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Eric Davis of the Warren Electrical JATC stands near equipment installed by apprentices.

Skill Trades Expo to introduce students from Valley viable future options


Thousands of high school students from around the Mahoning Valley will get an up-close look at skilled trades, and how they can build their future. The 2021 Mahoning Valley Skilled Trades Expo will take place from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. for students and 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. for adults on Wednesday, Sept. 22 […]

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CR Electric’s Palumbo finds her career path to be empowering


Jordan Palumbo loves what she does for a living. A member of IBEW Local 64 in Youngstown, Palumbo enjoys every aspect of being a union electrician. “I love the people I work with. I’ve made some good friends,” she said. “I love working with my hands, to learn new things.” Meeting new customers, and their […]

Santon Electric shines a light on MLB history


Construction is underway in downtown Youngstown on a statue to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the monumental handshake between a local man and a baseball legend. In 1946, the first African-American Major League Baseball player, Jackie Robinson, hit a home run in his first game with the Montreal Royals, a minor league affiliate of the […]

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CR Electric outgrows building in record time


When CR Electric, Inc. of Girard moved to their current facility five years ago, they thought they would have more than enough space to last them forever. Within just five years, though, they’ve outgrown it and need to expand. “It’s crazy that we’re in a 10,500 square foot facility right now, and I’ve rented a […]

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Application period opens for Mahoning Valley LMCC Scholarship


Applications are being accepted for the NECA-IBEW Electricians’ LMCC Scholarship through May 1 through the YSU Foundation. YSU students who have an affiliation with IBEW Local 64 or a signatory electrical contractor in the Mahoning Valley are welcome to apply online here. Preference is given to students pursuing degrees that benefit the electrical industry. “The […]

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Lift up your glasses for Dickey Electric’s work on Phelps Street Corridor project


The latest addition to the downtown Youngstown nightlife scene was powered by “Joe” Dickey Electric. Opened last week was the Phelps Street Corridor, a pedestrian walkway between Federal St. and Commerce St. that will allow people to patronize the restaurants and bars there on foot. “As you look around downtown Youngstown and you see all […]

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Tri-Area helps improve school safety at Potential Development


Tri-Area Electric is plugged in to student safety. The North Jackson-based NECA-IBEW Electricians contractor recently finished a job running the electrical to new electronic security gates at the Potential Development School for Students with Autism Elementary/Middle School building on Market Street in Youngstown. They did the same at the adjacent staff and visitor parking lot […]

Tri-Area Electric Addresses Complex Needs at Salem Hospital


The Business Journal and its “Daily Buzz” online broadcast featured Tri-Area Electric’s project at Salem Community Hospital today. Click here to access the Daily Buzz page, then play the May 13 edition and scroll ahead to the 4:58 point for the Tri-Area story. In the segment, reporter Jeremy Lydic interviews Tri-Area project manager Michael Johnston about […]

NECA-IBEW Electricians Support Liberty High School


High school sports is big in the Mahoning Valley and it’s among the favored causes of the NECA-IBEW Electricians. The group of union electrical contractors and electricians from IBEW Local 573 in Warren and IBEW Local 64 in Youngstown committed to a sponsorship with Liberty High School that includes signage on the football stadium scoreboard. The sponsorship […]