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Electrical Connection Members Power the PGA Championship in St. Louis

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If you attended or watched the historic 100th PGA Championship in St. Louis, you marveled at the precision golf shots.  Behind the scenes, equally impressive precision by Electrical Connection members powered the event and connected it to a worldwide audience.  Contracted by Aggreko, an international electricity, heating, and cooling provider, NECA contractor Guarantee Electrical Co. teamed with IBEW Local 1 to power every facet of the championship.

“The PGA was a spectacular showcase for St. Louis worldwide,” said Jim Curran, executive vice president, Electrical Connection.  “We are extremely proud of our IBEW/NECA team which for decades has been the region’s ‘go to’ source for reliable and safe electrical and communications infrastructure needed for major events.   The PGA and Bellerive Country Club delivered a great tournament for fans and we were pleased to be part of it.”

The tale of the tape on the sprawling Bellerive Country Club in Town & Country, Mo. and its 7,547-yard course also tells the tale of the enormous challenge of transforming the private club for a worldwide spectacle. The event was almost entirely powered by generators.

Guarantee connected temporary power to the 46,800-square-foot PGA Merchandise Pavilion to power its air conditioning, wireless communications, lighting, video boards and more. The generators also reliably powered the concession stands strategically placed along the golf course.

Equally impressive were the accommodations for the media and the estimated 1,000 journalists covering the event.  The IBEW/NECA team provided temporary power to the massive media center and stationary cameras covering the action on the course.  In addition, the temporary power was used to support media using wireless connections for roaming camera crews and journalists on the course.

Guarantee began work on the project a year ago by connecting temporary power from an Ameren feed to the PGA trailer from which the entire championship was orchestrated. To insure uninterruptable power for this major event, a backup generator was provided to the Bellerive clubhouse.

The PGA project was yet another in a series major St. Louis area events wired by the IBEW/NECA team.  Indeed, Guarantee Electrical traces its name to its “guaranteed performance” wiring of the 1904 World’s Fair.

The Electrical Connection is a partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 and the National Electrical Contractors Associations (NECA).  For more than 100 years, IBEW/NECA has been the “go to” resource for safe and reliable electrical and communications construction, maintenance, repair and replacement services across Missouri, the nation and the world.  For more information, visit www.electricalconnection.org.

Electrical Connection & Saint Louis FC Continue Fundraiser for “Shop with a Cop”

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The Electrical Connection and Saint Louis FC partnership to raise funds for two holiday season “Shop with a Cop” programs will continue for the rest of the year.  A series of thunderstorms suspended the July 14, 2018 game to benefit the law enforcement trust building programs in Ferguson and St. Francois County.  That didn’t dampen the celebration of the programs or the fundraising.  See the St. Louis Post-Dispatch story on the game and the celebration.  The suspended game will resume on Oct. 10, 2018.

Before the bad weather moved in, pre-game ceremonies featured a “Shop with a Cop” video and introduced law enforcement officials from Ferguson and St. Francois County along with the Electrical Connection leadership which has supported “Shop with a Cop” for more 25 years. Fans received a limited edition 2018 holiday ornament commemorating the event for a donation.  Nearly $400 was raised during the weather dampened game.  The Electrical Connection is a labor-management partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 and the St. Louis Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).

The special edition ornament is available on the Saint Louis FC Fan Shop website at www.shop.saintlouisfc.com and will also be offered at the rescheduled Oct. 10, 2018 game and an August 4, 2018 game saluting unions.  In addition, fans will be educated about both charitable programs at the Saint Louis FC Fan Shop.

‘Shop with a Cop’ raises money so law enforcement can take children December holiday shopping for gifts they would not otherwise receive.  St. Francois County celebrated the 25th anniversary of its “Shop with a Cop” program last year.  It is one of the largest in the country, serving more than 500 children. Electrical Connection members have supported that program since its inception.  In 2016, the Electrical Connection helped re-energize the Ferguson “Shop with a Cop” program by initiating the Saint Louis FC “Christmas in July” fundraiser.  The Electrical Connection partnered with Saint Louis FC to initiate Saint Louis FC “Christmas in July” fundraiser in 2016.  The Electrical Connection has donated nearly $75,000 over the years to support both since 1993.

