Bayfront Convention Center:
Completed in 2007 by IBEW Local 56 electricians...
Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel:
The Hotel was opened in April of 2008...
Courtyard Erie Bayfront
The project was completed in 2016 on time and on budget with Local 56 electricians...
Careers with IBEW Local 56, Erie PA


If you are interested in a rewarding career in the electrical construction industry, IBEW LU 56 can help.

Apprenticeship Training - IBEW Local 56


The Apprentice Electricians of IBEW Local 56 serve in a Pennsylvania State approved five-year training program.

Electrical Contractors of IBEW Local 56


The IBEW Local 56 supplies skilled labor to electrical contractors within our jurisdiction. Learn who our contractors are.

become a member! A Word From Our Organizer!

Local 56 is an organization consisting of 280 members and has been in existence for nearly 120 years. At IBEW Local 56, we supply skilled electricians to more than 35 signatory electrical contractors in the Western Pennsylvania area. The pride and workmanship of Local 56 is evident in every project in our jurisdiction.


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Join IBEW Local Union 56

who we are

IBEW Local Union 56 is an electrical organization founded in 1897 and located in Erie, Pennsylvania in Erie County. We are the largest construction local union in Erie with over 280 members that serve over 35 contractors in Erie, Warren and Forest counties. We supply skilled electricians to signatory contractors within our jurisdiction. They are highly skilled, professionally trained men and women who are certified electricians capable of performing all aspects of the electrical field. Along with all of the building trades, IBEW Local 56 offer apprenticeships, which is a five-year program. It includes on-the-job training, as well as 800 hours of classroom/lab instruction (at a minimum) in the electrical trade. Our apprentices learn all aspects of the Residential, Commercial and Industrial industry. Upgraded courses in new codes and technologies are constantly being incorporated into the classrooms. Our members become well trained in every part of the electrical construction industry, which make them desirable employees. They learn AC-Theory, blueprints, OSHA and safety work practices, photovoltaics, fiber optics, fire alarm, security, and so much more.

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On Time, On Budget! IBEW Local 56 Electricians in Erie, PA perform specialized construction work related to the design, installation, and maintenance of electrical systems. Call on our contractors who utilizes professional electricians today for your next project.


Looking for High Quality electrical work?

Our Contractors who employ IBEW Local 56 Electricians are committed to the highest quality of residential electrical service, and have a full line of electrical services to meet the demands of your next project.


Our electricians will exceed your electrical project expectations. Our goal is to exceed Our Contractors' customers’ expectations by providing unsurpassed electrical maintenance and service that is delivered by Local 56’s professional electricians.


Our skilled electricians can meet your industrial demands.

Whether its design/build & electrical engineering, construction, new installation, or upgrades, Our Contractors employing skilled electricians can help.

No matter what your needs, IBEW Local 56 can help.


Feel free to contact us directly with questions you may have on electrical services offered by IBEW Local 56. We'll be happy to find the answers. Phone: 814.825.5505

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