TRAVEL TIPS

WHAT’S OUT THERE?

 

LU-8 TOLEDO, OH

WORK IS BOOMING & CALLS INTO BOOK 2!!! 60% TO 70% OF CALLS FOR JEEP PLANT FILLED WITH MORE COMING IN IN APRIL & MAY. PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO GO 12 WEEKS WORKING 7-10'S PLUS WITH OTHER SCATTERED OVERTIME & HIRE OVER 400 WIREMEN! GM CURRENTLY WORKING 40 HRS & A FEW CALLS STARTING TO COME IN. BOTH GM & JEEP HAVE NEW ADDITIONS IN WAREHOUSE & VEHICLE LINE. PROMEDICA HOSPITAL PARKING GARGE ONGOING WITH BUILDING EXPECTED TO START HIRING SOON. GO TO LOCAL'S WEBSITE FOR INFO & QUESTIONS. GOOD BOOK TO SIGN!

 

LU-14 EAU CLAIRE, WI

WORK HAS SLOWED DOWN A LITTLE, BUT STILL GETTING INTO BOOK 2. EXPECTED TO PICK UP AGAIN IN A FEW WEEKS. GOOD WORK OUTLOOK FOR THE SPRING & INTO THE SUMMER MONTHS. PROJECTS INCLUDE HOSPITAL WORK, SEVERAL PRODUCTION FACILITIES & WORK AT SAND MINES. HOSPITAL IN EAU CLAIRE EXPECTED TO HIRE 40-60 WIREMEN, MOST JOBS WORKING 40 HRS BUT THAT IS EXPECTED TO CHANGE AS DEMAND FOR JW'S INCREASE. STATE LICENSE REQUIRED ON SOME PROJECTS BUT A TEMP LICENSE IS AVAILABLE. GOOD BOOK TO SIGN!

 

LU - 16 EVANSVILLE, IN

CALLS SLOWED SOME, BUT EXPECTED TO PICK UP SOON. TOYOTA STAMPING PLANT HAS AN EXPANSION AS WELL AS WORK AT THEIR WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT. PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BE LARGE & HIRE QUITE A FEW WIREMEN. IP&L (PETERSBURG POWER PLANT) HAS A LARGE MECHANICAL ELECTRICAL PROJECT SCHEDULED FROM APRIL 8TH - JULY 1ST. NEW TOWER AT GATEWAY HOSPITAL SHOULD START LATE APRIL/MAY AND EXPECTED TO HIRE 100-110 WIREMEN. THESE PROJECTS WILL NOT REQUIRE A CITY LICENSE. OTHER UPCOMING WORK INCLUDES IU MEDICAL CENTER, CASINO JOB & NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. THESE WILL REQUIRE CITY LICENSE. GOOD BOOK TO SIGN!

 

LU-58 DETROIT, MI

LOCAL HAS PICKED UP & A LOT OF CALLS STARTING TO COME IN. MOST CALLS ARE 40 HRS BUT THERE IS SOME OVERTIME ON CERTAIN PROJECTS. FORD HAS NEW PRESS JOB AT AK STEEL AT F-150 PLANT ONGOING AS WELL AS RETOOL  AT BOTH FORD PLANTS, GM TECH CENTER & FORD WORLD HQ HAS A BILLION DOLLAR RENOVATION. LOCAL IS EXPECTING TO BE DEEP INTO BOOK 2 BY MID-MAY. NEW TOWER AT CHILDRENS HOSPITAL STARTING TO WIND DOWN. WORK AT REFINERY SLOW BUT LARGE TURNAROUND SCHEDULED FOR 2018. STADIUM PROJECT ONGOING & IS A FAST TRACK JOB WORKING 2 SHIFTS & CURRENTLY WORKING 6-8'S. FOUR HIGH RISES COMING OUT OF THE GROUND AS WELL & SHOULD BE MANNING UP THIS SPRING & NEW BRIDGE COMING NEXT FALL. CONTRACTORS WAVING STATE LICENSE & OSHA 30 IS A PLUS! GOOD BOOK TO SIGN.

 

LU-131 KALAMAZOO, MI

MOST CALLS GETTING INTO BOOK 2! WORK THROUGHOUT THE AREA INCLUDES NEW CASINO, WORK AT PFIZER, LARGE INDUSTRIAL BABY FOOD PLANT, & SUBSTATION WORK. CASINO IS MOSTLY MANNED UP, BUT IS EXPECTED TO PUT MORE CALLS IN SOON. NUKE OUTAGE UNDERWAY & A FEW REPLACEMENT CALLS MAY COME IN. STATE LICENSE USUALLY REQUIRED ON PROJECTS. WORK OUTLOOK IS VERY GOOD.

 

LU - 153 South Bend, IN

LOCAL HAS STANDING CALLS WORKING OVERTIME!!! EXPANSION FOR NOTRE DAME NEEDS ANOTHER 10 JW'S FOR 4 WEEKS WORKING OVERTIME & HAS A MID 2018 COMPLETION DATE. CALLS COMING IN FOR NEW CASINO & JOB IS WORKING 6-10'S . $500 MILLION DOLLAR POWERHOUSE IN NEW CARLISLE CURRENTLY WORKING 2 SHIFTS 5-9'S & AN 8. PHASE 2 EXPECTED TO START IN OCT. PHASE ONE HAS A JUNE 2018 & PHASE 2 JUNE 2019 COMPLETION DATE. GOOD BOOK TO SIGN.

