This is the IBEW Local #34 work update for January 1/2024.


Peoria; Work remains strong throughout local caterpillar facilities with new calls coming in weekly. calls also continue to come in for chemical row in Mapleton with plenty of work in the new future for Alto ingredients in Pekin and Biourga in Peoria.The New Young Minds Project is up and running. This is a remodel of the former Peoria County nursing home, Heddington Oaks, that will serve for adolescents with behavioral and special needs. New construction at the CityLlink is winding down. East Peoria hosted a ground breaking for the New Blue Town project, an upscale living complex near the East Peoria Levee District. Residential   and commercial solar continues to grow and we are seeing larger ground mount solar projects in our near future.                                                      

Galesburg; Work remains steady in the Galesburg area as well. The new VA clinic was awarded to MSI. The new Spoon River College of Nursing building in Macomb will be out for bid soon. WIU high voltage cable replacement was awarded to Oberlander Electric. A new water treatment building will be built in Macomb also, going out to bid early this spring. The Galesburg Public Library is nearly complete. Some ongoing projects include: a Graham Hospital clinic, The Performing Arts Center at WIU, Carl Sandburg College of Health and Science Building, and Porter Electric has solar in multiple locations. 

Quincy; Work outlook in Quincy remains strong. Work continues at the Illinois Veterans Home and will continue throughout most of 2024. Work also continues on the next warehouse expansion at Dot Foods, the Mt. Sterling prison and Rushville Detention center. There are plans for a major renovation and expansion at the Brown County Highschool. Plans are now out for a long awaited Sunset Home long-term care expansion which is scheduled to start in the spring. The Brown County Library was awarded to Laverdiere and looks to be an all union jobsite. The Blessing Hospital patient tower remodel is scheduled to start this fall. Jobs have bid at the Barry grow facility, Quincy University and another Project at Rushville Detention Center. Another busy year is on the horizon for 2024.

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.

Want to work a Nuclear Plant outage?  You can find a list of upcoming outages across the U.S. at RoadTechs.com

Book 1 Members and Travelers who have a password can also log onto the Members Information page to get more detailed work outlook information, bid jobs, re-sign, check their position on the books, and more. 

Re-Signs Due The 10th Thru The 16th Of Every Month. Job Phone Line is available 4:00 PM-7:30 AM next business day: 309-673-3691.

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