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Supporting our Trades 
Dear Member,

In the February issue of EA Extra I shared my experience in visiting Middle Bucks Institute of Technology. During my visit, I got to see some of the programs available at schools like MBIT, which provide the training and education necessary to the future electrical and heating and air-conditioning workforce. However, there continues to be little interest in a career in the trades, resulting in the workforce shortage many members experience daily.

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While I don't have the answer on how to fill the void just yet, I can support the students who have selected our industry. This year we are pleased to donate to the top graduating students at both Middle Bucks Institute of Technology as well as the Delaware County Technical School to help as they begin their careers. We also contributed to IAEI Benjamin Franklin Chapter's Give Back to the Community Program which supports emerging members of the workforce.

I look forward to sharing more about the students who were awarded our contributions in a future newsletter. For now, I would like to thank you for your continued membership whose dollars went to supporting these students.

Sarah Hagy, Executive Director
P: (610) 8 25-1600 x 11 | E:  sarah@eap.org 
2019 Electric Expo - Save  the Date!
The 2019 Electric Expo will take place Tuesday, October 29 - Wednesday, October 30 at the Valley Forge Casino Resort. In addition to a change in the days of the week, we have modified show hours on the second day (see below). Please mark your calendars for what promises to be another great Expo!

Preliminary Schedule
(subject to change)

Monday, October 28
10:00 am - 6:00 pm: Exhibitor Set Up

Tuesday, October 29:
8:00 am - 11:00 am: Exhibitor Set Up
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Expo Hall Open

Wednesday, October 30:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm: Expo Hall Open
5:00 pm: Exhibitor Move Out
2018-2019 EAP Membership Directory 
Don't miss out!
The 2018-2019 Membership Directory is in production which means it is time to submit updates to your company roster. By now all members should have received their company profile to make updates. 

Also available are advertisements which support the production of this key member tool. The deadline for submissions of both company rosters and advertisements is Friday, May 4.

This year's directory will feature a few changes including the addition of company profiles for Manufacturers, Manufacturers' Representatives, as well as Distributors. We will also feature new divider pages to ease access of locating members and open some new highly-visible advertising locations.

If you have any questions or need another copy of your member profile, please contact Mair Malfara at (610) 825-1600 x12 or by email at mair@eap.org.
Don't Let this be Your Last EA Extra!
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Unpaid memberships will be suspended by May 1; companies will forfeit access to member benefits.  Contact Mair Malfara to renew today!
Spring H&AC Rebate Program Closing
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Signed contracts were due on April 25.  Installations must be completed by May 16.  All forms and corrections must be submitted to EAP by May 23.  Contact Arielle Sternman with questions.
Executive Committee
Brigid Falasca
EATON Electrical 
Vice President
Pat Melvin
Rumsey Electric Company

Ken Hull

Secretary & Assistant Treasurer
Chip Purcell 
Electric Man, LLC


Executive Director 

Deputy Executive Director

Administrative Assistant II

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