electricians upgrading AMVETS hall

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.

electricians upgrading AMVETS hall

Santon Electric’s Corey Verhest is flanked by IBEW Local 64 officials Jim Burgham (left) and Bill Booth (right) as he works on an LED upgrade at the Struthers AMVETS Post. Santon and the Youngstown LMCC funded the labor portion of the job in honor of area Veterans.

“Our members and contractors are particularly supportive of Veterans causes as a major component of how we like to give back to the community,” said Jim Burgham, business manager, IBEW Local 64 in Youngstown. “The Struthers AMVETS post does great work with their community outreach. They respectfully asked us for assistance and we were honored to contribute to their renovation project.”

Santon installs LED lighting fixture

Corey Verhest of Santon Electric of Youngstown installs an LED lighting fixture as part of Struthers AMVETS Post 44’s renovation project.

The local AMVETS post is part of a national Congressionally chartered veterans service organization. Nationally, AMVETS is comprised of more than 250,000 individuals — veterans serving veterans in their respective communities.

NECA-IBEW Electricians is an association of IBEW Local 64 (Youngstown), IBEW Local 573 (Warren) and signatory electrical contractors in the Mahoning Valley.