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NECA + IBEW team Work on Largest Subaru Dealership & Distribution Plant in North America

Feb 20, 2017

Alison Attebery - DC952D6C-EF7E-44A5-91A0-FFDD6B83F6C7Members of the National Electrical Contractors Association and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 48 recently came together to work on a pair of Subaru sites in Oregon, including a dealership – the largest for the company in North America – and a new parts distribution center. The following is the original Feb. 16 press release from a communications firm for the organizations:

(Portland, Ore.) The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Worker’s Local 48 members recently finished work on two separate Subaru sites -- North American’s largest Subaru dealership, located in Wilsonville, and the new US Subaru parts distribution center in Gresham.

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The 85,000 square foot Subaru dealership, features a 16-bay, full-service center with vehicle exhaust system, a car wash and detail area, a three-level automated car stacker display lifts and a full café.

The design-built dealership was installed with LEDs, programmable lightening systems, and panels that were wired by NECA/IBEW Local 48 member West Side Electric Company. Another member, Christenson Electric, wired the voice and data center, all the A/V functions, the paging system, the cameras and the fire alarm system for the dealership. Christenson also wired the dealership with the latest wireless systems.

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“This was our first large=scale project with Lanphere Construction, and they were great to work with,” said Levi Weintz, West Side Electric Company Project Manager. “It’s a lot of fun to design, engineer and wire a building of this size utilizing a complete LED lighting package on a 480-volt system. The building looks great, and it was a pleasure to be a part of."

The parts distribution center will be serving as a key West Coast hub for Subaru. NECA/IBEW Local 48 member Capitol Electric wired the 600,000-plus square foot building with programmable LED lights inside and outside.

Alison Attebery - Subaru photo 2“The entire Subaru facility is utilizing LED lighting with a custom lighting control system that exceeds the energy code, in turn creating great cost savings; especially for a building as large as this one,” said John McNeel, Capitol Electric Vice President of Operations. “We are proud to have been the design-build electrical contractor on this project helping to expand Subaru’s West Coast network.” 

Photo Credit: NECA/IBEW Local 48 members worked on the recently opened largest Subaru dealership in North America

ContactAlison Attebery, 503-685-9400; http://www.pacwestcom.com/