Members of the Electrical Connection provide safe and reliable electrical construction, maintenance, repair and replacement services across Missouri, the nation and the world.  For more information visit www.electricalconnection.org.

Electrical Connection & Saint Louis FC Host Fundraiser for Shop with a Cop

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Ferguson and St. Francois County “Shop with a Cop” Programs to Benefit

Fundraising for two holiday season “Shop with a Cop” programs will get a big boost at the July 14, 2018 Saint Louis FC soccer game in Fenton, Mo.  The Electrical Connection is again partnering with Saint Louis FC to host a Christmas in July fundraiser at the game for “Shop with a Cop” programs in Ferguson, Mo. and St. Francois County.    The Electrical Connection is a labor-management partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 and the St. Louis Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).

Shop with a Cop raises money so law enforcement can take under privileged children December holiday shopping for gifts they would not otherwise receive.  St. Francois County celebrated the 25th anniversary of its “Shop with a Cop” program last year.  It is one of the largest in the country, serving more than 500 children. Electrical Connection members have supported that program since its inception.  In 2016, the Electrical Connection helped re-energize the Ferguson “Shop with a Cop” program by initiating the Saint Louis FC “Christmas in July” fundraiser.  The Electrical Connection has donated nearly $75,000 over the years to support both programs.

The Electrical Connection and Saint Louis FC will celebrate both programs at the July 14, 2018 Saturday night soccer game against the Tulsa Roughnecks FC at Toyota Stadium in Fenton, Mo.  Pre-game ceremonies will spotlight both “Shop with a Cop” programs and fans will receive a limited edition 2018 holiday ornament commemorating the event for a donation.   Representatives from the Ferguson and St. Francois County programs will be in attendance.

Members of the Electrical Connection provide safe and reliable electrical construction, maintenance, repair and replacement services across Missouri, the nation and the world.  For more information visit www.electricalconnection.org.

Five Electrical Connection Member Projects Named Finalists in AGC Keystone Awards

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MO Botanical Garden Museum

The total number of Electrical Connection member projects saluted over the last 21 years by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Missouri now exceeds 100 with word that five were selected as finalists for this year’s AGC Keystone Awards. Since 1997, the prestigious construction awards program has honored projects for safety, proficiency in overcoming challenges and the quality of delivery, including maintaining budget and schedule.

This year, three projects from Guarantee Electrical Co. and one each from PayneCrest Electric Inc. and Kaiser Electric were selected as finalists for the awards.  All are members of the Electrical Connection, a partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 and the St. Louis Chapter of the National Electrical Contractor Association (NECA).

Guarantee is being honored for its work on the Peter Sachs Museum for the Missouri Botanical Garden, the BJC Campus Renewal Project Phase I for BJC HealthCare, and Museum of the Westward Expansion at the Arch (pictured above) for the U.S. Department of Interior.

PayneCrest’s earned a finalist selection for its work on the Ranken Jordan Inpatient Addition in Maryland Heights while Kaiser is saluted for its work on its emergency generator project at St. Mary’s Hospital for SSM Health.

Winners of the 2018 AGC Keystone Awards will be announced and celebrated at the AGC’s Construction Awards Gala scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Ameristar Casino Resort Spa in St. Charles.  For more information, visit www.agcmo.org.

Electrical Connection Reminds Boat Dock Owners to Check Electrical Safety

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Headed to the lake house or condo to prepare it for a summer of fun?  Don’t forget to check the electrical safety of boat docks.  That’s the advice of the Electrical Connection, a partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 and the St. Louis Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).    

“Boat docks are exposed daily to wakes, high winds, bad weather and fluctuating lake levels,” noted Jim Curran, executive vice president, Electrical Connection.  “That can impact electrical systems powering docks creating potential electrical shock hazards on the dock and in the water.  So it’s important to add a boat dock electrical safety check to the list of things to get the lake home ready for a summer of fun.”  Curran adds that neighboring docks should be checked as well.

This year, Missouri State Senator Jake Hummel introduced revised legislation (SB 622) to improve boat dock safety in the state. In other parts of the country, communities are upgrading safety equipment to protect marinas including the Geneva State Park Marina near Cleveland (see:http://www.starbeacon.com/news/local_news/marina-installs-new-safety-equipment/article_eb7c0975-f4f3-53b0-b535-8650e9c75b9c.html).

