On March 30th, Lifeline staff, interns and ensemble were given a private tour of the S&C Electric facility just a few blocks from Lifeline. The trip was arranged between Alex (our shiny new development manager) and Sue Keyes of S&C, who is our main contact and advocate there. The S&C Electric Company was founded in 1911 “with an idea and $,1000.” It has been a family-run company for most of its 101 years and became employee owned within the last decade. The company employs 1,700 at its Rogers Park facility and another 800 at its other facilities (national and international). The Rogers Park plant spans 45 acres and three Chicago zip codes (though it is primarily in our own 60626). The company is known for its community focus, employing Rogers Park residents and also for not laying their people off during hard times. S&C has supported Lifeline since 1988!!! (They added support for Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest in 2008.) We are proud to be supported by this great Rogers Park company and to have the opportunity to get to know them better!
Left to right: Joe Schermoly, Dorothy Milne, Cortney Hurley, Alex Kyger, Allison Cain, Sue Keyes, Georgia Knapp, Julie Wiltjer, Alan Donahue. (Should have seen us in our safety goggles and headsets as we toured the plant!)
Our production manager, Cortney Hurley (pictured in tour shot above), leaves us at the end of this season (June 30th). We thank her for 6+ years of dedicated service and wish her well on her next adventure. We hope she visits us often.