Peoria • Galesburg • Quincy
Business Manager - Paul Flynn

Work Outlook

This is the IBEW Local 34 work update for the week ending July 11th, 2020

The work Outlook for 2020 looks to be better than expected from the Pandemic slowdown. Due to the schools being closed for the rest of the spring semester, large amounts of school work started early and will continue through the summer. Bradley University's 80 million Engineering / Buisness Convergence Center is still finishing up with a smaller addition to that building, currently underway. There are plans for another large addition at the Buehler Home on Sheridan road in Peoria which uses all union construction for their projects. They are preparing the site in July for the next phase. Pekin Insurance has been working on a very large expansion and remodle which is currently taking shape with interior finish. Hospital work in Downtown Peoria will be steady with a couple projects already started. OSF Hospital has started on interior remodle of the old Chase bank building. The 90 + million dollar project has been awarded to Foster Jacob and has started. 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 the Cub Food location, to make room for their 237 million cancer/surgery outpatient building. Some site demolition has started for that location. Construction has started on a Residence Inn hotel in East Peoria next to Kohl's which has been awarded to Rock River Electric and Rabers Meat Company has started construction on their 7 million dollar rebuild on Farmington Road after their 2018 fire. Precast walls are up and they are waiting on trusses. The Peoria downtown wharehouse district has a 25 million dollar remodle coming to the Builders Wharehouse building with a parking deck in the alley behind the site. River City Construction is the General Contractor and has the drawings. In peoria we currently have 121 on Book 1 and 45 on Book 2. Galesburg jurisdiction will have many school projects this year at King Elementary, Lombard, and Steele, and Galesburg High School.  There is talk about a possible wind farm in late 2020. Work in our Quincy jurisdiction is busy with multiple projects. They have Blessing Hospital work, Quincy Medical Group, Veteran Home work, and the Barry Il. grow facility is putting on a addition. The new veteran home is currently being bid and updates are coming soon. 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.

Job Phone Line is available 4:30pm-7am next business day: 309-673-3691 


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