NECA-IBEW Electricians in Action







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 […]

20 reasons to hire a NECA-IBEW Electrician in 2020


Where do you turn when you need an electrician? Whether for your home or for your business, it’s best to be prepared and have the due diligence completed before you have an urgent need. NECA-IBEW Electricians member contractors provide commercial, industrial and residential customers with world-class electrical services from a highly trained, IBEW workforce throughout […]

T-Squared Electrical, a family affair- 3 generations of electricians


Rich Tice, founder of T-Squared Electrical, has deep roots in the electrical industry. He proudly shared something interesting about his background that sets him apart from many other electricians in the industry. The Tice family has 3 generations of electricians. They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery… and for Rich Tice, he […]

electricians upgrading AMVETS hall

Struthers AMVETS hall gets an assist from local union electricians


The holidays were made a little brighter — quite literally — for the members of AMVETS Post 44 in Struthers. NECA-IBEW Electricians member contractor Santon Electric and the Youngstown LMCC combined to donate the labor involved in performing an LED lighting upgrade to the facility. Materials were donated by YESCO. “Our members and contractors are […]

Veteran poses with electricians

Electricians provide holiday cheer to local Veterans


Two local Veteran families in-need received a special surprise holiday gift from the Warren and Youngstown NECA-IBEW Electricians, a group of electrical contractors and union locals, IBEW Local 64 and IBEW Local 573. It’s the third year the group has adopted local Veteran families at the holidays, not only to thank them for their service […]

Joe Dickey’s turkey of a tale illustrates the customer-first mindset of successful small businesses


Power outages don’t only happen Monday through Friday from 8 to 5. As any small business would attest, particularly in the service industry, sometimes the phone rings after hours. As we mark Small Business Saturday two days after Thanksgiving, it’s an ideal time to revisit an anecdote shared by “Joe” Dickey Electric founder, Joe Dickey, […]

Are you smarter than a college graduate? The case for becoming an electrician, one of the highest-paying jobs that doesn’t require a college degree


Before ever stepping foot into the workforce, many college students have accumulated four years or more of student loan debt. And many of them experience shock or panic when they receive their first bill, some of whom haven’t even secured a full-time job yet. Last year, 69 percent of college students took out student loans, […]