Arcadia Electrical Selected to Participate at The White House Economic Summit

On Thursday, September 27, 2018, the White House hosted an Economic Summit. President of Arcadia Electrical Stephen Gianotti was selected by the “National Electrical Contractors Association” (NECA) Government Affairs Committee to participate in a meet-and-greet forum of small business leaders from across the country. The topic of discussion was centered on the United States’ progress in continually accelerating the American Economy.  The agenda included in-depth conversations about tax reform, tax cuts and regulatory reform. The forum was moderated by the Director of the United States National Economic Council under President Trump, Lawrence Kudlow.

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Project Update: Tommy’s Tavern + Tap is Open for Business!

The Staten Island community welcomed a new addition to the Staten Island Mall. On Friday, September 14, Tommy’s Tavern + Tap opened its doors for business, offering patrons a family-oriented environment and a little bit of something for everyone. The tavern is part of the Staten Island Mall expansion project, which Arcadia Electrical has been a part of.

Arcadia Electrical was responsible for the electrical work on all 7,200 square feet of Tommy’s Tavern + Tap. This project included the installation of 30 large screen televisions, light fixtures and a 45-seat wrap- around bar. The Arcadia team worked on putting the finishing touches on Tommy’s Tavern + Tap to bring a new great space for all Staten Island residents and visitors.

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Arcadia Electrical Welcomes a New Team Member!

Arcadia Electrical prides itself on its team and we are pleased to announce one recent addition to our family. We are proud and excited to welcome Nick Manniello who will be working alongside Eddie Hanna.

Eddie is a New York City Licensed Master Electrician with nearly 30 plus years of experience as a Journeyman Wireman. He serves as a BIM Coordinator for Arcadia and provides drafting services in AutoCAD and Building Information Modeling in Revit. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University and is a graduate of the NJATC IBEW/NECA Electrical Apprenticeship.

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Project Update! South Shore Little League Stadium

It’s time to play ball! Arcadia Electrical just completed major upgrades to the South Shore Little League Stadium, located in Staten Island. The project broke ground in mid-2016 and Arcadia navigated through weather constraints and inclement weather to complete the expansive upgrades.

Arcadia installed two new underground electrical services; one 400 amp for the ball field and a 200-amp electrical service for the concession stand. In addition, they installed several stadium light poles along with grand stand mounted LED fixtures for night time baseball games. New safety features included a new fire alarm system, as well as additional lighting installations on the walk way, throughout the grandstands, the restrooms and dugouts.

Project Spotlight - Arcadia Continues Our Mission of Creating an Ecofriendly NYC in the Bronx!

For almost a decade, Arcadia Electrical Company (Arcadia) has been committed to providing our clients with innovative energy efficiency solutions – that save them money and lessen their carbon footprint throughout New York City.

Arcadia is expanding the use of green technology by bringing solar power to the Bronx. Arcadia was contracted by Grid City Energy, an award-winning solar power company and contractor, to perform install and wire 60 solar system modules, as well as the inverter and a 20kVA transformer and disconnect switch.

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A Message from Arcadia’s President - Quarter 3, 2018

There is no question that summer is here and the temperatures are here to prove it! For many, the uptick on the thermometer is synonymous with higher electric bills. This quarter’s message is all about helping you understand the best practices for energy efficiency and how you can implement these tips into your life.

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Project Spotlight - Staten Island Zoo | Aquarium

When the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) secured the funding to replace the aging Aquarium at the Staten Island Zoo | Aquarium that had been constructed in 1986, Arcadia was selected for the job.

The project, which broke ground on August 21, 2017,  was different than many of Arcadia’s other projects. The scope of work included the installation of LED lighting, wired pumps for the four new fish tanks, equipment for chlorine and other chemicals, a full fire alarm system and theatrical lighting that forecast water flow onto the floor of the structure.

