Electrical Connection IBEW/NECA in the News

Five Electrical Connection-member contractors are ranked among the nation’s top specialty contractors by Engineering News Record (ENR).  They include Sachs Electric Co., JF Electric, PayneCrest Electric, Inc. Guarantee Electrical Co., and Aschinger Electric Co. Inc.  All five of the contractors are members of the St. Louis National Electrical Contractor Association (NECA) which partners with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 to form the Electrical Connection.  The rankings can be found in the Oct. 17, 2019 ENR cover story “The Top 600 Specialty Contractors.”


Have you ridden the Union Station Ferris Wheel?  NECA contractor American Electric and Data performed the electrical installations on this newest downtown attraction.  Dubbed “The St. Louis Wheel,” the 200-foot high observation wheel is beautifully lit at night.  It includes 42 fully enclosed, climate controlled gondolas that seat up to six adults each. Wheel passengers will take three to four rotations high over the St. Louis skyline during the 15-minute ride. Learn more at thestlouiswheel.com



Our NECA contractors are always keeping pace with the needs of emerging industries.  One example is TSI-Global Companies, which is serving the growing e-sports industry.


“The building process was near perfection,” noted Jeff Pittman, Chancellor, St. Louis Community College in a video on the construction of the new Center for Nursing and Health Sciences.  NECA contractor Schaeffer Electric was part of the team that delivered this technology infused learning center that is the new front door of the Forest Park campus.  See the video on its construction.