Eaton Corp employees aid Habitat
house build in Emden
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[September 09, 2017]
house build taking place at 426 Main St. in Emden is the 23rd home
of the Habitat For Humanity of Logan County (HFHLC), and the first
to take place in Emden. It is the future home for the Lucas and
Alecia Sutton and their four children who were burned out of their
home over the Christmas holiday.
Several Eaton employees gave the project a boost toward finishing
when they committed to help starting during the Lincoln Balloon
and Veronica Ohler of Eaton began working on site on Saturday Aug.
26th.. The two helped install insulation and vents on their first
day out. In their work at Eaton Corp., Teagarden works in the
Load Room and Ohler is a Metering Accountant.
In the morning
Ohler and Teagarden aided with insulation. In the afternoon it was
climbing ladders to staple aeration vents to the roof.
Ohler and Teagarden were so enthused to be a part of working on the
project and giving to the community that they pledged to come back
the next weekend to continue the work and the company committed to
three weekends assistance.
Since the June 25th ground breaking, the project has progressed
rapidly with the foundation/crawlspace, subfloor, wood framing,
siding, insulation, decks and porches, roof, electrical boxes and
wiring, whole house electrical box, plumbing, built in lighting,
some wood staining and door frames completed.
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Eaton Corp produces
electrical components for home and building construction.
Last weekend the wallboard was completed and this weekend entering the finishing
phases, project managers Larry Zumwalt and Mark Coers hope to have lots of
volunteer help to do a lot of mudding.
reviews electrical wiring to a light switch installed by a crew
earlier in the day on Saturday, Aug 26th.
The future home sits on the southeast corner of town, the east side
of the railroad tracks.
HFHLC spokesperson Tonita Reifsteck said, "If things go as well as
it has been, we will have a home for a family between Thanksgiving
and Christmas this year."
Anyone wishing to assist with this project can get more information
about the construction schedule by contacting Habitat for Humanity
of Logan County, phone 217-732-6412 or visit the website
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