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IEC Honors Individuals, Chapters, and Contractors at IEC Convention & Expo 2018

The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) awarded exceptional members, chapters, and apprentices at various events during its  IEC Convention & Expo 2018 held in Indianapolis, IN. All of the 2018 IEC National Award Winners are listed below: 2018 IEC Apprentice of…

IEC Announces Winners of 2018 Apprentice of the Year Competition

The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) hosted the 2018 Apprentice of the Year competition during its IEC Convention & Expo 2018, September 19-22 in Indianapolis, IN. Each year, the IEC National Apprentice of the Year Competition places the top graduates from…

IEC Foundation Announces Annual Golf Tournament Details

Today, the Independent Electrical Contractors Foundation (IECF) announced the details for its annual Tom Jones Memorial Golf Tournament to be held on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at the Hillcrest Country Club in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Hillcrest Country Club is a…

IEC Opposes Another Attempt at Card Check

Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC), signed a letter from the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) opposing the "Workplace Democracy Act" (H.R.5728/S.2810). This bill, introduced in May by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), proposes a number of amendments designed…

IEC Supports Growth of Electrical Trade at SkillsUSA

Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) assembled 20 volunteers among IEC National staff, IEC chapter staff and members, and industry partners to run the Industry Motor Controls contest at the SkillsUSA National Championships. This marks the twentieth year IEC has been involved with the Industry…

IEC Foundation Awards Grants to Support Electrical Apprentices

The Independent Electrical Contractors Foundation (IEC Foundation) recently awarded grants to support the future growth and training of electrical apprentices. These grant programs include the Equipment Grant and The Home Depot ProXtra Grant. The Equipment Grant secures its corporate donations of materials…

IEC Forms Strategic Alliance With Eaton

​​​​​The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) is pleased to announce a long-term strategic alliance with Eaton. Through this partnership, Eaton will expand its involvement in helping the IEC National network serve its mission of growing the future workforce of the electrical…

Where Electricians Connect and Learn: IEC Convention & Expo 2018

The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) will host IEC Convention & Expo 2018 on September 19-22, 2018, in Indianapolis, IN. The Home Depot is the premier Convention Sponsor. Every year, attendees leave with the knowledge to grow their business; valuable new business contacts; and new,…

IEC National Announces Call for Presentations for IEC Convention and Expo 2018

The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC), the nation’s premier trade association for merit shop electrical and systems contractors, representing over 3,300 companies, announces a "Call for Presentations" for IEC Convention and Expo 2018, its annual conference, held September 19-22, in Indianapolis, IN.…

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…

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