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IBEW Supports NASA Across Nation

IBEW members support the space program at NASA facilities across the United States including:

  • Marshall Space Center-Huntsville, Alabama. Approximately 260 members of Sheffield Local 558 perform maintenance and service work for two contractors.
  • Kennedy Space Center-Florida. Approximately 761 IBEW members of Cocoa Beach Local 2088 work for 15 separate contractors performing a range of duties from satellite communication to maintenance work. Daytona Local 756 (construction) has performed major work on the premises.
  • John C. Stennis Space Center-Mississippi. Members of Gulfport Local 903 have performed major construction at the facility and currently are conducting small renovations.
  • John H. Glenn Research Center-Cleveland, Ohio. Members of Cleveland Local 38 working for Call Henry Electric Co. maintain and install all high voltage and switching equipment. The local signed a contract with the previously nonunion contractor five years ago. Call Henry Co. recently negotiated a 10-year contract renewal with NASA.
  • Goddard Space Center-Greenbelt, Maryland. Members of Baltimore Local 1501, perform maintenance, operations and support work on Hubble space telescope and other missions. Members of Washington, D.C. Local 26 perform construction work.
  • Langley Research Center-Hampton, Virginia. Three contractors employ approximately 115 members of Newport News Local 1340. Langley serves mostly private companies, such as Lockheed Martin and Boeing experimenting on airplane wing technologies. IBEW members perform diverse tasks including maintenance (mixed trades), inspection and the operation of wind tunnels.
  • Ames Research Center-Moffet Field, California. Approximately 10 members of Oakland Local 2131 maintain and operate wind tunnels for testing airplane wing technologies. Construction members of San Jose, Local 332 are on site.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center-Houston, Texas. Members of Houston Local 716 perform construction, maintenance and instrumentation work on the premises. Linemen from Houston Local 66 also are part of the 41-member force.

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November 2004 IBEW Journal