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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,…

Tim Branham Named Chairman of the Board of Northwest Chamber in St. Louis

Tim Branham Named Chairman of the Board of Northwest Chamber in St. Louis

Branham Electric, a St. Louis area full service electrical contracting company and local energy expert, announces Tim Branham, President, has been named Chairman of the Board of the Northwest Chamber. Branham was selected based on his contributions to the Chamber.…

Allied Moulded Products, Inc. Offers Prop Arm for HMI Cover Kits

Allied Moulded Products, Inc., an industry leader in nonmetallic electrical boxes and enclosures, is expanding its line of premium enclosure accessories to include a prop arm for its line of HMI cover kits. The HMI cover kits and prop arms are designed…

Branham Electric Selected as Electrical Contractor for Altair at the Preserve in O’Fallon, MO

Branham Electric Selected as Electrical Contractor for Altair at the Preserve in O’Fallon, MO

Branham Electric, a St. Louis area full service electrical contracting company and local energy expert, announces they have been selected as the electrical contractor for the new Altair at the Preserve apartment complex currently under construction at 100 Winghaven Pointe…

Sagacious Research Strengthens Its Board With Addition of Umesh Amin

Sagacious Research Strengthens Its Board With Addition of Umesh Amin

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sagacious Research, a global leader in end-to-end human and technology-driven intellectual asset management solutions, adds Umesh Amin, a well-known expert in Intellectual Property Business and wireless technology, to its Board.  Mr. Amin brings two decades of executive leadership experience, having…

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.…

realKNX is Certified and Works With Google Assistant

realKNX is Certified and Works With Google Assistant

ProKNX's smart home server solution realKNX is now a Google-certified application. The Google application, a.k.a. "Action," works with Google Assistant and Google Home smart speakers. With the realKNX Google Action, users can control their KNX devices. It is possible to…

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…

Branham Electric Selected as Electrical Contractor for Watermark at Chesterfield Village Apartment Complex

Branham Electric Selected as Electrical Contractor for Watermark at Chesterfield Village Apartment Complex

Branham Electric, a St. Louis area full service electrical contracting company and local energy expert, announces they have been selected as the electrical contractor for the new Watermark at Chesterfield Village apartment complex currently under construction at 16300 Lydia Hill…

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…

Sullivan Solar Power Sets 'Best Of' Record for Solar in Southern California

Sullivan Solar Power Sets 'Best Of' Record for Solar in Southern California

For the first time, one solar power company, Sullivan Solar Power, has been named as a finalist across three regions in Southern California as the best in the industry. Thousands of readers from the San Diego Union-Tribune, Orange County Register…

Lifespan Brands Debuts Grande DIY Custom Cool LAVA Lamps

Lifespan Brands Debuts Grande DIY Custom Cool LAVA Lamps

Lifespan BrandsTM is excited to announce the launch of Grande Custom CoolTM LAVA® lamps – a fun and interactive way for customers to create their own unique designs in the biggest LAVA® lamp size available. With these super-sized mix-and-match options,…

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…

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