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ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Announces 2016 Showstoppers!
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Magazine announces the 2016 Showstopper Awards. If you haven’t taken the time to check out the Showstoppers booth, you still have time! See the winning products below: Acuity Brands nLight® Air simple wireless controls solution Basor Electric Basorfil BF2 splicing system Chatsworth Products Adjustable cable runway ConEst Software Systems IntelliBid Estimating System DeWalt […] more
WIN Leaders Hear From PR Guru on Communication at 2016 Roundtable
Approximately 60 attendees gathered for the 2016 Women In NECA Roundtable, an annual event that brings together leaders in the industry from around the country. Marie Arcidiacono presented on “Let’s Talk About It: Communication, Gender & Powerful Speech.” Later, Women In NECA combined forces with NECA Future Leaders to host a reception for female and […] more
Ex-Boston Police Chief Shares His Boston Marathon Bombing Experience
Among the highlights on Day 3 of NECA 2016 Boston were remarks made by the city’s former police chief, Daniel Linskey, at Sunday morning’s General Session. Linskey, was in charge of Boston’s police during the Boston Marathon terrorist attack in 2013, spoke about how he has learned to handle leadership in times of crisis and […] more
This 88-Year-Old Man Has Led a “NECA Life”
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NECA President Focuses on Future in Convention Address
National Electrical Contractors Association President David Hardt put his focus squarely on the future during his address at the Opening General Session on NECA 2016 Boston on Saturday. “We need to do more to prepare for the future,” Hardt said. “The war for talent is impacting all aspects of the industry.” He said it starts […] more
Doris Kearns Goodwin Talks History
PRESIDENTIAL HISTORIAN DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN TALKS ABOUT PAST WORK, 2016 CAMPAIGN Renowned historian Doris Kearns Goodwin recounted her experiences with presidents past and present – and possibly future — and touched on the 2016 race for the White House during the keynote speech at NECA 2016 Boston on Saturday. Chatting with Doris Kearns Goodwin at […] more
Congratulations to the 2016 Academy of Electrical Contracting Inductees!
Congratulations to the Academy of Electrical Contracting’s 2016 inductees! Russ Zimmerman, Romanoff Electric Company, Toledo, Ohio James P. Young, Young Electric Company, San Fransisco, California Steve R. Washburn, Puget Sound Chapter, NECA, Shoreline, Washington David L. Samuels, Robert B. Samuels Inc., New York, New York Sonja L. Rheaume, Christenson Electrical and Technology Services, Portland, Oregon […] more
Emerging Tech Leaders Gather for BizDev Meeting
Tommaso Deserti, of growing tech company Nest, led a discussion on Friday at the #NECA16 Business Development Meeting. Deserti talked about how he feels the world is becoming even more connected and noted the prevalence conversation related to the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT). “Fast is the new normal,” he said. Deserti noted how […] more
Students Make Their Case at the NECA 2016 GEC
Three NECA Student Chapters presented their impressive proposals at the 2016 Green Energy Challenge on Friday as NECA 2016 Boston opened at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center. Teams from the University of Toronto, the University of Washington and Iowa State University made presentations on projects focused on energy efficiency and savings to buildings for […] more
Revolutionary Discoveries!
Last night, NECA 2016 Boston attendees gained exclusive access to the Museum of Science, a mecca of revolutionary discovery! By popular demand, the Blue Wing’s main stage featured the return of Milwaukee Tool’s Tool Shed Band. Guests visited the Theater of Electricity sponsored by Southwire and an outdoor Oktoberfest, sponsored by Thomas & Betts. And, […] more