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President Trump at NECA 2018 Philadelphia Featured in Wall Street Journal Story

Dec 28, 2018

President Trump’s appearance at NECA 2018 Philadelphia made another round in the media this week.

Trump at Philly

A picture of the president donning a National Electrical Contractors Association hard hat before his policy speech at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in October was prominently featured in a Wall Street Journal article on trade.

The article is available in the Dec. 27 print edition and online (behind a paywall) titled, Trump Didn’t Kill the Global Trade System. He Split It in Two.

This year’s NECA convention marked the first time in history that a sitting U.S. President spoke at the annual gathering.

NECA 2018 Philadelphia was held on Sept. 29-Oct. 2. The convention offers members of the electrical industry the opportunity to attend educational and networking events and spend time on one of the largest trade show floors of its kind.


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