Local 529 Receives Accolades for a Job Well Done!

Local 529 Crew

Local 529 received accolades from a contractor/project manager commending a great job by local union members on the Saskatoon Civic Centre project. Project Manager Andrew Fettback, an IBEW Local 213 electrician, submitted a report on the success of the project. Here is what Fettback wrote:

“When asked to write up a summary on our experience with Local 529 in Saskatoon on the new Saskatoon Civic Operations Centre, I jumped at the opportunity to spread the good word. This was our first project in Saskatoon and Local 529’s jurisdiction. From the beginning the communication and professionalism in which the hall carried itself was outstanding. The hall promised us we wouldn’t be disappointed with the members of 529 and we weren’t. From young apprentices, women in the trade, and members over 50, everyone carried their weight and was dedicated to the project in workmanship, attitude, and productivity.

The hall and members understood for a union to be successful its contractors have to be equally successful. If we aren’t able to be competitive in the market by quoting projects with high productivity rates, we won’t win future bids to create more work for the members.

We were able to show the City of Saskatoon, the general contractor, and the owner’s group that IBEW is the right choice! We look forward to winning future projects in 529’s jurisdiction and continuing to build off of what we have created here.”

Great work sisters and brothers!