In the Community
As integral members of the communities they work hard to build, IBEW professionals are also committed to the strengthening of neighborhoods in which they work and live. IBEW representatives actively volunteer and participate in local programs and events that support Minnesota schools, veterans, vulnerable residents and families (through their work with Habitat for Humanity) and provide ongoing scholarships and sponsorships of tomorrow's workforce of electricians.
IBEW-certified electricians contribute thousands of hours annually in volunteer opportunities within our communities. Commitment to community has been a cornerstone of IBEW membership for more than 100 years helping organizations such as:
- All Veterans Memorial
- American Cancer Society
- American Legion
- Camp Friendship
- Chisago County Veterans Memorial
- Concordia Academy
- Feed Our Starving Children
- Great River School
- Habitat for Humanity
- Home for our Troops
- IRAQ Veterans Residence
- ISD 916 Student House
- Math and Science Academy
- Minneapolis YWCA Power Girls Conference
- Minnesota AIDS Walk
- Minnesota Flood Relief
- Minnesota Military Appreciation Fund
- Minnesota State Fair Labor Pavilion
- Muscular Dystrophy Association
- New Orleans Hurricane Relief
- Second Harvest Heartland
- Shrine Circus
- Special Olympics Minnesota
- St. Paul Parks Conservancy Foundation
- St. Paul Urban League Scholarship
- Union Gospel Mission
- Union Workers Care Fund
- United Way
- University of Minnesota Solar Decathlon Competition Team
- Veterans Wall at Shieldsville
St. Paul, MN, January 31, 2011
Holiday Lights Event at Lake Phalen Generates Family Fun and Needed Charity Funds.
IBEW's Holiday Lights in the Park event today announced it was donating $35,000 to four local charities, Second Harvest Heartland, Union Gospel Mission, St. Paul Parks Conservancy, and UnderConstruction. Over 40 nights, more than 53,000 visitors enjoyed the lighted holiday displays at St. Paul's Phalen Park with net proceeds from gate fees generating the glow of charitable donations. read more »
Meet Dave St. Peter and the Minnesota Twins... "It was important to the Twin's organization to use IBEW contractors and electricians when building Target Field," says Dave St. Peter, President of the Minnesota Twins. "We needed to ensure the highest level of training and skill in order to successfully install the state-of-the art electrical systems located within our ballpark. The IBEW's attention to detail, professional execution of their work and the pride in their trade hit a home run with the Minnesota Twins. read more »
On Sunday October 3, Twin Cities Habitat will kick-off the 2010 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project with opening ceremonies in the Mall of America Rotunda. Then, on October 4, World Habitat Day, hundreds of volunteers from around the Twin Cities will begin working on 26 construction, rehab and repair projects that will highlight the importance of affordable housing to stable, thriving communities. read more »
Thanks to all the people who participated in the 1st Annual Road Rally for Special Olympics held on June 26th and sponsored by the IBEW. Over 30 people attended and raised nearly $1000 for the Flames Special Olympics Team. Steven Eull, a member of the Flames team, road all 168 miles of the rally. The IBEW is proud to sponsor this team and support MN Special Olympics and hopes to make the Road Rally a new tradition. Look for us in 2011!!
Visit the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) at the Minnesota State Fair August 22 - September 2, 2013Submitted by vickis on August 25, 2010 - 11:00pm
Enjoy the power of the sun at the IBEW state fair kiosk. Look for the solar panel display at the AFL-CIO building at the intersection of Dan Patch and Cooper at the great Minnesota get-together. Stop by to learn more about solar technology made right here in Minnesota. Take a minute to review our solar presentation at the IBEW kiosk and learn how to make the power of the sun and the IBEW's Power of Professionalism work for you.
The solar panel is UNION MADE in MINNESOTA and powers the computer monitor, computer, speakers and LED lights at the IBEW Kiosk. The system has battery back-up and can be tied into the power grid to spin your meter backwards, having the utility pay you for the electricity you generate. The inverter was donated by Outback Power http://www.outbackpower.com
Silicon Energy Manufactures "Union Made in Minnesota" solar photovoltaic modules which collect and convert the suns energy into electricity you can use in your home, business and remote locations. Silicon Energy of Mountain Iron Minnesota. http://www.silicon-energy.com/
Solar Works in Minnesota!! IBEW Works for You!!!!
- A typical Minnesota home consumes around 700 kilowatt-hours of electricity each month.
- A system for the average house would require 26 - 200 watt panels covering a 400 sq foot area.
- With rebates and decreasing costs, a system can be purchased and installed for as little as $8,000.
- With power production at $840 annually, an average system could pay for itself in as little as 9 years.
- MN generates solar energy year-round and has better solar resources than most people think - equivalent to Jacksonville, FL.
- The MN State Energy Office recommends installation by a trained, licensed electrical professional.
To learn more about available solar rebates and incentive programs visit www.dsireusa.org
Let the IBEW be your comprehensive resource for planning and installing solar power systems for any type of project. read more »
Saturday, February 20, 2010, Rockville, MN - What motivates highly skilled, well trained electricians to jump into a frozen lake in late February? For Team IBEW, it was the opportunity to raise money for and in support of Special Olympics Minnesota. Four brave souls from Team IBEW raised over $500 and took the plunge with 300 other St. Cloud area residents raising over $50,000 to benefit Special Olympics Minnesota. Through the enthusiastic participation of Team IBEW and their fellow plungers, a difference was made in the lives of 6,500 Minnesota athletes with intellectual disabilities. read more »