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Feb 16, 2017

Contractor and Former NECA President Rex Ferry Speaks at Congressional Hearing

Ferry2Longtime electrical contractor Rex Ferry, President, CEO and Owner of Valley Electrical Consolidated, Inc., and former president of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), testified at a Congressional hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy on Wednesday afternoon, and released the following statement:

“NECA contractors work across the commercial and industrial sectors and specialize in a broad range of areas including traditional power and lighting, power quality, lighting controls, fire, life safety and security systems, backup power generation, communication and connectivity systems, automation controls and energy efficiency projects. We believe a comprehensive federal energy policy measure is needed to address current and future demands of the entire electrical construction industry. We were pleased with the progress this Committee made last Congress in moving comprehensive energy legislation forward and hope a final package can quickly come together this year. We will continue to offer our support in helping advance the Subcommittee’s agenda and look forward to working with you all as you move forward in enacting smart and sound policy to help foster American energy independence, grow the construction industry, and expand our nation’s economy.”

The hearing, titled “Modernizing Energy and Electricity Delivery Systems: Challenges and Opportunities to Promote Infrastructure Improvement and Expansion” and chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI). It explored opportunities to improve the nation’s economic competitiveness by examining the state of America’s evolving energy infrastructure and barriers to innovation, modernization, job creation and economic growth.

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ABOUT Valley Electrical Consolidated, INC.

Founded in 1976, VEC Inc. is a complete electrical systems integrator for industrial and institutional facilities. Ferry purchased the company in 1990. Visit VECOhio.com to learn more. 

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