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Project Spotlight - Staten Island Ball Field

As temperatures continue to rise, so does the enthusiasm for playing and watching America’s favorite pastime – baseball!  For those in Staten Island, they will soon have another place to get in the game – Arcadia Electrical broke ground on the Staten Island Ball Fields in mid-2016 and expected to complete the work next month.

Arcadia’s team has navigated the typical constraints that plague outdoor projects like scheduling around inclement weather. This project includes full construction of the ball field. Press box, concession stand and stadium. The project also included the installation of all stadium, which required the erection of 2-80-foot-tall and 2-70-foot tall Musco sports lighting which will enable games to continue as the sun begins to set.

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Project Spotlight - Working in Malls

When picturing shopping malls, it is easy to think of wide expanses filled with bustling stores and consumers moving from store to store. Thinking about what it takes to build these locations, especially in malls that are already open to the public is different.

Arcadia Electrical is presently working on building the new Zara in King’s Plaza Mall and Tommy’s Tavern in the Staten Island Mall. Additionally, Arcadia recently completed the Ulta Beauty in the Staten Island Mall which opened this past Friday on May 18, 2018.

All three jobs are new construction that require full build out for the retail space that are occurring while each mall remains fully operational. While working on projects of this scope is not unique for Arcadia, it presents challenges that are different than those in other locations including the protections of marble flooring around the construction site, the use of a very large transformer at the King’s Plaza Mall and perfect safety execution to ensure the safety of both the electrical contractors on site, the mall staff and the shoppers on the premises.

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A Message from Arcadia’s President - Quarter 2, 2018

We are one quarter in to 2018 and the year is off to a great start. For Arcadia, our team has continued to bid for and win a variety of new and exciting projects that will enable us to continue to grow and employ the latest state-of-the-industry technology and electrical engineering techniques on job sites throughout New York City.

Technology continues to be present within our industry and is a trend that will continue to be ever present as construction continues to evolve. It will continue to open a wider array of possibilities for solutions for every type of electrical installation. It is our company’s mission to continue to seek out new technology and learn how to utilize it.

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Arcadia President Named Treasurer of the Building Trades Employers’ Association

It is with great pride and excitement that Arcadia Electrical announces that our President, Stephen Gianotti, has been elected to the executive leadership role of Treasurer for the Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA), New York’s largest contractor association.

In this role, Gianotti will oversee the overall aspects of financial management for the association, work closely with other management personal to safeguard the organization’s finances, insure proper funding and oversee all of the organization’s fundraising.

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Project Spotlight - ESPN Studios at the South Street Seaport

No other brand is as synonymous with sports coverage as ESPN. The media giant plans to open its first New York City studio this coming spring at the new South Street Seaport’s Pier 17. Arcadia Electrical was contracted to build out the new construction. The scope of work for the 12 thousand square foot complex is a complete renovation and build out using the latest technology. Because this will be an active studio that is home to live broadcasting, the building involved significant theatrical lighting throughout. Arcadia is excited to be part of this project that will bring a piece of ESPN to New York.

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January Project Spotlight

Over the course of the last decade, Arcadia Electrical has gained extensive experience building schools and educational institutions throughout New York City. Projects involving these types of structures can vary dramatically and can include anything from building an entirely new structure to full electrical work to converting an existing building to green energy and LED lighting and everything in between. Here is a look into three very different recent projects involving educational structures.

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2017 End of the Year Update

As 2017 is coming to a close, I wanted to take a moment and reflect upon the past year and what is to come in the future.

Arcadia has had a busy year and we have gotten the opportunity to work on some very interesting projects, including the completion of work on the Cartier Building renovation and breaking ground on the new ESPN Studios which will open in early 2018. Arcadia looks forward to playing an active role in the project through its completion.

We have a lot to look forward to in the upcoming year, including committing to the development of maintenance programs for our solar installation customers. This will completely change the way in which we engage with our customers. Customer service has always been one of our mainstay principles and we want to continue to expand upon that to be even more relationship-oriented.

