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The Michaels Organization Hosts Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting For First New Electrical Vehicle Charger Installed At Macdill Airforce Base

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In partnership with TRO Energy Solutions, Michaels plans to provide EV Chargers at all its military installations. 

MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL, Feb 26 -- Airman Connor Willis and his family, who are the first to enjoy an EV Charger installed in their carport on base housing at MacDill Air Force Base, marked the occasion with a ribbon-cutting at a small ceremony attended by Colonel Jason Parker, Commander of the 6th Mission Support Group, and representatives of The Michaels Organization, which owns and manages the family housing on the base.

The charging station was provided to the family and installed by TROES at no charge. TROES will be responsible for maintaining the charger station. The Willis family and others with electric vehicles can request a charging station; residents then use a convenient app to choose a payment plan for the electricity used for charging. 

The Level 2 EV charging equipment that is being installed, tested, and will be maintained by TROES, is a response to resident requests, as well as Michaels’ mission to invest in high-quality sustainability at all of its properties. 

“We are thrilled to provide this convenience to our families living at Harbor Bay at MacDill, and we encourage all those who currently own or are considering the purchase of an electric vehicle to take advantage of this service,” said Kurt Wicker, Community Director at Harbor Bay. “We are also grateful to Colonel Parker for his dedication to enriching the lives of military families with programs such as this. We thank him for joining us today,” Wicker said. 

The new EV charging stations represent the first in a series of efforts to promote cleaner and more cost-effective transportation solutions to every military installation in Michaels’ portfolio. 

Michaels currently owns and manages the privatized family housing at 11 military installations across the country which includes more than 18,000 privatized military homes from coast to coast and has been a Department of Defense private sector partner since 2004. 

About The Michaels Organization

Michaels is a national leader in residential real estate, offering full-service capabilities in design, development, property management, construction, and investment management. Serving 200,000 residents in more than 570 communities across 39 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Michaels is committed to crafting attainable housing solutions that jumpstart education, civic engagement and neighborhood prosperity, and to creating Communities That Lift Lives. Visit our Media Room, and follow us on LinkedIn.

About TRO Energy Solutions, Inc.

TRO Energy Solutions, Inc. delivers clean-energy services and support in the promotion of an all-electric ecosystem. We pride ourselves in promoting electric vehicle (EV) usage, building renewable generation and storage infrastructure, and inspiring confidence in an electric ecosystem. The ChargeTime app with home charging products and economical services keep EV owners charged up and ready. Headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA, TROES is proud to support US military personnel with convenient in-home charging, community chargers, and dependable charging services.

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