As the Contractor Organizer for Local 11, I often deal with bringing in new contractors. On rare occasions when a signatory contractor is looking to deactivate, I also assist them through that process.
I have had the privilege and honor of working with Frank Protz, owner of P&B Electric of Sherman Oaks. Protz has been in business since 1971 – 50 years! – and he recently decided to close the doors and retire at the young age of 80. As we were talking, he was telling me about the long career he has had with IBEW Local 11, he held back tears and thanked this great union for all the years it provided him and his family.
But it was truly me who was thankful on behalf of Local 11 and our membership for all the years he employed members and helped provide for their families. Here’s to a long and healthy retirement for our brother Frank Protz.