IBEW Local 96 Members Attend 15-Hour National Electrical Code Update Class

January 31st, 2018

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.

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Susan Coghlin Mailman, President of Coghlin Electrical Contractors, Elected President of Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts

January 10th, 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

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JF White Electrical/IBEW Local 96 Near Completion of Worcester Airport Taxiway Expansion and Cat III Instrument Landing System

December 19th, 2017

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.

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Dagle Electrical, Local 96 Near Completion of MassDOT I-90 Toll Plaza Lighting Project in Central Mass.

December 6th, 2017

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.

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IBEW Local 96 Conducts “Code of Excellence” Training

December 6th, 2017

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

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33 IBEW Local 96 Apprentices Begin Five-Year JATC Electrical Training

December 6th, 2017

September 10, 2017 – Worcester, MA – On September 5th, IBEW Local 96 introduced 33 first year apprentices into the Worcester Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) five-year Electrical Training Program. Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Worcester Vocational Tech. Some sessions are also held at the Local 96 Union Hall at 242 Mill Street in Worcester. This year’s apprenticeship class, the largest in more than a decade, is comprised of a diverse group of Central Massachusetts residents, most of whom are recent graduates of Worcester area vocational schools.

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Ostrow Electric and IBEW Local 96 Complete College of Holy Cross Hart Center Expansion and Renovation

December 6th, 2017

Worcester, MA – Electrical construction of the newly renovated and expanded Hart Center athletic and recreational facilities at the College of the Holy Cross was recently completed by IBEW Local 96 signatory contractor, Ostrow Electric of Worcester, MA. The electrical project scope was comprehensive in the multi-phase project, which included the renovation of the existing 140,000 square foot Hart Center sports facility and the ground-up construction of the adjoining 150,000 square foot new performance center addition.

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Dagle Electrical Construction, IBEW Local 96 nearing completion of Worcester Street Lighting Retrofit Project

October 4th, 2017

September 28, 2017 – Worcester, MA – Dagle Electrical Corp., based in Wilmington, MA, and its field crew of 12 IBEW Local 96 electricians are nearing completion of the citywide Worcester Street Light Retrofit and Traffic Signal project. The project entails the installation of over 13,000 energy-efficient LED streetlights in all roadways of Worcester by Local 96 team. The LED fixtures will be network-integrated with such intelligent control features as dimming, diagnostics, adaptive scheduling, and failure alerts. The clean energy project is expected to be completed months ahead of schedule, in November 2017. The project will result in significant energy … Continue reading Dagle Electrical Construction, IBEW Local 96 nearing completion of Worcester Street Lighting Retrofit Project

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IBEW Local 96 and Central Mass. NECA Introduce Small Works Agreement

September 13th, 2017

July 15, 2017 – Worcester, MA – IBEW Local 96 and the Central Massachusetts Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) have recently introduced a Small Works Agreement that will enhance the union electrical industry in this region to compete more favorably with non-union electrical contractors on facilities that do not exceed 50,000 square feet or four (4) stories in height.

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