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NEICA Supports Electric Works and Do It Best

The Northeast Indiana Construction Alliance supports the Electric Works project and the tremendous amount of growth and revitalization it will bring to our local community. This major development will immediately and in the long term add jobs, talent, and investment to the region.

Providing a forward-thinking location for Do It Best will keep the corporate headquarters where it belongs – in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Do It Best is a major employer with over 400 employees, which equates to millions of dollars remaining in our local economy. Our local government should continue to work together with RTM Ventures to provide the economic support needed to keep Do It Best and the other companies, both local and new to our community, right here in our neighborhood. This is a big win for our city, county, and local communities.

RTM Ventures is working to finalize their financial commitments in order to proceed with construction of the GE Campus, so please give them the time to wrap up the details so our city can continue to be the leader in attracting and retaining good paying jobs and highly sought after quality of life. The Alliance strongly recommends that our local elected officials focus on moving the Electric Works project forward now.

On behalf of the Advisory Board of the Alliance,

Mike Avila, Director


KaMeshia Baskin, Guidance Counselor at Fort Wayne Community Schools South Side High School, took a couple of days on an externship hosted by NEICA to learn about the opportunities in the Union Construction apprenticeships and companies who employ the apprentices.

KaMeshia, second from right, is joined by South Side graduate Darrius Edwards, who is now a Carpenter apprentice with Weigand Construcion, and several representatives of Carpenters Local 232, including Tom Case, first on right. (Safety measures in place with face covers during the Covid 19 pandemic)

Veterans National Memorial Shrine and Museum

Carpenters Local 232 donated materials, for a Cupola to house the new speakers at the Veterans National Memorial Shrine and Museum located at 2122 O’Day Rd Fort Wayne, IN.

IKORCC Represntative Tom Case, and Local 232 Veterans Ron Clements, Dave Straub, and John Evans volunteered to honor our veterans and lend a helping hand.

Darryl Esterline with Local 20 SMART Sheet Metal Workers, also volunteered to supply metal flashing and help with Instalation.

We are all proud to donate our time and skills to honor those who are actively serving and those who have fallen, to protect us here at home.