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Electrical Trades Student Named Tradesman of the Month by Tool Box Buzz National Website

Eddie Hillmann, second-year Western Dakota Tech Electrical Trades student, was selected by the national website Tool Box Buzz as Student of the Month for July 2018.

Hillmann, originally from Denver, Colo., was featured in a story and photos on the Tool Box Buzz website on Aug. 3. Hillmann is an electrician’s apprentice, interned with Freeman’s Electric Service in Rapid City, and is a six-year U.S. Air Force veteran.

“This is a well-deserved honor for Eddie. His dedication to the trade and willingness to do the job right likely made him an easy choice for the reviewers to select him Tradesman of the Month,” said Bryan Mitchell, Western Dakota Tech Electrical Trades Program Director and Instructor. “It’s great to have Eddie back this year to put a shine on an already polished young tradesman.”

As Tradesman of the Month, Hillmann received a Milwaukee Tool North America FUEL M18 Hole Hawg, a Tool Box Buzz Pro T-shirt and hat, and Tradesman of the Month stickers.

The story and photos regarding Hillman on Tool Box Buzz can be viewed at

Eddie Hillmann working on an electrical project for Freeman’s Electric Service. Photo courtesy Eddie Hillman and Tool Box Buzz.

About Tool Box Buzz

Tool Box Buzz is a website dedicated to all things tools including news, reviews and information. Tool Box Buzz is published by Tool Box Buzz, LLC. Tool Box Buzz features several regular contributors with varying experience using tools including professional contractors, remodelers and DIY enthusiasts. The diverse experience of the contributors provides great perspective from many different end users.

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