IBEW Local 725
5675 E Hulman Dr Terre Haute, IN 47803
Phone 812-877-4239 / Fax 812-877-0250
www.ibew725.org

IBEW members handle electrical installation and construction for schools and universities, heavy industry,
commercial and retail markets, the public sector, residential and telecommunications work.

IBEW Local 725 serves nine Indiana 

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counties (Brown, Clay, Greene, Knox, Monroe, Owen, Parke, Sullivan and Vigo) and six Illinois counties (Clark, Crawford, Edgar, Jasper, Lawrence and Richland).

Members are on the job in Terre Haute at projects including Indiana State University School of Nursing. In Bloomington, members are at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Luddy Hall, and Memorial Stadium. Other regional sites include Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, IN, the Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Plant in Edwardsport, IN, and the Marathon Refinery projects in Robinson, IL.

The 660 members of IBEW Local 725 are part of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Benefits include health insurance, retirement plans, dental, vision, credit unions, workplace representation, grievance procedure, labor contract, voice at work, safe working conditions and more.

Local members support volunteer and community service activities including United Way, Humane Shelters, Habitat for Humanity, United Cerebral Palsy, Food Banks, Little Leagues, 14th & Chestnut, Children’s Museum, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Ryves Hall Youth Center, and more.

Paul Rupska, President/Bus. Rep.
Phone 812-877-4239
ext. 215
prupska@ibew725.org

Todd Payne,
Business Rep.
Phone 812-877-4239
ext. 216
tpayne@ibew725.org

Shawn Stewart, Membership Development
Phone 812-877-4239
ext. 211 shawn@ibew725.org

Debbie Bissinger,
Office Manager
Phone 812-877-4239
ext. 214 unionhall@ibew725.org

Joe Kerr, 
Business Manager/
Financial Secretary
Phone 812-877-4239
ext. 212
jkerr@ibew725.org

Electricians Apprentice Program:
Terre Haute Electrical Training Alliance (AKA THEJATC)
Contact: Ryan Hughes, Training Director / Phone 812-235-7541 / 950 Ohio Street Terre Haute, IN 47807
rhughes@thejatc.org / www.thejatc.org

The five-year apprentice program includes 900 minimum classroom hours and 8,000 minimum on the-job hours. 

Apprentices learn the National Electrical Code, OSHA Safety Standards, algebra and blueprint reading, building systems, conduit and pipe bending, AC/DC electrical theory and circuitry, grounding and bonding, motors, hand and power tools, testing and troubleshooting, transformers and power distribution, problem solving, team work, and communication and writing skills.

Journeyman training is available for First Aid/CPR, OSHA 10 and 30, code upgrade, steward training, foreman training, cable splicing, code of excellence, and COMET (Construction Organizing Membership and Education Training).

Outreach includes presentations to high schools and college classes, numerous job fairs, public educational forums, and Workforce Investment and United Way boards.

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