This is the IBEW Local #34 work update for April 1st 2024


Peoria, jurisdiction is looking promising again for the summer of 2024. the new BluTowne Project in east Peoria has started in full force. this project is a 200+ multi story apartment complex complete with a pool, parking deck , and retail area. Zeller electric is the electrical contractor on site. Kaiser electric is in process of wiring the new Putt-N-Golf next to bass Pro in East Peoria. once complete the new commercial space will have an outdoor putt-putt course, indoor putting green, bar and restaurant. demo has begun at the old Bergners in Pekin Mall. stores moving in are Marshalls, Maurices, and 5 Below . Becks Gas Station and carwash on War Memorial, wired by Zeller electric is complete and open. Grimm Electric is wiring the new Culvers in Washington and RNS is wiring a new Bloody Mary Bar on the corner of Glen and Sheridan. The Peoria Airport Tower project has went out for bid as long with the new West Peoria City Hall, O'Reilly's Auto on Hale Ave, and a dressing room renovation at the Civic Center. chemical row work remains strong as does work at various Caterpillar facilities and Komatsu. Work will be plentiful this summer.                                                      

Galesburg, continues to have a solid work outlook. Porter Electric has two solar projects in Galesburg. Amp Electric has the Avon School renovation and the Menta Alternative Schools project. Rock River won the Hedding Grade School cafeteria addition. Oberlander Electric will be at Western Illinois University doing high voltage cable replacement. Graham Hospital is building a new clinic and has bought a building on the south side of Galesburg that will remodeled into a doctors office. RNS was awarded work at the Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins location. Work continues on the Performing Arts Center at WIU and Carl Sandburg College of Health and Science Building.

Quincy work outlook remains strong as well. Projects continue at the Illinois Veterans Home, Dot Foods, Blessing Hospital, and ADM in Quincy. We anticipate being busy clear through 2024 and into 2025 as well. The Sunset Home Project is scheduled to start later this summer as is a project at Quincy High School. The new Mt. Sterling library is coming out of the ground and we are waiting to here if one of our contractors was awarded the new United Community Credit Union project. There is talk once again about wind farm in Pike County with an initial 16 turbines and more to come in phase two. There are a couple solar projects scheduled to start and bids are out for renovation of the Quincy City Hall.

SCIT and Residential work remain strong also. 

The out of work list can be signed during business hours, 7:30 am to 4 pm, Monday – Friday. To sign at the Galesburg or Quincy Offices it is recommended to call ahead. Galesburg Rep. Jeremy Shultz can be reached at 309-344-8099. Quincy Rep. Steve Marold can be reached at 217-222-0818.

Fraternally, Terry Smith, Peoria Business Representative

02/15/24 IBEW Local 347, Des Moines, Iowa is looking for 55 Journeymen Wiremen for 5-10's & 8 for days and 8 Journeymen Wiremen for 5-10's & 8 for second shift at Microsoft for Tri-City. They also will be looking for more in the near future.

Where2Bro is a helpful website that can be used to find locals who are needing help to man their work.  Work outlook, pay scale, and benefits can all be found on their website.

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