Mass Electric Construction and IBEW Local 96 Underway with Solar Farms in Charlton, MA and Uxbridge, MA

April 3rd, 2019

IBEW Local 96 signatory contractor, Mass Electric Construction, has been awarded and is underway with two large-scale solar projects in Central Massachusetts: a 6.3 MW ground-mount solar array in Charlton, Massachusetts and a 2.8 MW solar array in Uxbridge, Massachusets. The Charlton project commenced on March 29 and a crew of approximately 40 IBEW Local 96 electricians is expected to perfomr installations at peak construction. The solar array is expected to be completed within three months. The Uxbridge solar farm will be constructed with a crew ranging upwards of 20 Local 96 electricians at peak construction, with project completion expected … Continue reading Mass Electric Construction and IBEW Local 96 Underway with Solar Farms in Charlton, MA and Uxbridge, MA


IBEW Leaders Mobilize on Capitol Hill to Stop Multi-Employer Pension Plan Reform

December 10th, 2018

December 2, 2018 – Washington, D.C. – On November 27 to 29, IBEW Local 96 Business Manager Thomas Maloney joined with IBEW President Lonnie Stephenson and 200 IBEW business managers and pension trustees from throughout the U.S. to successfully head off an attack on Multi-Employer pension plans that Congress was considering during the current legislative session.


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


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


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


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.