MCE Apprentice Finds a Career at Little Caesars Arena

Michelle Jackson is passionate about Detroit’s revitalization. And about having the opportunity to work as an electrician’s apprentice on one of the biggest construction projects underway in Detroit in many years—Little Caesars Arena. After passing a 10-week, pre-apprenticeship program, Jackson landed at the arena with Motor City Electric, which has been located in Detroit for … Continued

Revitalizing Skilled Trades at Detroit’s Randolph School

While kids across the country enjoyed their summer vacations, more than 50 DTE Energy volunteers and skilled laborers from local contracting companies kicked off a major renovation effort at Detroit’s Randolph School. DTE Energy, in cooperation with the Detroit Workforce Development Board and Detroit Public Schools Community District, is lending a hand to help transform the … Continued

Motor City Electric Co. and IBEW Local 58 Revitalize Detroit

Detroit is in the middle of a renaissance, once again becoming a thriving example of an economically thriving metropolis. All of this is being spurred on by a project dreamed up by Illitch Holdings, a project called The District Detroit. NECA member Motor City Electric Co. and IBEW Local 58 – Detroit are revitalizing The District Detroit in … Continued

Ilitch – Teamwork, Collaboration Will Guide Detroit’s Bright Future

In a keynote address focused on his father, Mike Ilitch’s legacy on the city of Detroit, Ilitch pointed to numerous examples where collaboration was key to the success of signature projects like Comerica Park, The District Detroit, the Fox Theatre, and the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University. “I would venture to … Continued

The District Detroit Project SPOTLIGHT: Synnia Snead, Electrician

For Synnia Snead, the Detroit Events Center is one of the most exciting and important projects that she’s worked on in her nearly 20-year career as an electrician. Snead is one of 35 electricians working on The District Detroit arena project for Detroit based Motor City Electric Co., which has been located in the city for more than … Continued

The Motor City Stages A Rail Streetcar System Comeback

After seven years of planning, construction on the M-1 RAIL project in Detroit, Mich., kicked off in July 2014. A modern streetcar line, the M-1 RAIL was designed to circulate 3.3 miles (6.6 miles total) along Woodward Avenue, Detroit’s main thoroughfare. This public transportation project is unprecedented in many ways, from its strategic partnerships, its workforce composition and vendor recruitment, to its technological capabilities. The M-1 … Continued

Carhartt retail store aims to make big splash in Midtown

Carhartt is still a few months away from opening its first retail store in Michigan, but one thing’s for sure already. It will certainly get noticed, when a big mural appears overlooking I-94 at Cass Avenue, on a 200-foot-wide wall of the three-story building in Midtown Detroit where Carhartt is now setting up shop. “We’ll have … Continued

Diversity of projects leads to significant growth for Motor City Electric Co.

Motor City Electric Co. has been in Detroit for a long time. Since it formed in 1952, the company has seen several of the city’s comebacks and renaissances start and flounder. Despite those experiences, the commercial electrical company is more optimistic than ever before about growth in its hometown. The firm, which is headquartered near City … Continued