The IBEW 229 Advantage
As an electrical contractor interested in expanding your business or a developer interested in new construction, one common concern is getting the best value for your investment. As defined in Webster’s, “value” means “the monetary or relative worth of something or the degree of excellence”. That degree of excellence is exactly what you get when using IBEW 229 affiliated electricians.
Our experienced highly trained professionals will deliver your project on time and on budget. IBEW 229 affiliated electricians take pride in their commitment to our industry, to the customer and the affiliated contractors that we work for. We are the best trained most productive electricians in the industry and get the job done right the first time! We are the premier electricians and technicians for York and Adams County Pennsylvania!
Keep in mind that we are a full service organization to the electrical industry! IBEW 229 goes beyond just commercial and industrial electrical construction offering diversity guaranteed to meet your needs. Included within our ranks are a complete Voice, Data, Video Division and a Commercial/Residential Division. Our members are experienced in various specialized skills within our trade such as fire alarm, HVAC control installations, high voltage installations,solar photovoltaics, power quality, alternative energy, industrial automation, infrared imaging, UPS installation and much more! You can be confident that your project will be given the priority and expertise it deserves, from start to finish.
As an end user, you can rest assured that your project expectations will be met when working with IBEW 229 electricians and our affiliated electrical contractors.
So if securing the most cost effective, timely turn around for your project interests you, then start with a trusted and proven resource, IBEW 229 affiliated electricians; your blueprint for success!
Matt Paules, Business Manager IBEW 229 - York, PA
Fireside Residents Get Free Smoke Detectors
Christopher Dornblaser, 505-5436/@YDDornblaser 2:28 p.m. EDT April 24, 2016
Electricians Ron Hilbert, left, of Littlestown, and Jared Grim, of Springettsbury Twp., install smoke detectors for a household on Fireside Rd., Saturday, April 23, 2016. Members of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 229 purchased over 300 smoke detectors, which was free of charge for residents in the Fireside neighborhood. Amanda J. Cain photo (Photo: The York Dispatch )
Kim Conley didn't know her home needed smoke detectors. On Saturday afternoon, volunteers placed six in her Fireside Road home, replacing old ones and installing new ones.
"I definitely didn't know some of them weren't working," she said.
On Saturday at 11 a.m., members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 229, a group of electricians, and York City Fire Department came out to install nearly 300 smoke detectors — free of charge — in homes in York City's Fireside neighborhood. The smoke detectors were donated by the electrical workers union.
Electricians Steve Selby, left, of Dallastown and Tim Griffin, of Red Lion, chat with other volunteers before installing free smoke detectors for residents of the Fireside neighborhood Saturday, April 23, 2016. Amanda J. Cain photo (Photo: The York Dispatch )
Eleven groups of three electricians each canvassed the neighborhood, offering their services to residents.
Tim Griffin of Red Lion was one of the participating electricians.
"We're just trying to help the community and let them know we're here," he said.
The neighborhood was chosen because of a fatal fire that occurred on Tioga Street, in the Fireside neighborhood, in September.
Electrician Jared Grim, of Springettsbury Twp., installs a free smoke detector for a residence on the 700th block of Fireside Rd., Saturday, April 23, 2016. (Photo: The York Dispatch )
Firefighter Ken Swartz was leading a group of three electricians, knocking on every door they passed, offering to help
"Smoke detectors will save more lives than I'll ever save," he said.
While some didn't answer or declined the help, those who accepted seemed grateful.
Sherry Desoto was surprised when several people showed up at her front door offering to install new smoke detectors.
Desoto welcomed the electricians into her home. She said she hadn't realized she needed new smoke detectors.
Betty Bowman knew about the event and allowed the electricians into her home. She saw fliers promoting the event and thought it was a great idea.
"That's nice that you come out and even offer to do it," she told them.
The group led by Swartz covered four blocks within the first hour and installed several new detectors in five homes. The installations only took a few minutes for each home."These are good guys," Swartz said. "They're hard workers."
Leftover detectors will be available from the York City Fire Department for residents to pick up free of charge.
Free smoke detectors were given out for residents of the Fireside neighborhood Saturday, April 23, 2016. Amanda J. Cain (Photo: The York Dispatch )
— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at email@example.com
After years of planning and a long bid process, the construction of the new facility for Johnson Controls is finally picking up steam. Affiliated electrical contractor I.B. Abel, Inc. from York, PA has been awarded the contracts for electrical construction of the Test Lab, Office building and Site Sub-Station. Over a dozen Local 229 members employed by Abel are on site. They have begun site work, temporary service construction and underground work for the office building. The project will grow in manpower numbers and scope as more of the building gets constructed. This project is a Code of Excellence Project between I.B. Abel, Inc. and IBEW Local 229 ensuring a superior product for the customer. IBEW Local 229 is extremely proud to be delivering the electrical construction on this one of a kind project. We will provide updates on job progress in the future.
After years of planning the second power block of the York Energy Center (Calpine) is underway. The York 2 Energy Center is a 760-megawatt, dual-fueled, combined-cycle electric generating facility that will provide enhanced reliability to the regional power market. It is under construction on the same site as Calpine’s York Energy Center in Peach Bottom Township, Pennsylvania. The project is expected to begin commercial operations by the summer of 2017. IBEW 229 Electricians are onsite starting underground construction. The contractor is CB&I (Chicago Bridge & Iron). CB&I is a large multinational engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company. CB&I specializes in projects for oil and gas companies.
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