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Aschinger Electric Receives WBE Certification

The St. Louis Airport Authority (SLAA) is pleased to notify you that your firm meets the requirements for certification as a(n) Women Business Enterprise (WBE), in accordance with the policies of the MBE/WBE Program.  Work done by your firm will count toward applicable MBE/WBE participation goals only if your firm performs a commercially useful function, is responsible for a distinct element of the work of a contract, and carries out its responsibilities by actually performing, managing and supervising the work.
br/>The effective date of your certification November 27, 2018.  Your firm has been added to our Online Directory of MBE/WBE Certified Businesses with the assigned NAICS Code and NAICS Code Description noted below. You may view your firm’s official current certification profile in the online directory in the Business Diversity Development http://www.flystl.com/bdd.

NAICS 221114: SOLAR ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION NAICS 237130: POWER AND COMMUNICATION LINE AND RELATED STRUCTURES CONSTRUCTION NAICS 237130: SOLAR POWER STRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION NAICS 238210: ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS AND OTHER WIRING INSTALLATION CONTRACTORS NAICS 541330: ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING SERVICES NAICS 541330: ENGINEERING SERVICES

ENR Names Aschinger in it’s ‘Top 600’ National Specialty Contractors

The national construction industry trade publication, Engineering News Record (ENR),has ranked four St. Louis National Electrical Contractor Association (NECA)contractor members among it “Top 600 Specialty Contractors”. The ranking can be found in the Oct. 22, 2018 cover story, “The Top-600 Specialty Contractors”  In its annual listing of the top specialty contractors nationally, ENR ranked Aschinger 436th,  up from 459 in 2017.The ENR cover story article accompanying the ranking noted a robust construction market.   “As a group, the Top 600 generated revenue of $124.04 billion in 2017, up 10% over the $112.72 billion in 2016, and a 23.5% hike from $100.43 billion the year before. Top 600 revenue now has risen for seven straight years.”
“For St. Louis NECA contractors, service comes first as part of a disciplined approach to growth,” said Doug Martin, executive vice president, St. Louis NECA. “Some have strengthened their practice through merger and financial partnerships while others are broadening services and strengthening proficiencies through additions to engineering and project management staff.”  
This year, Aschinger merged with St. Louis NECA contractor Briner Electric Co.  Both companies are more 100 years old and will operate under the Aschinger name.
“Our joint annual training investment of $3 million with our NECA partners ensures our contractors always have the most skilled and safe workforce for all projects,”  said Frank Jacobs, business manager International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1. “That includes continuing education and an education partnership with St. Louis Community College to offer college degrees.”
This dedication to keeping pace with the growing complexities of electrical and communication installations has made the IBEW/NECA Electrical Connection partnership an important resource for economic and workforce development in Missouri.  The Electrical Connection serves on the Missouri Governor’s Workforce Development Task Force, the “Talent for Tomorrow” program and the “Best in the Midwest” economic development strategic planning initiative.
“Our NECA contractors and the skilled IBEW workforce they employ are a great asset to Missouri’s future business development because all that is changing with technology,” noted Jim Curran, executive vice president, Electrical Connection. “We are on the forefront of smart technology and infrastructure that is creating greater value in the built environment.  That includes building automation, smart manufacturing, smart roads, smart cities and other advanced electrical and communications infrastructure powering our future.”

Aschinger Electric merges with Briner Electric Company

From the St. Louis Business Journal:

Aschinger Electric has wrapped up its merger with Maryland Heights-based Briner Electric Co.
The combined entities will operate under the Aschinger Electric flag, boosting the Fenton firm’s 140-member workforce with 24 employees and growing Aschinger’s client pool. Both companies have relied on workers from International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1 for projects, Aschinger President Emily Martin said.
The merger has been in the works since June when brothers Mike and John Fogerty approached Martin with the opportunity, she said. Financial terms were not disclosed.
“The families have been friends for three generations. Mike says he’s known my father, Eric, longer than his brother,” Martin said.
Briner Electric Co. has been in operation since 1895 and is the second-oldest member contractor of the National Electrical Contractors Association. Briner’s projects include the renovations of St. Louis County Library branches.
The additional staff from Briner will enable Aschinger to grow revenue. It reported $44.4 million last year and is expecting to exceed that for 2018, Martin said.
Aschinger will continue its focus in solar, with the upcoming addition of 2 megawatts to Washington University’s campus.
In Missouri and Illinois, the number of electricians is slated to grow 10. 2 percent and 7.4 percent, respectively, through 2026. Nationwide, it’s projected to grow 8.9 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics.

Aschinger Lends The Boy Scouts A Helping Hand

For more than 50 years, the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America’s S Bar F Scout Ranch near Farmington, Mo. has served generations of scouts throughout eastern Missouri. But flickering lights and other electrical issues betrayed an aging infrastructure in bad need of repair. Not anymore.

On Saturday, March 10, 2018, more than 40 volunteers from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 and nine electrical contractor members of the National Electrical Contractors Associations (NECA) donated services to repair the electrical issues.

“We greatly appreciate both IBEW and NECA leading by example for our scouts by volunteering to make much needed electrical improvements to the S Bar F Scout Ranch,” said Anthony Fouts, director of camping services for the Boy Scouts. Work began in the early morning and was completed in about six hours. IBEW and NECA repaired lights, switches, receptacles ceiling fans and ensured all wiring and installations met the standards of the National Electrical Code. “A lot of our IBEW members have kids in the Boy Scouts and lead many scout troops,” said Lee Asher, business representative, IBEW Local 1. “Those members came forward to help IBEW mobilize a team with our NECA partners to make electrical improvements to the ranch in time to serve thousands of scouts this summer.”

IBEW/NECA unite to form the Electrical Connection, now celebrating its 25th anniversary. Members of the Electrical Connection provide safe and reliable electrical construction, maintenance, repair and replacement services across Missouri, the nation and the world.

Installation by Aschinger Electric, largest rooftop array in Missouri

Although Aschinger has installed more than 5 megawatts of solar energy across Missouri, Kansas and Illinois, we’re excited to be installing the largest rooftop solar installation in the state of Missouri. This 4,085 panel array is being installed on the roof of the the IKEA store being built in Midtown St. Louis that will open on September 30, 2015. The store’s 259,000-square-foot rooftop solar array will produce enough electricity annually to power 169 homes.

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