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Springfield electrical contractor M.L. Schmitt purchased by two employees

The ownership of M. L. Schmitt Electric Inc. was recently transferred from Thomas Schmitt to new co-owners Peter Coppez and Jean Pierre Crevier.

Coppez, of Southampton, joined M. L. Schmitt as an apprentice in 2000. He’s a graduate of Springfield Technical Community College, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 7 apprenticeship program and Wentworth Institute of Technology. He graduated this spring with a bachelor’s degree in project management.

Crevier, of Hatfield, joined M. L. Schmitt as an apprentice in 2004. He earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Massachusetts and also completed the Local 7 apprenticeship program. He graduated this spring with master’s degree in project management from Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Schmitt, who was president of M. L. Schmitt Electric for 31 years, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, said, “It has been a great career, and I’m proud of the growth we have accomplished – not only in size, but in quality, professionalism and character. Watching Jean and Pete mature during their tenure at the company has been a real treat. I have all the faith in them that they will continue the success of M. L. Schmitt for decades to come.”

M. L. Schmitt, headquartered at 371 Taylor St., Springfield, employs around 50 people and works together with the region’s union locals to help provide large pools of licensed electricians to meet demanding construction needs. To learn more, visit the company’s website, mlschmittelectric.com.

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