IBEW/NECA helping modernize St. Louis County Library branches

IBEW LOCAL 1 members employed by Briner Electric Co. have completed electrical work at the Indian Trails Branch of the St. Louis County Library (above), along with 12 other branches. Briner and its Local 1 workforce will complete electrical improvements to three other branches this year. – St. Louis County Library photo

Briner Electric Co. and its IBEW Local 1 workforce will complete electrical improvements to three St. Louis County Library branches in 2018.

That will bring the total number of library upgrades by Briner and Local 1 to 16 branches since 2014.

Briner is a member of the Electrical Connection, a partnership of IBEW Local 1 and the St. Louis Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).


The three projects slated for completion in 2018 include:

  • The Grand Glaize Branch at 1010 Meramec Station Rd in Manchester, which is undergoing a full building renovation with an addition;
  • The Mid-County Branch replacement at 7821 Maryland Ave. in Clayton that includes a parking garage under the new library; and
  • A replacement library for the Thornhill Branch at 12863 Willowyck Drive near Maryland   Heights.


Briner and Local 1 have completed work on the Grant View, Weber Road, Jamestown Bluffs, Indian Trails, Rock Road, Samuel Sachs, Cliff Cave, Prairie Commons, Natural Bridge, Oak Bend, Bridgeton Trails, Florissant Valley, and Daniel Boone branches.

The projects have entailed a wide variety of complexities including electrical, fire alarm, decorative and energy efficient lighting, generators for emergency lighting, and technology improvements for new and renovated branches.


The projects are part of a multi-year capital improvement campaign called Your Library Renewed.

In 2012, voters approved a six-cent tax increase to fund new facilities and upgrades to existing structures, as well as enhanced library programs and services.

More information on all of the library improvements including images can be found at slcl.org/content/your-library-renewed.


Founded in 1895, Briner is the second oldest NECA-member contractor in the country. More information on Briner can be found on its website at brinerelec.com.



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