Tag Archives: IBEW Local 64







IBEW Local 64 electricians take charge with EV training


As a new wave of technology strikes the globe, one industry is taking proactive steps to make sure everyone is ready ahead of the storm. Several journeyman electricians from the NECA IBEW Mahoning Valley chapter have completed an electric vehicle infrastructure training program, or EVITP. Mark Gentile of MG Electric, Eric Hassen of Tri-Area Electric […]

Faces of the Trade: Todd Ambrose, Local 573 business manager


There’s a “new” face at the IBEW Local 573 union hall in Champion. On Friday, July 8, Todd Ambrose was sworn in as the new business manager/financial secretary for a three-year term. At the top of his priority list: building on the “brotherhood” aspect of the organization. “I want to put the time and effort […]

Local 573 apprentice shares insight after making the jump from non-union contractor


Third-year apprentice James Tate is grateful he’s in a union apprenticeship. His story begins after college graduation. He earned a criminal justice degree. “I knew in that field I wouldn’t make the best salary,” Tate said. “I always liked to work outside, work with my hands.” Working a “desk job” didn’t sound appealing. “I didn’t […]

Ahren Peplow stands with his work.

Electrical career a tradition, calling for Local 64 member


It was while he was enrolled at Youngstown State University that Ahren Peplow realized college wasn’t for him. “I bounced between nursing, education and criminal justice majors,” he said. “I couldn’t find anything I truly enjoyed. Then I remembered I took a residential wiring class in high school that I loved,” Peplow recalled. He got […]

An apprentice competes in the Ideal competition.

Competition brings out the best among local electrical apprentices


During friendly competition, apprentices and journeymen electricians vied for a chance to advance to the sunshine state and win some serious cash. A qualifying event for the Ideal National Championship was held at both the Youngstown and Warren JATCs involving members of IBEW Local 64 in Youngstown and Local 573 in Warren. At each, apprentices […]

Dustin Ronci installs wire.

Santon electricians help breathe new life into historic Youngstown building


Once a social spot for live entertainment in downtown Youngstown, the Gallagher building, formerly known as Cedar’s Lounge, is undergoing some work. Helping lead the electrical component of the project are two residential journeymen electricians with Santon Electric: Eric Inskeep and Dustin Ronci. Working in the structure, which was built in 1904, both Inskeep and […]

Electricians install pipe underground.

Local electrician follows in father’s “Boot” steps


Braeden Allen is not only earning money while he learns, but he’s doing it all while working alongside people he’s known forever. His father is Ryan Allen, job superintendent for Boot Electric. A construction wireman, the junior Allen has been learning the ropes “while friends have been at class in college,” not applying lessons to […]

Satterlee represents IBEW Local 64 at 25 Under 35 awards dinner


At just 30 years old, Scott Satterlee is being recognized for his role with IBEW Local 64. The electrical worker union’s business manager, along with colleagues and friends, attended the Mahoning Valley Young Professionals 25 Under 35 awards dinner at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown as a nominee; the only building trades representative being honored. He’s […]

Scott Satterlee and Cody Hilliard stand together.

IBEW Local 64’s Satterlee nominated for 25 Under 35 award


Just into his 30s, Scott Satterlee is already making a name for himself. It was recently announced that the IBEW Local 64 (Youngstown) business manager has been nominated for the Mahoning Valley Young Professionals 25 Under 35 award. “It was unexpected, but I’m grateful to be nominated,” Satterlee said. He was nominated by Matt Wilson, […]

The Berni family stands for a picture.

Gulu “work family” supports journeyman battling cancer


Nick Berni is valued by everyone, whether it’s his customers, coworkers, his employers at Gulu Electric, or family. “He’ll take care of everything,” said Kathy Gulu. “He’ll take on more responsibility.” Berni started his journey with Gulu Electric as an apprentice. When he topped out, he was a residential journeyman, Gulu said. He’s the employee […]