Tag Archives: NECA-IBEW Electricians







Jason Rubin standing in front of site

CR Electric outgrows building in record time


When CR Electric, Inc. of Girard moved to their current facility five years ago, they thought they would have more than enough space to last them forever. Within just five years, though, they’ve outgrown it and need to expand. “It’s crazy that we’re in a 10,500 square foot facility right now, and I’ve rented a […]

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 […]

Gulu employees standing in Boundless

Gulu Electric helps light the way for Campus of Care renovations


Member contractor Gulu Electric was selected last August by the Western Reserve Port Authority to assist in dividing power service among the buildings at the new Mahoning Valley Campus of Care, including the two buildings that will be occupied by Boundless, a national organization that provides skills training for special needs clients. A Teaching Moment […]

Rod Cushman

LMCC, IBEW Local 64 support one of their own in cancer battle


In late summer of 2020, Rod Cushman, co-owner of Liberty Electric, was blind-sided when a trip to the dentist for what he thought was an impacted tooth turned into CAT Scans, PET Scans, ultrasounds and ultimately a diagnosis of an aggressive cancer of unknown origin. Several weeks later, Rod found himself in Cleveland Clinic for […]

Family of fallen Warren firefighter receives donation from NECA-IBEW


Mark Phillips said this one really hit home. It could have been any of us. Phillips, President of IBEW Local 573 in Warren, was among a group representing the NECA-IBEW Electricians at Warren’s Central Fire Station to personally present checks totaling $2,500 to the family of Lt. Donald Beauchene. Traditionally, the association of Mahoning Valley […]

Man outside of clock tower

CR Electric’s work shines bright on Premier Bank building downtown


Jason Rubin still vividly recalls the experience he had as a third-year apprentice climbing out the windows of the then-Home Savings clock tower to change the light bulbs high atop Downtown Youngstown. His signature can still be found on the wall inside the tight space up there right next to his journeyman mentor that day, […]

booth and burgham

Bill Booth caps 40 year-career with IBEW Local 64


It’s the last week of work for Bill Booth, and although he doesn’t know exactly WHAT he’s going to do first, he definitely knows what he’s NOT going to do. “I’m looking forward to a lot less meetings,” the soon-to-be retiree said. Booth is capping a 40-year career, the last 24 as president and organizer […]

James Lanterman from Tri Area Electric

Big box grocery chain Meijer presents a big opportunity for Tri-Area Electric


Travelers on Rt. 224 in Boardman near Tippecanoe have undoubtedly noticed the change in landscape where the new Meijer store is being built. Meijer is a big-box retailer and grocery chain based in Michigan with more than 240 stores, mostly in the Midwest. This week, NECA-IBEW Electricians member contractor Tri-Area Electric started on its role […]

NECA-IBEW Electricians add power to YSU Athletics


“Powering the Penguins” starts and ends with NECA-IBEW Electricians. This year we “doubled down” on our support for Youngstown State University by becoming an Official Partner of YSU Athletics. This new level of sponsorship not only increases our collective exposure among community members who follow YSU sports, but it formalizes our commitment to the university […]

NECA-IBEW Electricians optimistic for an energized 2020


An association of local electrical contractors and union locals is optimistic that 2020 will provide ample work opportunities with new projects throughout the community. NECA-IBEW Electricians is comprised of IBEW Local 64 of Youngstown, IBEW Local 573 of Warren and signatory electrical contractors in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties. Last year, work was steady and […]