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Local 876

The IBEW Local 876 team, under the supervision of Business Manager Melvin Crawford, are here to serve our members needs.


We are committed to helping our members succeed, by utilizing training programs such as OSHA 10 ET&D, OSHA 30, First Aid/CPR and

Code Of Excellence.

We are committed to growing and improving the Local for the

betterment of our Members.



Business Manager

Mel took over the position of Business Manager effective July 6, 2022.

Phone: 616-446-0925



Assistant Business Manager

Sam has been appointed the Assistant Business Manager for the Substation division.

Phone: 989-304-0304



richard crane

Assistant Business Manager - UP

Richard Crane is a longtime member of the IBEW Local 876. He is also a resident of the Upper Peninsula. Rich was a Journeyman Lineman with Cloverland Electric and as a Steward handled much of the negotiations. He is now your Assistant Business Manager for the U.P.       


Phone: 989.289.3923


steve "hook" hooker

Assistant Business Manager - Dispatcher

Steve Hooker has been appointed Assistant Business Manager/Dispatcher. Steve works with the Members to get them registered for work and with the Contractors to get them the manpower they need. If you have questions about work please contact Hook.

Phone:  616.784.1133 ext.101



terra gurnari


Terra works in Membership Development for IBEW Local 876.  If you, or anyone you know, has questions about your workplace joining the IBEW, please contact Terra.  If you're a contractor and want to find out how the IBEW can help your business succeed, she can help with that, too!

Phone:  616.446.0924



shawn vincent

Business Representative - Teledata & Traffic Control

Shawn Vincent brings over 15 years of experience to his role as Business Representative for Teledata & Traffic Control union members at IBEW Local 876. Starting his career in the field, Shawn worked on the installation and repair of voice and data products for a Telecom Utility. Transitioning to a sub-contractor role, he specialized as a Fiber Splicer, further solidifying his expertise in the industry.  He is a trusted advocate for the members he represents.

Phone: 616-446-0977



memory rodriguez

Office Manager

Memory is the longest standing employee of the 876 staff. She has been with Local 876 for over 17 years. Memory oversees the daily front office operations. She handles all of the payroll, audit & accounting needs for the Local. She also makes sure that your retirement benefits and death benefits are among her top priorities.

Phone:  616.784.1133 ext.104


stacy lehner

Member Services Representative

Stacy handles processing all Contractor dues reports as well as Member dues payments by phone. Stacy also handles any Steward updates and FR related questions.

Phone: 616.784.1133 ext.106


shelby dalgleish

Member Services Representative

Shelby handles updating and submitting contracts to the International Office after negotiations. Shelby also manages the quarterly newsletter and processing dues for Members over the phone and by mail.

Phone: 616.784.1133 ext.107



Business Representative - Line Clearance

Derrick's journey in the industry began as a proud Union Line Clearance Tree Trimming (LCTT) member, where he developed a deep understanding of the field's intricacies. Now, as a dedicated advocate at IBEW Local 876, Derrick channels his firsthand experience to champion the advancement of our LCTT membership. With his passion for empowering fellow workers and commitment to fostering growth within the industry, Derrick plays a vital role in ensuring the well-being and success of our LCTT members.

Phone: 989-444-9073


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