Tag Archives: electrical contractor







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 […]

Keith Patton at Scrappers game

IBEW Local 573 member and Air Force Veteran throws out first pitch at Scrappers’ home opener


Throwing out the first pitch at the Mahoning Valley Scrappers’ home opener was IBEW Local 573 apprentice and United States Air Force Veteran, former Staff Sergeant Keith Patton with the 445th Airlift Wing of Dayton. Patton served in the Air Force from July 31, 2009 to July 31, 2017 and was stationed at Wright-Patterson Air […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tri-Area Electric security gate

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 […]

20 reasons to hire a NECA-IBEW Electrician in 2020


Where do you turn when you need an electrician? Whether for your home or for your business, it’s best to be prepared and have the due diligence completed before you have an urgent need. NECA-IBEW Electricians member contractors provide commercial, industrial and residential customers with world-class electrical services from a highly trained, IBEW workforce throughout […]

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, […]