NYC Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer to Visit EIA

New York City Councilman, The Hon. Jimmy Van Bramer, To Visit Long Island City Company 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 

Contact: Mr. Shelomo Alfassa (646-827-1249) press@eia.us 

 

(NEW YORK, NY) October 3, 2013 - EIA, Inc., is pleased to announce that New York City Councilman, The Hon. Jimmy Van Bramer, has accepted their invitation to visit their company and meet their executive staff and employees; the visit will be on October 15, 2013 at 11am. Councilman Van Bramer is a life long resident of Queens, and was elected to the New York City Council in 2009; he represents District 26, which includes the neighborhoods of Astoria, Long Island City, Maspeth, Sunnyside and Woodside.

 

EIA is a civic minded corporation which was founded in New York City near four decades ago by a Vietnam Veteran. The company has a positive story—as it is a successful Long Island City business, comfortably at home in Queens, after relocating from Manhattan two years ago. The company has grown close to 50 employees, its revenues are several million dollars, and the company is a mirror image of the diversity which is reflected in the population of Queens today.

 

The company is a leading networked technology firm, providing robust infrastructure solutions to customers in the government and private sectors, including data cabling, access control, wireless technology, video surveillance, electronic security, and energy efficiency. EIA also provides the set-up and management of networks at general, high-risk, and other special events.

 

EIA relocated to Long Island City in for a combination of fiscal reasons and operational needs. The company is at home in the massive 640,000 square foot ‘Falchi’ Building on 47th Avenue, the historic base of operations of the Gimbles Department Store. “The move turned out to be better then we could have imagined, and it has brought benefits to our company, including easier commutes for employees, a less congested traffic area, and participating in the NYC tax credit ‘Relocation and Employment Assistance Program,’” said David Engel, EIA’s CEO.

 

Upon the Councilman’s visit, EIA’s leadership team will discuss the “pros” of relocating to Queens from Manhattan; they will discuss technology projects (past and present) which have taken place in Queens; and EIA employees who live in District 26 will have an opportunity to speak to the City Councilman about their own communities.

 

Local media is encouraged to attend. Please contact Mr. Alfassa at 646-827-1249 at least 24 hours in advance for further information. Light refreshments will be served.

 
 
 

 
POST-VISIT PHOTOGRAPHS
 
 
 

Councilman Van Bramer's Twitter Feed from the day of his visit.

 
George Engel, EIA Founder and Chairman; City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer; and David Engel, EIA CEO.
Members of EIA staff with the City Councilman
City Councilman Van Bramer with Glenn Taylor, EIA's V.P. of Sales
City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer greeting the staff upon his arrival.
Adam Roth, V.P. of Technology demonstrating to Councilman Van Bramer how EIA
monitors over 1,600 wireless technology devices for the New York City Housing Authority
from the EIA Network Operations Center (NOC).
George Engel, EIA Founder and Chairman; City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer; and David Engel, EIA CEO.