In the meantime, the Electrical Connection, which is the single largest source of licensed electrical contractors and skilled electricians in the state of Missouri, recommends boat dock owners consider the following:

  • A Ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) should be on all dock receptacles.  A GFCI measures the current in a circuit. An imbalance of that current, such as a discharge into the water, will trip the GFCI cutting off power.
  • The GFCI should be tested at least once a month or per the manufacturer’s specifications.  The GFCI should be located somewhere along the ramp to the dock so it can be easily found and tested by local fire departments as needed.
  • All metal parts on the dock like ladders, boat lifts, sinks and the frame of dock should have “bonding jumpers” on them to connect all metal parts to a ground rod on the shore.  That will ensure any part of the metal dock that becomes energized because of electrical malfunction will trip the GFCI or the circuit breaker.
  • Make sure the switch to disconnect power is at the dock entrance and easily found for first responders.  You don’t want to attempt any kind of rescue from a charged dock.
  • Never use an extension cord on a dock.
  • Neighboring docks can also present a shock hazard.  Ensure your neighbor’s dockside electrical system complies with the National Electrical Code and has been inspected.
  • All electrical installations should be performed by a licensed electrical contractor.
  • Because docks are exposed to the elements, their electrical systems should be inspected at least once a year.

The Electrical Connection, now celebrating its 25th anniversary, provides safe and reliable electrical construction, maintenance, repair and replacement services across Missouri, the nation and the world.  It has the largest data base of skilled, safe and licensed electrical contractors serving Missouri.  For more information, visit www.electricalconnection.org.

Electrical Connection Member Contractors Show Strength in Ranking of St. Louis’ Largest Electrical Contractors

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Electrical contractor members of the Electrical Connection partnership have again made a robust showing in an annual ranking of the largest electrical contractors by the St. Louis Business Journal.  Eighteen of the 22 electrical contractors ranked are members of the St. Louis Chapter of the National Electrical Contractor Association (NECA).  NECA partners with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 to form the Electrical Connection labor-management partnership.  The rankings are by gross billings in 2017 and can be found at this link: https://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/subscriber-only/2018/04/06/st-louis-largest-electrical-contractors.html

Among the St. Louis NECA electrical contractors on the April 5, 2018 listing and their revenues are:

  • Sachs Electric — $243 million
  • F. Electric Inc. — $212 million
  • Guarantee Electrical Co. — $152.65 million
  • PayneCrest Electric Inc. — $109 million
  • Kaiser Electric — $48.22 million
  • Aschinger Electric Co. — $44.36 million
  • TSI Global Cos., LLC — $43 million
  • Kaemmerlen Electric — $38 million
  • Bell Electrical Contractors Inc. — $30 million
  • Schaeffer Electric Co. Inc.– $24.4 million
  • Kay Bee Electric– $23 million
  • K&F Electric Inc., a Zak Co. — $20.8 million
  • Pyramid Electrical Contractors– $19.23 million
  • TD4 Electrical and Communications LLC– $18.5 million
  • RJP Electric LLC — $18.38 million
  • Schneider Electric of St. Louis LLC– $15.89 million
  • M.R. Bathe Electric – $10.76 million
  • J. Bathe Electric — $6.5 million

NECA members in the rankings include minority contractors.  The industries served by the NECA contactors on the list span residential and commercial, including healthcare, power, industrial, retail, multifamily, renewable energy, institutional, R&D, data centers, schools and more.

St. Louis NECA contractors employ the electricians and communication technicians IBEW.  The IBEW/NECA Electrical Connection partnership provides safe and reliable electrical construction, maintenance, repair and replacement services across Missouri, the nation and the world.  For more information, visit www.electricalconnection.org.

Electrical Connection Sponsors Saint Louis FC’s Fourth Season in St. Louis

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Saint Louis Football Club’s (Saint Louis FC) fourth season kicks off on March 31, 2018 with the Electrical Connection as a major sponsor again.  The revamped team will take the field at Toyota Stadium at World Wide Technology Soccer Park in Fenton, Mo. to play the Colorado Springs Switchbacks.  Saint Louis FC will be wearing their familiar jerseys emblazoned with the Electrical Connection logo.  The Electrical Connection will also be offering a free jersey giveaway for all home games at its web site: www.electricalconnection.org.   The Electrical Connection is a partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 and the St. Louis Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).

