NECA-IBEW Electricians contribute to YSU Veterans Center construction

As a nod to its support of those who’ve served in the armed forces, the NECA-IBEW Electricians of Warren and Youngstown presented a check for $2,500 toward the construction of the Veterans Resource Center on the campus of Youngstown State University.

The university is raising $1.25 million toward the construction of the facility, which it says will help military veterans and service members transition to and succeed as university students.

Member electricians and electrical contractors from NECA-IBEW Electricians presented a check for $2,500 to the YSU Office of Veterans Affairs toward the construction of the YSU Veterans Resource Center. Pictured left to right, Maj. Rick Wilson (YSU Veterans Affairs), Jim Burgham (IBEW Local 64), Jack Morse (IBEW Local 573), Jim Geller (Geller Electric), Jeff Barber (VEC Inc.) and Scott Evans (YSU Foundation).

“NECA contractors and the IBEW both share a rich history of employing military veterans,” said Jack Morse, business manager, IBEW Local 573 in Warren. “There’s often a natural fit among the qualities we look for in our members and the values and work ethic commonly found in veterans.”

“Supporting the Veterans Center project at YSU is an opportunity for us to give a little back in appreciation for those who’ve served,” said Jeff Barber, vice president/principal, VEC Inc.

Representatives from among the IBEW and member contractors met with YSU Foundation and Office of Veterans Affairs executives to personally present the check. Representing NECA-IBEW Electricians were Morse, Barber, Jim Burgham (IBEW Local 64 business manager) and Jim Geller (Geller Electric/Zenith Systems).