NECA-IBEW Electricians in Action







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 […]

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 […]

Eric Davis of the Warren Electrical JATC stands near equipment installed by apprentices.

Skilled 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 […]

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. […]

Eric Carlson and Dave Dickey of "Joe" Dickey Electric stand with rooster statues decorated by local artists.

Bird is the word: Dickey Electric, Datacom show support of Canfield Fair through painted rooster fundraiser


Standing proudly to greet the thousands of fairgoers are a flock of bright, proud roosters. Each painted differently, they are part of a fundraising program from both the Canfield Fair Board and Canfield Fair Foundation, both of which Dickey Electric CEO and co-owner Dave Dickey is a past president. The Canfield Fair Foundation has built […]

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 […]

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 […]

Brian Crumbacher holding a Crumbock

Dickey Electric, Birdfish brew up creative fundraiser for United Way


In a joint effort between friends that are more of a family, a fundraiser at a Columbiana brewery will benefit the local United Way. A special beer that is poured Friday, July 16, Birdfish Brewing Co. will donate $1 and “Joe” Dickey Electric Inc. will match it. That math equates to $2 per beer that […]