Zap Electric and Local 96 Underway with Claremont Academy Lighting Retrofit Project

July 20th, 2018

IBEW Local 96 signatory contractor, Zap Electric, based in Longmeadow, MA, is underway with the energy-efficient LED lighting retrofit project at Claremont Academy in Worcester. The City of Worcester was awarded one of 47 Green Communies Competitive Grants by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs to help fund the project. The project scope entails the replacement of interior fixtures with high-efficiency, intelligent LED lights. Motion detectors, daylight sensors and digital timers will also be installed into the lighting system to further reduce energy consumption. In addition, the lights will be network-controlled to enhance energy efficiency. The project … Continue reading Zap Electric and Local 96 Underway with Claremont Academy Lighting Retrofit Project

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Twenty-nine First-year Apprentices Accepted into 2018 IBEW Local 96 / Worcester JATC Incoming Apprenticeship Class

July 11th, 2018

Worcester, MA – IBEW Local 96 is pleased to announce that 29 first-year electrical apprentices have been accepted into the five-year Worcester Joint Apprenticeship Training Program (WJATP). On July 11, the apprentices attended an orientation at the Worcester union hall. WJATC Chairman Thomas Maloney and WJATC Training Director David Martinelli presented the apprentices an overview of the program, including the rules and regulations and curriculum requirements. The classroom portion of the electrical apprenticeship training begins September 4th at Worcester Technical High School. The Inside Journeyman/Wireman program includes five years of electrical theory schooling and 8,000 hours of on-the-job training. Upon … Continue reading Twenty-nine First-year Apprentices Accepted into 2018 IBEW Local 96 / Worcester JATC Incoming Apprenticeship Class

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IBEW Local 96 Elects 2018 Officers, Board Members and Examining Board Members

July 2nd, 2018

Worcester, MA – On July 2, 2018, IBEW Local 96 confirmed its 2018 Officers, Executive Board Members, and Examining Board Members at a Swearing-in Ceremony at the Local 96 union hall in Worcester. Thomas J. Maloney was elected Business Manager and David C. Martinelli elected President and each will serve three-year terms. The election was held on June 4, 2018. 2018 Local 96 Officers, Board Members and Examining Board Members Officers Thomas J. Maloney, Business Manager David C. Martinelli, President Michael Stearns, Vice President Andrew Turcotte, Recording Secretary Keith Fontaine, Treasurer Executive Board Members: Justin Beauregard Kevin M. Fitman Robert … Continue reading IBEW Local 96 Elects 2018 Officers, Board Members and Examining Board Members

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IBEW Local 96 at Full Employment

June 15th, 2018

IBEW Local 96 Now at Full Employment IBEW Local 96 is currently at full employment as nearly 400 active electicians and VDV technicians are working on diverse projects throughout Central Massachusetts, including major solar projects in Shrewsbury and Hopkinton, as well as ongoing electrical projects at College of the Holy Cross, UMASS Medical Center, the Eversource 115kV utility project in Hudson, and at WPI’s Foise Innovation Studio and Residence Hall. The union is currently reviewing more than 80 applicants for the incoming Local 96 / JATC apprenticeship class.

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IBEW Local 96 2018 Apprenticeship Graduation

June 15th, 2018

IBEW Local 96 Holds Apprenticeship Graduation Banquet May 17 at Holden Campus Center at Holy Cross College On May 17, IBEW Local 96 held its 2018 Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony and Banquet, with 13 Local 96 electricians graduating the five-year Worcester Joint Apprenticeship Training Program (WJATP) progam. Local 96 Business Manager Tom Maloney and special guest speakers Tim Murray, President and CEO of the Worcester Chamber of Commerce and Mike D’Amico, International Representative of IBEW addressed the graduating class. The ceremony was attended by all active apprentices in the NECA/IBEW Worcester Joint Apprenticeship Training Program; management personnel from IBEW Local 96 … Continue reading IBEW Local 96 2018 Apprenticeship Graduation

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Mass. Electric Construction, Local 96 Underway with 3.4MW Solar Farm for Town of Shrewsbury

May 18th, 2018

Shrewsbury, MA – Mass. Electric Construction Company, headquartered in Waltham, MA, has been awarded and is underway with electrical construction of the 3.4MW ground-mount solar farm at the Shrewsbury, Massachusetts landfill for the Town of Shrewsbury. A crew of 35 IBEW Local 96 is providing installations for the large-scale solar project, which is comprised of an RBI ground-mount racking system designed to withstand 100mph wind speed and 55psf snow loading and 11,880 SunTech solar panels. Mass Electric Project Manager Kevin Conlon and Local 96 Foreman Michaels are supervising the project team. Construction began in early April and the project is … Continue reading Mass. Electric Construction, Local 96 Underway with 3.4MW Solar Farm for Town of Shrewsbury

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IBEW Local 96 at IBEW Construction and Maintenance Conference in Washington D.C.

May 18th, 2018

Washington, D.C. – IBEW Local 96 Business Manager Thomas Maloney and Business Agent David Martinelli proudly represented the Worcester electrical union at the annual IBEW Construction and Maintenance Conference in Washington D.C., April 11 – 13, 2018. Maloney and Martinelli met with Massachusetts legislators, discussing issues important to the electrical construction industry in Central Massachusetts.

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Ostrow Electric Company, IBEW Local 96 Near Completion of UMASS Memorial Health Alliance – Leominster Campus Cogen Plant

April 20th, 2018

GC: Harry Grodsky and Company, Inc., Springfield, MA; EE: NKE Engineering; Architect: DiGiorgio Associates, Boston, MA Leominster, MA –IBEW Local 96 signatory contractor Ostrow Electric Company, Inc. is nearing completion of the comprehensive electrical project associated with the new, 2MW cogeneration plant at the UMASS Memorial Leominster Hospital campus.

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IBEW Local 96 Apprentices Volunteer in American Red Cross Worcester Fire Safety Initiative

April 10th, 2018

IBEW Local 96 apprentice electricians proudly participated in the American Red Cross, Central Massachusetts Chapter’s annual Sound the Alarm Save A Life fire safety and prevention campaign on Saturday, April 6th. Through the efforts of Local 96 and 80 total volunteers, the American Red Cross made 72 Worcester homes safer by installing battery operated smoke alarms and CO2 detectors, and providing fire safety eduction to occupants of homes throughout, as well as providing fire safety education to its occupants. All supplies and equipment used were provided through donations to the Red Cross. Red Cross Central MA volunteers will continue this … Continue reading IBEW Local 96 Apprentices Volunteer in American Red Cross Worcester Fire Safety Initiative

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Coghlin Electrical, IBEW Local 96 In Progress with Foisie Innovation Studio and Messenger Residence Hall at WPI

February 28th, 2018

Architect: Gensler, Boston, MA; GC: Shawmut Construction, Boston, MA

Worcester, MA – IBEW Local 96 signatory contractor, Coghlin Electrical Contractors, Inc., based in Worcester, is in progress with the ground-up, core and shell electrical construction of Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s (WPI) Foisie Innovation Studio and Messenger Residence Hall project.

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