Ervin Cable opens office for nearly 30 white collar jobs in Henderson
Local officials rolled out the red carpet Thursday afternoon for Ervin Cable Construction LLC as the company announced it would open an office in downtown Henderson, which will create nearly 30 new white-collar jobs , with prospects for later.
The family-owned telecommunications company based in Sturgis specializes in the construction and installation of fiber optic networks. He will move into approximately 4,000 square feet of office space at 110 Second St.
“Growing our business will provide significant resources, jobs and investment,” Company President Brad Ervin said in a statement.
“Our new Henderson office expects to generate almost 30 new jobs,” he said. “The available jobs range from finance, marketing, operations supervisor and more. We hope to provide exciting career opportunities for members of our community.
Job seekers are encouraged to visit www.ervincable.com/careers. Jobs already posted for the Henderson office as of Thursday included a staff accountant, project accountant, operations supervisor, marketer and data reporting analyst.
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The announcement of Ervin’s expansion to Henderson was the first by Missy Vanderpool since she was hired as executive director of Henderson’s new economic development project in February 2020.
She said her organization started helping Ervin find a suitable place here last winter.
“We work at Sturgis,” said Brad Ervin of the company headquarters and training center at Sturgis Airport Industrial Park. With an office in Henderson, “we will be able to attract people from Owensboro, Henderson and Evansville. Few people visit Sturgis.
“I especially want to thank Missy and (City Manager) Buzzy Newman for working so long and hard on this project,” Mayor Steve Austin told a crowd that filled the sidewalk and spilled out into the streets.
Vanderpool in turn thanked Whitney Risley, Director of Existing Industry and Workforce Development at her organization, for Risley’s help in recruiting the company.
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Ervin Cable has grown again and again since its inception in 1980 as a small cable television company by three Ervin brothers. The company said it provides construction, design and engineering services to its customers, providing turnkey services to several cable, energy and communications companies. It operates three specialized design and engineering offices in addition to nine regional construction sites.
Today, it employs 1,300 people, has installed more than 26,000 miles of fiber optic line in homes in 35 states and operates 40 offices across the country.
“We are simple; we just work hard, ”said Brad Ervin.
“We learned our work ethic from our parents and from the sport,” he said.
“We are extremely happy and fortunate to have Ervin Cable locate here,” Austin said.
“I’ve known Ervin Cable since I joined the Gleaner 40 years ago,” he says. “It was a good company then and it is now a good company.”
Henderson County Executive Judge Brad Schneider expressed hope that Ervin Cable will install fiber to bring broadband to unserved or underserved locations in the Henderson area.
“Plans are underway to bring 1 gig (abit) fiber optic broadband to seven counties in GRADD (Green River Area Development District),” said Schneider. “Ervin will be a big part of that.”
“What a great day and what a great day for a great business to join our community,” said State Representative Jonathan Dixon. “I want to pay tribute to Missy and her team.
Speaking on behalf of young business people, Dixon said, “We want to see Henderson grow.”
Speaking to the Ervin family and the gathered employees, he added, “I hope you continue to grow and prosper.”
“I just think it feels good to be welcomed,” Ervin said.
“They feel very welcome,” Vanderpool told a reporter, saying this may not have been Ervin’s latest ad bringing jobs to Henderson.
“I think they’re going to expand,” she said. “It can be a temporary location” if Ervin Cable creates more jobs and has to find even bigger office space here.