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SPINDALE – Fountain Electric & Services announced that Carl Cope has been named its new Service Operations Manager, effective immediately. Cope has served the company for the past 10 years as a project manager and general superintendent.
Carl will be fulfilling an operational role for the company’s Service and Construction Services Division, which includes the electrical service crews and technicians, shop, and construction services such as site excavation, small building construction projects and repairs, welding, core drilling.
According to Terry Fountain, president, “Carl has a way about him that earns the respect of everyone he works with. His leadership and organizational understanding of the company’s vision will improve the capability of the entire company through the Construction Services Division’s tie to the rest of the company’s projects.”
The Fountain Vision is to further the electrical trade by creating opportunities for hard working people to establish a career in a great field with high paying jobs. This vision has made way for long standing team members and new members to move up in the company by establishing local offices in Hickory, Asheville and Charlotte in addition to the Spindale office and the new Administration and Training Facility in Spindale. Notable recent projects include the Hampton Inn in Forest City, Arras hotel in Asheville, the WeWork offices in downtown Charlotte and the Two Rivers water treatment plant in Gastonia, among others.
A key to the success of its team members has been the devotion to the Workforce Development. The company has invested over $300,000 in training for its employees over the past two years. The investment has come in the way of the New Training Facility, College Tuition, its Nationally Accredited Electrician Apprenticeship Program, Leadership Training Seminars and in addition to dedicated positions in the company focused solely to the advancement of the team members.
Upon his appointment, Cope said, “I have been afforded great opportunities with Fountain to work one-on-one with our employees and help our teams understand the scope and plans of our projects. My goal is to help our company realize and act upon the great opportunities we have for continued growth and success. I’m excited for my future and the future of Fountain Electric.”
Fountain Electric & Services, located at 244 Callahan-Koon Rd. in Spindale, was established in 1946 by Terry Fountain’s grandfather and has been family owned and operated since then.