Jacobson receives highly-coveted Meilahn Award

 Jacobson receives the Wes Meilahn Award. 
WISCONSIN DELLS, WI -- Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin named Gene Jacobson, PDC Electrical Contractors, Monroe, with the organization's most prestigious award. Jacobson received the Wes Meilahn Award at the Annual Projects of Distinction Awards Banquet in Wisconsin Dells on Thursday, February 15. 
 Jacobson (left) working with an apprentice 
at the Apprenticeship Skill Competition.

"Gene is passionate about the trades and the construction industry and promotes the trades extremely well with individuals looking for careers in construction," said John Mielke, president of ABC of Wisconsin. "He also has grit and tenacity like so many of our members and applies this to everything he does," Mielke added. 

Jacobson has served on many ABC committees, including the Madison Apprenticeship Advisory Committee, Budget and Finance Committee and the Legislative Committee. He served on the ABC of Wisconsin Board of Directors and served as chair of the Board. He currently serves on the Chapter Apprenticeship Committee and State Bureau of Apprenticeship Council. His company participates in the ABC Safety Training Evaluation Process for world-class safety and is an ABC Accredited Quality Contractor.  He and his staff regularly participate in ABC events, including national and chapter conventions, Apprenticeship Graduation Banquets, Projects of Distinction and Skill Competition. 

Wes Meilahn, a founding father of the Wisconsin ABC Chapter, was chairman in 1974. He set the standard for members who show tenacity, understanding, love, and service toward the association.