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

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. The project scope includes installation of new inpavement lighting systems (Taxiway Edge and Centerline lighting fixtures), Airfield Guidance Signs and electrical infrastructure upgrades, the communication ductbank and fiber optic backbone system, electrical vaults, and the Airfield Lighting Control and Monitoring System. The project … Continue reading JF White Electrical/IBEW Local 96 Near Completion of Worcester Airport Taxiway Expansion and Cat III Instrument Landing System

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

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. The project includes 20 new LED poles installed in the Park & Ride facility at Exit 11 in Millbury. The phased project first entailed deenergizing … Continue reading Dagle Electrical, Local 96 Near Completion of MassDOT I-90 Toll Plaza Lighting Project in Central Mass.

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IBEW Local 96 Conducts “Code of Excellence” Training

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

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

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

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

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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IBEW Local 96 Accepts 33 Apprentices into JATC Electrical Training Program

August 1, 2017 – IBEW Local 96 is pleased to announce that 33 applicants have been accepted into the Worcester Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) five-year Electrical Training Program. Classes will begin in September at Worcester Vocational Tech and at the IBEW Local 96 Union Hall at 242 Mill Street in Worcester. The incoming apprenticeship class 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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Mass. Electric Construction, IBEW Local 96 complete 8.1MW Worcester Landfill Solar Project

August 12, 2017 – Worcester, MA – In April, IBEW Local 96 signatory contractor Mass. Electric Construction Company completed electrical installations for the 8.1MW solar farm atop the City of Worcester’s capped 25-acre former landfill. The project, among Massachusetts largest municipality-owned solar arrays, is comprised of 28,600 solar panels mounted on 1,430 solar racks. Mass. Electric’s crew of sixty-five (65) Local 96 journeymen electricians provided installations in the fast-track seven month project. Project Manager Mike Sanders and Project Superintendent Mark Delisle headed the project team. Borrego Solar Systems, Inc. of Lowell, MA was the project’s solar developer.

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