 

On March 8, 2018, Saint Louis FC introduced the 2018 team, its new head coach, Anthony Pulis, and its updated jerseys.   “There is a tremendous energy generated by Saint Louis FC fans,” said Jim Curran, executive vice president, Electrical Connection. “Our partnership with the team builds on that excitement and helps us better engage our customers and connect the region to IBEW/NECA community building initiatives.”   

 

For the third year in a row, Curran said the Electrical Connection will leverage the Saint Louis FC Partnership to raise money for the St. Francois County and Ferguson “Shop with a Cop” programs.  The Electrical Connection will sponsor a July 14, 2018 “Christmas in July” game to raise money for the law enforcement trust building charities.

The Electrical Connection will be spotlighted not only on the jerseys but also field banners, scoreboard promotions and other signage at Toyota Stadium.  In addition, the Electrical Connection is supporting the team with advertising on KPLR-TV broadcasts of the Saint Louis FC games.

 

 “We appreciate all that the Electrical Connection does to support the team and connect Saint Louis FC with IBEW/NECA initiatives that build and sustain healthy community,” said Jim Kavanaugh, CEO, Saint Louis FC.   

 

Saint Louis FC is playing 34 games this year, including 17 home games at Toyota Stadium in World Wide Technology Soccer Park. The park features a Biergarten, Corner Flag Hospitality Patios, a Fan Zone, space for tailgate parties, a Craft Beer Corner, and great food options. For game tickets, visit www.saintlouisfc.com

 

Saint Louis FC plays in 30-team United Soccer League (USL).

Electrical Connection members provide safe and reliable electrical construction, maintenance, repair and replacement services across Missouri, the nation and the world.  For more information visit www.electricalconnection.org

 

Electrical Connection Charts Career Pathways In Salute to Students Excelling in STEM Subjects

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22 St. Charles High School Students Honored forAchievements in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

The Electrical Connection expanded its support of the best and brightest high school students in St. Charles County by charting pathways to career opportunities in the electrical industry.   As it has done in previous years, the Electrical Connection co-sponsored the STEM Celebration Breakfast presented by EDC Business & Community Partners in St. Charles County.  The ninth annual salute recognized 22 students who excel in the subjects of science, technology, engineering and math.  This year, it also included a panel discussion on career development that featured Dennis Gralike, director of the award-winning IBEW/NECA Electrical Industry Training Center.

The training center at 2300 Hampton Ave. is operated by the labor-management partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 and the St. Louis Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).  IBEW and NECA also form the Electrical Connection.

Gralike detailed the training center’s robust curriculum that builds on the foundation of science, technology, engineering and math.  He also noted training center’s accreditations that allow apprentices and journey workers to earn college credits.

For more than 75 years, the training center has produced more highly skilled and safe electricians and communication technicians than any other education program in Missouri.  It features a five-year, 10,000 hour education program that is industry funded at no taxpayer expense.  Its apprentices are instructed free of charge and have opportunities to earn a living while they learn the electrical trade.

“There’s no better example of the importance of STEM education than the growing complexities of commercial, industrial and residential electrical and communications construction,” said Jim Curran, executive vice president, Electrical Connection.  “The STEM achievers we salute today have the potential to design, engineer and orchestrate the installation the electrical and communications infrastructure to meet our future technology needs.  These students will shape our next generation data centers, advanced manufacturing facilities, hospitals, renewable energy, smart buildings and more.”  Curran Wencouraged the students to build their careers in St. Louis.

Curran also announced that through the Electrical Connection’s partnership with the St. Louis Cardinals, the students and school officials will be treated to a special behind the scenes look at how STEM education is applied to running the storied baseball franchise.  On April 24, 2018, they will be invited to Busch Stadium to hear from team officials in several departments about how they apply STEM subjects.

