Hardhats Helping Heroes: Behind the scenes of transforming the TCF Center Field Hospital

Posted at 1:12 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 15:46:53-04

(WXYZ) — NECA Contractor Conti Corporation is working with the highly skilled labor of IBEW Local 58 this week to finalize a 900+ bed facility for COVID related patients at TCF Center. The project began on Tuesday, March 31st with roughly 20 electricians on site working around the clock and the project will complete on Monday, April 6th. The Army Corp of Engineers is working with the Conti Corporation/Local 58 team to run power to beds and other electrical services for the field hospital which will begin receiving patients next week. The Conti Corporation/Local 58 team would normally be getting started setting up the North American International Auto show inside TCF Center which was recently canceled due to COVID-19.

“We are very proud to be part of the TCF Center field hospital project providing essential services during this unprecedented time that will support medical professionals on the front lines and in the community we love.” Warren Wintermantel, Vice President, Conti Corporation.

Also on site at TCF Center, was NECA Contractor Ferndale Electric, working to provide temporary offices and storage facilities for the TCF Maintenance Staff while TCF Center is converted to a temporary field hospital. The work involves coordinating procurement, delivery, and installation of temporary office trailers and storage containers as well as providing electrical power and security.

Motor City Electric also has Local 58 electricians on site for facility maintenance.

The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) represents roughly 240 signatory electrical contractors in Southeastern MI who partner with the highly skilled labor of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 58 who have over 4,800 members in the region. Visit [] for more information.