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.

Two venerable family-owned NECA contractors, both more than 100 years old, are uniting to grow business opportunities.  Aschinger Electric Co. and Briner Electric Co. merged and do business together under the Aschinger name.  Founded in 1912, Aschinger is a diversified contractor that has performed work on a number of high profile projects including the IKEA store and improvements to the Gateway Arch Grounds including the tram to the top of the Arch. It also is the exclusive St. Louis franchisee of TEGG Corp., leveraging TEGG’s experience in protecting commercial and industrial electrical systems. Founded in 1895, Briner is the second oldest NECA-member contractor in the country.  Its well diversified projects have included on-going improvements to 16 St. Louis County Library branches in since 2014. Both Aschinger and Briner tap the skills of IBEW Local 1 for their projects.

One of Briner’s project is spotlighted in the latest issue of St. Louis Construction News and Review (CNR).  Briner and another NECA contractor, Sachs Systems, performed work upgrading the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum.  Read the full story at this link.  

That same issue of CNR also showcased the Village of Twin Oaks mixed use luxury apartment community that tapped NECA contractor Guarantee Electrical Co. for its electrical installations.  Read more about the highly-walkable apartment community at this link.

Meanwhile, NECA contractor Summit Electric earned the Herculaneum Citizen of the Month Award for its volunteer work on Kade’s Playground, a place of fun designed for children of all abilities.  Summit owners Doug and Tammy Heidland, donated all the materials and labor to safely install the electric at the playground’s soft surface waterpark feature. Read more