Electrical Connection IBEW/NECA in the News


The curtain opened on the 101st season of the Muny in Forest Park and its spectacular $33 million stage renovation completed with the help of NECA contractor TD4 Electrical, LLC and IBEW.  The opening show “Guys and Dolls” dazzled with advanced electrical infrastructure powering new LED lighting, motorized stage components, better sound and improved airflow.  It also includes a climate-controlled orchestra pit that also serves as indoor rehearsal space.  Tarlton Corp. is the general contractor. Read more about the project in St. Louis CNR.

Five miles to the east the $220 million second phase of Ballpark Village is progressing with the assistance of three NECA contractors and IBEW.  Bell Electrical Contractors, Inc., Guarantee Electrical Co. and J West Electrical Contracting LLC are all part of the massive 700,000-square-foot project.  It includes a 29-story, 297-unit luxury apartment tower; a Live! By Loews hotel; a three-story retail building; an 11-story Class A office building and a Field of Dreams outdoor concert venue.  Bell is the primary electrical contractor for the office and retail components. Guarantee is primary contractor on the hotel and apartment tower. The phased completion will be in 2019 and 2020.  It is being developed in partnership between the St. Louis Cardinals and The Cordish Companies.  Paric Corp. is the general contractor.  Read more about the project.

Meanwhile, the next generation of academic excellence is unfolding on the east end of the Washington University Danforth Campus with the help of the IBEW/NECA team.  Here, Aschinger Electric, Bell Electrical Contractors and TD4 Electric are working with general contractor McCarthy Building Companies on the $280 million Campus Next project.  This transformative project – the largest ever for the Danforth Campus – includes work on the Ann and Andrew Tisch Park; Anabeth and John Weil Hall; Henry A. and Elvira H. Jubel Hall; James M. McKelvey, Sr. Hall; the Gary M. Sumers Welcome Center; the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum expansion; the Craig and Nancy Schnuck Pavilion and an underground parking garage.  Read more about the project which will be completed in 2020.

Meanwhile, Guarantee Electrical Co. and Kaemmerlen Electric both earned honors as 2019 Outstanding MEP Contractor by the American Subcontractors Association (ASA) Midwest Council. Learn more about all the winners.