What is IEC New England?
The Independent Electrical Contractors of New England, Inc. (IEC-NE) is the region’s premier trade association representing Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island independent electrical and systems contractors, aggressively working with the industry to establish a free environment for merit shops - a philosophy that promotes the concept of free enterprise, open competition and economic opportunity for all.
Upcoming Events and Classes
|Tue, Jun 19, 2018 6/19/18||7:30am||Breakfast Series Is That REALLY Harassment?||Is That REALLY Harassment? - Free for Members! IEC New England||Rocky Hill||Register|
|Tue, Jun 26, 2018 6/26/18||8:00am||2018 CT Continuing Education||Vinal Technical High School, Instructor: Bill Zisk||Middletown||Call for Details|
|Wed, Jul 18, 2018 7/18/18||4:30pm||2018 CT Continuing Education||IEC New England, Instructor: Tim Ackert||Rocky Hill||Register|
|Wed, Jul 25, 2018 7/25/18||4:00pm||IEC New England Executive Committee Meeting||IEC New England Office||Rocky Hill||Call for Details|
|Wed, Aug 1, 2018 8/1/18||4:00pm||IEC New England Board of Directors Meeting||IEC New England Office||Rocky Hill||Call for Details|
|Sat, Aug 4, 2018 8/4/18||7:30am||2018 CT Continuing Education||IEC New England, Instructor: Denis Vaillancourt||Rocky Hill||Register|
Latest News From IEC
Jun 15, 2018Bradford Wills June 11, 2018 Each year, arc faults are responsible for more than 28,000 home fires, injuring or killing hundreds of people and causing more than $700 million in property damage1. Yet, arc fault circuit protection is still only mandated for 70 percent of a home’s electrical circuits. To get closer to 100 percent protection, consumers need to demand it, and electrical contractors need to get on board.
Jun 6, 2018Good safety practice requires that workers take responsibility for their own safety and that of their co-workers. But it’s also important that organizations empower them to do so.
May 23, 2018Organizations need to adapt and understand what millennials want in a work environment. Andrea Olson, Pragmadik 05/21/2018 There’s one question that is frequently asked about millennials: Why do they move from city to city and change jobs every few years? Everyone has their theory. Some people blame it on youth, the lack of attention spans due to social media, unrealistic expectations and dissatisfaction with not advancing in an organization fast enough, or to gain new experiences. There’s no question these are influential factors, but inherently, there’s one underlying reason.
May 16, 2018If you’ve never seen an arc flash firsthand, you may not realize just how destructive they can be. An arc flash can cause significant damage to electrical systems, start fires and cause injuries or even deaths. You don’t even have to be caught by the arc itself for this to occur; damage radiates out from the arc, and the air surrounding an arc flash can become as hot as the surface of the sun!
May 2, 2018Schneider Electric has recalled about 1,079,000 units of the Square D brand General Duty 30 & 60A, 120/240-volt, 2-phase and 3-phase NEMA 3R Safety Switches because the power can stay on when the safety switch handle is in the “OFF” position, posing an electrical shock or electrocution hazard to consumers.
Apr 18, 2018As more long-term homeowners make the decision to stick with the home they have, they are undertaking larger-scale remodeling projects, such as complete room renovations or additions.