Electrical Connection IBEW/NECA in the News

The $616 million Washington University School of Medicine Neuroscience Research Building is complete with the assistance of our IBEW/NECA partners.  NECA contractor PayneCrest Electric, Inc. and its IBEW workforce were part of the construction team led by McCarthy Building Companies.  The 11 story, 609,000-square-foot facility in the Central West End unites neuroscience, aging and brain science. In a feature on the project, St. Louis CNR noted that “Both McCarthy and Washington University credit the solid project teamwork of all companies throughout the life of the project.” Learn more.

You know what looks “pretty in pink?”  IBEW Local 1’s union hall, which is beautifully lit in pink this month to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Knowledge and early detection saves lives.  Learn more.

What does the future hold that our IBEW/NECA Electrical Industry Training Center is readying the workforce of the future with pace-setting skills.  How about energy storage.  According to Engineering News Record (ENR), “the U.S. energy-storage market set a record for new capacity built in any one quarter with a total of 1,680 MW installed in the second quarter of 2023—propelled by major growth in the grid-scale segment, which added 1,510 MW. 

The overall increase nearly doubled from the 778-MW total in the first quarter of the year, which had declined over the fourth quarter of 2022, and was up 21% year over year.”  Learn more.