 

LU - 212 Cincinnati, OH

WORK IS PICKING UP FOR LOCALS & CALLS STARTING TO GET INTO BOOK 2. FORD HAS LARGE UPGRADE PROJECT STARTING TO HIRE THAT CONSISTS OF BUS DUCT, CABLE TRAY, LIGHTING & SUBSTATION WORK AT TRANSMISSION PLANT. OTHER WORK INCLUDES MUSIC HALL & TRAIN STATION REMODEL AND NEW BUILDING AT NORTH KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY. UC BEARCAT BASKETBALL STADIUM SCHEDULED TO START IN MARCH 2017. GOOD BOOK TO SIGN.

 

LU-305 FORT WAYNE, IN

LOCAL HAS OPEN CALLS!!! STEEL MILL HIRING FOR PRE-OUTAGE WORK. LOKKING TO HIRE ANOTHER 35-40 WIREMEN. SHUTDOWN STARTS MAY 1ST & IS SCHEDULED TO LAST 3 TO 4 WEEKS 2 SHIFTS W/OVETIME. GM CALLS COMING IN AS WELL & WORKING OVERTIME. GM HAS 1.2 BILLION DOLLAR EXPANSION PROJECT & PARKVIEW HOSPITAL JOB IS ONGOING AS WELL AS AN ADDITIONAL REMODEL ON ANOTHER HOSPITAL. GOOD BOOK TO SIGN!

 

LU-347 DES MOINES, IA   

CURRENT PHASE OF MICROSOFT PROJECT WINDING DOWN & MORE LAYOFFS EXPECTED. FACEBOOK DATA CENTER BUILDING 3 & 4 ALMOST DONE, BUT BUILDING 5 & 6 STARTING IN SPRING/SUMMER. EXPECTED TO HIRE 150-200 WIREMEN! A LOT OF LOCAL WORK WITH VARIOUS CONTACTORS INTOWN MOSTLY WORKING 40 HRS, BUT 95% OF THESE CALLS ARE INSIDE WORK. HYDRO ELECTRIC DAM PROJECT SCHEDULED TO START LATE APRIL/MAY. WORK OUTLOOK GOOD FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS! STATE LICENSE REQUIRED ON MOST PROJECTS, HOWEVER A B LICENSE OR UNCLASSIFIED CAN BE OBTAINED THROUGH THE CITY. 

 

LU-369 LOUISVILLE, KY

OMNI HIGH RISE PROJECT ONGOING & UP TO 9-10 STORIES CURRENTLY. A.E.S./CONTI IS THE CONTRACTOR & PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO LAST ANOTHER YEAR OR SO. NEW PAINT BUILDING AT CORVETTE PLANT IN BOWLING GREEN ONGOING AS WELL & SHOULD LAST UNTIL APRIL 2017. MAIN CONTRACTORS ARE HUNT, CONTI WITH BROADWAY & DELTA AS SUB'S. CONTI CALLS WORKING 4-10'S, BUT BROADWAY & DELTA WORKING 5-10'S.  A LOT OF LOCAL WORK IN LEXINGTON AREA WITH WORK AT UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY CAMPUS. CONVENTION CENTER REMODEL SHOULD START UP SPRING 2017 & 4 MONTH SHUTDOWN OF GM PLANT SCHEDULED FOR AUG 2017. LOCAL IS A BID SYSTEM. GOOD BOOK TO SIGN.

 LU-481 Indianapolis, IN

WORK IS GOOD. CALLS STILL COMING IN FOR EAGLE VALLEY POWERHOUSE, BOTH DAY & NIGHT SHIFT. 20 HIRED THIS WEEK & MORE CALLS EXPECTED NEXT WEEK. LOCAL HAS 60 DAY SHORT CALLS & 3 DING SYSTEM IN PLACE. GOOD BOOK TO SIGN!

 

LU-648 HAMILTON, OH

WORK IS GOOD & OPEN CALLS WITH OVERTIME INTO BOOK 2!!! APPLE DATA CENTER WORKING 6-10'S! NEXT PHASE MOSTLY WENT NON-UNION, BUT SEVERAL CONTRACTORS STILL CURRENTLY ONSITE & SHOULD STILL NEED UP TO 150 WIREMEN. NEXT PHASE OF SUN DEVILS STADIUM PUSHED BACK UNTIL NEXT YEAR. INTEL PROJECT SLATED FOR MID 2017 & SHOULD TAKE A COUPLE HUNDRED WIREMEN. WORK EXPECTED CONTINUE THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS! GOOD BOOK TO SIGN!

 

 You can also visit www.IBEW.ORG construction job board or http://where2bro.com/hot_spots

As of April 24, 2017

See available jobs or pay dues Click here

 

home   /   697 Info   /   About Us   /   Members Only   /   Our Contractors   /   Referral   /   Shop or NOT   /   Events   /   Training
IBEW 697, 7200 Mississippi St. Suite 200, Merrillville, Indiana 46410 (219) 945-0697 info@ibew697.org