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IBEW Local 649

(618) 462-1627

4051 Humbert Road Alton IL 62002

Since 1909, IBEW local 649 has met the electrical needs of the Riverbend area of Southern Illinois.  Our well trained and highly skilled members set the standard for electrical construction and maintenance in the industrial, commercial, utility power distribution and residential industries.  IBEW Local 649 is the leader in the telecommunication, sign installation and green energy fields.  Local 649 sets the standard for continuous education for our members as our field grows in this increasingly green and technologically changing industry.  Please enjoy your visit to our website.

IBEW, Local Union 649

Business Manager/ Financial Secretary



Charles A. Yancey

Mark D. Woulfe

Alan Rubenstein

Assistant Business Manager

Vice President


Terry L. Shewmake

Phillip L. Davidson

R. Tim Wieckhorst

Recording Secretary

J. Ryan Griffin




Scott D. Wagner

Ron G. Miller




John M. Gottlob

Daniel Daine

David C. Burns


Global Brass


Rick L. Kessinger

Joe E. Elliott

M. Tim Wense




Pete L Dochwat

David W. Mahanay

Robb A. Ridenour





Steven R. Naylor

Daniel K. Mandorca

Michael D. Shewmake


David B. Wiseman


IBEW Local Union 649
Alton, IL
Effective January 18, 2013

In order to alleviate the economic hardship of traveling brothers and sisters, and to maintain a fair system of referrals, IBEW LOCAL UNION 649 has implemented optional resign procedures.

To Sign or Resign the Out of Work List in Person

  1. Sign-in times are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  2. You must resign in person between the 10th and 16th of each month.

To Resign or Resign the Out of Work List by Fax

Maximum of Eleven Resigns by FAX allowed. Every twelfth resign must be in person.

  1. Fax original slip given to you at initial sign-in.
  2. Fax resigns will be accepted between the 10th and 16th of each month.
  3. Fax must be sent to IBEW LOCAL UNION 649 at 618-462-1653 only.

To Resign by Mail

                Maximum of Eleven Resigns by Mail Allowed. Every Twelfth Resign must be in person.

  1. Mail resigns must be by Registered Mail, sent to the Local 649 offices located at 3945 Humbert Road, Alton, IL 62002.
  2. Resign request must be accompanied by the prospective employees name, classification, original sign date and page number on the Local 649 out-of-work list.
  3. Resign request will be accepted between the 10th and 16th of each month.               

Any deviations from these rules and you will not be resigned and will lose your place on the book.

Short Call Procedure

A short call consists of employment no longer than fourteen (14) calendar days.

If your resign date falls during a short call, a fax or phone call from an agent of your home local union where you are employed is requested. Upon completion of the short call, resign (either in person or by fax) is required.


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IBEW Contractors
Sub Page: Signatory Contractor List
Communication Contractors
      IBEW Sign & Parking Lot Lighting Contractors
A2Z and D Cabling Inc.
12720 Wood Trail
Elsah, IL  62028
Office No. 618-374-9822
Cell No. 618-741-9169
Fax No. 618-374-9820
Contact Person: Andy Zibrida
      Midwest Sunray Lighting & Sign
P.O. Box 984
Granite City, IL  62040
Office No. 618-656-2884
Fax No. 618-656-3764

Stiles Communication
P.O. Box 340
Pocahontas, IL  62275
Office No. 618-669-2601
Fax No. 618-669-2024
Contact Person: Tom Stiles

      DeMond Lighting & Sign
93 Betty Lane
O’Fallon, IL  62269
Toll Free  1-800-323-7260
Office No. 618-624-7260
Fax No. 618-624-8240 
Phone Masters
523 N. Old St. Louis Road
Wood River, IL 62095
Office No. 618-254-7330
Toll free No. 1-800-246-9040
Fax No. 618-251-2737
Contact Person: Jeff Davis
24 Hour Service No. 618-254-7330
      Eberhardt Sign & Lighting
28 Kettle River Drive
Glen Carbon, IL  62034
Office No. 618-656-7256
Contact Person:  Sue Schmidt
J.F. Electric Inc.
100 Lakefront Parkway
P.O. Box 570
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Office No. 618-797-5353
Toll free No. 1-800-339-8373
Fax No. 618-797-5354
Contact Person: Bill Moseley
24 Hour Service No. 618-797-5353