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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

NECAPAC Election Cycle Contribution Report

Founded in 1978, the National Electrical Contractors Association Political Action Committee (NECAPAC) has helped elect scores of industry-friendly members of Congress. The primary NECAPAC objective is to use funds to elect and support members of Congress whose political philosophy or position within the legislature are in support of NECA’s legislative objectives. A secondary objective is to use candidate selection and fund disbursement procedures in a manner that maximizes the interaction of NECA chapters and members with their national legislature.

2018 was the first time that NECAPAC collected more than $1 million in a single year, raising nearly $160,000 more than the previous record in 2015. Political Leadership Council membership increased by 26 members, giving NECA 111 maximum donors for the year. Six additional NECA Chapters met their NECAPAC goals in 2018, increasing the number of PLC Chapters to 51.

Please click here to review the 2017-2018 NECAPAC Election Cycle Contribution Report.

Association Executives Institute Held Last Week

On February 27th, Greg Armstrong, Pete Butler, Julie Russell and Scot VanBuskirk, along with other NECA Chapter Executives and staff from around the country met to hear updates from National NECA at the Association Executives Institute (AEI) in Las Vegas, where the next annual NECA Convention will be held. Presentations on Labor Relations and best practices for NECA Chapters were just a couple topics discussed during the conference.

We encourage all Chapter members to attend the 2019 NECA Convention and Tradeshow being held in Las Vegas from September 14-17, 2019> Please note that early registration opens in June.

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

We’re Moving to a New Location

On March 4th, the Northern California Chapter, NECA is relocating to a new facility in Pleasanton. Please note our new address; our phone numbers will remain the same.

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

New Online Project Management Class Available

Communication Best Practices for Project Managers discusses the typical types of communications a project manager has and provides strategies to improve those communications. This short, on-demand online course will help improve the effectiveness of the everyday communications electrical project managers have.

You can access this course and view all of NECA’s online project management training by clicking here.