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Business Journal Growth Report: Ultium Battery Plant Energizes NECA-IBEW


[As printed in the Business Journal Growth Report 2022 …] Heading into 2021, local electrical contractors and union electricians were hopeful the year would lead to steady, solid work. Driven by one particular project, the NECA-IBEW electricians experienced “the largest number of man-hours that anyone can remember,” says Tom Lipka, executive director, Mahoning Valley NECA […]

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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 […]

Representatives from IBEW Local 64 present a check to the YWCA Mahoning Valley.

For IBEW Local 64, donation to YWCA is one way to give back to community


For IBEW Local 64, the holiday season is for the kids. To help an area nonprofit, the local union presented a monetary gift to YWCA Mahoning Valley for $400. “This is a great opportunity to take part in making sure they have a great Christmas,” said Jim Burgham, business manager of IBEW Local 64. For […]

Santon Electric shines a light on MLB history


Construction is underway in downtown Youngstown on a statue to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the monumental handshake between a local man and a baseball legend. In 1946, the first African-American Major League Baseball player, Jackie Robinson, hit a home run in his first game with the Montreal Royals, a minor league affiliate of the […]

See where “electrician” falls in the Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs Without a College Degree list


Graduating high school is an exciting time. The cap and gown, the graduation parties, summer, and then it’s off to adulthood! While an estimated 63% of Ohio high school seniors will move on to college and a four-year program, only 31% will make it across the stage to collect their diploma. An increasing number of […]

History of safety and compliance paves way for strong year by electricians


(Portions of the following first appeared in the Business Journal Growth Report 2021) NECA-IBEW Electricians, an association of IBEW union locals in Youngstown and Warren and signatory electrical contractors in the Mahoning Valley, leveraged their workplace safety track record to ride a strong year despite the obvious hurdles put up by the pandemic. “We adapted […]

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Help Wanted: Union Electrician — Great pay and benefits, will train the right candidate, no college debt


[Following is an updated version of one of our most popular blog posts. This was originally published in 2016 but has been revised to reflect current salary information.] Help Wanted: Local electrical contractors seek candidates 18 years or older with a driver’s license, high school diploma (or GED) and basic algebra and reading comprehension skills […]

Tri-Area Electric Addresses Complex Needs at Salem Hospital


The Business Journal and its “Daily Buzz” online broadcast featured Tri-Area Electric’s project at Salem Community Hospital today. Click here to access the Daily Buzz page, then play the May 13 edition and scroll ahead to the 4:58 point for the Tri-Area story. In the segment, reporter Jeremy Lydic interviews Tri-Area project manager Michael Johnston about […]

NECA-IBEW Electricians Support Liberty High School


High school sports is big in the Mahoning Valley and it’s among the favored causes of the NECA-IBEW Electricians. The group of union electrical contractors and electricians from IBEW Local 573 in Warren and IBEW Local 64 in Youngstown committed to a sponsorship with Liberty High School that includes signage on the football stadium scoreboard. The sponsorship […]