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Joe Biden signs infrastructure bill 2021
NECA CEO David Long in Attendance at White House as Infrastructure Bill Is Signed
Today at the White House, David Long, CEO of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) was in attendance as President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law.
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NECA Celebrates the 7th Annual National Apprenticeship Week
"Apprenticeship programs are the greatest tool we have to boost the electrical construction industry, providing opportunities to create the next generation of leaders and skilled workers," said NECA CEO David Long.
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Federal Appeals Court Halts COVID-19 Vaccine Rule for Large Businesses
The decision is a major blow to the Biden Administration's efforts to impose the standard on employers of 100 or more employees.
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OSHA Officially Files ETS on COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing
This ETS requires employers with 100 or more employees to determine the vaccination status of each employee, obtain acceptable proof of vaccination status, and maintain records of each employee's vaccination status.
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NECA Honors 2021 Project Excellence Awards Winners at Annual Convention
All Project Excellence Awards projects are judged on the following criteria: aesthetics, application, difficulty, innovation, and originality.
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2021 NECA Showstopper Winners Announced
The annual Showstopper Showcase at the NECA Convention and Trade Show highlights products and services recently introduced to the market.
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Awards Presented at NECA Student Chapter Summit
After the Electrical Contracting Innovation Challenge (ECIC) competition at NECA 2021 Nashville, students made their way to ELECTRI International’s NECA Student Chapter Competition 2021.
Academy of Electrical Contracting Installs New Fellows During NECA 2021 Nashville
Fellowship in the Academy of Electrical Contracting is one of the highest honors bestowed upon an individual in the industry. The Academy honors outstanding leaders in the electrical contracting industry, as it preserves and utilizes their wealth of experience and knowledge for the benefit of the industry.
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Wayne State University Wins Electrical Contracting Innovation Challenge
From ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR magazine: Formerly known as the Green Energy Challenge, the ECIC enabled student chapters to problem solve and think creatively.
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2021 National Award Winners: Henry Brown Honored With 2021 James H. McGraw Award
Brown was presented with the award on Oct. 10 as part of the NECA Convention and Trade Show in Nashville, Tennessee.
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2021 National Award Winners: Larry Beltramo Honored With 2021 Comstock Award
Beltramo was presented with the award on Oct. 10 as part of the NECA Convention and Trade Show in Nashville, Tennessee.
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2021 National Award Winners: Earl C. “Duke” Austin, Jr. Honored With 2021 Coggeshall Award
Austin was presented with this award on Oct. 10 as part of the NECA Convention and Trade Show in Nashville, Tennessee.
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2021 National Award Winners: Gregory A. Rick Honored With 2021 Abraham Lincoln Leadership Award
Rick was presented with the award on Oct. 10 as part of the NECA Convention and Trade Show in Nashville, Tennessee.
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2021 National Award Winners: David Manderson Honored With 2021 Robert L. Higgins Association Executive Distinguished Service Award
Manderson was presented with the award on Oct. 10 as part of the NECA Convention and Trade Show in Nashville, Tennessee.
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2021 National Award Winners: Donald V. Campbell Honored With Wendt Award by ELECTRI International
Campbell was presented with the award on Oct. 10 as part of the NECA Convention and Trade Show in Nashville, Tennessee.
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2021 National Award Winners: Mechanical Contractors Association of America Honored With NECA Industry Partner Award
MCAA was presented with the award on Oct. 10 as part of the NECA Convention and Trade Show in Nashville, Tennessee.
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NECA Elects Kirk Davis as 36th President
The longtime President of Bob Davis Electric Co. will begin his two-year term on January 1, 2022.
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Gregory D. Long Elected District 9 Vice President of National Electrical Contractors Association
During a meeting of the NECA Board of Governors on Saturday, October 9, Gregory D. Long, President of Long Electric Co., Napa, California, was elected as NECA District 9 Vice President for a two-year term commencing January 1, 2022.
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Donald G. Laffoon Elected District 7 Vice President of National Electrical Contractors Association
During a meeting of the NECA Board of Governors on Saturday, October 9, Donald G. Laffoon, President and CEO of Electrical Corporation of America Inc., Raytown, Missouri, was elected as NECA District 7 Vice President for a two-year term commencing January 1, 2022.
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Shawn P. Smith Elected District 5 Vice President of National Electrical Contractors Association
During a meeting of the NECA Board of Governors on Saturday, October 9, Shawn P. Smith, Owner and President of DL Smith Electric Inc., Topeka, Kansas, was elected as NECA District 5 Vice President for a two-year term commencing January 1, 2022.
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Terry J. Lette Elected District 3 Vice President of National Electrical Contractors Association
During a meeting of the NECA Board of Governors on Saturday, October 9, Terry J. Lette, President of Preferred Electric Company Inc., Charlotte, N.C., was elected as NECA District 3 Vice President for a two-year term commencing January 1, 2022.
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Stephen J. Gianotti Elected District 1 Vice President of National Electrical Contractors Association
During a meeting of the NECA Board of Governors on Saturday, October 9, Stephen J. Gianotti, President of Arcadia Electrical Company, Ridgewood, N.Y., was elected as NECA District 1 Vice President for a two-year term commencing January 1, 2022.
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NECA Releases Legal Alert on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Federal Contractors
This update will focus on federal contractors—companies that provide services to the federal government through direct contracts with federal agencies and through subcontracts in support of federal contracts.
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Registration Open for Joint MEP Innovation Conference
The industry-leading trade associations will join forces for the technology-focused conference in January.
