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Newsroom & Insights: July 2014

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A Glimpse Into the Future of Electrical Contracting

As the trend continues to move to more energy efficient and green building techniques, electrical contractors need to shift their training focus to meet the demands of emerging green businesses. Now and in future years, more and more jobs will require knowledge of and expertise in installing renewable energy technology and alternative power sources such as solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal to reduce operating costs and environmental impact.

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The Real IEC

In early June, I had the privilege to speak to one of IEC's Forum Groups in San Antonio, Texas. The IEC Forum Groups are essentially peer groups of members who meet a few times each year to collaborate on ideas and advice each other on ways to improve their business. The groups include high-level employees, often owners, who share company information with one another for the others to review and critique.

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We're In This Together

It is hard to believe that we are already more than half way through 2014, which also means I am more than half way through my year as the IEC National President. This is proof that the old saying, "Time flies when you're having fun," holds true. It is difficult to express into words how much of an honor it is to serve such a dedicated and hard-working group of professionals. Like the hundreds of volunteer leaders we have within IEC, I take great pride in our organization. The electrical industry has given me so much, it is now my privilege and responsibility to give back.

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