Jeff Gruntman of St. Ann, Mo. is the winner of the St. Jude Dream Home in St. Charles, which was built with services donated by the Electrical Connection. The winning ticket drawing was broadcast live on Fox 2. Payne Family Homes managed the construction of the home, which has an estimated value of $487,000 and is includes a number of amenities. Thanks to NECA contractor Branson Electric and IBEW for their great work. The charity event raised more than a million dollars for St. Jude Children's Hospital.
IBEW Local 1 Business Manager Frank Jacobs was sworn in as president of the St. Louis Building and Construction Trades Council (BCTC), AFL-CIO, which represents 18 construction trades serving St. Louis. Joining Jacobs on the leadership team are Sheet Metal Workers' Local 36 Business Manager Ray Reasons, trustee; St. Louis BCTC Executive Secretary-Treasurer John Stiffler; Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562 Business Manager John O'Mara, vice president; Ironworkers Local 396 Business Manager Thomas R. McNeil, Jr., trustee; and Elevator Constructors Local 3 Business Manager John Orr, trustee.
The Electrical Connection was a major sponsor and presenter at the Missouri Governor’s Conference on Economic Development on September 4-6, 2019. Electrical Connection Executive Vice President Jim Curran moderated and served as a panelist in a discussion on energy efficiency. Also on the panel was Mike Kearney, director, community and economic development, Ameren Missouri; Brenda Linderer, director of business development, Spire; Byron DeLear, central regional executive, Ygrene Energy Fund; and Josh Campbell, executive director, Missouri Energy Initiative (MEI). The group discussed the economic impact of implementing energy efficient strategies to help businesses attract and retain workforce.
Aschinger Electric has completed work on the new Mid-County Library Branch in Clayton, Mo., the 18th library branch to be completed by IBEW/NECA as part of the Your Library Renewed modernization program. The 18,860-square-foot library is infused with energy efficient lighting and technology for research. Read more about the library in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.