After completing a pole change-out, a three-man IBEW crew working for Intren out of Sutter Creek was headed back to the yard when they noticed flames coming from a nearby intersection. As they got closer, they could see a car on fire on the side of the road. Flames were coming from underneath the hood… [Read More]
Congrats to nine-year IBEW 1245 member Michael Webber-Smith, who is the winner of the IBEW 1245 quarterly photo contest! His unique image depicts a PAR outside line crew out of Moss Landing, working on an A-tag 115kv three-pole change out in Corralitos, CA. Brother Webber-Smith and his eye-catching photo were recognized and admired at the… [Read More]
Work outlook continues to be strong in both Northern California as well as Nevada, with no shortage of work just of manpower. All types of work, including distribution, transmission, fire hardening, system inspections, tags work and surge arrestors are being performed throughout the jurisdiction. The restoration work from the recent destructive fires is also keeping… [Read More]
After nine years on staff and 49 years as an IBEW member, IBEW 1245 Business Rep Richard Ingle is retiring from the union this winter. Below, Brother Ingle reflects on his career in his own words. My first job out of high school was at the oil field near Houston, Texas. I was earning about… [Read More]
When an IBEW outside construction crew from Summit Line was tasked with replacing the deadend insulators on the Alfred Zampa (Carquinez) bridge, they took advantage of the opportunity to fly the IBEW 1245 flag, as well as the American flag, over the westbound span of the bridge that connects Solano and Contra Costa counties. The… [Read More]
Celebrate the grand opening of the new Cal-Nev JATC facility in Woodland at our Open House on December 10! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cal-Nev JATC is currently looking to fill two full-time positions at the new Woodland facility outside of Sacramento. Click on the links below to view the full job descriptions. Assistant Director Instructor
The CalNev JATC will be offering an OSHA 10 ET&D class on Nov. 5 and 6 at the new Woodland facility. Click here to learn more and sign up.
Seventeen-year IBEW 1245 member Ben Contreras has joined the union staff as a Business Rep. He will be working with outside construction members in the central/southern area, taking over for longtime Business Rep Richard Ingle, who will be retiring. Brother Contreras begin his union career in vegetation management in in the early 2000s. He eventually… [Read More]
We regret to announce the passing of 45-year IBEW 1245 member Matthew (Barney) Whaley. He was 68 years old. Whaley was an outside construction journeyman lineman who was employed by Pinnacle at the time of his passing. He had been out on disability awaiting knee surgery when he fell ill, according to his family. His… [Read More]