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  • NECA Legal Alert: Supreme Court Reinstitutes a Stay of OSHA's Vaccinate-or-Test ETS

    The United States Supreme Court issued a per curiam decision reinstituting a stay of OSHA’s ETS. Read NECA's full Legal Alert on the decision.


  • NECA Names Jeff Beavers as Executive Director of Network Integration and Services

    With more than 30 years in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry, Beavers began his career in the U.S. Air Force as a cable splicer. He has served in various roles in the industry including lineman, installer/technician, and designer, as well as several management positions in construction and engineering. He recently served as President of BICSI, a global professional association supporting the advancement of the ICT community.


  • NECA Welcomes Ontario Electrical Contractors Association

    The Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario was founded in 1948 to serve and represent the interests of the electrical contracting industry. ECAO members are also members of their area ECA, with 11 current ECAs across the region.


  • The NECA Manual of Labor Units and The Role of Construction Specifiers

    The MLU has continuously evolved over its nearly 100-year life and in 2016, we reformatted the Manual to follow the Construction Specification Institute’s MasterFormat to better assist electrical contractors with their estimating processes. This article is to help you understand the reasoning behind that change and the role the construction specifier plays.


  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Announces NECA’s Kevin Tighe as President and Chair

    This is a volunteer position that will place Tighe at the head of the committee that holds authority over all programs and business affairs for the International Foundation, while continuing to serve in his current role at NECA.


  • NECA Names Tracy Landers as Field Representative, District 3

    Since 2005, Landers has served as the Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Chapter, NECA, working as the Executive Secretary for the Board of Directors. The Chapter consists of six divisions across the states of Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi. He also currently serves as a trustee on two health plans and three pension plans.


  • Your Guide to Our New Website

    How to access your NECA account and navigate the new website.


  • Innovation Overload

    “Fostering an environment for solutions.” Elise Baker, Director of Marketing and Brand Strategy, and Lina Jariri, Payroll & Benefits Specialist at NECA, both share the importance of recruitment outreach to the upcoming generations and the benefits of going into the trades. Learn about the prototype of the student toolkit that aims to help educate young students about the electrical industry.


  • 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. This historic bipartisan legislation represents a long overdue investment in the nation’s infrastructure, and NECA contractors will benefit greatly from the projects it will generate.


  • NECA Celebrates the 7th Annual National Apprenticeship Week

    National Apprenticeship Week is a nationwide celebration where industry, labor, equity, workforce, education, and government leaders host events to showcase the successes and value of Registered Apprenticeship for re-building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities.


  • Federal Appeals Court Halts COVID-19 Vaccine Rule for Large Businesses

    On Friday, Nov. 12, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit continued its stay on the implementation of the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on vaccine mandates and testing pending a full review on the request for a permanent injunction.


  • OSHA Officially Files ETS on COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has officially filed its emergency temporary standard (ETS) on COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing.


  • NECA Honors 2021 Project Excellence Awards Winners at Annual Convention

    The Project Excellence Awards were created to recognize NECA contractors for their outstanding commitment, professionalism and ingenuity in delivering an electrical project across 12 different market sectors. All winning projects were completed in 2020.


  • 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. Open one hour before the trade show, the Showcase gives attendees a chance to explore the newest products available, while a panel of expert judges determined the winners based on a variety of factors. The entries, from small manufacturers to large corporations, were diverse and innovative.


  • 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.


  • Wayne State University Wins Electrical Contracting Innovation Challenge

    Wayne State University, Detroit, took home first place in the 2021 ELECTRI International/NECA Electrical Contracting Innovation Challenge (ECIC). Second place went to Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, and in third place was the University of Toronto. There were 17 teams that signed up for the challenge, and nine turned in final projects.


  • 2021 National Award Winners: Henry Brown Honored With 2021 James H. McGraw Award

    The National Electrical Contractors Association has selected Henry Brown as the recipient of the 2021 James H. McGraw Award, which was established to honor a person in the electrical contracting industry who has contributed some new or useful idea to the electrical contracting industry or performed an industry service over and above normal responsibility to personal or company progress.


  • 2021 National Award Winners: Larry Beltramo Honored With 2021 Comstock Award

    Larry Beltramo has been selected by NECA as the recipient of the 2021 Comstock Award. The award, established in 1959 in memory of industry pioneer L.K. Comstock, is the association’s highest honor recognizing contributions in the complex field of labor relations.


  • 2021 National Award Winners: Earl C. “Duke” Austin, Jr. Honored With 2021 Coggeshall Award

    The Coggeshall Award, established in 1956, honors a NECA contractor who is adjudged to have made an outstanding contribution to the progress of the electrical construction industry in the technical and training service field. The 2021 Coggeshall Award has been presented to Earl C. “Duke” Austin, Jr.