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Tri area YSU mfg

New manufacturing training center on YSU campus has Tri-Area’s footprint on it


Tri-Area Electric has a major hand in one of the latest high-profile additions to the Youngstown State University campus; a building that will bridge the Mahoning Valley into the next generation of manufacturing technology. YSU’s Excellence Training Center on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Commerce Street is a $12 million project earmarked for completion […]

Scott Satterlee

For the new IBEW Local 64 President, union leadership is in his blood


Scott Satterlee might be relatively new to the position, but he’s certainly not short on fresh ideas nor experienced minds to help guide him. Satterlee was recently elected President of IBEW Local 64 in Youngstown following the retirement of long-time office holder Bill Booth. He’ll serve a 3-year term alongside esteemed Business Manager Jim Burgham. […]

Tri-Area Electric security gate

Tri-Area helps improve school safety at Potential Development


Tri-Area Electric is plugged in to student safety. The North Jackson-based NECA-IBEW Electricians contractor recently finished a job running the electrical to new electronic security gates at the Potential Development School for Students with Autism Elementary/Middle School building on Market Street in Youngstown. They did the same at the adjacent staff and visitor parking lot […]

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Bill Booth caps 40 year-career with IBEW Local 64


It’s the last week of work for Bill Booth, and although he doesn’t know exactly WHAT he’s going to do first, he definitely knows what he’s NOT going to do. “I’m looking forward to a lot less meetings,” the soon-to-be retiree said. Booth is capping a 40-year career, the last 24 as president and organizer […]

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Help Wanted: Union Electrician — Great pay and benefits, will train the right candidate, no college debt


[Following is an updated version of one of our most popular blog posts. This was originally published in 2016 but has been revised to reflect current salary information.] Help Wanted: Local electrical contractors seek candidates 18 years or older with a driver’s license, high school diploma (or GED) and basic algebra and reading comprehension skills […]

Joe Markle Mazzella Electric

Mazzella Electric solves unique challenge on Howland medical facility project


The most challenging aspect of Mazzella Electric’s ground-up build of a medical facility in Howland was a custom request from the customer for the X-ray room. Ohio Endovascular required 480-amp service for the X-ray units as well as an underground trough in the X-ray room. Most of the rest of the project was standard commercial […]

NECA-IBEW awards two scholarships to children of Local 64 members


Two applicants for the Youngstown LMCC’s sponsored scholarship went home winners this academic year. It’s the first time in the short history of the organization’s funding of a Youngstown State University $1,000 scholarship that it was awarded to more than one student. “There were two candidates whose applications rose to the top and the committee […]

Jan Brown and Dan Santon

AMVETS National Commander recognizes Santon Electric, IBEW Local 64


It was an honor and pleasant surprise for NECA-IBEW Electricians member contractor Santon Electric when AMVETS National Commander Jan Brown visited the IBEW Local 64 union hall to make a special presentation. Brown, the first female National Commander and a Mahoning Valley resident, was touched by the generosity of Santon Electric and the IBEW-represented electricians […]

Brian Crumbacher

Canfield Fairgrounds event center project of special significance to Dickey Electric


To say “Joe” Dickey Electric has a special connection to the Canfield Fairgrounds would be an understatement. It only made sense for the North Lima-based electrical contractor to be charged with the electrical infrastructure at the newly constructed Canfield Fair Event Center. It’s a massive 35,000 square-foot facility that will expand to nearly double that […]

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KV Electric stays grounded in residential work during pandemic


KV Electric, NECA-IBEW Electricians’ latest signatory contractor, has pivoted its business to capitalize on COVID-inspired homeowner trends. “More and more people are canceling vacations, staying home and spending money on home improvement projects; many of which require electrical upgrades,” said Ken Vigorito, owner of KV Electric. Vigorito referenced swimming pools, hot tubs and home generators […]