ST. CLAIRSVILLE  — During a recent Community Appreciation Event, ERB Electric Company donated a John Deere Gator utility vehicle to Belmont College. The purpose of this equipment donation will be for use in the college facilities department for building and grounds maintenance.

"We are still in disbelief of our good fortune to receive this generous gift," said John Koucoumaris, Vice President Administrative Affairs. "My facilities staff is ecstatic and are discussing all of the possibilities for use of the equipment. With tightened budgets, the college has relied on the skill-set of our facilities staff to service and maintain equipment well beyond its useful life. The purchase of a Gator has been on our wish list for several years and this addition to our grounds equipment will allow for more flexibility and access to remote locations on campus."

In a show of support and appreciate to the local community, ERB Electric donated 20 pieces of lawn/maintenance equipment provided by their sister company, Bridgeport Equipment and Tool, to local schools. Belmont College is just one of many to receive an equipment donation.

"We feel this donation will directly impact the area that has supported us in the past, present and in the years to come," said Justin Klempa, Operations manager, ERB Electric Company.