Organization
IBEW Local #343 is affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The objectives of the IBEW are to:

  • Organize the workers to promote reasonable methods,
  • Cultivate the feelings of friendship among those in the industry,
  • Provide the means to settle disputes between employee and employer,
  • Secure employment for members and to improve the quality of the workplace; with respect to wages, job security, and standard of living,
  • Elevate the moral, intellectual and social conditions of members in the interest of a higher standard of citizenship.

Nature of Trade
Construction Electricians layout, assemble, install and test electrical fixtures, apparatus, and wiring used in electrical systems on construction projects. These systems are used to provide power for heat, light and air conditioning and refrigeration. Construction Electricians also install and connect electrical machinery, electronic equipment controls, signals and communications systems.

Construction Electricians follow blue prints and specifications for most installations. For safety, Electricians follow National Electrical Code Specifications and procedures and, in addition, must comply with requirements of state, county and municipal electrical codes.
Technicians and installers install voice data, fiber optics, alarm systems, microwave, as well as low voltage alarm and sound systems.

Formal Training
To become a Journeyman Electrician, a person receives diversified training in all areas of the electrical fields. Apprentices train in a 5-year program which includes 1,000 hours of classroom instruction on the most up to date technology in the electrical field. Technicians and installers receive classroom training in all fields of low voltage installation.

Electrical Workers #343
Contact: Derek Mensink

9 – 80th Street SE
Rochester, MN 55904
Phone: (507) 282-7081
Fax: (507) 282-1562
Cell: 507-421-3459
Email: derek@ibewlocal343.org

CPI Preferred Contractors

Electrical Contractors

Jeff Young
4475 Hwy 14 West
Rochester, MN
(507) 424-0887
(507) 280-0599
Wayne Gunderson
6892 31st Ave NW
Rochester, MN
(507) 529-3846
(507) 529-7509

Rochester Area Contractors

Electrical Contractors

606 Clay Street
Rochester, MN
(507) 635-5020
(507) 635-5020
Huey Helder
1830 2nd Avenue SE
Rochester, MN
(507) 282-6666
(507) 282-0915
Dave Vankirk
204 16th Street SE
Rochester, MN
(507) 289-7696
(507) 289-0144
Al Pickett
3927 5th Pl NW
Rochester, MN
(507) 288-9278
929 37th Avenue NW
Rochester, MN
(507) 281-9466
(507) 281-9266
P.O. Box 385
Rochester, MN
(507) 288-3783
Dave Lapointe
538 6th Avenue NW
Rochester, MN
(507) 289-4571
(507) 289-4572
1829 SW 2nd St
Rochester, MN
(507) 288-5695
(507) 288-7991
6301 Bandel Road NW, Suite 201
Rochester, MN
(507) 281-3226
(507) 281-3995
4475 Hwy 14 W
Rochester, MN
(507) 289-4522
(507) 280-0599
5144 51St St NW
Rochester, MN
(507) 282-3471
2804 Sunset Lane NE
Rochester, MN
(507) 288-0789
(507) 282-0945
John Winkels
111 21St Street SE
Rochester, MN
(507) 288-4515
(507) 288-0934

Regional Contractors

Electrical Contractors

1410 Olsen Drive
Albert Lea, MN
(507) 373-6650
(507) 373-4124
P.O. Box 307
Austin, MN
(507) 434-8080
(507) 434-8370
517 41st Avenue
Winona, MN
(507) 454-5564
(507) 454-5565
20799 594 Ave
Mankato, MN
(507) 388-1173
(507) 388-7732
519 Adams Ave
Albert Lea, MN
(507) 373-0731
(507) 377-7776
724 Blue Earth
Fairmont, MN
(507) 235-6677
(507) 235-6427
P.O. Box 310
Preston, MN
(507) 765-4480
Jeff Young
4475 Hwy 14 W
Rochester
(507) 289-4522
(507) 280-0599
Chad Katzung
9 8th Street S.E.
Rochester, MN
(507) 421-3459
(507) 282-1562
Derek Mensink
9 8th Street S.E.
Rochester, MN
(507) 421-3459
(507) 282-1562
2300 Territorial Road
St. Paul, MN
(651) 646-2911
(651) 643-6575
1653 Stadium Rd
Mankato, MN
(507) 345-6368
(507) 345-6013
538 6th Ave NW
Rochester, MN
(507) 289-4571
(507) 289-4572
500 10th Street NE
Austin, MN
(507) 433-7184
(507) 433-5111
25612 280th Street
Fountain, MN
(507) 268-4367
436 W 3rd St
Red Wing, MN
(651) 388-5042
(651) 388-5079
P.O. Box 457
Austin, MN
(507) 437-1377
(507) 437-3530
P.O. Box 182
Mankato, MN
(507) 387-3137
(507) 387-2284
1200 E. 7th Street
Winona, MN
(507) 454-0044
(507) 454-1421
4200 West 76th Street
Minneaplois
952 835-4600
806 10th Ave NE
Waseca, MN
(507) 835-1878
Box 3124
Mankato, MN
(507) 345-3269
(507) 345-3845
64005 130th Ave
Claremont, MN
(507) 528-2578
(507) 528-2587
32718 State Hwy 13
Hartland, MN
(507) 391-3738
(507) 845-2763
472 W 5th Street
Winona, MN
(507) 452-5696
1122 S. Oak Street
La Crescent, MN
(507) 895-8585
(507) 895-8586
P.O. Box 3640
Mankato, MN
(507) 345-4828
(507) 387-3585
1407 West Main
Red Wing, MN
(651) 388-3784
(651) 388-1385
P.O. Box 217
Ellendale, MN
(507) 684-2166
(507) 684-2167
Mike Ryan
601 6th Avenue NW
Rochester, MN
(507) 288-2242
(507) 288-5929
Box 735
Austin, MN
(507) 433-3486
(507) 433-2222
22072 606 St.
Dodge Center, MN
(507) 635-3553
P.O. Box 448
Albert Lea, MN
(507) 373-4279
(507) 373-6301
P.O. Box 233
Red Wing, MN
(651) 388-9797
(651) 388-2890
16380 County Hwy
Spring Grove, MN
(507) 498-5888
(507) 498-5883