Director: Randy Middleton
What's New in Manufacturing:
Manufacturing Company Keeps Jobs
at Home with Union Labor
In a struggling domestic industry, Milbank Manufacturing Co., a U.S.-based producer of electrical and meter sockets, shines as a bright spot.
Indiana GE Plant to Stay Open – For Now
A Bloomington, Ind., General Electric plant that employs 800 IBEW members will remain open later than its original closing date, the company said in a statement Jan. 29.
About The Manufacturing Department:
IBEW manufacturing members, employed by companies of all sizes, produce a wide array of products and electrical and electronic components for many diverse industries; such as communications, healthcare, national defense, aerospace, consumer electronics and computer hardware. Equipment needed for the generation, control and distribution of energy is also produced by IBEW manufacturing members.
The highly diversified list of products manufactured by IBEW members includes electric motors and generators, light fixtures, all types of household appliances, broadcasting and entertainment equipment, telecommunications equipment, and scientific and medical equipment.
The Manufacturing Department of the IBEW was established to help local unions in their efforts to help make sure all workers in local communities have a chance for union representation.