Electrical Connection

Electrical Connection and the St. Louis Cardinals Host High School STEM Education Event at Busch Stadium

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St. Charles area high school students honored earlier this year for achievements in STEM education learned more about how data science is used to improve the fan experience by the St. Louis Cardinals.  The Cardinals partnered with the Electrical Connection to treat the students to a behind the scenes look at how technology is changing and improving baseball

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Electrical Connection Donates Services Farmington Pet Adoption Center

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As the only no-kill pet adoption shelter serving six counties just south of St. Louis, the Farmington Pet Adoption Center receives anywhere from 15 to 20 abandoned and unwanted pets a month.  It finds homes for about 150 dogs and cats a year.  But providing lifesaving care and treatment for unwanted pets from such a

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Electrical Connection Hosts Business Panel Discussion on Skilled Labor Development

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For Dennis Gralike, director of the IBEW/NECA Electrical Industry Training Center, the need to change the mindset of skilled labor development is abundantly clear at many high school career fairs.  “I’ll enter a gymnasium and find colleges set up on one side of the gym and everyone one else directed to set up on the other side,”

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Electrical Connection Supports a Robust Minority Contracting Community

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In 2005, Sabrina Westfall graduated from the IBEW/NECA Electrical Industry Training Center and embarked on a career as an IBEW electrician.  Her skills would help build projects at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center at UMSL, the Washington Avenue revitalization, renovations to the old Woolworth building downtown for Big Brothers Big Sisters and improvements

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Electrical Connection Sponsors STL Football Club’s Fifth Season in St. Louis

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Following up their first-ever post season appearance, Saint Louis Football Club’s (Saint Louis FC) has kicked off its fifth season with the Electrical Connection as a major sponsor again.  Its first game was Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Toyota Stadium at World Wide Technology Soccer Park in Fenton, Mo., netting 2-1 win against the Indy

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Electrical Connection Salutes Students Excelling in STEM Subjects

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A smart infrastructure is taking shape redefining next generation electrical and communications installations and the skilled workforce to engineer and build it.  With that in mind, the Electrical Connection continues to energize STEM education, science, technology, engineering and math.  That ongoing support was on display as the Electrical Connection co-sponsored the annual STEM Celebration Breakfast presented by EDC Business &

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Electrical Connection Supports Rural and Urban “Shop with a Cop” Programs

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Donates a Total of $10,000 to St. Francois County And Ferguson Law Enforcement Holiday Giving Programs  For the 26th year the Electrical Connection is a major supporter of the law enforcement community trust building program “Shop with a Cop.”  The labor-management partnership is contributing $5,000 each to St. Francois County “Shop with a Cop” and

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Electrical Connection Energizes U.S. Probation Officers Holiday Gift Giving Program for Families in the Justice System

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IBEW/NECA Partnership Donates $2,500 to Children’s Holiday Event  A program to help rehabilitate inmates and ex-offenders in the justice system is being energized by the Electrical Connection through its support of a holiday gift giving program.  In the process, the Electrical Connection is also introducing construction careers to ex-offenders in the justice system.  On December 12, 2018,

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Electrical Connection Details Readiness for Rapid Changes In Energy Technology

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Smart infrastructure, including smart roads, and innovations in energy storage and micro grid technology are coming to Missouri, but will the state have the skilled workforce needed to build it?  Jim Curran, executive vice president, Electrical Connection, gave a resounding yes. Curran was among the speakers and moderators at the third conference this year in

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Electrical Connection Joins Salute to IBEW President Emeritus Edwin D. Hill

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The Electrical Connection mourns the loss of inspirational labor leader Edwin D Hill.  Hill passed away on Dec. 1, 2018.  He began his career as construction wireman in 1956 and rose through the ranks to become president of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and was later honored as its president emeritus. “The labor movement has lost one of its greatest

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