In Maine: IBEW Local 1837
16 Old Winthrop Road
Manchester, ME 04351
Phone: (207) 623-1030, Fax: (207) 621-8384
In New Hampshire:
680 Central Avenue, Suite 201
Dover, NH 03820
Phone: (603) 743-1652, Fax: (603) 743-1654

IBEW 1837 at Emera Maine - Southern

There are approximately 130 IBEW 1837 members who work for Emera Maine at the former Bangor Hydro. They represent classifications in the Customer Service Center, Electrical, Line and Meter departments. The Customer Service Center is the most recently organized, having just become part of the union in the 1980s.

Following deregulation, Bangor Hydro was purchased and is owned by the Canadian firm Emera. Its electrical generation assets were sold to PPL. Bangor Hydro serves about 114,000 customers in Aroostook, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock, Waldo and Washington counties in Maine.

Recent challenges for IBEW 1837 members at Emera Maine in the Southern part of their territory have included the transition to automated meter reading.

Members who work in Emera's Southern territory attend the Unit 10 meeting in Brewer, Maine (near Bangor).

IBEW 1837 Union Stewards and Unit Officers at Emera Maine in the Southern part of their territory:


Bangor Line and Meter-Mark Higgins and Brent Drake

Travel-Brandon Croteau and Joseph McCurdy

PST-Bob Economy (Chieft Steward)

Customer Service-Kim Sanborn and Bob Toole

Northern District Line-Jeff Williams

System Operations-Steve Lemieux

Washington - Joseph Haskell

Unit Officers

Chair/Chief Steward-Bob Economy

Vice Chair-Mike D’Errico

Unit Rep - Brent Drake



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