Winter Electrical Safety Tips

Electrical Connection is raising awareness to reduce the hazards of home electrical fires.

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Commercial/Industrial

Nearly 100 IBEW/NECA commercial/industrial projects have been honored for excellence in the AGC Keystone Awards.

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Residential

Whether it’s new construction or remodeling a home, condo or apartment, the Electrical Connection is your single source for the most reliable electricians and quality contractors.

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Lighting

Electrical Connection IBEW/NECA electrical contractors make business-effective lighting solutions a simple, streamlined process, always keeping pace with the latest lighting technology.

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Workforce Development - High Tech Careers

For more than 70 years, the training center has energized careers on the cutting edge of the nation’s rapidly changing electrical and communication needs.

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Energy Conservation

IBEW/NECA team installs the largest rooftop solar array in the state of Missouri for IKEA.

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Supporting our Hometown Teams

We both support and serve St. Louis sports teams.

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Welcome to the Electrical Connection


The Electrical Connection is a partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local One and the St. Louis Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).


Members of the partnership trace their roots almost to the first commercial use of electricity itself when IBEW Local One was founded in 1891. It created the first-ever apprenticeship training program for the electrical industry in 1941, and since then has trained more than 10,000 electricians. It is the single largest source of licensed electrical contractors in the State of Missouri.

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By The Numbers

150+ Electrical/Communication Contractors
10,000+ Students Engaged in STEM Outreach
$3 Million Invested Annually in Training
12+ Economic/Workforce Development Partnerships
25%-37% Apprenticeship Selections Are Minorities in Past 5 Years
5,000+ Skilled Electricians/Communication Technicians
90+ AGC Keystone Award Honors by Members

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The Electrical Connection has been a trailblazer in developing win-win relationships by leveraging its electrical expertise as a member of more than 10 Missouri business and civic organizations to help the state compete better in a global economy.

- Construction Forum St. Louis 2016 "Building Tomorrow" Awards

As a public entity, we rely on taxpayer dollars to fund our projects. We found that IBEW/NECA Electrical Connection provides us great value, brings our projects on time and under budget and keeps up with our technology needed in our classrooms.

- Paul Ziegler Superintendent, Northwest R1 School District

The GM plant is an engineering marvel, one requiring the extraordinary skills and safety of the Electrical Connection IBEW/NECA partnership to build and sustain through retrofits and expansions.

- Greg Prestemon President, Partners for Progress of Greater St. Charles

The IBEW/NECA Electrical Connection is just invaluable to Rebuilding Together in the city of St. Louis and they volunteer their time and without them, we don’t know what we would do. They are just great community partners.

- Dave Ervin Executive Director, Rebuilding Together St. Louis

The Electrical Connection has been a great partner of Saint Louis FC since its inception. It not only helped bring outdoor professional soccer back to St. Louis, but it has helped Saint Louis FC broaden its outreach in the community.

- Jim Kavanaugh CEO, Saint Louis FC

The Electrical Connection’s on-going support of the Saint Louis Science Center advances our mission of science and technology education.

- Bert Vescolani President and CEO, Saint Louis Science Center

I’ve personally had the opportunity to visit the IBEW/NECA Electrical Industry Training Center and I’ve found that the technology that they allow their professionals to use there is unmatched.

- Paul Ziegler Superintendent, Northwest R1 School District

The Electrical Connection IBEW/NECA is a great asset to the St. Louis community, providing not only great skills and safety to power our region, but also helping the community in times of need.

- Randy Grim Executive Director, Stray Rescue

The Electrical Connection’s IBEW/NECA partnership inspires our students to think about career pathways. For decades, the Electrical Connection membership has been building the electrical infrastructure that brings news ideas to life.

- Paul Freiling Director, engineering and robotics education at the Saint Louis Science Center

The Electrical Connection’s support is greatly appreciated and symbolic of the importance the IBEW/NECA partnership places on STEM.

- Greg Prestemon President, Partners for Progress of Greater St. Charles

We are grateful the Electrical Connection’s partnership with St. Louis FC is helping us energize our community engagement with ‘Shop with a Cop’ this December.

- Delrish Moss Ferguson Police Chief