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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 […]

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, […]

VEC wins NECA Project Excellence Award for Ultium Cells work


Member-contractor, VEC has been awarded a National Electrical Contractors Association Project Excellence Award for its work on the Ultium Cells battery plant in Lordstown, Ohio in 2021. Mike Reiser, VEC Vice President for the Industrial Division, says the team, was “responsible for the switch yard, which is a 138,000-power volt, as well as the substation, […]

female electrician shows boys how to bend pipe

Skilled Trades Expo boosts electrician apprentice recruiting efforts


Students from across the Mahoning Valley were tradespeople for a day at the Skilled Trades Expo on Sept. 21 and 22, learning hands-on and interacting with workers to learn about opportunities in the building and construction industry. NECA-IBEW Electricians were represented by the Warren and Youngstown training centers, current apprentices and representative contractors who introduced […]

electricians at Ultium

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 […]