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Welcome to the Electrical Contractors´ Association

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) is a construction trade association that provides business and labor relations services to nearly 600 electrical contractors in Cook County, Illinois.  ECA is also known as the Chicago and Cook County Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).  The Association works with its industry partner, Local Union #134 IBEW, to negotiate and administer labor agreements, coordinate apprentice and journeyman level training, as well as promote the industry on behalf of these employers.  Since 1903, ECA has provided educational opportunities and business services to not only to assist the electrical contractor by improving the business climate and bringing increased profitability, but to enrich future generations. ECA and IBEW Local 134 work hand in hand to provide a highly skilled, efficient and safe workforce for the City of Chicago and Cook County, Illinois. 

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Powering Chicago's new YouTube Series releases Episode 2 on November 16th
11/16/2022

Powering Chicago's new YouTube Series releases Episode 2 on November 16th

Subscribe to Powering Chicago's YouTube Channel to catch all the episodes

In Episode 2 of The Power of Better Presented by Powering Chicago, we’ll explore how solar power has a major impact on one Chicago area hospital, plus how special financing could help fully fund your next clean energy project.

ECA's DEI Workshops kick off November 17th!
11/14/2022

ECA's DEI Workshops kick off November 17th!

Learn how to put a DEI plan in action & create a culture of belonging at your Company

The ultimate goal of Diversity Equity and Inclusion is to create belonging environments where all employees feel accepted. These workshops will help company executives, division managers, and team leaders understand how to implement an action plan to create an inclusive workplace.

"Managing Construction Delay Claims”
11/03/2022

"Managing Construction Delay Claims”

"Managing Construction Delay Claims” program was held on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.

The ECA Research and Education Committee was pleased to have sponsored the "Managing Construction Delay Claims” program that was held on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL. The all-day session was presented by Dr. Awad Hanna; University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Sat
17
2022
December 17, 2022
6:00PM - 11:00PM

ECA Chicago President's Party & Holiday Celebration

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Offshore at Navy Pier

Celebrate the holiday season with ECA at Offshore, Chicago! Located on Navy Pier, Offshore offers panoramic, unmatched views of Lake Michigan and the city skyline, and will be a memorable experience for ECA members. Save the Date!

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Wed
11
2023
January 11-13, 2023

MEP Innovation Conference - January 11 - 13, 2023

MEP Innovation Conference

Austin, TX

January 11 - 13, 2023 MEP Innovation Conference Austin, TX

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