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Keith Patton works in a lift.

Air Force Veteran and second-year apprentice sees parallels in military and electrical work


While he’s constantly working with his hands, Keith Patton also enjoys a challenge. The second-year apprentice with the Warren Electrical JATC is building on a foundation he established while in the United States Air Force from 2009 to 2017. While serving, Patton was an electrical and hydraulics airplane mechanic, troubleshooting issues on C-5s and C-17s. […]

An apprentice competes in the Ideal competition.

Competition brings out the best among local electrical apprentices


During friendly competition, apprentices and journeymen electricians vied for a chance to advance to the sunshine state and win some serious cash. A qualifying event for the Ideal National Championship was held at both the Youngstown and Warren JATCs involving members of IBEW Local 64 in Youngstown and Local 573 in Warren. At each, apprentices […]

sign installation work

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 […]