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 electricians.
Our experienced highly trained professionals will deliver your project on time and on budget. IBEW 229 electricians take pride in their commitment to our industry, to the customer and the associated electrical contractors that we work for. We are the best trained most productive electricians in the industry and will get the job done right the first time! We are the premier electricians 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 membership of over 320 skilled proffesionals are a complete Voice, Data, Video Division and a Commercial/Residential Construction Division. Our members are experienced in various specialized skills within our trade such as fire alarm, HVAC control installation, medium voltage installations,solar, 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 associated 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 electricians; your blueprint for success!
Matt Paules, Business Manager IBEW 229 - York, PA
The state-of-the-art Johnson Controls engineering and test facility in southern York County, Pa. is on course to become a flagship project for IBEW Local 229 and our affiliated electrical contractor I.B. Abel Inc. The project includes a three-story, 107,000-square-foot engineering office and a 250,000-square-foot test facility where Johnson Controls will test its air handlers and chillers.
Construction of a 115,000-volt to 13,800-volt substation was started in August 2015 and completed in March 2016. Work commenced on the engineering office and test facility in September 2015 with completion slated for November 2017.
Among the unique electrical requirements at the facility is the need to accommodate five voltage schemes from both North America and Europe. Most projects require two from North America. I.B. Abel responded by installing 28 adjustable secondary transformers with tap arrangements that can be adjusted to fit various scenarios based on Johnson Controls’ needs.
The sheer volume of materials used on the project demonstrates its magnitude. Electricians employed by I.B. Abel will have installed 1.6 million feet of wire (approx. 208 miles), 170,000 feet of conduit, 25,000 wire terminations, 12,000 feet of cable tray, and 700 pieces of switchgear and electrical equipment upon completion.
IBEW 229 is proud to apart of this state of the art project in York County. With the site set to employ over 400 people upon completion, we hope to continue to service this facility for years to come.
IBEW Local 229 and York Division NECA Chapter (National Electrical Contractors Assoc.) are proud to announce the donation of 25 brand new 2017 National Electrical Code Books to the York County School of Technology's Electrical Occupations Program! The trades programs at York Tech are vital to the industry because they prep young people to be great entry level employees and also provide the industry with a steady flow of young people that are interested in the hard work and rewards from being employed in the construction trades. Over 35 York Tech graduates are members of IBEW 229 and employed with NECA electrical contractors in the greater York area. We are proud to have so many graduates making a successful career at IBEW 229 and look forward to supporting the school and its students for years to come.
Pictured Left to Right- IBEW Local 229 Business Representative and 2001 York Tech Graduate Stephen Selby, IBEW Local 229 Business Manager Matthew Paules, York Tech Electrical Occupations Instructor Travis Brown and York Electricians JATC Training Director Timothy Griffin.
For nearly 1 year, IBEW 229 members employed by Wellington Energy (Pittsburg, PA) have been working throughout the York and Adams County area installing new "Smart Meters" for all of Met-Ed's customers. Crews of trained meter-techs are responsible for the change outs and crews of IBEW 229 electricians are responsible for any required repair work. This step toward a more modernized electric system will enable automated meter readings and enhance Met -Ed's ability to respond to outages faster and more efficiently. Plus, once the meters are fully operational, customers will have access to more detailed energy information that will help them better understand their electricity usage. IBEW 229 is proud to be part of this infrastructure improvement project.
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After nearly 1 year, the $13.5 million expansion and renovation of the Ruhl Student Center at Penn State York Campus is wrapping up. IBEW electricians and technicians working for affiliated electrical contractor GR Sponaugle Inc. completed the electrical and communications contract of the project. The student center provides space for off season athletic team practice areas, fitness room, multi-activity courts and athletic spaces. On top of the renovation to the existing 28,000 sq ft building an additional 14,000 sq ft was added as well. The project came in on time and on budget with the help of the IBEW electricians working for GR Sponaugle Inc.
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 Fall of 2017. IBEW Electricians are onsite installing the major portions of the electrical infastructure. 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.