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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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IBEW Local 96 Accepts 33 Apprentices into JATC Electrical Training Program

September 13th, 2017

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

September 13th, 2017

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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Upcoming Events

OCTOBER 2018

  • Sunday, October 21, Noon – 2nd Annual Chili Cookoff & Patriots Game – at Local 96 Union Hall
  • Tuesday, October 23, 5pm – IBEW Local 96 Executive Board Meeting – at Local 96 Union Hall
  • Thursday, October 25, 10am – Local 96 Retiree Group – at Local 96 Union Hall
  • Wednesday, October 31, 5pm – Local 96 Motorcycle Club – at Local 96 Union Hall

NOVEMBER 2018

  • Saturday, November 3, 8am - 2pm– WJATF Program – Asbestos Awareness and NFPA 70E – at Local 96 Union Hall
  • Monday, November 5, 6pm – IBEW Local 96 Union Member Meeting – at Local 96 Union Hall
  • Saturday, November 17, 8am - 2pm – WJATF Program – Confined Space Awareness – at Local 96 Union Hall
  • Tuesday, November 27, 5pm – IBEW Local 96 Executive Board Meeting – at Local 96 Union Hall
  • Thursday, November 29, 11am – Local 96 Retiree Group – at Local 96 Union Hall

DECEMBER 2018

  • Saturday, December 1, 1pm – IBEW Local 96 Children’s Christmas Party – at Local 96 Union Hall
  • Monday, December, 3, 6pm – IBEW Local 96 Union Member Meeting & Service Pin Award Night – at Local 96 Union Hall
  • Saturday & Sunday December 8 & 9, 8am - 4pm – WJATF NEC 2017 Code Update

           

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Local Union 96 | 508-753-8635 | Fax: 508-754-8944 | 242 Mill Street, Worcester, MA 01602