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IBEW Local 1 contractor Summit Electric receives Herculaneum Citizen of the Month Award

August 7, 2018 by admin in Labor News From Our Region with 0 Comments



Herculaneum, MO – Summit Electric, an IBEW Local 1 contractor, was recently honored with a Citizen of the Month Award from City of Herculaneum for its volunteer work at Kade’s Playground.

The fully accessible playground provides a place where all children – regardless of their abilities – can play side-by-side, building confidence, strengthening muscles, exercising and fostering friendships. It is located at Herculaneum City Park at Joachim Avenue.

Summit Electric, owned by Doug and Tammy Heidland, donated all the materials and labor for the electric at the playground’s new Bay of Naples Splash Zone, a waterpark soft-surface feature with a variety of fun fountains.

“We’re honored to receive the award and happy we were able to help out with the all- access playground and its new splash zone,” Tammy Heidland said. “I’m sure the new waterpark will be a hit with the kids.”

The playground was named after 3-year-old Kade Bauman, of Herculaneum, who was born with Mitochondrial Disease, which causes a variety of complications including seizures and developmental delays. Sadly, Kade died on Oct. 14, 2011.

The playground – the first of its kind in Jefferson County – opened in 2015 with several local labor unions providing materials and volunteer man-hours. For more information on the playground, visit the

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