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Your businesses' electrical system will trip when it has too much electricity running through it. These problems are very common in commercial properties and usually stem from one of three culprits: circuit overloads, short circuits, and ground fault surges. Obviously, when your circuits are tripped regularly, your business operations suffer. To help solve your circuit breaker problems, our commercial electricians will come to your location for in-depth troubleshooting. Once we discover the root cause, we'll get to work on repairing your circuit breaker, so you can continue working and serving your customers.
Like tripped circuit breakers, dimming or flickering lights are among the most common commercial electrical problems in South Carolina. These issues typically stem from poor electrical connections. These poor connections will usually cause sparks, which can start fires and wreak havoc on your commercial building. While dimming lights might seem minor, if you leave this problem to fester, you could be looking at permanent damage to your businesses' electrical systems. Given the danger involved in fixing this problem, it's important that you work with a licensed business electrician like Engineered Electrical Solutions as soon as you're able to.
Dead power outlets aren't always dangerous, unlike other recurring commercial electrical issues. They are, however, disruptive to your company's productivity. Dead outlets are common in older commercial buildings and are often caused by circuit overloads. Connecting multiple high-wattage devices and appliances to the same power socket can cause overheating. When the power outlet overheats, it can lead to tripped circuit breakers. In some cases, the live wire catches fire and burns until it is disconnected. For a reliable solution using high-quality switches, sockets, and circuit breakers, it's best to hire a professional business electrician to get the job done right.
Finding a real-deal, qualified commercial electrician in South Carolina is harder than you might think. Whether it's due to availability or budget, you might be tempted to hire a residential electrician for your commercial electrical problem. While it's true that great residential electricians can help solve commercial issues in theory, it's always best to hire a business electrician with professional experience.
Unlike their residential colleagues, commercial electricians are licensed to deal with different materials and procedures suited specifically for businesses. Commercial wiring is much more complex than residential, and is strategically installed with maintenance, repair, and changes in mind. Additionally, commercial properties usually use a three-phase power supply, necessitating more schooling, skills, and technical ability to service.
The bottom line? If you're a business owner with commercial electricity problems, it's best to work with a licensed commercial electrician, like you will find at Engineered Electrical Solutions.
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WALTERBORO, S.C. (WCBD) – Community members are concerned about a new ministry that is set to open in the Walterboro area.Shield Ministries, an organization that claims to help convicted sex offenders rehabilitate and re-enter society, will open its doors off Barracada Road near Highway 17-A.About 50 men could be housed at the property at any given time as the first phase of their three-phase program to help the men improve their lives.“Shield Ministries is an organization that works to help men transition fr...
WALTERBORO, S.C. (WCBD) – Community members are concerned about a new ministry that is set to open in the Walterboro area.
Shield Ministries, an organization that claims to help convicted sex offenders rehabilitate and re-enter society, will open its doors off Barracada Road near Highway 17-A.
About 50 men could be housed at the property at any given time as the first phase of their three-phase program to help the men improve their lives.
“Shield Ministries is an organization that works to help men transition from the devastation of their past into a thriving future,” explained David Truluck, executive director for Shield Ministries.
But those who live nearby say they are concerned about having sex offenders so close to their homes, children, and grandchildren.
“I’ve lived here for 35 years. I love Walterboro. I love the community,” said neighbor Lisa Langdale.
Langdale is worried about what is going in at this old church site in her rural neighborhood. “I’m just really concerned about living in the neighborhood, for our children, and living in the neighborhood even for myself,” she said.
She’s even part of a new Facebook group that has gained more than 600 followers.
“What do you say to people who maybe they live nearby, they have children or grandchildren at their house, and they’re concerned? What would you say to them,” we asked Truluck.
“Well, we have been a big asset to the community. When you look at our history, we have great relationships with law enforcement agencies,” Truluck replied.
There is also concern about Truluck, personally, because he is a registered sex offender.
“I believe the offense was committ or attempt a lewd act on a child. Do you understand why people might be concerned about an organization that you’re leading being right there in their neighborhood as well,” News 2 asked.
“I do understand why they would be concerned about that, but one of the things I would like to communicate to them is, I’ve been through the process of healing I’ve been through court-ordered counseling, which we will be providing,” he replied.
When asked if he could guarantee that none of the men in the program would bring harm to anyone in the community, Truluck said “I don’t think we could give that type of guarantee,” but cited the program’s “zero percent recidivism” rate.
A community meeting geared toward showcasing the proposal will take place Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. across from Tractor Supply on Bells Highway in Walterboro.
