The members of IBEW 193 are proud to be a part of the Springfield
community. Through the last several years, we’ve been involved
in a multitude of community projects to improve the quality of
life for everyone in the Springfield area.
In every community, there is always a need to recycle and donate
computers to the people who need
them. And the members of the IBEW 193 take this very seriously.
In the Fall of 2007, 193 held its 2nd Annual Poker Run to raise
money for Computer Banc. And on October 30, 2007, Local 193 was
excited to be able to present a check to Computer Banc for $3,200.00.
The rest of the year, members of Local 193 tirelessly contribute
their time and efforts to set-up computer drop-off locations and
provide the man-hours to make it all work flawlessly.
The members of IBEW 193 have wired over a dozen Habitat for Humanity
houses in the last several years. Volunteers have spent hundreds
of hours wiring these homes, from the initial rough-in phase to
the final trim-out. This is a wonderful community service project
and 193 will continue with their efforts.
Springfield Chamber of Commerce Q5 Partnership
Recently, the Chamber of Commerce unveiled its new initiative, The
Quantum Growth Partnership (Q5). This is an ambitious five-year,
$4.3 million strategic plan for the economic growth in the greater
Springfield metro area and will provide thousands of good paying
jobs. And to make it work, organizations needed to get on board.
IBEW 193 has made a significant donation to support the efforts
of the Q5 Partnership. Dave Burns sits on the Q5 board and provides
guidance and input on behalf of 193.
When Southeast High School in Springfield needed a new lighting
system for their football field, the members of IBEW 193 came through.
Volunteer electricians spent countless hours setting up the equipment
and wiring the lights. When it came time to turn them on for the
first game, everything lit up perfectly the first time.