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Electrician ships off to Dubai for Navy Reserves deployment


It won’t be easy emotionally for IBEW Local 64 electrician Ross Applegate to leave for Dubai on a deployment with the Navy Reserves. But his family – and his job at Gulu Electric – will be there for him when he returns. “My son was born while I was on my last deployment, so he […]

Applicants sought for YSU scholarship


Applications are being accepted now through May 1 for the Mahoning Valley LMCC Scholarship through the Youngstown State University Foundation. Eligible applicants include IBEW Local 64 members and employees of signatory electrical contractors in the Mahoning Valley, and their families. Preference is given to applicants pursuing degrees related to the electrical industry. “I was a […]

Jim Beil Leaves Lasting Legacy


Husband. Father. Friend. Volunteer. Business Owner. Electrician. These are just some titles C. James Beil went by. On January 8, 2020, C. James Beil, 85, peacefully passed away, but his legacy lives on through his family. Jim was the owner of University Electric, past governor and president of the Penn Ohio chapter of National Electrician […]

Southern Park Mall’s future looks bright with the help of Santon Electric


The Southern Park Mall has been attracting shoppers to Boardman for almost 50 years. Santon Electric has worked with the Southern Park Mall since the 80s, only a few years after it opened. And the Boardman-based electrical contractor has been heavily involved in the newest major renovation project there, which is taking shape both outside […]

University Electric lights up Cafaro Family Field


NECA-IBEW Electricians member contractors know that by doing a job right the first time, they can create a trusting relationship with their customer. With a focus on cost-effectiveness, the latest training and safety, contractors like University Electric are able to demonstrate their experience with hopes of working together on future projects. “Over the past 33 […]

NECA-IBEW Electricians add power to YSU Athletics


“Powering the Penguins” starts and ends with NECA-IBEW Electricians. This year we “doubled down” on our support for Youngstown State University by becoming an Official Partner of YSU Athletics. This new level of sponsorship not only increases our collective exposure among community members who follow YSU sports, but it formalizes our commitment to the university […]

NECA-IBEW Electricians optimistic for an energized 2020


An association of local electrical contractors and union locals is optimistic that 2020 will provide ample work opportunities with new projects throughout the community. NECA-IBEW Electricians is comprised of IBEW Local 64 of Youngstown, IBEW Local 573 of Warren and signatory electrical contractors in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties. Last year, work was steady and […]

Job shadowing provides hands-on learning for those exploring electrician apprenticeships


As Baby Boomers are retiring, careers in the skilled trades are in greater demand. Schools and guidance counselors are recognizing this and communicating with students that college isn’t the only pathway to a steady career. And locally, there is an influx in the number of students interested in the electrical trade. To highlight the local […]

20 reasons to hire a NECA-IBEW Electrician in 2020


Where do you turn when you need an electrician? Whether for your home or for your business, it’s best to be prepared and have the due diligence completed before you have an urgent need. NECA-IBEW Electricians member contractors provide commercial, industrial and residential customers with world-class electrical services from a highly trained, IBEW workforce throughout […]

T-Squared Electrical, a family affair- 3 generations of electricians


Rich Tice, founder of T-Squared Electrical, has deep roots in the electrical industry. He proudly shared something interesting about his background that sets him apart from many other electricians in the industry. The Tice family has 3 generations of electricians. They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery… and for Rich Tice, he […]