SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, N.J., Dec. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce honored the Engineers Labor-Employer Cooperative (ELEC) with its Community Impact Award for the impact the organization has had on improving infrastructure and furthering economic development in communities throughout New Jersey.
This honor is a testament to the work ELEC does every day to improve New Jersey, including its 2016 "Road to Repair" campaign, which resulted in a historic solution to replenish New Jersey's Transportation Trust Fund, ensuring a future for New Jersey that includes the 21st century transportation system residents reserve.
"We're thrilled to receive this honor from the Mid-Jersey Chamber, as we worked tirelessly over the past year to improve New Jersey communities as well as find a long-term solution to funding the TTF," said Greg Lalevee, Chairman of ELEC. "As we look to 2017, our emphasis will be to continue robust economic development in New Jersey, particularly focusing on the immediate water and energy needs of our state."
"ELEC works hard to make a lasting positive impact in the community, and we're thrilled that the Mid-Jersey Chamber has recognized our efforts," said Greg Lalevee, Chairman of ELEC. "Our work funding the TTF and securing a long-term future for New Jersey's infrastructure will be felt in communities across the state for years to come, and we hope it's just the beginning of robust economic development in our state."
ELEC will be formally recognized at the Chamber's Annual Awards Gala on April 6, 2017 along with other honorees Ancero, First Bank, and Greg Blair.
"ELEC is a champion for economic development and sensible policy-making," said Robert D. Prunetti, President and CEO of the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce. "ELEC has been a tireless advocate in finding agreeable, practical solutions to critical issues limiting the state's economy. They are a tested leader and it is a privilege for our Chamber to work with them."
The "Road to Repair" campaign, in particular, worked to secure $16 billion in dedicated infrastructure funds for the state over the next eight years, much of which will go towards improving local roads, bridges and key infrastructure projects in New Jersey's communities. In 2017, ELEC will prioritize tackling the water and energy infrastructure challenges New Jersey faces, continuing their tradition of working tirelessly to improve NJ's future.
"It's a privilege to receive this award alongside a host of deserved winners who've worked hard to make New Jersey a better place to live and do business," said Mark Longo, Director of ELEC. "It's been a huge year of progress for our state, and we're proud to accept this award for the work we've done to improve New Jersey's economy, support New Jersey's workers and solve our state's most daunting problems."
About the Engineers Labor-Employer Cooperative
ELEC, is a labor-management organization that promotes economic development, investments in infrastructure and construction to provide opportunities for developers, union contractors and members of Operating Engineers Local 825. We find common ground with chambers of commerce, business partnerships, professional associations and industry coalitions to support policies, legislation and regulations that encourage responsible economic development and stimulate growth. Our efforts continue to build on the record of quality and safety in construction that has come to define work performed by Local 825 Operating Engineers and its signatory contractors.
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