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ECA Chicago


JULY 2017

Upcoming Events

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



July 20, 2017

Beemis Woods

Please click on "MEP-PALOOZA" above to review the flyer regarding this unique networking event for Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing professionals who are 45 years old and younger.


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

Dear Industry Associate,

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

ECA 46th Annual Spring Conference


The 46th Annual ECA Spring Conference was held June 21 - 22, 2017 at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

Pictured above is incoming ECA Executive Vice President,

Mark Thomas, as he addressed the membership.



ECA Member Recognition


The FWC held their Annual Awards event on June 8, 2017 at the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in Chicago.


Pictured above is:
Katie Canino, Canino Electric Company
as she accepted the FWC's "President's Award."


Chicago DPS Update


The City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services (DPS) is working to streamline the Department's procedures, reduce the amount of paperwork regarding projects, bids, Department services.



NECA Convention & Trade Show

Educational Stipend Available for NECA Convention

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Executive Committee has approved a Convention Expense Allowance/Stipend for applicable ECA members who are attending the upcoming NECA Convention.

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.

LEARN MORE -Convention Registration / Post Convention


NECA Products Available

Recommended Practice for Installing Energy Storage Systems


NECA has released NECA 416 Recommended Practice for Installing Energy Storage Systems(#NECA 416-16) the latest in the ANSI-accredited National Electrical Installation Standards (NEIS) series.


NECA 2017 Financial Benchmarker Report Available


The 2017 edition of the NECA Financial Benchmarker Report (1055-17), a detailed publication presenting an easy-to-understand analysis of key financial data within the electrical construction industry, is now available for purchase in the NECA Store.



Safety Update

Joint Safety Forum


LMCC Chicago and DuPage Power Forward co-sponsored the ECA / NEIL Chapter NECA Joint Safety Forum that was held on May 31, 2017.

Pictured above from left to right are:

Julie Diamond, Don Garvey - 3M;

Jerry McGlynn ECA Safety Committee Chairman,

McWilliams Electric Company, Inc. and

Michelle Knight - 3M



CSC July Schedule


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


Industry Statistics - April 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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