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NECA This Week

NTW 5/20: Add your voice!

May 20, 2024

Industry News

Microsoft plows $3.3B into data center at former Foxconn site

Microsoft is upping the ante on its planned data center campus on the former Foxconn site in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, with a $3.3 billion investment, the company said earlier this month. Alongside the previously announced complex, Microsoft will create what it calls the country’s first manufacturing-focused artificial intelligence co-innovation lab, and an AI skilling initiative to equip more than 100,000 of the state’s residents with essential AI skills.



MEP 2025: Call for Proposals

MEP 2025: Call For Proposals

Add your voice to 2025 MEP Innovation Conference and submit your education sessions today for the January 28-30, 2025 event in Los Angeles, CA. Built by MCAANECA, and SMACNA, the MEP Innovation Conference joins thought leaders across the electrical, mechanical and sheet metal trades to improve MEP contractors’ profitability and productivity. The deadline for proposals is Thursday, June 20, 2024. 

Submit Your Proposal


Accepting Applications for NECA Safety Professionals Institute

Accepting Applications for NECA Safety Professionals Institute

NECA emphasizes that health and safety is a "Shared Responsibility" between employers and employees. This training program aims to raise awareness and reduce incidents and injuries through an adaptable Safety Management System suitable for any organization. Tailored for new safety professionals in the electrical contracting industry, it covers essential topics to ensure worker safety.

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NECA/ELECTRI Project Management Apprenticeship

NECA/ELECTRI Project Management Apprenticeship

ELECTRI International and American Apprentices Work have partnered to offer a National Project Management Apprenticeship Program! This initiative addresses the growing demand for skilled project management professionals in the electrical industry and beyond. By integrating industry-specific education with practical training, apprentices will gain valuable insights and real-world experience.

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Participation Needed: CMFA Financial Benchmarker Survey

Participation Needed: CFMA Financial Benchmarker Survey

NECA is asking members to complete the CFMA Financial Benchmarker survey for industry research purposes. The report provides an in-depth analysis of key financial data and provides an industry standard that can be used for change order negotiations, audits, claims & more. The survey is confidential and should take less than 30 minutes to complete. More Information >>

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Upcoming Events

In-Person Events

Labor Relations Conference
July 17 - 19 | Boston, MA

NECA 2024 San Diego
Sept. 28 - Oct. 1 | San Diego, CA


Virtual Classrooms

Process Driven Profitability
June 5 | 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

Change Order Management
June 13 | 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

Increasing Engagement, Retention & Development for Employees
June 25 | 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET



Breaking Free from 'Three Bids and a Buy': Harnessing NFPA 70B and 70E for Customer Trust and Long-Term Success
June 13 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET

Cybersecurity for Electrical and Limited Energy Contractors
June 19 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET

Using Systems Integration to Create a Service Mindset
July 2 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET


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Congratulations to the Milwaukee and Puget Sound Chapters on reaching their 2024 NECAPAC Goals!


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