Peoria • Galesburg • Quincy
Business Manager - Paul Flynn

Work Outlook

This is the IBEW Local 34 work update for the week ending April 27, 2019.

Industrial, Commercial work has been slow due to the winter months in the Peoria and Galesburg area but is starting to pick up. Job calls are starting to come in. Bradley University's 80 million Engineering / Buisness Convergence Center is still moving forward with work through this spring. Most of the steel has been set and the floors are being poured. Outside walls are being dryed in so rough in can be done. The first phase of this project is expected to last through this summer. Rock River Electric, signatory to IBEW 145 is still logging man hours at the remodled 4 Points in downtown peoria. There is another large addition going up at the Buehler Home on Sheridan road in Peoria which uses all union construction for their projects. District 150 plans to have some more HVAC work done on their schools this summer which proved to use a lot of electricians for medium voltage and temperature control work last year.  The Ronald Mcdonald house, located in downtown Peoria, 10 million dollar project has started with steel currently being set. Pekin Insurance has started on a large expansion and remodle which is currently moving dirt and pouring footings and walls. Hospital work in Downtown Peoria will be steady with projects coming up this spring. OSF Hospital has started on interior demolition and remodle of the old Chase bank building. The 90 million dollar project is in the design stages and sub contractors could be starting this spring. OSF also has bought the old CUB FOOD location just north of the hospital on Knoxville Ave and has plans to move the Allied Agency tenants out of the Glen Oak Ave location to make room for their Cancer/ surgery outpatient building. OSF also has started a remodle in the basement of the Heartcare Midwest building on North Knoxville to house the INI sleep center with a August 31st deadline.  In Peoria we currently have 107 on Book 1 and 13 on Book 2. Galesburg jurisdiction has been steady with school work at District 205 and Knox College.  St. Mary's OSF Hospital, will continue to have projects which is finishing an addition that started last year. Cardinal Point wind farm close to Macomb will be starting this spring also.  Work in our Quincy jurisdiction is busy with a few projects maning up this month. They have hospital work, Veteran Home work, and school lighting retrofit work. Williams Brothers Construction Co. was awarded the new Adams County Jail in the Quincy jurisdiction recently and Schneider Electric has started putting calls in for manpower. ADM also has a project starting in Quincy and will need help filling calls possibly off of book 2. Information will be posted as we receive it on a timely basis.

Local 34 Peoria office is open from 7AM till 4:30 PM. The phone number for the Peoria Office is (309) 673-3691.The out of work list can be signed at any time within those hours.  The address for the Peoria office is 400 N. E. Jefferson located in the AFL-CIO Labor Temple on the 4th floor, suite 409.The out of work list can be signed in our Galesburg Office from 7AM to 4:30 PM. The address for the Galesburg office is 1640 A North Henderson Street.  Call ahead to Organizer Jeremy Schultz at 309-344-8099 to make sure someone will be there. The out of work list can be signed in our Quincy office at 1900 Harrison Street located in the lower level between the hours of 7AM and 4:30 PM. Just contact Quincy Business rep Steve Marold at 217-222-0818 to make sure he will be there also.

Fraternally, Dave Lowder, Peoria Business Representative 

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Re-Signs Due The 10th Thru The 16th Of Every Month.

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