What an exciting and busy time this past month has been. Between chapter growth, education opportunities, and lots of industry and government updates, there has been plenty to keep our members and partners busy. As you scroll through this edition of IEC Extension, we invite you to take a look not only at the news we have to share with our IEC family, but also at the opportunities available to you.
Plenty is happening in the final months of 2021 and we look forward to seeing it all unfold.
Remembering Dan Endris
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dan Endris, Executive Director of IEC Kentucky & Southern Indiana.
Dan was an admired leader and was a beloved individual within the IEC family. We offer our sincerest support to his family and loved ones during this difficult time. Dan's obituary is available here.
IEC Convention + Expo 2021
We had the best time in Denver for IEC Convention + Expo 2021! The week was full of special events, lots of new friends, and the recognition of well-deserving award winners.
- You can see the full list of 2021 winners here.
- Pictures from Convention week are also available here.
IEC Business Summit 2022
January 24-26, 2022
IEC Convention + Expo 2022
October 5-8, 2022
It's time to register for the IEC Business Summit 2022 in Savannah, GA!
This event is the perfect combination of business and networking activities for the leading decision-makers and experts in the electrical field. Head to the registration page for more details including special events and our keynote speaker.
IEC Joins Coalition Letter on COVID-19 ETS
IEC recently lent its support to a lettersent by the Construction Industry Safety Coalition to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requesting the agency recognize the unique aspects of construction when developing the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) addressing COVID-19. Unlike the typical rulemaking process, OSHA is not required to accept public input when developing an ETS.
OSHA has been directed by the Biden administration to develop a rule to “require all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require any workers who remain unvaccinated to produce a negative test result on at least a weekly basis before coming to work.” The emergency rule also will require employers with more than 100 employees to provide paid time off for the time it takes for workers to get vaccinated or to recover if they are feeling ill post-vaccination.
The letter outlines the construction industry’s proactive efforts to mitigate the virus’ impact and the key issues of concern in the hopes OSHA takes this into consideration as it crafts the ETS.
Learn more about ETS updates here.
Big News for Weifield Group Contracting
Weifield Group Contracting, member of IEC Rocky Mountain, has purchased a majority stake in privately held CGI Electrical, a successful electrical contracting firm with headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville. The CGI Electric acquisition allows Weifield Group to enhance the company’s future growth by expanding into Nashville and the surrounding southern U.S. region.
For more details on the purchase, the official press release can be read here.
IEC Foundation Celebrates 25 Years
We believe in supporting each other in all circumstances.
The IEC Foundation has developed a special fund dedicated to supporting IEC chapters, chapter staff, instructors, and apprentices who have been affected by a natural disaster, serious accident, or catastrophic life event.
Please consider donating $25 to the Disaster Relief Fund to commemorate our 25th Anniversary here.
We are proud to partner with The Home Depot to bring you Ring Jobsite Security – a flexible security system for contractors that adds Wifi with LTE internet connection* to your site. Each piece of the Ring Jobsite Security system works together to help safeguard your project. Easily add more Ring devices and take the system to different sites to protect and monitor your valuable tools and materials from anywhere, anytime.
National Apprenticeship Week (NAW)
We are proud to celebrate U.S. Apprenticeship Week, November 15-21, 2021. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), our chapters will hold events throughout the awareness week communicating the importance of apprenticeship. Follow along on IEC social media to see upcoming NAW events.