Tag Archives: IBEW Local 64







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 […]

Phil Seidler stands in construction area of Heritage Manor in Youngstown.

CR Electric project manager strives for perfection on Heritage Manor expansion


Since May, construction on the Heritage Manor senior living center on Gypsy Lane in Youngstown has been ongoing. Handling the electrical work is the Girard-based CR Electric, Inc., with Phil Seidler serving as project manager. This is the first large-scale project that he’s managed. “I’ve leaned on the skills I’ve learned and applied my experience […]

Local electrical legend, CR Electric member, celebrates birthday and work anniversary between holidays


This week isn’t just the height of the holiday season. It’s Marc Rubin’s 78th birthday, but also his 50th anniversary of being in the electrical industry on Dec. 29. “It’s a joy to work with who I work with, and the customers are great to work with. We’ve established friends throughout the years,” Marc said. […]

Jeremy Baltes installs electrical components.

Apprenticeship Week – Jeremy Baltes chooses electrical trade over college


An apprentice with “Joe” Dickey Electric in North Lima, Jeremy Baltes is in his second year of the commercial electrical program with IBEW Local 64 in Youngstown. At 19 years old, he is happy with the decision to pursue a career in the electrical industry, even though he was on the path to go to […]

Nico Diiani in his service truck.

Apprenticeship Week – Nico Diianni sets sights on surveying, estimating


For the seventh year, National Apprenticeship Week will be observed as a way to recognize and celebrate apprentices and the organizations that offer these unique opportunities to their future workforces. Each day this week, we will introduce a local electrical apprentice, sharing why they chose to pursue a career in the building trades. There are […]

Youth movement coming to IBEW Local 64 administration


A new era is about to begin within IBEW Local 64. Vice president Cody Hilliard will become president and membership development coordinator, effective Jan. 1, 2022. Hilliard was appointed to the position, which is being vacated by Scott Satterlee, who is preparing to take over as business manager after Jim Burgham’s retirement following an appointment. […]

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. […]

jordan palumbo and family

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 […]

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 […]