Tag Archives: Youngstown







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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Tri-Area helps improve school safety at Potential Development


Tri-Area Electric is plugged in to student safety. The North Jackson-based NECA-IBEW Electricians contractor recently finished a job running the electrical to new electronic security gates at the Potential Development School for Students with Autism Elementary/Middle School building on Market Street in Youngstown. They did the same at the adjacent staff and visitor parking lot […]

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Help Wanted: Union Electrician — Great pay and benefits, will train the right candidate, no college debt


[Following is an updated version of one of our most popular blog posts. This was originally published in 2016 but has been revised to reflect current salary information.] Help Wanted: Local electrical contractors seek candidates 18 years or older with a driver’s license, high school diploma (or GED) and basic algebra and reading comprehension skills […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]