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LiveWire

 

MAY 2018

Upcoming Events

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

 

 

May 4, 2018

CISCO Annual Luncheon

Maggiano's Banquets

Chicago, IL

 

 

May 7 - 9, 2018

Women In NECA

Nashville, TN

 

 

May 8 - 10, 2018
Lightfair

McCormick Place

www.lightfair.com

 

 

May 9 - 11, 2018

NECA Future Leaders

Nashville, TN

 

 

May 9, 2018

ECA Evening Regular Membership Meeting

Gibsons Steakhouse

Rosemont, IL

 

May 21 - 22, 2018

"Advanced Estimating of Electrical Construction"

NECA members, only.
Drake Oak Brook Hotel

 

May 21 - 23, 2018

NECA Safety Professionals Conference

Omni Louisville Hotel

Louisville, KY


June 6 - 7, 2018
ECA 47th Annual Spring Conference for ECA members
The American Club
Kohler, Wisconsin

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

 



June 23, 2018
ECA President's Party
Sanfilippo Estate
Barrington, Illinois
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

 


Quick Links

 

ECA Website
(The collective bargaining agreements, industry statistics, among other industry information is available on the website.

No log-in is required.)

NECA Website

LMCC Website

Local Union #134, IBEW Website

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Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago

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Chicago & Cook County Chapter, NECA


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

Dear Tim,


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

April Membership Meeting

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its April Regular Membership Meeting on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the Clubhouse Restaurant, in Oak Brook, Illinois.

Pictured above from left to right are:

Eric Nixon, ECA President, Maron Electric Company and

Don Finn, Local Union #134 IBEW Business Manager

 

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ECA Events

 

ECA Evening Membership Meeting

 

As a reminder, the Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) upcoming Membership Meeting is being held the evening ofMay 9, 2018 at Gibsons Steakhouse in Rosemont, Illinois.

 

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Cash Flow Seminar

 

The ECA Research and Education Committee sponsored a seminar called, "Managing the Lifeblood of Contracting - Cash Flow" on April 18, 2018.

 



Pictured above is Christine Rahlf, Maxim Consulting Group

as she began the presentation.

 

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Code Seminar - Part Two

 

The ECA Research and Education Committee sponsored a seminar called, "Chicago Electric Code Review - Part Two" on April 23, 2018.

 


Pictured above is Tim Arendt, Electrical Code Consulting Services, Inc.

as he began the program.

 

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ECA 47th Annual Spring Conference

 

As a reminder, the Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) 47th Annual Spring Conference will be held on June 6 - 7, 2018 at The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin. May 1, 2018 is the Registration Deadline!

We hope that our ECA members will join us at The American Club.

 

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ECA President's Party

 

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) will soon be celebrating its upcoming President's Party. This special event is being held at the Sanfilippo Estate on Saturday, June 23, 2018.

 

Pictured above is a portion of the Sanfilippo Home.

 

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Young Professionals Committee

 

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) new Committee called, "Young Professionals" held its kick-off meeting on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Spin Chicago, 344 N. State Street in Chicago.

 


Pictured above are the attendees at the Young Professionals event.

 

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NECA IIT Student Chapter

 

The ECA Student Committee oversees the activities of the NECA IIT Student Chapter. The Student Chapter is working on the NECA Green Energy Challenge as they focus on doing an energy audit of a community-based organization with a Net Zero outcome.

 

Pictured above are a number of the NECA IIT Student Chapter members presenting at the IIT IPRO Competition.

 

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Paddy's Day Luncheon - 2018

 

The Paddy's Day Luncheon held on Friday, March 16, 2018 featured a number of industry accolades. Please click on the link below for more information on this festive event.

Pictured above is Dan Fitzgibbons, Gibson Electric & Technology Solutions.

He wasbe the Big Shillelagh for 2017.

 

Pictured above is Stefan Lopata, Kelso-Burnett Co.

He will be the Big Shillelagh for 2019.

 

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Legislative Updates

 

IMSCA Lobby Day

 

The Illinois Mechanical and Specialty Contractors Association held its Lobby Day on April 24, 2018 in Springfield, Illinois.

 

Pictured above from left to right are:

Giuseppe Muzzupappa, NEIL NECA, Mark Thomas, ECA Exec. VP,

James McGlynn, ECA Legislative Committee Chairman,

McWilliams Electric Company, Inc., Thomas Morton, LLD Electric and Thomas Cook, Valley Electrical Contractors

 

 

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IMSCA-PAC Fundraising Activity

 

The Illinois Mechanical and Specialty Contractors Association (IMSCA) is currently holding a special raffle for its 2018 PAC fund fundraising activity.

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NECA Updates

 

NECA Vision 2020

 

The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) announced the release of its Vision 2020 Task Forcefinal report. The task force, initiated by former NECA President David Hardt, identifiedcoming opportunities and challenges critical to the association's success and establisheda roadmap to position NECA to best serve and support their members' future success.

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR REPORT.

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR BRIEF VIDEO REPORT.

 

NECA Midwest Regional Conference/

NECA Vision Statement

 

The NECA Midwest Regional Conference scheduled for April 8 - 11, 2018 at the Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Amelia Island, Florida had 28 Chapter registrants.The Chicago & Cook County Chapter received the NECA Vision Statement.

 


Pictured from left to right are:

Gregory Rick, District 7 VP, Wes Anderson, District 4 VP,

David Hardt, Past NECA President, Hardt Electric, Inc. and

Steve Krieg, NECA Midwest Region Director.

 

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NECA 2018 Convention - Philadelphia

 

The NECA 2018 Convention will be held in historic Philadelphia! We hope that you will join us in the "City of Brotherly Love" to experience the numerous educational and business programs, learn about the newest updates in technology. We hope that you will visit the many sites in Philadelphia, including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed), the iconic "Rocky" steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, among many others. The event is being held September 29 - October 2, 2018. Registration will open on May 31, 2018!

 

 

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NECA Safety Awards

 

NECA's Recognition of Safety Achievement program is anelite safety recognition focused on recognizing thrivingcompanies that excel in multiple areas of their safety and health programs. Awards are given to member companies that consistently haveOSHA recordable injury and fatality rates at levels lower than the industry standard, and implement internal company safety practices above and beyond basic compliance. TheZero-Injury Awardrecognizes those member-companies that have worked a full calendar year without recordable incidents.TheSafety Excellence Awardis the associations premier recognition program, and acknowledges member-contractors safety performance.

 

The Chicago and Cook County Chapter member firms who are the recipients of the NECA 2018 Zero-Injury Award, include the following: McWilliams Electric Company, Inc., Nesko Electric Company, Linear Electric, Inc.; and the Chapter members who are the recipients of the NECA 2018 Achievement in Safety Excellence Award, include the following: McWilliams Electric Company, Inc., Nesko Electric Company, Linear Electric, Inc., John Burns Construction Company and Kelso-Burnett Co. Congratulations, award winners!

 

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Safety Update

CSC May Schedule-


For a listing of coursework available through the Construction Safety Council (CSC) for the month of May 2018, please click on the link: www.buildsafe.org.

Industry Statistics - February 2018

 

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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