Chapter Corner

Newsroom & Insights: November/December 2013

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Code Q&A - November/December 2013

How high should overcurrent devices be installed and in what locations?

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Working In Pairs: The Buddy System

Batman had Robin, the Lone Ranger had Tonto, Captain America had Bucky, and Starsky had Hutch; the list goes on of dynamic duos who achieved a lot working together. There is a lot to be learned from those who work in teams to achieve their goals. Working with a partner is good for many different reasons, and safety happens to be a very important one. If safety is a part of your goals, working in pairs may be a way to help you achieve it. Let’s focus on the buddy system and how it can help improve safety on the job.

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Be Prepared for Early - and Possibly Unwanted - Retirement

Given the economic climate we’re in, you may one day be faced with a downsizing or otherwise forced to retire earlier than you had planned.

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How to Find Out If You're Marketing on the Right Track

Effective marketing for electrical contractors begins with three elemental components: message, market, and media.

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Winning the Right Way

We are taught early in life that there is a right way to win and lose. When you win, like the great football coach Vince Lombardi said, you should “act like you have been there before.” People should be respectful to their opponent while still celebrating the win. An example of winning the right way occurred during the recent 56th Annual IEC National Convention & Electric Expo in Portland, Oregon.

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Teamwork Moves the Industry Forward

I would like to thank the IEC membership for the opportunity this year to serve as National President. I consider it a privilege to have served in this capacity. Looking back, it is exciting to see the continued progress that has been made with projects that either were completed or are finishing up. With our strategic plan in place, we are moving IEC forward.

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