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Thomas Young Jr, YESCO Board Chairman, Receives 2022 Summit Award From Salt Lake City Rotary Club

Pictured: Front Row, L to R: Dwan Young and Thomas Young Jr.,
Back Row, L to R: Sons, Mike Young, Jeff Young, Paul Young

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YESCO announces Thomas Young Jr., board chairman for YESCO, and his wife Dwan Young received the 2022 Summit Award from the Salt Lake City Rotary Club 24.  

The Summit Award was established in 2020 to recognize long-time members of the Salt Lake City Rotary Club who demonstrated the Rotary motto of “service above self” and have made significant contributions to both the club and the community.

With 64 years of service in the Salt Lake City Rotary Club, Thomas Young Jr. was honored as a second-generation Rotarian. The award also recognizes his nearly 80 years of active employment with YESCO. Young began his career with the company on November 6, 1942, at the age of 14. Dwan Young was also concurrently recognized for her lifetime of service, including general primary president for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, chairman of the Primary Children’s Hospital’s board of trustees and vice-chairman and secretary of Intermountain Health Care’s board of trustees.

His father Thomas Young Sr. also served as a member of the Salt Lake City chapter throughout his career. Additionally, Thomas Young Jr.’s three sons Mike, Paul and Jeff Young are also lifetime members of the Rotary Club dedicated to serving the local community. Both Mike and Paul have served on the Salt Lake City Rotary Club board of directors and as presidents. Jeff will also begin his term as president in July of this year.

“My father taught me the importance of giving back to the local community from an early age,” said Thomas Young Jr., board chairman, YESCO. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to improve the lives of those around me and look forward to my sons continuing this legacy for decades to come.”

YESCO in YouTube’s “Non-Fungible Planet”

“Climate change is an incredibly challenging and complex issue. I don’t pretend to have the answers but I am definitely looking. One of the things that concerns me the most is the throwaway culture that we live in. As part of the Earth Day: Non-Fungible Planet initiative from YouTube, I was sent to just about the last place I ever thought I would go. And I want to share with you what I found there”.

YESCO is featured in the “Non-Fungible Planet” YouTube series to commemorate this year’s Earth Day. Watch as creator Nathaniel Drew learns more about energy-efficient lighting through the craft of neon sign-making; featuring YESCO’s Jeffery Young and Eric Elizondo.

Sign Project Completed in Enterprise

We recently finished a big sign project out at Wallowa County Grain Growers in Enterprise Oregon. Our team installed a pylon sign, 3 letter sets, a wall display, and a merchandise sign for their headquarters.