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    Updated On: Apr 15, 2021

    Updated April 12, 2021

    *LU-58 DETROIT, MI*

    WORK IS PICKING UP IN THE AREA & CALLS ARE ALL INTO BOOK 2!!! THE 2 MAJOR FCA PROJECTS, MACK ENGINE & WARREN TRUCK ARE WINDING DOWN & JOB IS DOWN TO 150 WIRMEN BETWEEN THE BOTH OF THEM. MANY ONGOING PROJECTS & OTHERS STARTING UP. CURRENTLY JOBS INCLUDE GM FACTORY ZERO AT HAMTRAMCK, ROUGE ELECTRICAL VEHICLE CENTER, MCLAREN HOSPITAL, AMAZON PROJECTS IN BOTH PONTIAC & HURON TOWNSHIP, BROWN TOWN BATTERY, WAYNE COUNTY JAIL, THE GM PROVING GROUNDS & THE BLUE WATER ENERGY CENTER IN EAST CHINA. MORE HIRING IS EXPECTED AT HAMTRAMCK, WAYNE COUNTY JAIL AND BLUE WATER ENERGY CENTER. OTHER PROJECTS STARTING TO RAMP UP INCLUDE DEARBORN ENGINE, MULTIPLE JOBS AT GM TECH CENTER IN WARREN, FORD R&E IN DEARBORN AND FORD AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE IN CORKTOWN. HERE IS ALSO THE LIST OF JOBS STARTING SOON: THE GORDIE HOWE INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE, WORK AT MICHIGAN SUGAR, JEFFERSON NORTH ASSEMBLY PLANT, A COUPLE OF 5 STORY HOSPITALS, AMAZON FULFILLMENT CENTER & OLD STATE FAIR GROUNDS. HUDSON DOWNTOWN TOWER ALSO SCHEDULED TO START THIS YEAR. LOCAL IS GOING TO NEED A LOT OF HELP. CALL HALL FOR DETAILS OR REFER TO THE WEBSITE.  https://www.ibewlocal58.org/BooksList/ ALL OF THE CALLS ARE FOR LIMITED ENERGY(VDV, SOUND & COMMUNICATION) AND FOR JOURNEYMAN INSIDE WIREMEN.

     

    *LU-131 KALAMAZOO, MI*

    LOCAL HAS OPEN CALLS!!! WORK IS VERY GOOD ON THE AREA & EXPECTING TO HAVE A BUSIER THAN USUAL SUMMER. VAN ERT HAS HAD OPEN CALLS FOR NEW PAPER MACHINE PROJECT GOING IN KALAMAZOO WORKING 5-10'S BUT MOVING TO 5-10'S & AN 8 RUNNING 2 SHIFTS. MJ ELECTRIC CURRENTLY WORKING 6-10'S ON 2 DIFFERENT SHIFTS. BOTH CONTRACTORS HAVE DIFFERNT SCOPES OF WORK WITH VAN ERT WORKING ON NEW MACHINE INSTALL AND MJ HAS FEEDER TIE-INS INSIDE THE EXISTING PLANT. VAN ERT ALSO EXPECTED TO PUT IN A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF CALLS OVER THE NEXT MONTH OR TWO. THESE CALLS WILL REQUIRE A MICHIGAN STATE LICENSE. THE STATE OFFERS TEST NOW THRU A 3RD PARTY RELATIVELY FREQUENTLY & HAVE REMOVED THE 90 DAY TEMPORARY LICENSE DUE TO THE OFFERING OF TESTING 6 DAYS A WEEK. INFORMATION ON THIS PROCESS CAN BE FOUND HERE:   https://www.ibew131.com/state_of_michigan_licensing/   MICHIGAN DOES NOT RECIPROCATE WITH ANY OTHER STATE.

    *LU-153 SOUTH BEND, IN*

    WORK HAS PICK UP & LOCAL HAS HAD OPEN CALLS. KIEWIT HIRING 2ND SHIFT FOR POWERHOUSE IN NILES. MI. CONTRACTOR ESTIMATES HIRING ANOTHER 40 MORE WIREMEN OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL WEEKS & JOB IS CURRENTLY WORKING 4-10'S & 2-8'S. THERE HAVE ALSO BEEN CALLS FOR BOTH DAY & NIGHT FOR DC COOK NUCLEAR POWERPLANT OUTAGE. THE 26 DAY OUTAGE STARTS MARCH 14TH. THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME SAYS THEY HAVE APPROXIMATELY $600 MILLION IN CONSTRUCTION TO START AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. THERE HAVE ALSO BEEN CALLS FROM LOCAL CONTRACTORS. CALL HALL FOR DETAILS. 