The learning session will be concluded by a luncheon co-sponsored by the Electrical Connection.      The St. Charles County high school students honored at this year’s STEM breakfast include:

  • Hannah Ballard, Lutheran High;
  • Samuel Baumann, St. Charles West;
  • Adam Colter, Lewis & Clark
  • Claire Frank, Francis Howell
  • Emily Harrelson, Fort Zumwalt South
  • Andrew Janes, Fort Zumwalt North
  • Jacob Krussel, Duchesne High
  • Robert Merritt, St. Charles High
  • Hayden Mills, Wentzville Timberland High
  • Jade Nguyen, Fort Zumwalt East
  • Andrew Oliver, Christian High
  • Cooper Redington, Francis Howell Central
  • David Reineke, Orchard Farm
  • Keyton Rovka, Wentzville Holt High
  • Alexandra Sabala, St. Dominic
  • Jiyu Son, Fort Zumwalt West
  • Seth Tate, Wentzville Liberty Academy
  • Caitlind Walker, Francis Howell North

Students honored in the Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) Program include Levi Virden, St. Charles High; Grant Argent, Francis Howell; Savannah Rackovan, Wentzville High; and Brandon Siebert, Orchard Farm High.

The STEM breakfast is one of several educational initiatives support by the Electrical Connection.  Others include partnerships with the FIRST Robotics, the Saint Louis Science CenterMissouri Energy Initiative (MEI), the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and more.

The STEM Celebration Breakfast and panel discussion was held Thursday March 22, 2018 at the Old Hickory Golf Club in St. Peters, Mo.

Electrical Connection members provide safe and reliable electrical construction, maintenance, repair and replacement services across Missouri, the nation and the world.  For more information visit www.electricalconnection.org.

Electrical Connection Earns Inclusion Award

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The St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers (SLCCC) has presented the Electrical Connection with an Inclusion Award for its efforts to strengthen diversity in the St. Louis construction industry.  The Electrical Connection is a partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 and the St. Louis Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).

In earning the SLCCC’s Organizational Excellence for Inclusion Award, the Electrical Connection was saluted for taking a holistic approach to investment in training and creatively expanding outreach to minority communities.  Today more than 25 percent of apprentices accepted in the IBEW/NECA Electrical Industry Training Center are minorities.  IBEW/NECA invest $3 million annually in training, developing highly complex electrical and communication technology skills. The training center has a graduation rate of more than 90 percent.  Its career-building education is free of charge, at no taxpayer expense, and allows apprentices to earn a living with benefits as they develop the skills and safety needed for next generation electrical and communications installations.

Ten years ago, the Great Recession devastated the ranks of the region’s skilled construction workforce.  Many dropped out of the industry or moved away. IBEW/NECA fortified its investment in training from 8,000 hours to 10,000 hours in 2011.  It also tasked its Electrical Connection partnership to develop new strategies to energize minority outreach through its business relationships and partnerships.

Among those in the minority community who have benefited from the outreach is 47-year-old Trisa Newburn whose massage therapy business was shut down by the Great Recession.  Now in her final year of apprenticeship at the training center, Newburn is on the threshold becoming an IBEW electrician.  “This career would be great for lots of people nowadays especially when you can get out of college and still not have a job.  I can get out of school and have many jobs to go to, with good money,” noted Newburn in a Feb. 22, 2018 Fox 2 story on the recovery and resiliency of the St. Louis construction industry.

One of the biggest IBEW/NECA investments was made in fall 2017, when it committed $500,000 to a STEM education partnership with the Saint Louis Science Center that fortifies an eight-year-long commitment helping schools improve science, technology, engineering and math education.  The investment helps the Science Center reach more schools serving minority communities.

“The Science Center’s mission is to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning,” said Bert Vescolani, president and CEO, Saint Louis Science Center.  “The Electrical Connection is a great partner in advancing that mission while broadening outreach to minority communities, where we work together to cultivate greater opportunities for minorities in the electrical trades.”

