NECA-IBEW Electricians in Action

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 […]

CR Electric lends talents to Liberty-McDonald Relay for Life

The folks at Girard’s CR Electric Inc. contributed their time and resources to the fight against cancer by powering the upcoming Liberty-McDonald Relay for Life event. This is not the first time that CR Electric has helped kick off a Relay for Life event. In fact, Jason Rubin, president, and the CR Electric team have […]

NECA-IBEW Seeks a Local Veteran to Throw Scrappers First Pitch

As part of its sponsorship of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers’ Opening Day June 21, the NECA-IBEW Electricians are searching for a military veteran to throw the ceremonial first pitch of the season. The local association of Mahoning Valley signatory electrical contractors and IBEW locals launched a Facebook promotion this week at To enter, Scrappers […]

Local Electricians to Compete in First Youngstown Marathon

Local electricians Vincent Gould and Fred Beike will step off the job sites and onto the race course in the first annual Youngstown Marathon June 4. Beike, of Beaver Township, and Gould, of North Lima, who have participated in marathons in the past, are excited to run in the Youngstown Marathon and support their local […]

Southwire demo, donation gives YJATC valuable exposure to latest equipment and tools

Taking the grunt work out of the jobsite was the theme of the day for more than 30 journeymen and apprentice electricians attending a Southwire equipment demonstration. Two reps from the equipment manufacturer held a two-day training and demonstration on cable pulling and conduit bending for NECA-IBEW Electricians journeymen, apprentices and contractors at the newly […]

Warren Relay for Life Set-Up Starts with IBEW Local 573 Electricians

In what’s become a 20-plus year tradition, more than a dozen tradesmen from IBEW Local 573 in Warren were once again on Courthouse Square this week setting up the electrical service for what has become one of the largest American Cancer Society Relay for Life events in the state. “Bill Horton started doing this way […]