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NECA-IBEW Electricians partner with YSU Veterans Center on football-themed fundraiser


Youngstown State University kicked off its first annual football jersey auction this month with a lead block from the NECA-IBEW Electricians. College football fans interested in purchasing a YSU game-worn, military-themed, special-edition jersey – and support a great cause – can visit ysujerseyauction.com and place their bid. The website was designed, hosted and sponsored by […]

Tri-Area Electric, University Electric makes the grade with local school construction work


Where back-to-school is concerned, NECA-IBEW Electricians member contractors are firmly atop the honor roll. Our contractors and union electricians are the go-to resources for electrical work on multi-phase, time-sensitive projects like new school construction. It’s projects like these where entire communities can be impacted if iron-clad timelines aren’t met. Quality and reliability are also paramount, […]

Santon Electric powers the Canfield green


Canfield Rotarian Anthony Nocarato wanted to go out with a bang after growing the Canfield Lighting of the Green event for 10 years, and his parting contribution was leading a committee to help power the north end of the green in the center of town. “Five years ago we added electricity to the south end, […]

We are family. Gulu Electric employees say success is relative.


It was 1998 when the lightbulb went off for Gary Gulu. He wanted to start his own electrical contracting business. It was a risk. Gulu only had his extensive electrical knowledge and a spare bedroom for his office manager to work in as a starting point. However, according to human resources manager and wife Kathi […]

NECA-IBEW Electricians award first YSU scholarship


Joshua McGoogan, a mechanical engineering major at Youngstown State University, was awarded the first Mahoning Valley LMCC Scholarship through the Youngstown State University Foundation. The $1,000 scholarship is funded through a joint labor-management committee comprised of IBEW Local 64 of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association. Both organizations are […]

Safe, happy employees bring success for Main Lite


For John Harnar, the secret to business success has everything to do with his team. “Keep them safe. Keep them working. Keep them happy,” the operations manager of Main Lite Electric said. “The rest is like dominoes.” Main Lite’s safe, working and happy employees have generated a great deal of success for the electrical contractor, […]

Local electricians help power Canfield baseball field


There is no greater feeling than sitting and watching a baseball game while an excited announcer describes the play. Thanks to the local NECA-IBEW Electricians and John Rafoth of Rafoth Electric, the Canfield High School baseball experience will be even stronger. NECA-IBEW Electricians recently contributed toward the construction of a new press box for the […]