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New Lighting Project Kicked Off at Pelham Parkway Houses

This summer, Arcadia Electrical Company kicked off its fifth New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) job involving the installation of outdoor security lighting at the Pelham Parkway Houses in the Bronx.

Senator Jeff Klein and Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj partnered together to fund the $2.1 million project and committed to staying involved throughout the duration of the project. Delivering this project to the residents of the Pelham Parkway Houses is their top priority in an effort to make the housing project cleaner, safer and more connected.

As they have done at several other NYCHA housing projects, Arcadia is installing numerous lighting poles throughout the grounds in an effort to keep the Pelham Parkway Houses safer for residents.

Ground broke on the project in June and the ribbon cutting ceremony was held in late July. Though the project was originally projected to be completed in April of 2018, Arcadia’s commitment to the community’s safety inspired an accelerated schedule. Residents can expect the area to be illuminated by the holidays, not based on any additional work.

To view images of the ribbon cutting, click here.

Electric TV Features Arcadia Electrical in Segment on NYCHA Lighting Installation

Electric TV highlighted the multi-million dollar lighting installation that Arcadia Electric did at the Polo Grounds Towers in Harlem for The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). Arcadia installed 341 new lighting fixtures at the Polo Grounds Towers as part of the Mayor’s Action Plan (MAP) for Neighborhood Safety, an initiative to reduce crime and increase neighborhood safety at 15 NYCHA development sites with some of the highest crime rates in the City. As a partnership between NYCHA, the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, the NYPD and other city agencies, MAP was launched in July 2014 to bring together neighborhood residents and government agencies to implement a 21st century approach to crime reduction. Visit here to watch the full video.

President Gianotti Honored with Industry Business Leader Award

On Saturday, October 29, Assemblyman Nick Perry honored President Stephen Gianotti (Arcadia Electrical) and Local #3 IBEW Business Manager Christopher Erikson at his annual fundraiser for their efforts, as partners, for creating and promoting opportunity for an open and diverse workforce within the New York City Electrical Industry.

Upon accepting the award, President Gianotti remarked, "Every day we strive to create an environment where both the ownership and the workforce of our companies represent the communities in which we work. I am proud to mention that New York Electric has the strongest contingency of MWBE contractors of any trade association in New York City. I promise you tonight that we will continue our long standing reputation of promoting diversity in our ownership and in our workforce."

Arcadia Partners With City to Deliver Multi-million Dollar Lighting System in Harlem

Stephen Gianotti, President of Arcadia Electrical Company was joined by New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye, Manhattan District Attorney Cy R. Vance, Jr., Director of the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, Elizabeth Glazer, New York City Public Advocate Tish James and Polo Grounds Towers Resident Association 1st Vice President Georgia Bishop to announce the completion of a $4.8 million lighting installation project at Polo Grounds Towers in Harlem. Read More>>>  | Photo Gallery>>> 

New York Hotels Make a Green Pledge

Seventeen notable New York City hotels have committed to getting greener. Marquee properties like the Waldorf Astoria New York, Grand Hyatt New York, Loews Regency New York and the Peninsula New York recently joined the NYC Carbon Challenge, a program Michael R. Bloomberg started as mayor in 2007 with the city's universities to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Hospitals, commercial office buildings and multifamily residences were eventually added, and in late December, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the initiative would expand to include hotels. Read More>>> 

UCOMM #198: Presidential Appointments & Scheduling

On this week’s show, we read a letter from the White House! The National President of the Communications Workers of America, Mr. Larry Cohen, attended the Local 13101 union meeting in Delaware to energize the members on stopping the Trans Pacific Partnership. LaGrange was there and he got the exclusive audio so we'll chat that up. Stopping back into studio is Local 3's Chris Erickson and the leader of the National Association of Electrical Contractors Association NYC Chapter Stephen Gianotti.

Plus we are getting heat on how we do our twitter reads so we'll dive into that as well and as always the UCOMM News Network, 3 minutes with Workers Independent News, this week in twitter and a few new alt rock tunes.