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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 700 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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YP of ECA Fall Event Highlights

Chicago Department of Buildings Code Updates

The ECA Young Professionals (YP) Committee presented a YP of ECA Fall 2019 Event at the Kaiser Tiger in Chicago. Representatives from the Chicago Department of Buildings discussed the new code changes and their applicability to contractors, among other areas.


ECA October 2019 Membership Meeting Highlights

Guest Speaker was Frank Grimaldi, Jr., Chicago Department of Aviation.

The October ECA Regular Membership Meeting was held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Maggiano's Banquets in Chicago. The Guest Speaker was Frank Grimaldi, Jr., Chicago Department of Aviation.


Safety Forum 10/3/2019

Joint Safety NFPA 70E Seminar Highlights

The Chicago & Cook County Chapter, NECA and the Northeastern Illinois Chapter , NECA held a joint Safety Forum on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the Local Union #701 Hall / Training Facility in Warrenville, Illinois. 

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Upcoming Events

 October 2019 
  • Guest Speaker will be Commissioner Jamie Rhee - City of Chicago Department of Aviation.

    Maggiano's Banquets 111 W. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60654

    October 9, 2019

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October 23, 2019

Are You Project Manager or a Project Witness

Presented by Norb Slowikowski, Slowikowski & Associates, Inc.

The Drake Oak Brook Hotel, 2301 York Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee is pleased to announce their October seminar called, “Are You a Project Manager or a Project Witness?”

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November 13, 2019

November ECA Regular Membership Meeting

Guest Speaker: David Ward, NECA Midwest Field Representative

Erie Cafe, 536 W Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60654

ECA Membership Meeting Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Speaker: David Ward, NECA Midwest Field Representative Mr. Ward is to discuss the NECA 1025 Initiative Erie Cafe 536 W. Erie Street Chicago, IL 60654

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