(Left to right): C. Lyn McCrory, president, McCrory Electric Co.; Thomas Migliaccio , president, T.A.M. Electric Co.; R. Michael Haley, assistant business manager, Local 474 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; David Kendall, director of industry affairs, Thomas & Betts/ABB; J. Glenn Greenwell, assistant business manager, Local 474 of the IBEW; Clovis D. Brown, training director, Memphis Electrical JATC; Wayne A. Lowrie, president, Lowrie Electric Co.; and J. Allen Anderson, general foreman, Miller Electric Co.

Thomas & Betts Donates $50,000 to Memphis Electrical JATC

Thomas & Betts (T&B), Memphis, Tenn., donated $50,000 to the Memphis Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC), to be paid over the next 10 years. The Memphis Electrical JATC is a five-year apprenticeship program that has provided both classroom and on-the-job training over the last 70 years for apprentices pursuing a career in the electrical industry. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 474 and the Memphis Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) comprise a joint sponsorship of the Memphis Electrical JATC.

T&B’s commitment will go towards the development of classrooms and laboratories in the Memphis Electrical JATC’s new 20,000-square-foot facility, located on Shelby Oaks Drive. “T&B values its community and close partnership with the Memphis Electrical JATC,” David Kendall, industry affairs director at T&B, said in a press release. “We understand the value the apprenticeship program provides, and truly hope that our donation can go towards enriching the students’ classroom and laboratory experience.”


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