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March 12, 2014

Pelco Structural honored as Educational Partner

OKLAHOMA CITY —

Pelco Structural, LLC was honored with the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education's Economic Development Grant for the Regents Business Partnership Excellence Award, which highlights successful partnerships between higher education institutions and businesses.
The company was nominated for the award by Rogers State University, which has a longstanding partnership to increase educational opportunities for area students. Pelco received the award at the Regents' Business Partnership Excellence Awards presented on Tuesday at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City.
“Pelco Structural has generously supported our students and our operations here at RSU,” said RSU President Dr. Larry Rice. “Their spirit of community giving stands as a remarkable testament to good corporate citizenship.”
Based in Claremore, Pelco is a national leader in custom pole products for the traffic control, utility, lighting and communication industries. The company, in just its ninth year of operation, already employs more than 180 employees who utilize state-of-the-art equipment to serve customers throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Pelco Structural President Phil Albert and his wife Jo have been honored as “Champions for Higher Education” by the RSU Foundation for their selfless support for RSU and its students. Their generosity has funded RSU student scholarships, enhanced campus facilities, and supported major university initiatives including RSU Public Television, the Bit by Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, and the President's Leadership Program. In 2008, Pelco Structural provided light poles for the Diamond Sports Complex, RSU’s on-campus home for baseball and softball.
The company has created internships for area college students, while also being flexible with its employees to allow them to attend college and complete their degrees.
The Alberts have helped make it possible for area high school students to attend university events, including the annual Constitution Day Award that brings legal scholars to campus. Pelco Structural also recently adopted a Claremore elementary school, Catalayah Elementary, as a “Partner in Education”", according to a release by RSU.

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