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NECA Publishes Revised Recommended Practice for Designing, Installing, Operating and Maintaining Microgrids
NECA releases revised recommended practice for designing, installing, operating and maintaining microgrids, NEIS 417-19.
Get Involved! Join the Standards Review Process
Two NEIS are currently in review and NECA needs your help! Join the standard review process today to provide feedback on motor control center and service entrance grounding and bonding installation standards.
South Boston Cathedral Unveils Major Renovation
ElectricTV features modern renovations of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross installed by the NECA-IBEW Powering America team.
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Transporting Workers from Remote Parking Gets a Futuristic Lift
The Cruise Origin is GM’s prototype for the future of ridesharing and is an auto-industry joint-effort to resolve commuting, parking, and eco-friendly issues while taking cost-efficiency, safety, and autonomous driving to a new level.
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Now Available: NECA Learning Center On-Demand Course on Submittals
Preparing, Processing and Tracking Submittals the latest topic now available as an on-demand course through the NECA Learning Center.
NECA Supports Senate Passage of the USMCA
The NECA-supported United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), H.R. 5430, passed the Senate in a 89 to 10 vote, a month after passing the House by a vote of 385 to 41.
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NECA Unveils 10th Anniversary Safety Professionals Conference Agenda; Registration Opens
Join NECA and the electrical industry's leading safety experts at the premier safety event, NECA Safety Professionals Conference, presented by NECA Premier Partner Westex by Milliken.
Legislative Update: NECA Supports ESIC and Passing Reverse Auction Reform
NECA's top three legislative items for the week of January 6, 2020.
Paris 2020 ELECTRI International Innovation Summit
Imagine your company’s future as you experience some amazing innovations outside your comfort zone on an extraordinary ELECTRI International Innovation Summit visit hosted by Schneider Electric.
NECA Among Statements of Support for Energy Sector Innovation Credit Act (ESIC)
NECA CEO David Long released a statement supporting the Energy Sector Innovation Credit Act, a bill introduced by Reps. Reed and Panetta in hopes of modernizing our Nation's energy policy.
Reminder: Manual of Labor Units Free Copy Letters Mailing to all Members
With each new edition, all NECA member companies receive one free copy of the NECA Manual of Labor Units.
NECA Government Affairs 2019 Year-End Review
NECA's Government Affairs team wraps up 2019, check out the year-end review.
Now Accepting Applications for NECA 2020 Recognition of Safety Achievement Program
NECA is now accepting applications for the 2020 Recognition of Safety Achievement Program, an annual program that provides elite safety recognition, and invites member companies to participate.
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Happy Holidays from NECA Government Affairs
NECA’s government affairs team wishes you a very happy holiday season and we hope you are enjoying time with your family and friends.
NECA Looks Forward to 2020
2020 marks the year of finalizing our staff realignment, NECA’s headquarter relocation to Washington, DC, and an emphasis on labor relations, advocacy and apprenticeship standards.
Happy Holidays from NECA
The entire NECA team across the nation wishes our contractors and our chapters a happy holiday season and looks forward to celebrating new initiatives in 2020!
Electrical Contractors Hails Agreement to Repeal the 40% "Cadillac Tax"
NECA CEO David Long, issued the following statement in reaction to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) 40 percent “Cadillac Tax”
NECA Opens Submissions for 2020 Project Excellence Awards Program on Jan. 1
NECA will begin accepting submissions for the 2020 Project Excellence Awards Program on January 1, 2020
NECA Wins in Year-End Funding Bills
In addition to ensuring the full operation of the federal government for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2020, several of NECA’s top legislative priorities were included.
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Registration Opens for Women in NECA & Future Leaders (WINFL) 2020 Leadership Conference
Registration for the WINFL 2020 Leadership Conference has opened. Reserve your spot today!
NECA Releases 2019-2020 Manual of Labor Units and Tool & Equipment Rental Schedule Publications
The 2019-2020 editions of the NECA Manual of Labor Units (MLU) and Tool and Equipment Rental Schedule are now available for purchase in the NECA Store.
NECA Member Arcadia Electric Rebuilds Red Hook Brooklyn
NECA Member Arcadia Electric helps Red Hook NYC to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy.
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NECA’s Giamberardino Named to the Hill’s Top Lobbyists 2019 List
NECA’s Vice President of Government and Public Affairs was named among Capitol Hill’s Top Lobbyists this year.
NECA Contractor Involved in Implementing the Small Business Extension Act
NECA Member Pro-Cal Lighting testified before Congress in support of legislation that extended the calculation time period for determining a company's small business size status.
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Shifting to Automation Requires Advanced Skills
The transition to automation in the workplace requires advanced skills that college grads now obtain through their education, creating new opportunities for professionals to join the construction industry.
New Requirements for Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs) Go into Effect Today
Starting December 10, employers, owners and operators will be required to comply with ANSI’s new A92 standards for mobile elevated work platforms.
Overview of Technology Based Safety Resources for Members and the Construction Industry
Learn more about NECA's safety apps and other notable industry applications that are designed to keep your business in compliance and your workers safe.
Training Card Changes Announced for 20-hour Construction Supervisor Leadership Skills Trainers
The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that 20-hour Construction Supervisor Leadership Skills course trainers will be required to transition from paper student course completion cards to durable plastic cards effective January 1, 2020.
NECA Urges Congress to Pass Appropriations Bills Before Deadline
NECA, along with other members of the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC), sent a letter on December 3 urging Congress to pass the Appropriations Bill.
OSHA Issues Enforcement Policy; Crane Operator Certifications from Crane Institute Certification No Longer Recognized
OSHA has issued an enforcement policy for crane operator certifications issued by CIC, requiring operators engaged in construction activity to be certified by an entity accredited by a nationally recognized agency. CIC no longer holds accreditation.
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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Announces Clearinghouse Employer Requirements; Opens Implementation Registration
FMCSA's new Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse online database registration has launched. Mandatory use of the FMCSA Clearinghouse will begin on January 6, 2020.
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OSHA 2020: What's in Store for Next Year Webinar Presentation and Recording Now Available
On Tuesday, December 3, NECA subject matter expert Wes Wheeler, Director of Safety, NECA, presented on OSHA 2020 new and proposed rules, and regulatory changes.
NECA Forms New VAS Relationship with Dell
NECA’s latest VAS opportunity with Dell Inc., award-winning computer developer and technology innovator, is available to NECA members, chapters and staff.
OSHA Releases 2019 Statistics; Shows Increase in Enforcement and Compliance
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) released fiscal year (FY) 2019 final statistics and it shows a significant increase in the number of inspections and a record amount of compliance assistance.
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NECA-IBEW Electrician Discusses Electrical Safety for the Holiday Season on Fox 2 St. Louis
Dave Roth from the St. Louis Electrical Connection discusses holiday safety with Fox 2 St. Louis.
Latest NECA Value Added Service Provider Offers Exclusive Cyber Monday Discounts
Dell provides NECA members with exclusive savings on the products that power their business.
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Newest NECA Boston Chapter Member Completes Residential Projects for Beacon Hill, Intercontinental Hotel, Westwood and Norwell, Mass.
The Boston Chapter NECA has highlighted Coastal Electric, Inc., based in Cohasset, Mass., for specializing in market sectors not often covered by significant industry associations.
Happy Thanksgiving from the National Electrical Contractors Association
This holiday season, NECA gives thanks to our members. NECA electrical contractors deliver high quality installations and superior performance on the job, making them experts in their field, and leaders of our industry.

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