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Newsroom & Insights: September 2015

IEC National Announces New Partnership with Siemens

IEC National is pleased to welcome Siemens, a global technology powerhouse, as a Gold Industry Partner. Siemens supports companies worldwide in enhancing the flexibility and efficiency of their manufacturing processes and reducing the time to market their products.

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IEC National President Participates in White House ApprenticeshipUSA Summit

IEC National President Mark Gillespie participated in the first-ever White House ApprenticeshipUSA Summit. Gillespie was one of more than 100 organizational leaders who were invited to the White House to discuss ways to expand apprenticeship in America.

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Winning the War for Talent in Construction

Jack Morrell is director of field operations for C.M. Richey, Inc., a large,open-shop electrical contracting firm operating in the private, New York metropolitan market. A large part of Morrell’s role in the C.M. Richey organization is the continuous development and improvement of the field workforce. The war for talent in today’s construction industry is as competitive as ever. Morrell was kind enough to share with Insights readers his approach to growing his workforce.

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The New Electrician and the State of the Industry

As can be imagined, the electrical industry is dramatically different than it was in 1857—when Klein Tools first set up shop. After years of watching things change, it’s clear now, more than ever, electricians are in a period of renaissance. Those just entering the field as well as those more senior are seeing how industrial advancements and generational influences play roles in the profession today. And in the midst of change, the field is growing.

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2015 Remodeling Trends for Electrical Contractors

The home improvement industry regularly tracks trends that impact the way contractors do business. Whether it's implementing mobile technology, targeting a new audience or exploring additional product offerings, as we head into the second half of 2015, we'll look at the trends impacting electrical contractors and how you can leverage them to help boost sales.

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Distributed Generation: A Huge Market Opportunity for Contractors

Demand for distributed generation, also known as distributed energy resources (DER), is growing for a number of reasons – unexpected utility power outages, planned rolling blackouts, power quality problems, increases in the overall cost of power, mid-day price spikes, and much more.

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Why IEC Matters

You are reading this article because you are either an IEC member or you are interested enough in IEC to have picked up this magazine and start reading. Thank you.

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IEC National Welcomes BOSS Controls as a Gold Industry Partner

IEC National is pleased to announce that BOSS Controls has joined the association as a Gold Industry Partner. BOSS Controls is revolutionizing energy management, building automation and security market sectors by delivering smart, affordable solutions for business.

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