Construction Dive is taking a look at the four different regions of the U.S. and how analysts expect these construction markets to rebound from the pandemic. U.S. construction starts across the board should continue to grow for the rest of the year, despite
economic and geopolitical headwinds, according to a Dodge mid-year construction outlook webinar.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the 2022 notices of funding availability for the agency's Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program and the State Infrastructure Financing Authority WIFIA (SWIFIA) program. This year's funding will provide up to $6.5 billion in total funding to support $13 billion in water infrastructure projects while creating more than 40,000 jobs.
The White House will launch a summer-long initiative on Friday to encourage labor unions and industry to work together to train more workers for good jobs in the electric vehicle, broadband and construction sectors, senior administration officials said.
Registration For NECA 2022 Austin Opens Soon!
We are so excited to be bringing NECA back together again this fall in Austin for the NECA Convention & Trade Show. Registration opens tomorrow! Attendees will gain access to industry-leading education, top-notch speakers, networking, entertainment and North America's largest Electrical Construction trade show. Lock in the early registration rates by August 3!
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NECA Contractor on White House Talent Pipeline Challenge
On Friday, Bryan Stewart, CEO and President of The Superior Group, was invited to the White House along with Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, to speak on the “Talent Pipeline Challenge” that would focus on growing the workforce in broadband, construction, and electrification, including electric vehicle charging stations and battery manufacturing.
Monthly Message to District 10
OSHA published a revised standard on Subpart CC Cranes and Derricks in Construction on August 9, 2010. Due to the complexity of the latest revision, OSHA developed a directive to help Compliance Officers enforce it. The following excerpts from Compliance Directive CPL 02-01-063 may be useful for contractors working to remain compliant and will help identify areas that may need more attention within their own program.
Congrats to NECA Member, Miller Electric in Jacksonville, FL!
The Jacksonville Jaguars announced June 13 that its new training and practice facility will be named the Miller Electric Center when it opens in 2023. The Jaguars and the Jacksonville-based electrical and technology contractor issued a news release about the 10-year naming rights agreement.
Project Excellence Awards Deadline Approaching!
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PAC Total - $287,200
Operational Fund Total - $132,605
Special thanks to John Banks of Motor Shop Electrical Construction Company, Ken Bauwens of Jamerson & Bauwens, Jim McGlynn of McWilliams Electric Co Inc, and Richard Osbakken of Holden Electric Company for renewing their PLCs.
We are excited to recognize the newest members for the Political Leadership Council, Brain Spader of Thompson Electric Company and Gary Walls of Utilities Instrumentation Services Inc. Thank you for joining the PLC and investing in NECAPAC!