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Longo President receives the William P. Huber Award for Outstanding Community Leadership.

We are proud to share that, in recognition of his years of service and exceptional contributions to the community, Joseph Longo, President of Longo Electrical-Mechanical, Inc., received the William P. Huber Award for Outstanding Community Leadership at the Morris County Chamber of Commerce’s 97th Annual Meeting on February 2, 2018.

Joseph received this prestigious award for his efforts as a donor, volunteer, and board member for various philanthropic programs in the community. He currently sits on the board of the P.G. Chambers School in Cedar Knolls. Previously, he served as the president of the board for Cornerstone Family Programs (formerly Family Service of Morris County) and as a board member for the Mayo Performing Arts Center, Jersey Battered Women's Service, Morris Habitat for Humanity, and the Morris County Chamber of Commerce.

"My father, Joseph J. Longo, was a close friend of Bill Huber," Joseph says. "While I did not know Bill personally, Joe Sr. has fond memories of him and his genuinely good heart. He was a class act and was never too busy to contribute his time and money for the benefit of those in need. It is humbling to be mentioned in the same breath as the likes of Bill and all the past recipients of this distinguished award."

Joseph was described at the awards ceremony by Patrice Picard, CEO of Cornerstone Family Programs, as “accessible, available, fun, good-humored, energetic, and a philanthropic role model with a passion for community leadership.” In his acceptance speech, he urged the audience to live “lives of consequence, for there is no great satisfaction than to help those in need”.

150 Year Old Pump
Civil War Relic

Longo has been called in to remove/repair/replace some very large motors and pumps and some that have been around far too long. When we saw this one we knew it was something special. The pump you see here is a Worthington pump circa 1870. Yes, that is right...in service since the end of the Civil War, for 150 years!

We are always willing to try to repair a pump, but sometimes it just isn't really feasible. And that applies to pumps a lot younger than this one. It is interesting that the pump here was able to function all these years. You might say it gave its all and now it is done.

Being in place that long means things get a bit organic, becoming one after a while. The application of rust remover is not the answer for a pump this old. The torch work shown here was necessary since the bolts holding the pump in place had rusted into one solid mass.

 
Covering the Delaware Valley

Longo's commitment to the Philadelphia market is stronger than ever with the addition of John LaTorre as the Longo Field Sales Representative for the region.

We're proud to have John as an integral part of our sales team. His experience as a sales engineer ranges from power transmission to facilities management. With John's multifaceted background he is well versed in diagnosing and ultimately solving our customers' problems. Having been on both sides of the customer supplier fence, he appreciates a sense of urgency and takes care of problems quickly and efficiently. He has a bachelor's degree from Villanova and a master's degree from Webster University as well as an early career in the Marines.

John LaTorre can be reached at 215-499-8120 or jlatorre@elongo.com.