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drone view of Stambaugh

University Electric lights up Youngstown’s Stambaugh Auditorium


The bright lights outlining the façade of Stambaugh Auditorium’s Fifth Avenue entrance are the work of member-contractor, University Electric. Eric Jay, Vice President for University Electric said planning for the project began in 2018, while execution did not begin until 2021 and their work on the project was completed in 2022. The overall project consisted […]

VEC provides voice of “Apprentices as Future Leaders” at NECA Convention


For the last five years, the VEC, Inc. team has attended annual NECA Conventions across the country to learn and grow as a company while also presenting their own expertise to peers on a national level through breakout session speaking opportunities. This past October, Mike Reiser, vice president for the Industrial Division, and Bruno Frate, […]

Grunau employees standing

Grunau shows when it comes to life and fire safety, you really should go with a specialist


Effective fire safety starts with who you hire to install your alarms. Since the 1920s, the Grunau Company has specialized in fire protection services including inspections, maintenance, and alarm and detection systems. Their local office in Boardman services roughly a one-hour drive radius of the Mahoning Valley. “I don’t care if it’s one fire extinguisher […]

turnpike work in progress

Dickey Electric powers new Ohio Turnpike plaza


NECA-IBEW Electricians member contractor “Joe” Dickey Electric is providing electrical work for a new toll plaza on the Ohio Turnpike. The work is visible when passing through Lordstown traveling West on I-80. The new plaza is different from existing ones across the state, with the operational purpose being to allow EZ Pass technology to become […]

electricians and PD staff

Electricians deliver gifts to Potential Development School for Autism


Development Director Crissi Jenkins said the NECA-IBEW Electricians gift card donation will make the holidays brighter for families-in-need who have children at Potential Development School for Students with Autism. A group of representatives from IBEW Local 64, IBEW Local 573 and Mahoning Valley NECA toured the Elementary/Middle School and presented $1,000 in grocery and gas […]

Electrical apprentice shows high school students how to bend conduit.

Apprenticeship Week – Katie Gintert, a Local 573 electrical apprentice, wants to specialize in inside wiring after program


Katie Gintert is in her second year with IBEW Local 573 in Warren. She’s working to complete her inside wireman program. Gintert always liked to build things. She joined Habitat for Humanity in high school, and took wood shop classes. “I knew that I wanted to be hands-on, I knew I wanted construction after being […]

Jeremy Baltes installs electrical components.

Apprenticeship Week – Jeremy Baltes chooses electrical trade over college


An apprentice with “Joe” Dickey Electric in North Lima, Jeremy Baltes is in his second year of the commercial electrical program with IBEW Local 64 in Youngstown. At 19 years old, he is happy with the decision to pursue a career in the electrical industry, even though he was on the path to go to […]

Erin Pope hangs conduit tools on a rack.

Apprenticeship Week – Erin Pope transitions from vet tech to electrical apprentice


Erin Pope is going after her dreams. The first-year apprentice with IBEW Local 573 in Warren switched careers and is happier with how her future is shaping. Pope was a veterinary technician for three years prior to her apprenticeship. She went to college and earned a degree, but after giving her career her all, it […]

Michon Peterson talks to middle school students about joining trades.

Apprenticeship Week – Michon Peterson, Local 573 apprentice plans to travel while working


Michon Peterson is going places. He is nearing the end of his apprenticeship, and he plans to use his skillset to explore. The fourth-year apprentice with IBEW Local 573 in Warren wants to go out to the western United States. “I can work anywhere. I figured I might as well do that before I start […]

Youth movement coming to IBEW Local 64 administration


A new era is about to begin within IBEW Local 64. Vice president Cody Hilliard will become president and membership development coordinator, effective Jan. 1, 2022. Hilliard was appointed to the position, which is being vacated by Scott Satterlee, who is preparing to take over as business manager after Jim Burgham’s retirement following an appointment. […]