About IBEW Local 143


The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), founded in 1891, represents approximately 750,000 members in the fields of utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads, and government.  The IBEW Local 143 was chartered on March 17, 1916.  Since that time it has been dedicated to serving the Greater Harrisburg and surrounding areas with the best trained, most productive, safety-conscious electricians in the construction industry.  Currently, Local 143 represents almost 600 members including Journeyman Wiremen, Sound and Communications Technicians, Construction Electricians and Wiremen, and each group’s respective Apprentices.

Local 143 and its partnering contractors work together to produce the next generation of skilled craftsmen with the experience, knowledge, and professionalism to meet the demands of the electrical construction industry.  This is achieved through the use of an unmatched apprenticeship training program, including rigorous classroom instruction coupled with on-the-job training.  Because of its importance on each and every job site, safety is emphasized during all phases of training.

The use of this program assures our partnering contractors that Local 143 members will have the experience, knowledge, and professionalism to get each job done on time and on a budget in a safe, efficient manner.  And as a partnering contractor, this manpower is right at your fingertips.  Just one call is all it takes to add one or more of our skilled electricians to your labor force.  Whether it’s a small commercial renovation or a multi-million dollar project starting from the ground, we have the electricians to meet your needs.