use the formerly derelict structure to train for real-life emergencies.

Pictured at the recognition ceremony are (from left) District Council 58 Director of Organizing Rich Lucks, DC 58 member Mark Summercalf, Rick Phillips of All American Painting, Florissant Director of Economic Development Bob Russell, Florissant Mayor Tom Schneider, Florissant Valley Fire Chief Scott Seppelt, Jean Kohnen of Kay-Bee Electric, Electrical Connection Director of Governmental Affairs Tim Green and Chuck Barcom of Meridian Waste Solutions.

Not pictured are: Greg Raftery of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, Scott Savory of District Council 58, Steven and Milton Goldenberg of Golden Management, which owns the townhome development, Black Jack Fire Protection District Chief Ken Corbin and Shane Glascock of Porter Paint. – Gary Otten photo

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