IBEW Local 8
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    Welcome to Local 8!

    IBEW Local 8 represents more than 2000 members in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan providing skilled craftsmen in the electrical construction industry including commercial, industrial, alternative energy, instrumentation, residential and voice-data-video.

    Our apprenticeship training programs offer students on-the-job training while attending class at our state-of-the-art Joint Apprenticeship Training Center. Providing highly skilled electricians for our customers is the goal of the IBEW. 

    Members also have the opportunity to take journeyman education classes in order to improve their skills and to continue to provide customers with the best trained workforce.

    Local 8's jurisdiction covers Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Williams and Wood Counties in Ohio and Hillsdale, Lenawee and Monroe Counties in Michigan.

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    September 26, 2020
    Upcoming Events
    Executive Board Meeting
    Sep 28, 2020
    Regular Union Meeting
    Oct 05, 2020
    IBEW Local 8 Union Hall
    Latin Labor Council
    Oct 08, 2020
    IBEW Local 8 Union Hall
    IBEW Sister's Committee
    Oct 11, 2020
    Executive Board Meeting
    Oct 12, 2020
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    Main Office
    807 Lime City Rd
    Rossford, OH 43460
    Office hours:
    Monday-Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Saturday 7:30 am - 11:30 am
    Adrian Unit
    Adrian Armory
    230 W. Maumee St.
    Parking and entrance in rear; meeting in the lower level main room
    Adrian, MI 49221
    *Union meetings are held the
    2nd Wednesday of the month.*
    Defiance Unit
    623 W. Second St.
    Defiance, OH 43512
    *Unit meetings are held the
    3rd Tuesday of the month.**
    Findlay Unit
    120 W. Front St.
    Findlay, OH 45840
    *Unit meetings are held the
    2nd Tuesday of the month.*
    Fremont Unit
    1310 Siler Street
    Fremont, OH 43420
    *Unit meetings are held the
    4th Tuesday of the month.*

    Important Links
    ACT Ohio
    IBEW - International Office
    IBEW - Fourth District
    IBEW - Sixth District
    Mesothelioma Prognosis
    Mass Mutual
    Northwest OH Building Trades
    Ohio Clean Energy Jobs Alliance
    Widman & Franklin LLC




      Local 8 has ordered t-shirts for this year that will be available for purchase.

      *Please check the website for updates on when the t-shirts arrive.  

      Please check out the Cancellations - Events/Meetings
      section below for more cancellations.


      Brother Greg McCann has been named the 2020 TAUC James J. Willis Craftperson of the Year.

      Brother Greg was nominated by GEM, Inc. (part of the Rudolph Libbe Group) for his role in the construction of First Solar's modular manufacturing plant in Lake Township, Ohio. 
      Congratulations Greg McCann! 


      Brothers and Sisters:

      The Membership Meeting for Monday, September 21,2020 has been cancelled.
      The Local 8 Dinner Dance scheduled for October 24, 2020 has been cancelled.

      We are planning an information meeting on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 7:00pm for members who want an update on Local 8 and any concerns or questions.Social distancing will be followed along with masks required. No refreshments at this time.
      There will be a limit of approximately 80 member’s total.

      Thank you,

      Roy B. Grosswiler

      posted 9.16.2020

      How the President’s Powers Affects the IBEW

      How the President's Powers Affects the IBEW Click the link https://vimeo.

      Local 8 Dinner Dance 2020

      The Local 8 Dinner Dance scheduled for October 24, 2020 has been CANCELLED.  If you were receiving a 50 + year service pin we can mail it or present it to you in person.

      Quarterly Dues

      Quarterly Dues and PBF contributions will NOT increase in 2021. They will remain the same as 2020.

      Blood Drives

      We will be hosting a Blood Drive on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 3:00pm - 8:00 pm and Saturday, December 26, 2020 from 9:00am - 3:00pm.

      Local 8 Hockey Team - Gun Raffle

      The Local 8 Hockey Team's Annual Gun Raffle winner is Brian Reardon. Congratulations Brian.

      Passing of IVP Brian Malloy

      It is with great sadness to report the passing of our Fourth District Vice President Brian Malloy. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

      Volunteers Needed for Phone Banks

      Local 8 Members, Families and Friends Local 8 needs help with phone banks. Training and talking points will be provided and calling will be from home. There will be several times available in each of the upcoming weeks leading up to Election Day to easily accommodate our busy schedules. Call Mike Brubaker at 419-360-2337 or Local 8 at 419-666-8920 to better our futures.

      Register to Vote!

      The General Election is November 3, 2020! Register now!!! Ohio and Michigan Voting Information Ohio voters can register to vote, view voting options, and learn more about the election by visiting this website: www.voteohio.gov Michigan voters can register to vote, view voting options, and learn more about the election by visiting this website:  www.

      2019 Meeting Attendance Incentives

      2019 Meeting Attendance Incentives/gift cards can be picked up at the Union Hall. However, we haven't received the Bass Pro cards yet. Please call the hall (419-666-8920) if you have any questions.

      Cancellations - Events/Meetings Still Planned

      The Local 8 Dinner Dance scheduled for October 24, 2020 has been CANCELLED.

      Retiree’s Meetings Until further notice, all Retiree Club meetings are cancelled. 

      Robert Simon Receives Retirement Watch for 42 years of service

      Retiree Tom Curley recieves his 60-Year Pin
      Dave Sampsell Receives Retirement Watch
      President Eric Grosswiler presented Brother Dave Sampsell with a watch for 42 years of service to the IBEW.
      Miracle League Builds a New Concession Stand
      The Miracle League in Northwood, OH has built a new concession stand. Volunteers are needed to install the wiring. Interested? Call the hall.
      Congratulations to new Local 8 Members who were recently Sworn into Membership
      Pictured are VDV Members Devon Gimenez, Ethan Aubry, Pamela Buck, Molly Box, DeLon Johnson, Andrea Jahns, Nathaniel Kroyer-Noonan, & CW Nathan Willow
      Jim Zemenski Receives Watch
      President Eric Grosswiler presented Brother Jim Zemenski with a watch for 39 years of service to the IBEW.
      Labor Day Toledo 2019
      Monroe Labor Day Parade 2019
      Monroe Labor Day Parade 2019
      2019 15th Annual Local 8 Perch Tournament
      2019 Bowling Tournament
      Retiree's Club at the Mud Hens Game
      Adrian Unit Steak Fry
      2019 IBEW East Coast Motorcycle Ride
      Latin Labor Council
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