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Sparking an interest in electrical industry careers at the 2021 Skilled Trades Expo


Beating the heat one day and braving brisk temperatures the next, thousands of students from local high schools attended the Mahoning Valley Skilled Trades Expo in Canfield. Held at the Canfield Fairgrounds Sept. 22-23, the expo was an opportunity for middle school and high school students to start the conversation about joining a trade after […]

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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Job satisfaction x10; Rescue Mission takes shape with Dickey Electric on board


Part of the attractiveness of the building trades profession is the sense of pride you get from bringing blueprints to life and actually creating something tangible. Take a drive around town with an electrician and watch them beam when you pass a building they had a hand in constructing. Then multiply that emotion by 10 […]

Dan Santon raising flag

Santon Electric dedicates memorial to pandemic heroes, veterans, safety forces


It started out innocently enough three years ago as a patriotic gesture to add a flagpole to a highly trafficked corner of his Boardman business’ property. But after the pandemic hit, Dan Santon set his sights on grander plans. “When COVID-19 hit I felt it needed to be more than that,” the longtime owner of […]

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New manufacturing training center on YSU campus has Tri-Area’s footprint on it


Tri-Area Electric has a major hand in one of the latest high-profile additions to the Youngstown State University campus; a building that will bridge the Mahoning Valley into the next generation of manufacturing technology. YSU’s Excellence Training Center on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Commerce Street is a $12 million project earmarked for completion […]

NECA-IBEW awards two scholarships to children of Local 64 members


Two applicants for the Youngstown LMCC’s sponsored scholarship went home winners this academic year. It’s the first time in the short history of the organization’s funding of a Youngstown State University $1,000 scholarship that it was awarded to more than one student. “There were two candidates whose applications rose to the top and the committee […]

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 […]