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IEC National Forums

Working Together, Achieving More


IEC National assists in the development of new Forums, and offers support to current Forums in helping to identify new members to join their groups; speaking on specific topics occasionally at Forum meetings and providing content and topics for meetings. Participating on an IEC National Forum is an excellent means of networking with IEC members from across the country while discussing issues and solutions to problems that affect your business. Members of IEC Forums:

  1. Exchange best practices
  2. Share ideas
  3. Engage in confidential business discussions
  4. Interact and discuss challenges and solutions with non-competing electrical contractors from across the country
  5. Save money through the business relationships they develop

How Do IEC Forums Operate?

IEC Forums set their own rules and organize their own meetings. The average size of an IEC Forum is between 6-10 IEC members, each with a similar company size and specialty, and also from a different city. Forum groups typically meet a few times a year and often schedule meetings to coincide with IEC National conferences. In some cases, they include social activities in their meetings. Some topics discussed in IEC Forums include tracking labor, field employee compensation, training programs and incentives, hiring policies, and managing cash flow.

Who Joins a Forum?

Any company who feels they can benefit by learning and sharing with others! Usually, only company principals participate; however, some Forums allow members of a firm's senior management team to take part in the activities and discussions. Since members are from noncompeting areas, the discussions can allow for full disclosure in a confidential setting.

How Do I Join?

You're just one small step away from one of the most important group memberships of your life. Click here to fill out a company profile and get started today!

Please contact IEC National SVP Tim Welsh at or 703-650-0052 with any questions.

"Forums provide an opportunity to share ideas, save money, and obtain additional education through networking. We virtually have contacts all over the country that we can tap into for assistance. Thanks to the IEC Forum program, I saved $20,000 on just one job." – Terry Cole, Hamer Electric