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.
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.
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.