IBEW, NECA open new Merrillville office

            MERRILLVILLE – The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 697 and the National Electrical Contractors Association on April 8 opened their new training and administration center at 7200 Mississippi St.

            The 42,000-square-foot building will house the IBEW 697 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Center, the local union and referral office, the IBEW/NECA health and benefit office and the local’s federal credit union.

            Special guest at the grand opening was U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville. Also speaking at the opening was Ray Kasmark, business manager of Local 697 and Wally Hook, executive manager of NECA’s Northern Indiana chapter.

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