This year the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) held its 11th annual Apprentice Essay Contest and received more than 75 submissions.
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IEC Welcomes New Executive Vice President/CEO Spenser Villwock

Alexandria, VA – The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) welcomes Spenser Villwock, MNM, CAE, as Executive Vice President/CEO...
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The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) and CNA today announced CNA as the official IEC sponsor in safety. Through this partnership, CNA will provide resources and support to help IEC members maintain safe jobsites. CNA will also continue as an IEC National Platinum Industry Partner, IEC’s highest level of corporate sponsorship.
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IEC is proud to announce that Insights Magazine and the IEC website have each won a 2015 Hermes Creative Award. Hermes Creative Awards recognizes outstanding work in the industry of marketing and communication professionals. The Code Issue (January/February 2014) of Insights Magazine won a Platinum Award and the overall IEC website won a Gold Award.
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IEC is proud to announce that the 2015 review of its Apprenticeship Program by the American Council on Education (ACE) has recommended 40 semester hours of college credit. The 40 semester hours of credit is an increase from previous reviews.
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IEC National staff gathered at the Arlington Food Assistance Center on Friday, March 20 to bag and stack 2,500 pounds of oatmeal and dried beans. These bags of food will go directly to helping families in Arlington County, Virginia.
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IEC is proud to announce that Candels Estimating will join its community of industry partners as a Bronze Partner. Candels Estimating provides a range of services from the typical “plans and specs” projects to those requiring budgeting, design, or value engineering.
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One hundred percent of the 33 candidates that received PRIDE PAC support this election successfully won their elections on November 4. PRIDE PAC is IEC’s federal political action committee (PAC) and is funded entirely through voluntary personal donations from IEC members.
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On October 1, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division issued a final rule establishing a minimum wage of $10.10 for all federal contracted workers effective January 1, 2015. The rule applies to new contracts and renewals of expiring contracts with the federal government for construction covered by the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA). Any contract covered by the DBA and its implementing regulations is subject to the minimum wage requirement; however, contracts that are subject only to the Davis-Bacon Related Acts are exempt.
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