December 20, 2018
Electrical Connection Supports Rural and Urban “Shop with a Cop” Programs
ST. LOUIS – For the 26 th year the Electrical Connection is a major supporter of the law enforcement community trust building program “Shop with a Cop.” The labor-management partnership is contributing $5,000 each to St. Francois County “Shop with a Cop” ...
December 13, 2018
Electrical Connection Energizes U.S. Probation Officers Holiday Gift Giving Program
ST. LOUIS – A program to help rehabilitate inmates and ex-offenders in the justice system is being energized by the Electrical Connection through its support of a holiday gift giving program. In the process, the Electrical Connection is also introducing construction careers to ex-offenders in the ...
December 11, 2018
Electrical Connection Details Readiness for Rapid Changes In Energy Technology at Midwest Energy Policy Series
ST. LOUIS -- Smart infrastructure, including smart roads, and innovations in energy storage and micro grid technology are coming to Missouri, but will the state have the skilled workforce needed to build it? Jim Curran , executive vice president, Electrical Connection, gave a resounding yes. ...
December 3, 2018
Electrical Connection Joins Salute to IBEW President Emeritus Edwin D. Hill
ST. LOUIS – The Electrical Connection mourns the loss of inspirational labor leader Edwin D Hill . Hill passed away on Dec. 1, 2018. He began his career as construction wireman in 1956 and rose through the ranks to become president ...
November 12, 2018
Electrical Connection Members Earn Three AGC Keystone Awards
ST. LOUIS – The AGC of Missouri, the state’s largest and oldest general contractor business organization, is saluting Electrical Connection members with three AGC Keystone Awards . Guarantee Electrical Co. and Kaiser Electric ...
November 7, 2018
Electrical Connection Engaging More Women in Electrical Careers
ST. LOUIS -- Like many, 27-year-old Tiffany Jones went to college and got a degree, but found the dynamic career she was looking for at the IBEW/NECA Electrical Industry Training Center . Jones’ education includes work for Primary Systems , a NECA electrical contractor that specializes ...
October 30, 2018
Four St. Louis NECA Electrical Contractors Ranked Among Nation's Top Specialty Contractors
ST. LOUIS – The national construction industry trade publication, Engineering News Record (ENR) , has ranked four St. Louis National Electrical Contractor Association (NECA) contractor members among it “Top 600 Specialty Contractors.” The four contractors – all members of the Electrical Connection ...
October 19, 2018
Electrical Workers Local 1 Promote Construction Careers as Higher Education
ST. LOUIS – Coming to a high school near you – a fresh look at careers in the construction industry, one that positions training as higher education. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 is engaging students throughout the region on the growing complexities ...
October 15, 2018
Electrical Connection IBEW/NECA in the News
The Electrical Connection is featured in the latest issue of St. Louis Construction News and Review (CNR) in its look at construction industry associations. The feature focused on the Electrical Connection’s commitment to economic and workforce development. Read the full article here .
October 11, 2018
IBEW Local 1 Energizes Wellness at Health Fair
ST. LOUIS – The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 not only maintains a skilled workforce, but a healthy one as well, including its retirees. That was evident at the annual IBEW Local 1 health fair on Oct. 6, 2018 at its union hall ...