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Jan Brown and Dan Santon

AMVETS National Commander recognizes Santon Electric, IBEW Local 64


It was an honor and pleasant surprise for NECA-IBEW Electricians member contractor Santon Electric when AMVETS National Commander Jan Brown visited the IBEW Local 64 union hall to make a special presentation. Brown, the first female National Commander and a Mahoning Valley resident, was touched by the generosity of Santon Electric and the IBEW-represented electricians […]

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Canfield Fairgrounds event center project of special significance to Dickey Electric


To say “Joe” Dickey Electric has a special connection to the Canfield Fairgrounds would be an understatement. It only made sense for the North Lima-based electrical contractor to be charged with the electrical infrastructure at the newly constructed Canfield Fair Event Center. It’s a massive 35,000 square-foot facility that will expand to nearly double that […]

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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 […]

Jim Beil Leaves Lasting Legacy


Husband. Father. Friend. Volunteer. Business Owner. Electrician. These are just some titles C. James Beil went by. On January 8, 2020, C. James Beil, 85, peacefully passed away, but his legacy lives on through his family. Jim was the owner of University Electric, past governor and president of the Penn Ohio chapter of National Electrician […]

Southern Park Mall’s future looks bright with the help of Santon Electric


The Southern Park Mall has been attracting shoppers to Boardman for almost 50 years. Santon Electric has worked with the Southern Park Mall since the 80s, only a few years after it opened. And the Boardman-based electrical contractor has been heavily involved in the newest major renovation project there, which is taking shape both outside […]

University Electric lights up Cafaro Family Field


NECA-IBEW Electricians member contractors know that by doing a job right the first time, they can create a trusting relationship with their customer. With a focus on cost-effectiveness, the latest training and safety, contractors like University Electric are able to demonstrate their experience with hopes of working together on future projects. “Over the past 33 […]

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Struthers AMVETS hall gets an assist from local union electricians


The holidays were made a little brighter — quite literally — for the members of AMVETS Post 44 in Struthers. NECA-IBEW Electricians member contractor Santon Electric and the Youngstown LMCC combined to donate the labor involved in performing an LED lighting upgrade to the facility. Materials were donated by YESCO. “Our members and contractors are […]

Joe Dickey’s turkey of a tale illustrates the customer-first mindset of successful small businesses


Power outages don’t only happen Monday through Friday from 8 to 5. As any small business would attest, particularly in the service industry, sometimes the phone rings after hours. As we mark Small Business Saturday two days after Thanksgiving, it’s an ideal time to revisit an anecdote shared by “Joe” Dickey Electric founder, Joe Dickey, […]

Are you smarter than a college graduate? The case for becoming an electrician, one of the highest-paying jobs that doesn’t require a college degree


Before ever stepping foot into the workforce, many college students have accumulated four years or more of student loan debt. And many of them experience shock or panic when they receive their first bill, some of whom haven’t even secured a full-time job yet. Last year, 69 percent of college students took out student loans, […]