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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 […]

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 […]

Eric Carlson Dickey Electric

Dickey Electric’s links to golf tournament sponsorship have deep meaning


When Luke Eyster and his father, Chuck, looked for local golf tournaments to compete in some years back, they heard about one competition and decided to join. It was the Greatest Golfer tournament. “They told me it was one of the best tournaments around, so we signed up,” Luke said. Since then, the Eysters haven’t […]

LMCC scholarship winner standing with stepfather

YSU student awarded electrifying scholarship


Liberty resident Ryan Gates is carrying on an electric family tradition. The 20-year-old was recently awarded the NECA-IBEW Electricians’ LMCC Scholarship through the YSU Foundation. “I’m grateful for the scholarship and for the union,” Gates said. To be awarded to the scholarship, applicants must live in Mahoning, Trumbull or Columbiana counties and have at least […]

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 […]

Gulu employees standing in Boundless

Gulu Electric helps light the way for Campus of Care renovations


Member contractor Gulu Electric was selected last August by the Western Reserve Port Authority to assist in dividing power service among the buildings at the new Mahoning Valley Campus of Care, including the two buildings that will be occupied by Boundless, a national organization that provides skills training for special needs clients. A Teaching Moment […]

See where “electrician” falls in the Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs Without a College Degree list


Graduating high school is an exciting time. The cap and gown, the graduation parties, summer, and then it’s off to adulthood! While an estimated 63% of Ohio high school seniors will move on to college and a four-year program, only 31% will make it across the stage to collect their diploma. An increasing number of […]

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 […]

Grunau Brings Niche Fire Safety Skills to Locals Across Eastern US


Grunau Company of Youngstown, a mechanical systems and fire protection contractor, is in the process of building a mobile fire safety training trailer to expand the education of IBEW electricians who service fire protection systems. The state-of-the-art trailer will travel to training centers from New England to Mississippi, providing a hands-on training experience for electricians […]