Hour Power has many missions, including showcasing the IBEW’s skilled craftsmen and women. The problem is there are so many good stories, but we can’t get to all of them. Every so often our best effort is not only doing the work, but also securing it.
That’s why we’re introducing a new edition of President’s Messages, the Business Development News Brief. These videos will feature stories about IBEW members who chalk up some big wins because want everyone to know about these projects.

Here are the updates from the first edition of Business Development News Briefs:

In the 4th District, Local 24 recently picked up a floor and décor distribution center. This builds on the momentum they’ve got going from the recently completed work at the Under Armour and Amazon.com distribution centers. They’ll also be ready to roll on an upcoming Home Depot warehouse project. It’s all part of the Tradepoint Atlantic, the huge industrial gateway where land, sea, and rail come together.

In the 6th District, the Code of Excellence is a big reason why Local 697 is working at the BP Whiting Refinery on a $300 million job. Brothers and sisters there are installing a Naphtha Hydrotreater to reduce the amount of sulfur gas the plant produces.

A little later this year, Local 702 will begin 350,000 hours of work as a part of Ranger Power’s solar project.

In the 11th District, Local 347 was sharing the electrical work with some open shops at a large pork processing facility. As the work continued, the IBEW share began to increase.

For 30 years, Proctor and Gamble have used non-union electricians in Cape Gerardo. IBEW Local 1 said, “Just give us a shot.” They finally did, and they were blown away by the work that was completed.

The IBEW is about knocking on doors, setting meetings, building relationships, doing what we say what we’re going to do. Thanks to our local leaders and the Business Development Department who make it their business to increase yours.

To watch more President’s Messages, click here.

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Lonnie Stephenson

IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson has been working with the IBEW Hour Power team since he was elected International President in 2015. President Stephenson creates short videos entitled “President’s Message” to bring important announcements and inspirational messages right to your computer screen.

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