NECA-IBEW Electricians in Action







Dan Santon raising flag

Santon Electric dedicates memorial to pandemic heroes, veterans, safety forces


It started out innocently enough three years ago as a patriotic gesture to add a flagpole to a highly trafficked corner of his Boardman business’ property. But after the pandemic hit, Dan Santon set his sights on grander plans. “When COVID-19 hit I felt it needed to be more than that,” the longtime owner of […]

Family of fallen Warren firefighter receives donation from NECA-IBEW


Mark Phillips said this one really hit home. It could have been any of us. Phillips, President of IBEW Local 573 in Warren, was among a group representing the NECA-IBEW Electricians at Warren’s Central Fire Station to personally present checks totaling $2,500 to the family of Lt. Donald Beauchene. Traditionally, the association of Mahoning Valley […]

Man outside of clock tower

CR Electric’s work shines bright on Premier Bank building downtown


Jason Rubin still vividly recalls the experience he had as a third-year apprentice climbing out the windows of the then-Home Savings clock tower to change the light bulbs high atop Downtown Youngstown. His signature can still be found on the wall inside the tight space up there right next to his journeyman mentor that day, […]

Phelps St nighttime shot

Lift up your glasses for Dickey Electric’s work on Phelps Street Corridor project


The latest addition to the downtown Youngstown nightlife scene was powered by “Joe” Dickey Electric. Opened last week was the Phelps Street Corridor, a pedestrian walkway between Federal St. and Commerce St. that will allow people to patronize the restaurants and bars there on foot. “As you look around downtown Youngstown and you see all […]

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 […]

female apprentice on jobsite

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 […]