District 5 Report — March 2021

Good Day Brothers and Sisters,

As summer approaches, we are continuing work at several locations in the Antelope Valley including the Battery Storage project in West Lancaster with CSI Electric. Taft Electric, Antoine Electric, ESSCO Electric along with other contractors is working off and on at Antelope Valley College. We have CSI Electric, Morrow-Meadows and Taft Electric working at the Defense Plants and we are continuing work at the Palmdale School District with various projects.

Rosendin Electric has been hiring for the Solar project ANX 3a and 3b. Ferreira Construction recently was awarded a 25 MW solar job at Lockheed which should start in early May hiring 80-100 members. Pacific Industrial Electric is working the new Antelope Valley Hospital CT Scan and Pharmacy. Several contractors continue working the Kaiser medical clinics in Lancaster and Palmdale.

On the horizon are the Green Hydrogen Plant in Lancaster, more solar projects, High Speed Rail, Battery Storage facilities and Electric Vehicle Charging Stations. We are currently striving for Community Workforce Agreements in the Defense Plants, Plant 42 and other entities in the area. Thanks to Business Development and our relationships with our elected officials we have secured several Community Workforce Agreements which include our most recent with the Air Quality Management District in all of Antelope Valley including Waste Management.

Please do not forget to renew your State License Certification. You can schedule a class through the ETI. Congratulations to our recent graduates from the apprenticeship program. One journey ends and another begins. Now starts your next chapter in the IBEW.

I would also like to thank our Stewards Summer Trout, Adalberto Gonzales, Peter Sisson, Andy Rosete and Brian Little for doing a great job. Thank you to all our officers and members for all their help and participation.

Stay Safe and God Bless.

Mitch Klein


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