NECA-IBEW Electricians in Action







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IBEW Local 573 electrician participates in panel to take the Rustbelt to Voltage Valley


Green Energy Ohio kicked off their EV Tour with a panel discussion in Warren featuring representatives from LG Ultium, Lordstown Motors, BRITE Energy Innovators, the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, Youngstown State University, and our very own IBEW Local 573. Representing the IBEW was electrician, David Bush, Jr. Bush has previously worked on three solar projects for […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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MG Electric gets hands-on at OH WOW! renovation downtown


What does the renovation and rewiring of a Youngstown treasure like OH WOW! entail? For MG Electric Project Manager Michael Johnston it involves “a lot of patience and a lot of planning.” The two-phased project consists of a complete renovation of the first floor which will relocate the entrance from Federal Plaza to Central Square […]

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Dickey Electric safely works through pandemic to bring TJX Distribution Center to life


It has been nearly two years since ground broke on the TJX Distribution Center in Lordstown that will bring more than 1,000 jobs to the Mahoning Valley and electrical contractor “Joe” Dickey Electric has been there from the beginning. Looking at the 1.2 million square feet (and counting) warehouse from the road, it’s hard to […]

Grunau Brings Niche Fire Safety Skills to Locals Across Eastern US


Grunau Company of Youngstown, a mechanical systems and fire protection contractor, is in the process of building a mobile fire safety training trailer to expand the education of IBEW electricians who service fire protection systems. The state-of-the-art trailer will travel to training centers from New England to Mississippi, providing a hands-on training experience for electricians […]

Dickey Electric upgrades local hospital’s emergency power grid


Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital has been in the process of updating its power grid with the help of local electrical contractor “Joe” Dickey Electric. The project began in January 2020 with the goal of modernizing the emergency power system to ensure power continues to flow to crucial life-saving equipment in the event […]

Rod Cushman

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 […]