Leaders with Shield Ministries say they are in the process of getting the property ready to open, however, they do not have a specific opening date at this time.
WALTERBORO, S.C. (WCIV) — A new halfway house and treatment center coming to Walterboro is concerning those who live near the property.Shield Ministries plans to use a vacant church campus off Barracada Road near Highway 17-A to help men enrolled in the organization's treatment and reeducation program.But neighbors say they&rs...
WALTERBORO, S.C. (WCIV) — A new halfway house and treatment center coming to Walterboro is concerning those who live near the property.
Shield Ministries plans to use a vacant church campus off Barracada Road near Highway 17-A to help men enrolled in the organization's treatment and reeducation program.
But neighbors say they’re worried because a majority of the men in the program are registered sex offenders.
"We help them transition from the devastation of their past into a thriving future," said David Truluck, the executive director of Shield Ministries.
Shield Ministries said their focus is on reforming and preventing recidivism in men who have dealt with poverty, addiction, and violence.
The non-profit currently has two facilities in North Charleston and plans to open their third.
"We found this facility in Walterboro in Colleton County that was secluded, but not isolated, and would allow us to take these young men out of the environment that consistently contributed to their going back to prison," Truluck said.
In Shield Ministries' 2021 annual report, out of 60 participants, seven graduated the 18-month program.
70 percent of this year’s applicants are registered as sex offenders. Truluck said there will be between 40 to 50 men living at the Walterboro location.
Residents in the neighborhood are concerned about their children’s safety.
"How is it a good idea? Tell me how this benefits us as a county, as a community in any way, shape or form. There's no upside to this. It's not financial for us, not financial for anybody," said Nikki Nettles, a neighborhood resident.
"For them to all be in one place and to have to deal with it all in one place; I just think that's too much of a threat for the community," resident Lisa Langdale said.
Truluck said the men who have graduated the program have a zero-recidivism rate.
Truluck himself is a registered sex offender, something else that concerns residents.
"I worry. We already have a lot of people that walk up and down the road and now we're going to change the dynamics of who it is walking up and down the road, and that really worries me," Nettles said.
Dr. William Burke, the president of Southeastern Assessment, said their first obligation is public safety.
"We will be taking them to work, bringing them back to the facility. If there's any need for them to go into the town, we would take them so they would always be supervised by a ministry staff member," Truluck said.
Dr. Burke said every participant is polygraphed every six months, drug tested at random, and their telephone and internet usage is monitored daily.
If they don't follow protocol, they are kicked out of the program.
"It means that they are arrested, and they are scheduled to go before a probation board and or go before a judge to for them to determine do they go to prison or do they get another chance to back out in public," Dr. Burke said.
Dr. Burke said in order to prevent recidivism, they must provide a place for people to control their behavior.
"We don't want to be a community liability. We want to be a community asset. And we stress accountability and responsibility. And we have we make it clear that the men are going to be held to a high standard. If they do not meet that standard, they will be expelled from our program," Truluck said.
But residents don't want that happening in their backyard, near their children.
"Our plan is to stop this, but if we can't, then what do we do? We have to educate, we have to help each other," Nettles said.
Shield Ministries said they are still in the development stages, so there is no timeline as to when the facility in Walterboro will open.
A community meeting to discuss the halfway house is scheduled for Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. across from tractor supply on Bells Highway in Walterboro.
WALTERBORO, S.C. (WCSC) - Around 50 criminals, which could include 10 sex offenders, could be coming to a community in Walterboro.SHIELD Ministries is the organization looking to bring a rehabilitation center of prior offenders to Barracada Road. This program would give them the skills they need to survive after incarceration. Some of them might be sex offenders.The executive director of this program, David Truluck, is a ...
WALTERBORO, S.C. (WCSC) - Around 50 criminals, which could include 10 sex offenders, could be coming to a community in Walterboro.
SHIELD Ministries is the organization looking to bring a rehabilitation center of prior offenders to Barracada Road. This program would give them the skills they need to survive after incarceration. Some of them might be sex offenders.
The executive director of this program, David Truluck, is a registered sex offender himself.
“I unfortunately know these people personally,” Meagan Bishop, against SHIELD ministries new center, said. “Melodie Truluck is my mother and Rev. David Truluck is my abuser.”
Bishop is a victim of sexual abuse and the alleged offender, her stepfather, is David Truluck.
Truluck wants to move one of his centers into a building formerly owned by Faith Church in Summerville.
Nikki Nettles, a concerned community member, says this can’t happen.
