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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 […]

No shocker. Electricians make great dads.


Residential journeyman electrician Jim Johnstone is both proud and appreciative of the career he’s built in the electrical trade. But he gets even more satisfaction from another role he plays in life. “Being a dad is the best job I ever had,” he said, with Father’s Day quickly approaching. Johnstone works for “Joe” Dickey Electric […]

James Lanterman from Tri Area Electric

Big box grocery chain Meijer presents a big opportunity for Tri-Area Electric


Travelers on Rt. 224 in Boardman near Tippecanoe have undoubtedly noticed the change in landscape where the new Meijer store is being built. Meijer is a big-box retailer and grocery chain based in Michigan with more than 240 stores, mostly in the Midwest. This week, NECA-IBEW Electricians member contractor Tri-Area Electric started on its role […]

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 […]