Tag Archives: IBEW Local 573







electricians at Ultium

Business Journal Growth Report: Ultium Battery Plant Energizes NECA-IBEW


[As printed in the Business Journal Growth Report 2022 …] Heading into 2021, local electrical contractors and union electricians were hopeful the year would lead to steady, solid work. Driven by one particular project, the NECA-IBEW electricians experienced “the largest number of man-hours that anyone can remember,” says Tom Lipka, executive director, Mahoning Valley NECA […]

Erin Pope hangs conduit tools on a rack.

Apprenticeship Week – Erin Pope transitions from vet tech to electrical apprentice


Erin Pope is going after her dreams. The first-year apprentice with IBEW Local 573 in Warren switched careers and is happier with how her future is shaping. Pope was a veterinary technician for three years prior to her apprenticeship. She went to college and earned a degree, but after giving her career her all, it […]

High school students learn to bend conduit.

Skilled Trades Expo wrap-up: Students already reaching out after attending event


This year’s Mahoning Valley Skilled Trades Expo in Canfield has already proven to be a success for the local electrical training centers. The September event at the Canfield Fairgrounds drew about 4,000 students from schools in Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana and surrounding counties, along with another 100 adults, said Scott Satterlee, membership development coordinator for IBEW […]

IBEW Local 64 business manager earns Chamber’s Salute to Business award


The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber recognized a long-time local electrical industry leader at its Salute to Business breakfast Sept. 2. Jim Burgham, business manager for IBEW Local 64 in Youngstown, was honored with the Salute to Labor Achievement Award. For him, the award symbolizes his decades-long career working with members and throughout the construction industry. […]

Eric Carlson at Boy Scouts event

NECA-IBEW Electricians contractor gives keynote at Boy Scouts event


When he was a young boy, Eric Carlson stood at the top of Stambaugh Stadium in Youngstown, viewing the city and beyond. Looking back, it was that memory that sparked his interest and passion in electricity. “I remember standing on the top, looking over the city at what was being built,” Carlson said. Carlson is […]

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 […]

bush speaking on panel

IBEW Local 573 electrician participates in panel to take the Rustbelt to Voltage Valley


Green Energy Ohio kicked off their EV Tour with a panel discussion in Warren featuring representatives from LG Ultium, Lordstown Motors, BRITE Energy Innovators, the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, Youngstown State University, and our very own IBEW Local 573. Representing the IBEW was electrician, David Bush, Jr. Bush has previously worked on three solar projects for […]

Jason Rubin standing in front of site

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 […]

Keith Patton at Scrappers game

IBEW Local 573 member and Air Force Veteran throws out first pitch at Scrappers’ home opener


Throwing out the first pitch at the Mahoning Valley Scrappers’ home opener was IBEW Local 573 apprentice and United States Air Force Veteran, former Staff Sergeant Keith Patton with the 445th Airlift Wing of Dayton. Patton served in the Air Force from July 31, 2009 to July 31, 2017 and was stationed at Wright-Patterson Air […]

MG Electric electricians looking over blueprints

MG Electric gets hands-on at OH WOW! renovation downtown


What does the renovation and rewiring of a Youngstown treasure like OH WOW! entail? For MG Electric Project Manager Michael Johnston it involves “a lot of patience and a lot of planning.” The two-phased project consists of a complete renovation of the first floor which will relocate the entrance from Federal Plaza to Central Square […]