SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

Industrial Info Resources

August 08, 2013 06:15 ET

NECA/IBEW Team Helps Preserve a Piece of 'Living History' Aboard USS Midway, a Feature of 'Industry Today' on

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwired - Aug 8, 2013) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The USS Midway, which now makes its home in San Diego Bay, played an important role in U.S. history. The aircraft carrier was commissioned soon after World War II, helping to protect the United States for 47 years, through the Korean and Vietnam wars, as well as Operation Desert Storm.

In 2003, the Midway was transformed into an extremely popular museum, tourist attraction and event venue. After nearly a decade of being host to thousands, the electrical demands of this new mission became too much for her original wiring and equipment.

So when the USS Midway owners and operators proceeded with updating the ship's electrical system, which included additional ship-to-shore power for a new theater and HVAC system, they turned to NECA member Southern Contracting Corporation, based out of San Marcos, California, and IBEW Local 569.

In this edition of ElectricTV, learn how the NECA-IBEW team honored the USS Midway by providing future generations a one-of-a-kind experience aboard this piece of "living history."

The National Electrical Contractors Association, or NECA, has provided more than a century of service to the $130 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities across the United States. NECA's national and 119 local chapters advance the industry through advocacy, education, research, and standards development.

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, or IBEW, represents approximately 725,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because it is among the largest and has members in so many skilled occupations.

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