Tag Archives: IBEW Local 64







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 […]

Rod Cushman

LMCC, IBEW Local 64 support one of their own in cancer battle


In late summer of 2020, Rod Cushman, co-owner of Liberty Electric, was blind-sided when a trip to the dentist for what he thought was an impacted tooth turned into CAT Scans, PET Scans, ultrasounds and ultimately a diagnosis of an aggressive cancer of unknown origin. Several weeks later, Rod found himself in Cleveland Clinic for […]

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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 […]

History of safety and compliance paves way for strong year by electricians


(Portions of the following first appeared in the Business Journal Growth Report 2021) NECA-IBEW Electricians, an association of IBEW union locals in Youngstown and Warren and signatory electrical contractors in the Mahoning Valley, leveraged their workplace safety track record to ride a strong year despite the obvious hurdles put up by the pandemic. “We adapted […]

Family of fallen Warren firefighter receives donation from NECA-IBEW


Mark Phillips said this one really hit home. It could have been any of us. Phillips, President of IBEW Local 573 in Warren, was among a group representing the NECA-IBEW Electricians at Warren’s Central Fire Station to personally present checks totaling $2,500 to the family of Lt. Donald Beauchene. Traditionally, the association of Mahoning Valley […]

Scott Satterlee

For the new IBEW Local 64 President, union leadership is in his blood


Scott Satterlee might be relatively new to the position, but he’s certainly not short on fresh ideas nor experienced minds to help guide him. Satterlee was recently elected President of IBEW Local 64 in Youngstown following the retirement of long-time office holder Bill Booth. He’ll serve a 3-year term alongside esteemed Business Manager Jim Burgham. […]

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Bill Booth caps 40 year-career with IBEW Local 64


It’s the last week of work for Bill Booth, and although he doesn’t know exactly WHAT he’s going to do first, he definitely knows what he’s NOT going to do. “I’m looking forward to a lot less meetings,” the soon-to-be retiree said. Booth is capping a 40-year career, the last 24 as president and organizer […]

No shocker. Electricians make great dads.


Residential journeyman electrician Jim Johnstone is both proud and appreciative of the career he’s built in the electrical trade. But he gets even more satisfaction from another role he plays in life. “Being a dad is the best job I ever had,” he said, with Father’s Day quickly approaching. Johnstone works for “Joe” Dickey Electric […]

James Lanterman from Tri Area Electric

Big box grocery chain Meijer presents a big opportunity for Tri-Area Electric


Travelers on Rt. 224 in Boardman near Tippecanoe have undoubtedly noticed the change in landscape where the new Meijer store is being built. Meijer is a big-box retailer and grocery chain based in Michigan with more than 240 stores, mostly in the Midwest. This week, NECA-IBEW Electricians member contractor Tri-Area Electric started on its role […]

Electrician ships off to Dubai for Navy Reserves deployment


It won’t be easy emotionally for IBEW Local 64 electrician Ross Applegate to leave for Dubai on a deployment with the Navy Reserves. But his family – and his job at Gulu Electric – will be there for him when he returns. “My son was born while I was on my last deployment, so he […]