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ECA Chicago




Upcoming Events

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


ECA Regular Membership Meeting
September 20, 2017
Drake Oak Brook Hotel

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


Quick Links



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

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.

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ECA Member Recognition

-EA "Hall of Fame" Award-


Each year, the Electric Association(EA) presents a number of industry awards to its members in recognition of their outstanding contributions.

Pictured above is Kevin O'Shea, Shamrock Electric Company, Inc.
Congratulations, Kevin on being recognized for the Hall of Fame Award!


NECA Career Center / ECA IIT Internship


NECA recently launched a new "Career Center" to connect member firms with future employees. Please click Here for details.

On a local level, the ECA works with the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) regarding submittal of resumes from IIT students with Electrical Engineering (EE) backgrounds, and other degree areas.


NECA Convention & Trade Show

- Final Update


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. Register Soon!



ECA Post Convention Trip

- Final Update

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. Register Soon!


Safety Update

"Creating & Maintaining Effective Safety Programs and Policies"-


The Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA has opened up its registration to the ECA for its "Creating and Maintaining Effective Safety Programs and Policies" program scheduled for Thursday, September 14, 2017.

National NECA's Director of Safety, Wes Wheeler, cover the essentials of improving or revamping an Electrical Contractor's Safety Program. This half-day, morning seminar will:

  • Outline the key elements of a company safety program
  • Identify the roles of supervisors in charge of safety
  • Discuss the importance of a good safety record to a company
  • Explain the impact safety has on company profit

The Registration Deadline has been extended.

Please click on the link for Registration information: Registration.


CSC September Schedule-

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

Industry Statistics - June 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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