“This SHIELD Ministries claims that they’re going to be under strict supervision, but they’re being led by a registered sex offender. So, how can that really be a valid point?”
When Truluck was asked about these concerns, he gave this statement:
I am a convicted sex offender who accepts full responsibility and the consequences of my actions. I do not make excuses for what I have done in my past and know that my actions caused many people who cared about me emotional hurt. There is nothing I can do to undo what I have done to hurt others. I have been through court ordered counseling and with the assistance of Dr. William Burke, others, and experiencing the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ, my wife, and Christian brothers I have walked down a road of restoration, healing, self-recognition, and redemption. The experiences I have had in my life give me the knowledge, understanding, skills, and abilities to help the men SHIELD Ministries work with to travel this same road, thus decreasing the likelihood of recidivism. Just as I was held and continue to be held to a high standard, we at SHIELD hold these men to a high standard and know the standard we set will increase the ability for these men to be successful both while they are at SHIELD and when they leave.
Truluck says this center will teach them life skills, cognitive behavioral learning and workforce development. He says 7-10 staff members are looking after around 50 men. He says hired staff is based off prior experience, but none of them are current law enforcement.
Kevin Lyles, who also lives near this community, says this is not enough.
“If somebody breaks in your house and steals your TV, you go to Walmart and buy another one,” Lyles said. “If somebody violates your child, there’s no coming back from that... and you can rehabilitate, but it’s hard when you got a pedophile leading a group of pedophiles.”
Other information the community shared in Wednesday’s meeting was SHIELD Ministries 2021 annual report of their program of 60 offenders. The data shows 0% of graduates reoffended out of the 7 people who completed the program.
Nettles says it’s too close for comfort.
“I don’t really have an idea of where I think they should be, I just don’t want them on Barracada Road,” Nettles said.
Lyles says he worries about his son’s safety.
“I have to work,” Lyles said. “My child has to play in the yard. Do I keep him in the house? Do I change his life to cater to these people? I just don’t think that’s right.”
Bishop says her final words on the matter.
“David does not really care about reforming these men and SHIELD Ministries does not care about the community or its children,” Bishop said. “They claim that they are nonprofit but have literally turned pedophilia into a business.”
Barracada Road is under Colleton County jurisdiction, and when asked if SHIELD Ministries has submitted any paperwork for approval of this center, Joshua Rowland, the director of planning and development for Colleton County, provided this statement:
At this time the Colleton County Planning and Development department has not received any plans, submittals or permit applications for the aforementioned property located on Barracada Road. Additionally, our Department has not granted any forms of approval for the referenced facility. Until a project and necessary applications are submitted to our department for review, we are unable to comment on this matter.
The community members say they are going to try to work with the county to make sure this center does not come to their neighborhood.
You can find the full press release from SHIELD Ministries below:
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Boise Cascade Company, a leading manufacturer and distributor for building materials, plans to establish a new facility in Walterboro, South Carolina. The $9 million project is expected to create 30 jobs in Colleton County.Located at 157 Risher Mountain Tower Road the...
Boise Cascade Company, a leading manufacturer and distributor for building materials, plans to establish a new facility in Walterboro, South Carolina. The $9 million project is expected to create 30 jobs in Colleton County.
Located at 157 Risher Mountain Tower Road the distribution center will provide direct access to the Palmetto Railways Salkehatchie Subdivision rail line, connecting the company to the national freight rail network.
“We are excited to be planning a branch location in Colleton County. This investment demonstrates our commitment to a terrific customer base in a growing market,” Boise Cascade Company Building Materials Division Executive Vice President Jeff Strom said.
As an incentive the Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to this project. A $200,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund (RIF) grant was also awarded to Colleton County to assist with the costs of site preparation and infrastructure improvements.
“Congratulations to Boise Cascade Company, as it expands in yet another South Carolina location. Our state’s rural communities are producing and distributing products from some of the world’s most trusted companies, and we’re excited that the Colleton community can add Boise Cascade to that roster. We look forward to supporting the company’s continued growth within South Carolina,” Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III noted.
Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, Boise Cascade serves residential and industrial construction retail yards, manufacturing wood products and distributing wholesale building materials across North America.
“SouthernCarolina Alliance welcomes Boise Cascade to our region of South Carolina. We appreciate both the direct and indirect jobs that this operation will bring to our robust wood products sector, and we congratulate Colleton County on this exciting announcement, which will benefit from Colleton’s workforce and strategic location,” SouthernCarolina Regional Development Alliance Chairman Marty Sauls added.
