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NECA This Week

Registration Closing Soon for NECA's Labor Relations Conference

Feb 20, 2023

Industry News

Ford Plans $3.5B Michigan EV Battery Plant With New Twist

Ford Motor Co. plans to spend $3.5 billion to build an electric vehicle component plant in Marshall, Mich., which it says would be the first U.S. automaker-backed facility to produce batteries made of lithium iron phosphate.

Construction technology funding holds steady at nearly $5.4B

The construction technology industry showed resilience in the face of adverse economic conditions across the world as investment during 2022 held steady at around $5.38 billion, just under the $5.4 billion from 2021, according to a report by Monterrey, Mexico-based contech venture capital firm Cemex Ventures.


Registration Closing Soon for NECA's Labor Relations Conference

Registration Closing Soon for NECA's Labor Relations Conference

This year's Labor Relations conference will include a wide range of presentations from industry experts, NECA and IBEW representatives and Keynote speaker Roy Spence. Topics will include employment law, the use of the Pattern Agreement Guide, the NMA, a CLRC presentation on the Settlements Reports and the Union Electrician Workforce characteristics and projections report, and labor relation challenges. The conference will take place in Nashville, TN on March 20-22, 2023!

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New Online Project Management Class Available

New Online Project Management Course Available

Claims are an unfortunate part of being an electrical contractor. Your role as electrical project manager is essential to making claim resolution a smoother process. Identifying Claims discusses how electrical project managers can act to prevent claims before they occur and quantify claims that do occur. Participants will learn the documentation that will be reviewed in a claim, identify the behaviors that can lead to a claim, ways to prevent claims, learn how to quantify a potential claim, how to document consequential cost claims/ acceleration costs, and determine how to negotiate a claim.

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Mike Starner's February Message to District 10

Mike Starner's February Message to District 10

In the coming weeks, we will be transitioning from winter to spring. Depending on where you live, the rapid change in temperature and rainfall can result in big changes for how we plan and conduct work in off-road environments. The solid, frozen surfaces used during the winter to access back yards and remote areas will soon be nothing but mud. Without fail, crews will find themselves bogged down on sloppy access roads, marshy rights-of-way, or stuck in a customer's yard.

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Recognition of Safety Achievement Awards

NECA's Recognition of Safety Achievement program acknowledges thriving companies that excel in multiple areas of their safety and health programs. Also, the top participant in the Recognition of Safety Achievement Program will be awarded the NECA Safety Ambassadors Medal. The NECA Safety Ambassador Medal recipient will be announced at the NECA Safety Professionals Conference in May as well as recognizing all those that received Safety Excellence and Zero Injury recognitions.

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Building Problem Solver | Allison-Smith Company

Allison-Smith Company

Check out NECA Member, Allison-Smith Company's, new modular division where they are pioneering modular building processes and multi-trade fabrication. Todd Grossweiler, Executive Vice President, discusses how this new space allows for more control on the work that's being done and deliver things on time. For his dedication to driving the industry forward, Grossweiler is the recipient of the 2023 NECA Innovator of the Year Award! The NECA Innovator of the Year is awarded to an industry pioneer from a NECA member contractor who champions innovation and continuous improvement across their company and the entire NECA community!

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NASCLA Power Limited System Contractor/Master Exam Development Questionnaire


The National Association State Contractor Licensing Agencies requests you and your associates help in developing the next classification within the NASCLA Accredited Examination Program for Power Limited Systems Contractor/Master Electricians. This classification will test on power over ethernet technologies, digital electricity (pulse power systems) and so forth. The survey must be completed by March 14, 2023.

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Upcoming Events

Elevate your career with our on-demand and live training classes

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Virtual Classrooms

Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction
March 2- April 4 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET

Calculating Shop Burden
March 23 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET

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In-Person Events

Electrical Contractors Essentials: Business & Field Operations
February 21 - 23 | Rosemont, IL

2023 Labor Relations Conference
March 20 - 22 | Nashville, TN

Women in NECA & Future Leaders Conference
April 16 - 17 | San Antonio, TX

April 16 - 17 | San Antonio, TX


Tips for Trades: Using Technology to Build a Competitive Advantage in Your Markets
March 22 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET



PAC Total - $43,235



Operational Fund Total - $49,585

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Special Thanks

Special thanks to Mark Huston of Lone Star Electric and Mark Melton of Melton Electric for renewing their PLC.

Thank you to Stephen Green of Task Electric and Michael McDonald of McDonald Electric Corp. for joining the PLC!



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