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JUNE 2017

Upcoming Events

We hope that you will be able to attend these events:


NECA Convention & Trade Show

October 7 -10, 2017

Seattle, Washington

ECA Post Convention Trip

October 11 -15, 2017
Half Moon Bay, California.


Ritz Carlton
Half Moon Bay Resort

























































































Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago


Chicago & Cook County Chapter, NECA

Phone: 708-531-0022
Fax: 708-531-0071

Please review this month's LiveWire newsletter. We hope you enjoy the local and national industry updates.


ECA May Membership Meeting


The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its May Membership Meeting on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Smith & Wollensky's in Chicago.


Pictured above from left to right are:

William Hartmann, Hartmann Electric Company, Inc. and

Eric Nixon, ECA President, Maron Electric Company



ECA Legislative Conference


The Chicago & Cook County Chapter, NECA participated with the NECA Legislative Conference that was held April 26 - 27, 2017at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C.


Pictured above from left to right are:

James McGlynn, McWilliams Electic Company, Inc. and
Steve Diamond, Malko Communication Services, LLC
as they met with an aide of Senator Durbin.


Construction & Transportation Awards


The March of Dimes celebrated its 23rd Construction & Transportation Awards Luncheon on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago.

Pictured above is Kendra Dinkins, Taylor Electric Company

as she addressed the audience at the March of Dimes event.



Pre-Fabrication / Pre-Construction Planning Seminar


The ECA Research and Education Committee sponsored a panel discussion called, "Pre-Fabrication / Pre-Construction Planning Seminar," which was held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel.

Pictured from left to right are:
Barton Garvin, Garvin Industries,
David Witz, Continental Electrical Construction Company,
Kendra Dinkins, ECA Research and Education Committee Chairman, Taylor Electric Company,
Tobias Hogan, Aldridge Electric, Inc.,
James Buhmann, Continental Electrical Construction Company and
Jan Heal, Graybar.



ECA Student Chapter


The ECA Student Committee oversees the NECA Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Student Chapter, as well as assists the students when possible in regard to the NECA Green Energy Challenge, potential internships, networking activities,
among other areas.


Pictured above are the NECA IIT Student Chapter students
at the IPRO Day Competition.


NECA Convention & Trade Show

The NECA Convention & Trade Show is scheduled for October 7 - 10, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. Seattle has become a premier destination for arts, entertainment and leisure activities.




ECA Post Convention Trip

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago will be hosting a Post Convention Trip on October 11 - 15, 2017 at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Resort in Half Moon Bay, California.



Safety - CSC June Schedule /
Safety on the Jobsite


CSC Schedule
For a listing of coursework available through the Construction Safety Council (CSC) for the month of June 2017, please click on the link:

Safety on the Jobsite
CFMA Seminar Follow-up -
Construction Suicide Prevention Study
--Assistance Requested--

As a follow-up to the recent CFMA Construction Suicide Prevention seminar, your help is requested. Please take 15 minutes to offer your input that will help save lives in the construction/extraction industries. Currently, the Department of Psychology at Florida State University, is conducting a study to better understand the high suicide rate in the construction/extraction industry.
You will be directed to more information about the study, and voluntary participation. This study is confidential, and answers or participation information will not be shared with your employer. If you have any questions or problems with the link above, please contact the project managers/Co-Investigators at

Thank you for your assistance.


Industry Statistics - March 2017

Stay on top of monthly data for our industry: number of contractors active, quantity of people employed and total hours worked.

Please click here to view statistics.

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