“Palmetto Railways appreciates the opportunity to collaborate with Boise Cascade, Colleton County and SouthernCarolina Alliance to fulfill the rail infrastructure and logistics needs of another South Carolina business. We look forward to seeing the continued success and service of the Salkehatchie Subdivision line, a testament to the power of rail connections within South Carolina communities,” Palmetto Railways President and CEO Patrick McCrory said.
$279 million investment will create approximately 575 new jobsCOLUMBIA, S.C. – Kontrolmatik Technologies, via its subsidiary Pomega Energy Storage Technologies, today announced plans to build a 3 gigawatt-hour (GWh) capacity lithium-ion battery factory in Colleton County. The company’s $279 million investment will create approximately 575 new jobs.Founded by Kontrolmatik Technologies in 2022, Pomega Energy Storage Technologies is a manufacturer and integrator of battery energy storage systems (BESS). BESS can be pai...
$279 million investment will create approximately 575 new jobs
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Kontrolmatik Technologies, via its subsidiary Pomega Energy Storage Technologies, today announced plans to build a 3 gigawatt-hour (GWh) capacity lithium-ion battery factory in Colleton County. The company’s $279 million investment will create approximately 575 new jobs.
Founded by Kontrolmatik Technologies in 2022, Pomega Energy Storage Technologies is a manufacturer and integrator of battery energy storage systems (BESS). BESS can be paired with renewable energy installations or can serve as standalone systems to support existing energy grids. BESS offers a variety of existing grid support functions including increasing grid efficiency, providing grid stabilization, lowering the cost of electricity to consumers or supplying backup power during outages.
Located in the Colleton Industrial Campus, near Walterboro, Pomega Energy Storage Technologies’ new facility will not only manufacture lithium-ion battery cells, but will also produce the modules and other elements of the company’s containerized energy storage solutions. The factory’s 3GWh capacity will exclusively target the grid-scale energy storage market.
Operations are expected to begin in 2024. Individuals interested in joining the Pomega Energy Storage Technologies team should visit the company’s website.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to this project.
“We are very excited to locate our flagship factory in South Carolina, and we appreciate the warm welcome we have received everywhere we’ve gone throughout the state. South Carolina was very clear in expressing their commitment to attracting top global technology and manufacturing companies to their state, and we are convinced that we will accomplish great things with the state’s support. In particular, the exceptional vocational training programs provided by South Carolina’s community colleges will afford us access to the trained, skilled workers required for modern technological manufacturing.”
-Kontrolmatik Technologies and Pomega Energy Storage Technologies Chief Executive Officer Bahadir Yetki
“Pomega Energy Storage Technologies will offer industry-leading energy storage solutions for the nation, produced locally in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. The company’s commitment to our state and our people is a testament to South Carolina’s workforce solutions for advanced, high-tech talent. We’re proud to be home to this innovative company and look forward to building our relationship for many more years to come.”
-Gov. Henry McMaster
“South Carolina is proud to welcome Pomega Energy Storage Technologies to Colleton County. Our state is committed to growing its innovative, high-tech and advanced manufacturing footprint, as our people and existing supplier network consistently produce world-class products. The lithium-ion battery cells and BESS products produced by Pomega Energy Storage Technologies have the potential to change the energy industry around the country, and South Carolina is proud to play a role.”
-Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III
“We are elated that Kontrolmatik Technologies has selected Colleton County to locate its first U.S. based lithium-ion battery factory. A project this size will have a huge impact on our community and our local economy. The jobs created by this project will improve the quality of life for our citizens and will attract new residents to our community. As chairman of county council, I look forward to working with the management team from Kontrolmatik Technologies and Pomega Energy Storage Technologies to ensure a smooth transition.”
-Colleton County Council Chairman Steve Murdaugh
“SouthernCarolina Alliance congratulates Pomega Energy Storage Technologies on choosing Colleton County for their manufacturing location, and we congratulate Colleton County on the announcement of 575 new jobs. We appreciate Pomega Energy Storage Technologies’ commitment to our workforce and our communities, and we look forward to supporting their operations and success.”
-SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Marty Sauls
FIVE FAST FACTS
•Kontrolmatik Technologies, via its subsidiary Pomega Energy Storage Technologies, is establishing operations in Colleton County.
•The company’s $279 million investment will create approximately 575 new jobs.
•Pomega Energy Storage Technologies is a manufacturer and integrator of battery energy storage systems (BESS).
•Located in the Colleton Industrial Campus near Walterboro, S.C.
•Individuals interested in joining the Pomega Energy Storage Technologies team should visit the company’s website.
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