Electrical Connection IBEW/NECA in the News

NECA contractor Schaeffer Electric is part of the team building a new headquarters and studios for KMOV-TV in Maryland Heights, Mo. Keystone Construction Co. is leading the team building the new 45,000-square-foot broadcast media center. The new facility will feature two broadcast studios, a large newsroom, dressing rooms, control rooms, data center, seven transmission satellites and fitness center. Work also includes the installation of a backup generator with the capability to power the entire building and electrical and HVAC system upgrades to accommodate KMOV’s higher demands. The project team will install specialty sound proofing systems, new audio/visual equipment throughout and replace all lights with new LED fixtures to improve energy efficiency.

KMOV has broadcast from Gateway Tower at One Memorial Drive in downtown overlooking the Gateway Arch for more than 50 years and is expected to move into their new facility in May 2023.

Have you visited Puttshack at the City Foundry in St. Louis.?  It dazzles brilliantly thanks to the work of NECA contractor J.F. Electric.  The J.F. Electric team provided underfloor wiring to power the mini-golf holes and strut structures for the track lighting and TV’s. As well as the crown jewel of the project, a 2,100-pound chandelier made up of 936 individual cord drop lights, the only one of its kind.


While our IBEW partners work well with other trades, they also enjoy a little competitive comradery on the ice.  On New Year’s day, IBEW Local 1 faced off against the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 562 in a “bragging rights” hockey game.  It was thriller with Local 562 prevailing in a 5-3 win that included an empty netter in the final two minutes.