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NECA CEO David Long Named to DOL’s Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship
Long joins 28 other members representing employers, labor management organizations, community colleges, and other institutions. The relaunch of the Committee was announced by President Biden in February 2021.
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COVID-19 Protocols Announced for NECA 2021 Nashville
This information represents our final NECA 2021 Nashville COVID-19 safety protocols.
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Biden Administration Issues COVID-19 Action Plan
The plan includes new vaccine mandates for federal contractors.
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IBEW and NECA Joint Letter on Importance of COVID-19 Vaccinations
"The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact communities all across America. There is a tool we can use to fight this ongoing pandemic, and win this war: The COVID-19 vaccines."
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Registration Opens for NECA’s Safety Leadership Summit, Chicago, Nov. 1–3
The NECA Safety Leadership Summit is a unique conference for expanding leadership skills to persons responsible for safety throughout the electrical industry, in addition to providing an avenue to create new safety leaders within an organization.
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NECA's David Long Commends Senate for Passing Bipartisan Infrastructure Package
"On behalf of our 4,000 contractors across America, NECA has supported the push for bipartisan legislation that provides the investment and resources to help rebuild and modernize our nation’s infrastructure."
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David Long Statement on Passing of Richard Trumka
Richard Trumka was a lifelong advocate for American workers, and a giant of the labor movement.
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NECA Represented at U.S. Department of Energy Roundtable on Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
NECA was represented by Marco A. Giamberardino, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs. He discussed how national funding for electric vehicle storage equipment (EVSE) could impact the electrical construction industry, our nation’s infrastructure, and the overall economy.
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CDC Updates Mask Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People
On July 27, the CDC updated its "Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People." NECA has released a new Legal Alert with an overview of what has changed with the new recommendations.
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Registration Opens as In-Person NECA Convention Returns
NECA 2021 Nashville, being held Oct. 9–12, marks the in-person return of the electrical construction industry’s premier event. Attendees will gain access to industry-leading education, top-notch speakers, networking, entertainment and North America’s largest electrical construction trade show.
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NECA Innovation Institute Advances the Next Generation of Electrical Construction Leaders
Candidates for the NECA Innovation Institute are those that are well-positioned to move their companies forward, with a focus on future executives and construction leaders. These leaders will learn and train together for one year, strengthening core leadership skills while applying problem solving strategies to a Capstone Project.
NECA Honors Our Nation's Lineworkers on July 10
“For decades, our nation’s lineworkers have been resilient, working every day no matter the conditions, to ensure our communities and critical facilities remained connected and empowered. This year, on National Lineworker Appreciation Day, we should all take a moment to acknowledge and thank the diligent lineworkers in this country for their hard work and willingness to face any challenge.”
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OSHA revises its National Emphasis Program, updates Interim Enforcement Response Plan for COVID-19
The goals of the IERP are to identify exposures to COVID-19 hazards, ensure appropriate control measures are implemented, and address violations of OSHA standards (other than the ETS) and the General Duty Clause. The updated IERP will remain in effect until further notice and is intended to be time-limited to the current COVID-19 public health crisis.
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National Electrical Contractors Association Joins The Utility Expo as Supporting Organization
Through this affiliation, NECA will gain a significant presence at the largest event for utility professionals and construction contractors seeking the latest technologies, innovations, and trends.
Save the Date: NECA Safety Leadership Summit, Nov. 1–3
The NECA Safety Leadership Summit is a unique conference for expanding leadership skills to persons responsible for safety in addition to providing an avenue to create new safety leaders within an organization.
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Legal Alert: Practical Advice for Managing Price Escalation Throughout a Construction Project
Material price escalation is the biggest concern facing the construction industry this year. The prices of raw construction materials, particularly steel and lumber, have been rapidly increasing since early 2020.
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2021 NFPA 70E PPE Selector Guide Available for Download
The NFPA 70E Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Selector Guide was developed to assist the industry in understanding and applying the provisions found in NFPA 70E.
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ELECTRI International’s Josh Bone Testifies on Behalf of NECA Before House Committee on Small Business
The hearing, held by the Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure, covered “Utilization of Small Contractors in the Infrastructure Plan."
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OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19 and the Healthcare Industry
Secretary Walsh also indicated that additional guidance would be issued for other industry sectors, including construction and general industry.
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National Electrical Contractors Association Launches NECA Industry Alliance Network
Program connects NECA contractors with the top solution providers in the electrical construction industry.
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ELECTRI International’s Josh Bone to Testify Before House Small Business Committee on June 10, 2021
Bone will be testifying on behalf of NECA before the House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure.
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NECA's Wesley L. Wheeler Appointed to U.S. Department of Labor's Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
This is the second time Wheeler has been appointed to this OSHA committee, where he joins 14 other individuals representing all corners of the construction industry.
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Forest Electric Corporation Awarded 2021 NECA Safety Ambassadors Medal, Sponsored by Milwaukee Tool
In 2019, NECA established the NECA Safety Ambassadors Medal to recognize a NECA member that exemplifies superior performance in the area of workplace safety by providing effective and outstanding leadership, support, and recognition to all employees that lead by example.
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National Electrical Contractors Association Joins United for Infrastructure 2021
From May 10–14, 2021, infrastructure advocates call for bipartisan leadership to make better policies and investments.
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NECA Statement on Launch of Construction Procurement Caucus
The National Electrical Contractors Association issued the following statement on the launch of the Construction Procurement Caucus on April 22.
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NECA Now 2021 Connected Members to Education and High-Profile Speakers
NECA Now 2021 featured speakers such as Mike Rowe, Marcus Lemonis, Lisa Sun and Steve Pemberton, as well as networking, education and entertainment.