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Limbach to Host 200 L.A. High School Students As They Build Dog and Play Houses for Charity and Learn About the Trades

Saturday, November 16

Los Angeles, CA – November 4, 2019​ The building industry faces a critical shortage of skilled craftspeople that is affecting 70% of construction companies across the country, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. The completion of many projects is delayed or otherwise impacted because of this shortage. The Limbach Company, a national specialty contractor with offices in Los Angeles, is proactively addressing this workforce shortage by hosting a day-long Build Day for 200 high school students participating in the ACE Mentor Program of Los Angeles/Orange County (ACE L.A./O.C.). Build Day is intended to counter many high school students’ negative impressions of construction careers.

Date: Saturday, November 16
Time: 8:00 AM (start)
Location: Limbach parking lot, 1709 Apollo Court, Seal Beach, CA

As they build and decorate dog and play houses, students will learn about rewarding skilled crafts careers that do not require a college degree. Student projects will be donated to local charities or auctioned at ACE L.A./O.C.’s Spotlight Award event on February 20, 2020, raising scholarship funds for ACE students entering skilled trades training programs and college. The ACE (​A​rchitecture, ​C​onstruction, ​E​ngineering) Mentor Program captures the interest of high school students in the design and construction industry, just as they begin to seriously explore career options. During the free 16-session after school program, volunteer professionals from all industry sectors lead students through a realistic simulation of designing and constructing and expose them to a full range of career paths.

In addition to Limbach staff, ACE mentors from many local firms will be on hand to assist students during the Build Day event.
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About Limbach Company
Founded in 1901, Limbach, a national ACE Mentor sponsoring company is the 9th largest mechanical systems solutions firm in the United States as determined by Engineering News Record. Limbach provides building infrastructure services, with an expertise in the design, installation and maintenance of HVAC and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems for a diversified group of commercial and institutional building owners. Limbach employs more than 1,700 employees in 14 offices throughout the United States. The Company’s full life-cycle capabilities, from concept design and engineering through system commissioning and recurring 24/7 service and maintenance, position Limbach as a value-added and essential partner for building owners, construction managers, general contractors and energy service companies. Visit ​www.limbachinc.com​ for more information.

About ACE Mentor Program
Founded in 2002, the ACE Mentor Program of Los Angeles/Orange County (ACE L.A./O.C.) is one of 74 affiliates in the ACE Mentor Program of America (ACE). ACE annually engages 10,000 high school students in a free after school program. During the 16-session program, volunteer industry professionals mentor students and lead them through a hands-on simulation of designing and construction. Students learn about the full range of careers in the integrated construction industry. ACE is supported at the national and local levels by major industry companies, including Limbach Company. Visit​ ​www.acementor.org​ for information about the national ACE program.

More than 500 students, most from underserved communities, participate in the ACE L.A./O.C. program. Last year, the affiliate awarded more than $100,000​ ​in scholarships to high school students entering trades training programs and college and ACE alumni college students. For more information about the ACE Los Angeles/Orange County affiliate, visit​ ​https://acementorla.org/.