Tag Archives: Warren







Attorney Chris Sammarone, executive director for Mahoning Valley NECA.

New leader for Mahoning Valley NECA: Attorney Chris Sammarone takes reins


A practicing attorney for 25 years, Chris Sammarone is the new executive director for the Mahoning Valley NECA chapter. He officially took the helm on May 1. He fills the seat left by Tom Lipka, who held the position since 2019. Lipka was recently promoted to a field representative position for NECA’s Eastern Region. Coincidentally, […]

Cody Hilliard and Kenny Lucas, of IBEW Local 64, at guidance counselors presentation about skilled trades.

Electricians school educators about skilled trades careers


The teachers became the students at an information session about skilled trades careers. Around 70 area guidance counselors and educators gathered at the Sheet Metal JAC Training Center in Boardman to learn about the many opportunities for young people in the building trades. Eric Davis, training director at the Warren Electrical JATC, was among the […]

Electricians with Boo Squad, from Poland, donating Thanksgiving meals for families in-need.

Scary good work: Electricians back children-led mission to spread kindness


Dan Santon envisions a Boo Squad in every community where NECA and IBEW do business. Boo Squad is a Poland-based community service organization comprised of more than 50 kids from local school districts. Its biggest mission of the year is feeding families in-need at Thanksgiving. “It’s such a great thing for kids to see the […]

Steve Boyce and Erin Pope, of Santon Electric, stand at Federal Place demolition project in downtown Youngstown

Santon Electric plays important role in Federal Place demolition


Electricians are needed for wiring new structures, upgrading and making repairs. However, there’s proof they’re an integral part of jobs like the 20 Federal Place demolition in downtown Youngstown. For the last few months, Santon Electric has been disconnecting and rerouting power at the building, and expects to be there until the end of 2023. […]

Becdel Controls foreman Ryan Brant on second floor of wellness and recreation center.

Project Focus: Becdel Controls on the job at Warren wellness and recreation center


The steel outline of the new wellness and recreation center at Warren G. Harding High School can be seen towering between the school and Mollenkopf Stadium. Excitement in the community is building as contractors continue to pour hours of work into the construction. Architects with Phillips Sekanick say the idea for the center started coming […]

electrician wiring a house

7 Questions to ask before hiring a residential electrician


Electrical work is an important component of any home renovation or repair. That’s why you want to hire the right residential electrician for the job. To be sure you’re making the right decision, we compiled a list of 7 questions to ask before committing to a contractor. “You want to make sure your contractor is […]

unloading bikes from truck

Local 573 members deliver bikes to Children Services in time for holidays


This time of year in the midst of frantic holiday shopping and attending Christmas get-togethers with friends and family, we sometimes forget to think about those with a much different perspective of the holidays. Not the union electricians at IBEW Local 573 in Warren. They spent the month of December purchasing and assembling bicycles to […]

Electrician voted best career in the building trades


It is no secret that careers in the building trades are hot. Locally, IBEW Local 64 and IBEW Local 573 need electricians to complete local residential and commercial projects. With “good earning potential and excellent job growth prospects,” a career as an electrician has been ranked the top career choice in the skilled trades for […]

IBEW Local 64 grants holiday wishes for local children


IBEW Local 64 values supporting those in need during the holiday season. The Youngstown-based union of electricians presented a monetary donation to a local non-profit, YWCA Mahoning Valley in November. Scott Satterlee, business manager of IBEW Local 64 said, “Giving back to the community in any capacity is something the union is grateful to be […]

Representatives of IBEW Local 64, IBEW Local 573 and Santon Electric pose with their donations to the Boo Squad’s Thanksgiving Food Drive.

Electricians, inspired by the generosity of children, come to the table with Thanksgiving meal donations


IBEW Local 64 and IBEW Local 573 value giving back during the holiday season, especially when the donation features a lesson for young people. The owner of Santon Electric, Dan Santon, saw an ad for the Boo Squad on the local news, and he then shared what he found with fellow NECA-IBEW Electricians leaders. “We […]