Other investments and outreach has included:

  • Effective STEM partnerships that unite programs like the Saint Louis Science Center and FIRSTRobotics with the unique skills of the electrical industry that are in high demand to serve science and technology.  STEM subjects are connected to electrical careers in compelling ways as more than 10,000 students have been engaged in school districts with a significant minority student body.
  • Connecting its education programs with key business/education organizations such as the National Society of Black Engineers, St. Louis Gateway Chapter; American Association of Blacks in Energy, St. Louis Chapter; Project Lead the Way(Jennings School District) and more.
  • Creating a career development education partnership with St. Louis Community Collegein 2017 that allows apprentices and journey workers to earn associate degrees.
  • Participation in more than 20 career fairs annually at high schools throughout the area and furthering outreach through its membership in Missouri School Board Associationand the Missouri Association of School Administrators.
  • Publicizing details of compelling transitions to electrical careers by minorities
  • Fully supporting the Building Union Diversity (BUD)program, a series of nine-week pre-apprenticeship training programs that ready minority construction career aspirants for apprenticeship training.
  • Creatively broadening outreach through trust-building programs aimed at younger children through its $10,000 support of the Ferguson “Shop with a Cop”program 2016 and 2017.  The charity helped familiarize young children with the electrical industry
  • Continuing support of the Regional Union Construction Centerand its mission of creating a sustainable minority contracting community.

The St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers represents the buyers of construction services in the St. Louis region.  Learn more at www.slccc.net.

Members of the Electrical Connection provide safe and reliable electrical construction, maintenance, repair and replacement services across Missouri, the nation and the world.  For more information visit www.electricalconnection.org.

Image above, L to R: Carol Daniel, KMOX; Mike Newton, IBEW Local 1; Ramon Tumblin-Rucker, BJC HealthCare and SLCCC Diversity Committee chair; Frank Jacobs, IBEW Local 1; and St. Louis NECA representative Ken Naumann, Kaiser Electric.

Electrical Connection Earns Corporate Citizenship Award from the St. Louis Regional Chamber

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The St. Louis Regional Chamber has honored the Electrical Connection with an Arcus Award. The electrical industry labor-management partnership was presented the Ameren Corporate Citizenship Award at a March 1, 2018 gala event at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel downtown.  The celebration drew more than 600 leaders from the business and civic community. The Electrical Connection is a partnership of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 and the St. Louis Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).

The Electrical Connection was saluted for a number of initiatives to improve the communities that its contractors and electricians serve.  In fall 2017, the Electrical Connection committed to investing $500,000 in a STEM education partnership with the Saint Louis Science Center to advance science, technology, engineering and math education in schools.  The Electrical Connection had previously sponsored the high-tech lighting of the James S. McDonnell Planetarium.  It has also been major supporter of FIRST Robotics and the St. Charles Economic Development Center’s salute to STEM achievers and has engaged more than 10,000 students in how STEM subjects connect to electrical careers.

The Electrical Connection’s enduring civic support also includes:

  • A 14-year commitment to Rebuilding Together St. Louis, donating labor and more than $825,000 in materials to improve more than 485 homes for low-income, disabled and elderly St. Louisans.
  • Since 2004, donating $1.5 million in services to Habitat for Humanityto safely wire nearly 300 new homes.
  • Helping National Night Outneighborhood safety by donating more than $450,000 in materials/services to install security lighting in more than 850 homes.
  • Donating new scoreboards, including installation, for several schools.
  • Being an important resource on the electrical industry, including energy and technology trends, though board service to the Hawthorne Foundation, Missouri Energy Initiative, Missouri Partnership and others.
  • An ongoing sponsor of the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues & Saint Louis FC.
  • Reenergizing Ferguson, Mo.’s “Shop with a Cop” program while continuing its 23-year support of the St. Francois County “Shop with a Cop” donating more than $59,000.

And for more than 75 years, the IBEW/NECA Electrical Industry Training Center has consistently delivered the best value in workforce development.  Training is free of charge and at no taxpayer expense and structured to meet Missouri’s next generation electrical needs, including electric vehicles, cybersecurity, smart building technology, robotics, advanced manufacturing, digital communications and more.  Diversity is fully integrated into its programs.  More than 25% of apprentices accepted to the program have been minorities.  The partnership also invests in the Regional Union Construction Center’s mission to create a more sustainable minority contracting community.

The Electrical Connection was among five organizations named finalists for the Ameren Corporate Citizenship Award.  Others included Bunzl Distribution, Maritz, Millapore Sigma and Redberri Corporation & Redberri Earth Foundation.  The Arcus Awards honor companies, organizations, or institutions who make St. Louis a more inclusive and attractive place to live, work, and invest for all people. Learn more at www.stlregionalchamber.com.

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