NECA-IBEW Electricians in Action

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 […]

University Electric: Marking 30 Years of Earning Customers for Life

The year was 1986. Jim Beil was working as estimator and purchasing agent at AF Beil Electric Inc., which his uncle owned. Edward Slattery was chief estimator at Warden Electric. Both men, in their early 50’s, too young to retire, were leaving their positions for different reasons. They had known each other for years and […]

Business Journal cites NECA-IBEW contractors keeping busy in growing construction market

A local economic recovery, growth in energy retrofitting jobs, as well as new companies moving into the area are referenced in a Business Journal article as driving forces keeping local electrical contractors busy. NECA-IBEW Electricians member contractors Joe Dickey Electric, Santon Electric and Bruce & Merrilees were all mentioned in the article about projects they’re […]

Santon Electric History: Right Place, Right Time, Right Man to Run the Business

In the eyes of Dan Santon, nothing happens by chance. “This wouldn’t have happened if all the pieces of the puzzle weren’t in place,” Santon said, referring to Santon Electric, the business he has owned for about four decades. Santon Electric is a member contractor of NECA-IBEW Electricians, an association of Mahoning Valley signatory electrical […]