Local 2166 of the IBEW were granted a charter on December 1st, 1964.  Charter members include Merritt L. Butcher, Joseph F King, David P Brown, Harry J Cliffe, Alvin W Fairweather, George Spilman, Paul A Gibson, Bela Berta, Steven Gomori, Bernard Sharpe, Clifford B Giles, Robert H Noble, Kenneth Sloat, Clayton Orchard, Allison W Slaney, Albert A Cole and Robert E Bourque.

Local 2166 were instrumental in several large and small projects over the years including the construction of the Mactaquac Dam, Belledune Power Plant, A1 and A2 projects on the Miramichi, Project 80 at the Dalhousie Pulp Mill, Fraser Mill in Edmundston, Millbank and St. Rose gas plants.