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IEC Announces Winners of 2017 Apprentice of the Year Competition

Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) honored and showcased the abilities of its top electrical apprentices from across the country in a series of six competitive challenges at IECCon17 in Phoenix, Arizona, on Oct. 25–28. The 2017 IEC National Apprentice of the Year Competition's…

IEC Applauds House Passage of Save Local Business Act

The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441), which clarifies the “joint employer” for merit shop electrical contractors across the country.   “The vote by the House is a…

IEC Announces 2017 National Award Winners

 The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) awarded exceptional members, chapters, and apprentices at various events during IECCon17, October 25–28, in Phoenix, AZ. All of the 2017 IEC National Award Winners are listed below: 2017 IEC National Apprentice of the Year1st: Matt Doth, BizCom Electric,…

Contractors Return Home Reinvigorated After IECCon17

Over 1,300 electrical and systems contractors and suppliers converged on Phoenix for IECCon17, Oct. 25–28. The convention featured 24 standing-room-only education sessions presented by industry experts, an interactive Expo featuring over 80 vendors, exciting networking events, and more. IECCon17 began with…

Companies Showcase New Technology in the Grid at IECCon17

IECCon17 featured the inaugural kickoff of The Grid, a live demonstration theater showcasing the latest, hottest technology in the electrical industry. This interactive feature in the Expo Hall was one of the most anticipated new features of the convention. Eight companies provided attendees…

IEC National President Testifies Before Congress on Labor Shortage

IEC National President Bruce Seilhammer testified before the House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access at a hearing titled, "Examining the Small Business Labor Market." Seilhammer informed the subcommittee of the challenges faced by merit shop electrical…

Three Journeyman Electricians Receive Coveted CPE Credential

The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) recently had three journeyman electricians — Matt Doth, Jacob Gray, and Scot Russell — pass its Certified Professional Electrician (CPE) Exam, becoming the newest recipients of the CPE Credential.  The CPE Exam is a rigorous four-year…

IECCon17 Aims to Shock Electrical and Systems Contractors With Changes

The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) will host IECCon17, the most business-critical event that you need to attend this year on October 25-28, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona. Join thousands of the top electrical and systems contractors from across the country to get…

IEC Applauds the President's Effort to Close the Skills Gap

The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) applauds President Trump for signing an executive order to further advance apprenticeship opportunities across the country. With a projected deficit of over 150,000 electricians by the year 2020, IEC and its 50 chapters stand ready…

Milwaukee Tool Named IEC's Official Power Tool & Accessory Provider

The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) is pleased to name Milwaukee Tool as the official IEC Power Tool and Accessory Provider. Through this exclusive three-year partnership, Milwaukee Tool will continue its involvement in the IEC network while working alongside IEC to…

IEC Chesapeake's Grant Shmelzer to Speak at Nationwide Apprenticeship Forward Event

The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Chesapeake Executive Director Grant Shmelzer is set to lead a construction industry discussion group at Apprenticeship Forward, a nationwide event hosted by the National Skills Coalition in Washington, D.C., on May 4, 2017. Apprenticeship Forward…

IEC Foundation Receives Equipment Grant From Schneider Electric/Square D

IEC Foundation Receives Equipment Grant From Schneider Electric/Square D

The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Foundation has received an in-kind training equipment donation from Schneider Electric/Square D valued at $75,453.52. This equipment will be used at the following IEC Chapter Training Centers: Northern Ohio, Central Ohio, and Atlanta.  The IEC…

IEC Foundation Receives Equipment Grant From Eaton

IEC Foundation Receives Equipment Grant From Eaton

The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Foundation has received an in-kind training equipment donation from Eaton valued at $223,220. This equipment will be used at the following IEC Chapter Training Centers: Atlanta, Austin, Central PA, Greater Cincinnati, Central Ohio, El Paso,…

IEC Announces Apprentice Essay Contest Winners

The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) is proud to announce the 2017 winners of the Apprentice Essay Competition. Fourth-year apprentices from all 50 IEC chapters were eligible to compete. Criteria for each essay included narrative that addressed one of two topics, "Who…

Study Reveals Top 17 EMBA Programs in the US Midwest, Offering What Executives Value Most

Study Reveals Top 17 EMBA Programs in the US Midwest, Offering What Executives Value Most

​​The Kellogg Executive MBA Program and Chicago Booth Executive MBA take the top spots on Ivy Exec’s 2017 Best Executive MBA Programs – US Midwest ranking. This is Ivy Exec Inc.’s second annual EMBA ranking, but the first year the…

Study Reveals Top 24 EMBA Programs in the US Mid-Atlantic South, Offering What Executives Value Most

Study Reveals Top 24 EMBA Programs in the US Mid-Atlantic South, Offering What Executives Value Most

​​​The Duke Executive MBA and The Rice MBA for Executives Program take the top spots on Ivy Exec’s 2017 Best Executive MBA Programs – US Mid-Atlantic South ranking. This is Ivy Exec Inc.’s second annual EMBA ranking, but the first…

Study Reveals Top 19 EMBA Programs in the US West, Offering What Executives Value Most

Study Reveals Top 19 EMBA Programs in the US West, Offering What Executives Value Most

​​The Wharton MBA for Executives (San Francisco) and The Berkeley MBA for Executives Program take the top spots on Ivy Exec’s 2017 Best Executive MBA Programs – US West ranking. This is Ivy Exec Inc.’s second annual EMBA ranking, but…

Study Reveals Top 16 EMBA Programs in the US Northeast, Offering What Executives Value Most

Study Reveals Top 16 EMBA Programs in the US Northeast, Offering What Executives Value Most

  The Wharton MBA for Executives (Philadelphia) and Columbia Business School Executive MBA Program take the top spots on Ivy Exec’s 2017 Best Executive MBA Programs – US Northeast ranking. This is Ivy Exec Inc.’s second annual EMBA ranking, but…

Study Reveals Top 8 EMBA Programs in Canada, Offering What Executives Value Most

Study Reveals Top 8 EMBA Programs in Canada, Offering What Executives Value Most

​​​The Rotman One-Year Executive MBA Program and Queen’s EMBA-The National Program take the top spots on Ivy Exec’s 2017 Best Executive MBA Programs – Canada ranking. This is Ivy Exec Inc.’s second annual EMBA ranking, but the first year the…

IEC National Announces Call for Presentations for IECCon17

The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC), the nation’s premier trade association for merit shop electrical and systems contractors, representing over 3,000 companies, announces a "Call for Presentations" for IECCon17, its 2017 annual conference held October 25-28, 2017, in Phoenix, AZ. Building…

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