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  • IEC National Industry Recognition Committee Retreat: August 7-9, 2022; Nashville, TN
  • IEC National Codes & Standards/Safety Summit: August 15-17, 2022; Houston, TX
  • IEC Convention + Expo 2022: October 5-8, 2022; Louisville, KY

Showcase Your Expertise – IEC Call for Presentations Now Open

IEC is calling on knowledgeable and articulate experts to share their innovative industry solutions and insights on emerging trends at the IEC Convention & Expo 2022.
We invite you to partner with us to bring superior quality education to our attendees by submitting proposals on how to build core skills. Examples of these skills include leadership, business management and operations, safety, and employee retention; sharing best practices and innovations; and, becoming a leader in the electrical and systems contracting industry. This year we are looking for new technology, innovation strategies, and practical topics electrical contractors can take home and implement right away.

The submissions deadline for presentation proposal submissions is April 15, 2022. Submit your ideas for session topics or nominate your colleagues for speaking opportunities today!


IEC Joins Coalition Letter in Support of Fair and Open Competition Act


IEC recently joined 18 other organizations in a letter to Congress urging support for the 'Fair and Open Competition Act', legislation that would prevent federal agencies and recipients of federal assistance from requiring or encouraging project labor agreement as a condition of winning a federal or federally assisted, taxpayer-funded construction contract. If passed, the bill would overturn President Biden’s E.O. 14063, which requires PLAs on federal construction projects of $35 million or more funded by the bipartisan Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act of 2021. IEC awaits release on proposed rules related to the executive order.

Women in Construction Week
This past month, IEC celebrated National Women in Construction Week. This week of recognition celebrates, educates, and promotes the role of women in the construction industry. We are so proud to recognize the amazing women who are a part of the IEC.
Head over to our Facebook page to see a few highlights from some of the remarkable women in the industry and the awesome work, leadership, and talent they bring to the electrical and systems contracting industry!
The Home Depot Pro Xtra 2022 Grant
Don't forget — The Home Depot Pro Xtra 2022 Grant Cycle is still happening through March 31, 2022, 5:00 PM EST. Learn more about the grant details here

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Graybar Construction Trades Scholarship
Our Platinum Partner, Graybar, is offering the Graybar Construction Trades Scholarship for students pursuing a career in the construction trades. Applications are being accepted through April 15th, 2022.

Learn more about the scholarship and who is eligible to apply here
Safe + Sound Week

Mark your calendars! OSHA's annual Safe + Sound Week will take place August 15-21, 2022. Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each year that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America's workers safe. Learn morehere.  

Jobsite Safety Handbook
Want to be up to date on the latest safety procedures for your team and jobsites? Check out the latest copy of the IEC’s Jobsite Safety Handbook!
The eighth edition of this manual is a pocket-sized, 120-page reference book that clearly defines and explains current safety regulations and best practices in the industry.


Support the Advancement of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) with IEC

IEC is now seeking recommendations for dedicated and knowledgeable industry professionals who are interested in contributing to the revisions of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), also known as American National Standard C2.

As volunteers, these individuals will be expected to participate in meetings as assigned by the chair of the committee within the year of the revision cycle. If you are interested in this meaningful volunteer leadership opportunity, have questions, or if you know of someone with this expertise, please email David Hittinger, Director of Codes and Standards.

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