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The Northern California Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association serves the Electrical Contracting Industry in Alameda, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, Napa, San Joaquin, Solano, Stanislaus and Tuolumne Counties. Here you will find the latest information related to the electrical industry.

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ELECTRI International Needs Your Help

ELECTRI International is conducting research on improving project collaboration through a common data exchange (CDX). We hope you can take a moment to complete this survey. It should take no more than 2-3 minutes of their time to complete. Please click here to participate in the ELECTRI International Study.

This survey will help ELECTRI gather a current snapshot of the pain points (aka #SharedPains) facing NECA Contractors related to duplicate or triplicate entry of Request for Information (RFI) data. In addition, they are looking for a cross-section of NECA Contractors to participate as a case study in the research. Those willing to spend a few hours describing their current workflow and challenges with RFI collaboration could potentially have them resolved through this research study!

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NorCal NECA Welcomes New Associate Member

The Chapter is pleased to welcome its new Associate Member Du-All Safety, Inc. Du-All Safety provides quality environmental health and safety services to the public and private sectors in California and throughout the United States. Du-All Safety assists businesses with Federal OSHA, Cal/OSHA and environmental compliance. Services include: safety inspections, chemical safety, written OSHA program assessments/development, hands-on OSHA training, online safety training, online safety consulting and webinars, environmental health permits, hazardous waste training & OSHA certification, CUPA hazardous materials business plans and much more. Visit www.du-all.com for more information.

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Alameda ECT Safety Reimbursement

The Alameda ECT is pleased to announce it’s 1st Quarter Safety Reimbursement of $1,000. Your company may be eligible for this reimbursement if you have worked 1,000 hours or more from December – March 2019. This reimbursement may be used for safety training, supplies or equipment/tool replacement.

Requirements for the Safety Reimbursement:

  • Must contribute towards the Alameda ECT on a monthly basis;
  • Must have worked at least 1,000 hours within Alameda County between December 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019.
  • Must submit the reimbursement request by April 15, 2019.

Click here to download the form. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Deanna Murchison with the Alameda ECT.

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New California Employment Laws affect the Construction Industry for 2019

The California Legislature introduced more than 2,637 bills in the second half of the 2017-2018 session that became law effective January 1, 2019, many of which address employment issues facing California employers in the construction industry. Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP have summarized some of the more important laws (the summary titles are live links to the text of the new law), and employers are urged to protect their companies by updating contracts, policies and/or practices for compliance. The following is for general knowledge, and we recommend you consult with your attorney for specific legal advice.

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NECA Chief Executive Officer Search Update

We are pleased to share with all of you that the NECA Executive Committee has unanimously approved the selection of T. David Long as the Association’s next Chief Executive Officer. Long will officially join the NECA staff on April 1, 2019.

With more than 40 years’ experience in electrical contracting, David currently serves as the President of Miller Electric in Jacksonville, Florida. He brings demonstrated experience in strategic planning and a strong relationship builder, organizational growth, as well as leadership and mentorship of substantial teams. A dedicated NECA volunteer, David has held many roles within the association, including serving on the Board of Governors, Executive Committee and Council of Industrial Relations and most recently as President of the Association.

David has articulated his ambitious future vision for NECA before dozens of audiences, and, after much discussion the Executive Committee ultimately determined that David would be the best choice to lead NECA through these dynamic times.

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We’ve Moved to a New Location

The Northern California Chapter, NECA has relocated to a new facility in Pleasanton. Please note our new address; our phone number will remain the same.

7041 Koll Center Parkway, Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Office: (925) 828-6322

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NorCal NECA Welcomes New Associate Member

The Chapter is pleased to welcome its new Associate Member, Medcor, Inc. Medcor provides health navigation services through on-site clinics, telephonic triage, construction health & safety services, and through telemedicine. Medcor’s proprietary clinical protocols, software and operating systems enable their skilled staff to achieve sustained, positive results. Since 1984, employers of all sizes from many industries have benefited from Medcor’s innovative services.

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W. Creighton Schwan Scholarship Opportunity

The W. Creighton Schwan Scholarship is available to receive applications now. Established in 2007 by NorCal NECA’s Codes & Standards Committee in memory of W. Creighton Schwan who dedicated his life to the electrical industry. Please click here for more details on the scholarship and instructions on how to apply.

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2019 Project Excellence Award Competition

The Northern California Chapter, NECA Member Services Committee is proud to announce its 12th Annual Project Excellence Awards competition. This program was developed to recognize excellence in electrical/technology installations and the NECA contractors responsible for their outstanding achievements. Project completed between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018, in Alameda, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, Napa, San Joaquin, Solano, Stanislaus and Tuolumne Counties are eligible for entry. Projects outside of the Chapter’s jurisdiction may be considered depending on circumstances, location and complexity.

If you would like to enter a project in the 2019 competition for projects completed in 2018, please click here and you will be directed to the Entry Form. Entries must be submitted to the Chapter office by 3:00 PM on Friday, March 20, 2019. Awards will be presented at the Chapter’s Fall General Member meeting in September 2019.