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
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.
45 Worcester Union Journeymen Wiremen receive specialty training
IBEW Local 96 held a Medium Voltage Splicing class (5kV to 30kV) on February 20 and 21, which was attended and completed by 45 Local 96 journeymen electricians at the union hall in Worcester. The specialized, continuing education program was spearheaded by Business Agent Dave Martinelli and conducted by Karl Graeenstetter, Eastern Regional Sales Manager for TE Connectivity and Jim O’Conner of TE Energy/Raychem and Ampact.
Journeyman Nate Daniel Recognized for Community Charity Work and Outreach
IBEW Local 96 members proudly contributed winter clothing and other goods valued at $2000 to Veterans Inc. in Worcester through the union’s Winter/Pre-Holiday Clothing Drive. Clothing was delivered on a weekly basis to the veterans organization by Local 96 from the pre-holiday period through January.
55 IBEW Local 96 journeymen electricians attended and completed the Worcester Joint Apprenticeship and Training Fund 15-hour 2017 NEC Update Class on January 27 and 28 at the Local 96 union hall in Worcester. The program was instructed by Bill Laidler, a certified code instructor from IBEW Local 223 in Brockton. Another NEC code update class will be scheduled in October 2018.
In November 2017, Susan Coghlin Mailman, president of Coghlin Electrical Contractors, Inc., based in Worcester, MA, was elected to serve a two-year term as president of the Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts (ASM) at the association’s Biennial Gala in Boston. Commenting on her role, Mailman said, “I am honored to become chair of the ASM Board of Directors and to be able to represent the interests of subcontracting firms throughout Massachusetts. I believe our industry is a story of workforce development. The construction industry needs to diversify its workforce. We need to welcome women, and I mean REALLY welcome women – … Continue reading Susan Coghlin Mailman, President of Coghlin Electrical Contractors, Elected President of Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts
Architect and Engineer: Jacobs Engineering, Boston; General Contractor: J.F. White Contracting Co.; Owner: MASSPORT
December 15, 2017 – Worcester, MA – NECA Boston contractor, JF White Contracting Co.’s Electrical Division, headquartered in Framingham, MA, is nearing completion of comprehensive electrical installations associated with the Worcester Regional Airport’s new taxiway and advanced Cat III instrument landing system project.
GC: Skanska McCourt LLC, Boston, MA
October 29, 2017 – Worcester, MA – IBEW Local 96 signatory contractor, Dagle Electrical Construction Corp., based in Wilmington, MA, is near completion of the MassDOT Toll Plaza Lighting project on I-90 (MassPike) in District 3, from Exit 13 (Natick/Framingham) to Exit 9 (Sturbridge). The project has included wiring and installation of 145 new LED light poles and lighting controllers for the reconfigured ramps on I-90 in Central Massachusetts.
October 12, 2017 – Worcester, MA – IBEW Local 96 is conducting ongoing IBEW/NECA “Code of Excellence” training sessions for all Local 96 members. Local 96 and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Central Mass. Chapter formally instituted the agreement in late April, 2017 and training began in mid-July. The most recent course, held on October 11, was attended by 40 Local 96 members. Craig Duffy, IBEW International Representative, Education & Training Department, conducts all training at the Local 96 union hall in Worcester. The program is focused on a commitment that ensures union electrical workers perform the highest quality … Continue reading IBEW Local 96 Conducts “Code of Excellence” Training