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ECA Chicago




Upcoming Events

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

ECA Regular Membership Meeting
October 4, 2017
Gibson's Steakhouse
Rosemont, Illinois

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


ECA Regular Membership Meeting
November 8, 2017
The Clubhouse Restaurant

Oak Brook, IL


"Pricing and Negotiating Change Orders & Claims"

SDC & Associates, Inc.

(NECA Associate Member - San Diego, CA)

Discounted entry fee to NECA member firms.

$199 per person; Early Bird Special: 2 for 1 if registered by 10/15/2017.

Please CLICK HERE for registration / program information.


December 14, 2017

ECA Holiday Luncheon

Drake Oak Brook Hotel

Oak Brook, IL

Registration information to follow soon.


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








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.

September Membership Meeting


The ECA Regular Membership Meeting schedule has resumed. The September meeting was held at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.


Pictured above from left to right are:

Eric Nixon, ECA President, Maron Electric Company,

Dr. John Donahue and John Prendergast, INTECH,

Robert Fimbinati, EJATT Trustee, Linear Electric, Inc. and
Mark Thomas, ECA Executive Vice President



Chicago Electric Code Update


The Chicago Electric Code has been recently updated.



Building Strategic Solar Partnerships Seminar


The National Labor Management Cooperation Committee (NLMCC) through their "Powering America" effort, sponsored a seminar called, "Building Strategic Solar Partnerships in Cook and the Collar Counties."


Pictured above is Robert Hattier, INTECH

as he presented during the Solar Program.



Member Milestones


The ECA would like to congratulate Argon Electric Company, Inc. as they recently celebrated 50 years as a member of NECA. The Association wishes Ron Cacioppo and all the Argon Electric Company employees many more years of success!


The ECA would also like to congratulate Taylor Electric Company, as they recently celebrated 95 years in the Chicagoland electrical construction industry. Congratulations, Kendra and Michele Dinkins and all of the Taylor Electric Company employees on this milestone!


Pictured above is Kendra Dinkins, Taylor Electric Company



Safety Update

Fall Joint Safety Forum-


The ECA Safety Committee and the the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA Safety Committee recently sponsored a Fall Safety Forum.


Pictured above is Wes Wheeler, NECA as he began the Safety Forum.




CSC October Schedule-

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



The NECA Midwestern Region Conference is scheduled for April 8 - 12, 2018 at the Ameila Island Plantation in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Details to follow soon.

Industry Statistics - July 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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