IECX: August 2022
  • IEC Charlotte Membership Meet & Greet: September 15, 2022, Charlotte, NC
  • SPARK: Power Tomorrow: October 5-8, 2022, Louisville, KY
  • IEC Business Summit: January 29-February 1, 2023, Nashville, TN
During the SPARK: Power Tomorrow event in Louisville, Livewires will host an exhilarating night out with axe throwing, AV gaming, and racing simulation on Wednesday, October 5 at OvrDrive!Livewires is asking IEC contractor members and IEC chapters to consider donating to this special event where proceeds raised go towards supporting the growth of apprenticeship training.
Learn more about the different levels of sponsorship opportunities here

The Livewires Committee also encourages you and your chapter members to begin bidding on exciting items that are now live and open until October 7th. Make sure you purchase one (or multiple) tickets at $100 each to win the grand prize of a $2,500 travel voucher for your next trip/vacation to anywhere in the world! The more tickets you buy, the higher your chances of winning! All items can be accessed here

Building a new IEC Chapter in Charlotte NC
There has been a great deal of interest in the development of a new IEC Chapter in the Charlotte area. To help the electrical contractors in that location better understand the value of IEC Membership and in starting their own chapter, we will be hosting a Meet & Greet in Charlotte on Thursday, September 15, starting at 4:00 PM (ET).

During the Meet & Greet, we will be reviewing the various ways that IEC can help companies with their workforce development needs, which includes finding new workers, training new electrical apprentices, developing their existing staff, and serving as their advocate for regulatory issues. By attending the upcoming IEC Meet & Greet, attendees will automatically be entered into a drawing for quality door prizes. Free drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be available as they network with local electrical contractors. Please reach out to any Electrical Contractors in the Charlotte area and encourage them to register and attend this FREE event.


Questions? Contact Walt Czyrnik, Vice President of Membership & Chapter Development at or 901-677-3007. 


For additional information and to register, visit


IEC Tells FHWA to Eliminate Training Requirements from EV Rule

This week, IEC submitted comments to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on a proposed rule for the roll out of electric vehicle chargers under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program that included training requirements for states to consider. The proposal states that only those electricians that have received certification from the union-run Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program or have graduated from a Registered Apprenticeship Program with electric vehicle supply equipment-specific training approved by both the Department of Labor and Transportation be eligible to install and service EV chargers. In its statement, IEC urged the FHWA to remove the training requirements because they are unnecessary since journeymen electricians already possess the essential knowledge and skills and they create a monopoly since no apprenticeship program meets the criteria. 

IEC Florida West Coast Chapter Takes On Daytona!


IEC is thrilled to announce our Florida West Coast Chapter's sponsorship of NASCAR driver JJ Yeley in the upcoming Daytona race tonight, August 26th. We are so excited for this partnership and the opportunities and awareness it will bring to IEC and the electrical industry! Read more HERE

Tee Off with Us at the IEC Foundation Golf Tournament 
The IEC Foundation will be hosting a golf tournament on October 4th at the Wildwood Country Club! The fee is $195 per person, plus clubs' rental. The tournament starts at 8:30 AM, with breakfast and registration beginnning at 7:30 AM. 
A luncheon and awards reception will immediately follow the tournament. For more information, please reach out to
Join Us for a Whiskey, Wine & Cigar Event 
Join the IEC Foundation for a night of whiskey, wine, and cigars on October 4th, 2022 at the Wildwood Country Club! The event includes whiskey flights, engraved gifts and goodie bags, signature cocktails, and more! Spots are limited, find more information here.  
Up for a Draw? IEC Foundation Raffle
The IEC Foundation will be holding a drawing for a GREENLEE 855GX INTELLIBENDER. The drawing will be held at the SPARK: Power Tomorrow Expo Happy Hour on October 6th at 5:15PM. The IEC Chapter that sells the most tickets will recieve five free entries to the raffle! Plus, the winner does not need to be present at SPARK to win. To participate in this raffle, click HERE
2022 Equipment Grant Awards Update
Congratulations to all of the chapters that received the 2021-2022 Equipment Grant from Eaton, Schneider Electric, and Southwire!
Learn more about the IEC Foundation's programs, scholarships, and sponsors here!
Make More Money by Measuring Productivity with MCA, Inc. 


Are you looking to make money while measuring  productivity? Watch MCA Inc.'s exclusive webinar in which Dr. Heather Moore, MCA's Vice President of Operations, uses 'ASTM E2691, Standard Practice for Job Productivity Measurement' to measure productivity from the operator's point of view.

Watch the recording HERE.  
Milwaukee Tool Opens West Bend Plant

Milwaukee Tool announces the opening of the new West Bend facility, where they manufacture USA-made hand tools will be produced! To learn more, read the article HERE.

Monthly Safety: Emphasis on Ergonomics

This is a very important topic in the Safety Profession as MSD’s are responsible for 35% of workmen's comp expenses in the US. Milwaukee Tool offers several trainings on jobsites, and Ergonomics is one of the training topics the company offers. Learn more HERE

Eaton's Wiring Devices Introduces Code-Compliant Extra-Duty Weather-Protective Covers 
Offered in single- and two-gang models, Eaton's Wiring Devices' while-in-use weather protective covers feature durable, corrosion-resistant construction, protecting devices from cracking and breaking in harsh conditions. Read more about the new product HERE

Free Webinar as a Resource for Women in the Trades

Ideal Industries, Inc. and the Chicago Women in Trades will host a special live discussion in honor of Women’s Equality Day at 10 a.m. CST Friday, Aug. 26 showcasing ways to empower and advocate for women in the trades. This live discussion will be streamed on IDEAL’s LinkedIn and will highlight the importance of current and future progress for women in the trades, a vastly male-dominated field. Register for the free webinar via LinkedIn here
The Tools You Need for Any Job

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IEC Receives a Safe + Sound Week Certificate 

Thank you all for your participation in OSHA's Safe + Sound Week! Together we raised awareness about the importance of safety and health programs!

OSHA Technical Manual (OTM) Noise Chapter
OSHA has published a newly updated OSHA Technical Manual (OTM) Noise ChapterOSHA Instruction TED 01-00-015, Section III, Chapter 5, "Noise". The chapter provides technical information to OSHA compliance staff, safety and health professionals, and the public when performing noise inspections or evaluating noise hazards.
Check Out OSHA Heat and Stress Guidelines
OSHA has revisted its small business checklist and guidelines for heat stress. The handbook lays out the requirements of the safety program with checklists for each requirement, heat being one of them. This will help to ensure compliance with the 4-prong-approach, with safety program audits being one of the necessary 4 (four). Read the handbook HERE


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