IBEW Local 96 Now at Full Employment IBEW Local 96 is currently at full employment as nearly 400 active electicians and VDV technicians are working on diverse projects throughout Central Massachusetts, including major solar projects in Shrewsbury and Hopkinton, as well as ongoing electrical projects at College of the Holy Cross, UMASS Medical Center, the Eversource 115kV utility project in Hudson, and at WPI’s Foise Innovation Studio and Residence Hall. The union is currently reviewing more than 80 applicants for the incoming Local 96 / JATC apprenticeship class.
IBEW Local 96 Holds Apprenticeship Graduation Banquet May 17 at Holden Campus Center at Holy Cross College On May 17, IBEW Local 96 held its 2018 Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony and Banquet, with 13 Local 96 electricians graduating the five-year Worcester Joint Apprenticeship Training Program (WJATP) progam. Local 96 Business Manager Tom Maloney and special guest speakers Tim Murray, President and CEO of the Worcester Chamber of Commerce and Mike D’Amico, International Representative of IBEW addressed the graduating class. The ceremony was attended by all active apprentices in the NECA/IBEW Worcester Joint Apprenticeship Training Program; management personnel from IBEW Local 96 … Continue reading IBEW Local 96 2018 Apprenticeship Graduation
Shrewsbury, MA – Mass. Electric Construction Company, headquartered in Waltham, MA, has been awarded and is underway with electrical construction of the 3.4MW ground-mount solar farm at the Shrewsbury, Massachusetts landfill for the Town of Shrewsbury. A crew of 35 IBEW Local 96 is providing installations for the large-scale solar project, which is comprised of an RBI ground-mount racking system designed to withstand 100mph wind speed and 55psf snow loading and 11,880 SunTech solar panels. Mass Electric Project Manager Kevin Conlon and Local 96 Foreman Michaels are supervising the project team. Construction began in early April and the project is … Continue reading Mass. Electric Construction, Local 96 Underway with 3.4MW Solar Farm for Town of Shrewsbury
Washington, D.C. – IBEW Local 96 Business Manager Thomas Maloney and Business Agent David Martinelli proudly represented the Worcester electrical union at the annual IBEW Construction and Maintenance Conference in Washington D.C., April 11 – 13, 2018. Maloney and Martinelli met with Massachusetts legislators, discussing issues important to the electrical construction industry in Central Massachusetts.
GC: Harry Grodsky and Company, Inc., Springfield, MA; EE: NKE Engineering; Architect: DiGiorgio Associates, Boston, MA Leominster, MA –IBEW Local 96 signatory contractor Ostrow Electric Company, Inc. is nearing completion of the comprehensive electrical project associated with the new, 2MW cogeneration plant at the UMASS Memorial Leominster Hospital campus.
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.