Electrical Connection IBEW/NECA in the News

Challenges abound for everyone, but our IBEW/NECA partners continue to safely advance projects and critical needs of the community. 

Facing a short supply of masks, IBEW Local #1 officers and business representative personally purchased 2,000 union made IBEW Local #1 cloth masks for its members. In just three days, all the masks were given away, including some to the St. Louis Police Department. The IBEW officers and business representatives have purchased another 2,000 masks to give away to the membership which have arrived and are currently being handed out at the union hall.

Payncrest Electric is currently working at Catalent, Inc. a pharmaceutical facility in Bloomington, Indiana.  Catalent has joined forces with Johnson & Johnson as a U.S. candidate to manufacture a COVID-19 vaccine.  PayneCrest is helping accelerate the availability of manufacturing capacity and prepare for large-scale commercial manufacturing.  Read more.

Emily Martin, president of Aschinger Electric, penned an article on how it is meeting challenges and expects to emerge stronger from the current pandemic.  As the decision to reopen the economy is debated, we look to come out on the other side a better company. Sometimes it takes the pressure of an uncertain construction climate to review procedures, implement new technologies and increase efficiencies. The results of embracing the pressure will be a more effective approach to managing and performing construction projects.”  Read more.