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How to Provide Value

I have been hearing Ted Garrison's [construction consultant and contributing columnist for Insights] mantra for many years now that bringing value is the key to doing business. I have to agree with that premise one thousand times over. People want value for their investment. If something is of value, people are willing to pay for it. Granted, some of it is perceived value, but nonetheless, it is value to them.

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CNA Named Official IEC Sponsor in Safety

The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) and CNA today announced CNA as the official IEC sponsor in safety. Through this partnership, CNA will provide resources and support to help IEC members maintain safe jobsites. CNA will also continue as an IEC National Platinum Industry Partner, IEC’s highest level of corporate sponsorship.

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TMI Electrical Solutions: Equity 3.2 MW Photovoltaic System

TMI Electric received the 2015 IEC Excellence in Construction - Green Construction Award for its work in partnership with Melink Corporation to design and install a complete turn-key installation of a 3.2MW roof mount photovoltaic array at Equity Properties in 140 days. At the time, it was the largest roof mounted installation in the Midwest.

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Congress Expresses Concern Over Pending Overtime Regulations

Last month, Congress took action with regards to the pending change to the rules for paying employees overtime...

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Efforts to Thwart ‘Ambush’ Election Rule Continue

Efforts to stop the ‘ambush’ election rule continue in both the courts and Congress...

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Make a Difference at the IEC National Policy Conference

IEC’s National Policy Conference is just over a month away...

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President’s Budget Proposes Significant Boost in Apprenticeship Funding

In early February, President Obama released his annual budget for Fiscal Year 2017, which included a significant increase in funding for career and technical education...

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Senate Briefing Addresses Employers Connecting to CTE Programs

As Congress continues to debate the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, the Senate Career and Technical Education Caucus hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill last week, which included employers from industries that rely on skilled workers and how they connect with workforce training and CTE programs in their communities...

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IEC Submits Comments on Proposed EEO Apprenticeship Rule

On January 20, 2016, IEC submitted comments on the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed rule to update the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) in the Apprenticeship and Training title (29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 30) of the National Apprenticeship Act of 1937...

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EEOC Proposes Changes to Pay Collection Requirements

On February 1, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in partnership with the Department of Labor (DOL), released a proposal that would require employers with 100 or more employees to report what they pay their workers, broken down by gender, race, and ethnicity...

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