Tag Archives: NECA-IBEW Electricians







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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]