    LU-176 JOLIET, IL (3-12)

      LOCAL IS STEADY AS CALLS HAVE CONTINUED TO GET INTO BOOK 2 REGULARLY, BUT ON AVERAGE TAKING 6-8 WEEKS TO GET OUT. FIRST CALLS FOR 3 RIVER POWERHOUSE IN MORRIS HAVE COME IN FOR THE UNDERGROUND WORK AND LOCAL IS EXPECTING THAT TO CONTINUE. KIEWITT IS THE CONTRACTOR ONSITE ALONG WITH JACKSON GENERATION IN ELWOOD. JOB HAS BEEN GOING FOR OVER A YEAR & HAS ABOUT 130 WIREMEN ONSITE BETWEEN DAYS & AFTERNOON SHIFTS. MORE CALLS ARE EXPECTED FOR THAT PROJECT AS WELL. MEAD ELECTRIC HAS A SPRING TURNAROUND AT EXXON MOBIL REFINERY. EXPECTED TO START HIRING IN FEBUARY FOR PRE-TURNAROUND WORK WITH THE ACTUAL TURNAROUND SCHEDULED FOR APRIL. THER IS ALSO WAREHOUSE WORK CONTINUING ALONG WITH CONVEYOR WORK IN SOME OF THOSE FACILITIES. KELSO BURNETT HAS CONVEYOR WORK AT HARBOR FREIGHT & AMAZON WAREHOUSES WITH HIRING EXPECTED TO COME IN FEBUARY. KELSO BURNETT ANTICIPATING NEEDING AROUND 100 WIREMEN FOR THE 3 CONVEYOR PROJECTS DEPENDING ON HOW THE JOBS PROCEED. THERE IS SMALLER COMMERICAL & INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS THAT HAVE ALSO CONTINUED TO COME IN WITH BOOK 2 WORKING FAIRLY STEADY IN THE AREA. LOCAL IS STILL OPEN SO YOU MUST SIGN IN PERSON INITIALLY & RESIGN BY FAX FROM YOUR HOME LOCAL OR ON LOCALS WEBSITE. REQUIRES CURRENT DUES RECEIPT, MOST RECENT SEVERENCE OR CURRENT TRAVEL LETTER FROM HOME LOCAL. 

    *LU-212 CINCINNATI, OH*

    THE NUCOR STEEL MELT SHOP IN GALLATIN COUNTY, KY WAS AWARDED TO GLENWOOD ELECTRIC. LOCAL EXPECTED TO HIRE QUITE A FEW FOR THE $500 MILLION DOLLAR EXPENSION. PROJECT. FC CINCINNATI MAJOR LEAGUE SOCER STADIUM IS WINDING DOWN & CLOSE TO COMPLETION. THERE ARE ALSO MORE WORK AT DELTA SERVICES AT THE AMAZON SITE AT CVG AIRPORT. PROJECT WORKING 5-10'S. NEW BED TOWER AT CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, STEADY WORK AT 3 POWERHOUSES IN THE JURISDICTION & MANY OTHER LARGE SCALE, LIGHT-HEAVY COMMERICAL PROJECTS WITHIN THE 13 COUNTIES. GOOD BOOK TO SIGN.

     

    *LU-725 TERRE HAUTE, IN*

    LOCAL IS BUSY! STEADY CALLS COMING IN FOR NEW HOSPITAL IN BLOOMINGTON, IN AS WELL AS OTHER PROJECTS AROUND BLOOMINGTON.  ONE OF THEM BEING CATALENT PHARMA PROJECT WHICH IS SUPPOSED TO BE PACKAGING THE COVID -19 VACINE WHEN APPROVED. MOST CALLS GOING TO THESE 2 PROJECTS. ALL THE BIG WORK AT MARATHON REFINERY HAS BEEN SCALED BACK AND/OR POSTPONED DUE TO ECONOMY/COVID. LOCAL DOES, HOWEVER, HAVE AN OPTIMISTIC WORK OUTLOOKFOR THE REST OF THE YEAR. GOOD BOOK TO SIGN IF IN THE AREA.

    LU-855 MUNCIE, IN*

    LOCALS WORK PICTURE IS GOOD. THE RIVER START SOLAR PROJECT WITH AMES CONSTRUCTION IS IN FULL SWING & HIRING. PROJECT IS WORKING 510'S & WILL NEED MORE WIREMAN AS WELL AS APPRENTICES & CONSTRUCTION ELECTRICIANS.  A LOT OF 40 HR/WEEK WORK IN THE AREA WITH MAJORITY OF IT AT BALL STATE UNIVERSITY IN MUNCIE. PROJECT IS A NEW 5 STORY BUILDING THAT IS EXPECTED TO LAST UNTIL JUNE 2021. THESE PROJECTS INCLUDE THE SCIENCE BUILDING & A NEW DORM. THERE ARE ALSO OTHER CONTRACTORS & LOCATIONS IN DELAWARE COUNTY & HENRY COUNTY. CUMMINS ELECTRIC MAY ALSO HAVE A FEW CALLS IN RICHMOND & WAYNE COUNTY, WITH THIS BEING MOSTLY INDUSTRIAL WORK. CALL THE JOBLINE EVERY NIGHT & CALL HALL FOR MORE INFORMATION.   



     



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