ECA Industry Update
NECA 2021 Project Excellence Awards: Submit Now!
NECA is accepting entries for the Project Excellence Awards (PEA) program. The submission deadline is May 30, 2021. For a timeline of the application process, program FAQs, 2020 submissions and award winners archive, and a gallery of all project submissions visit
2021 Leadership Conference - Registration now Open!
Featuring Dynamic Speakers, Tour of the Milwaukee Tool Innovation Center, Overnight Accommodations in Milwaukee’ s Historic 3rd Ward at The Journeyman Hotel, Rooftop Social Event, and More!

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Learn about the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program and the Importance of becoming an Authorized Contractor
NECA and IBEW are hosting an EVITP webinar on June 11th. Learn about the Infrastructure projects outlined in President Biden's plans to add 500,000 new charging stations across the US.
NECA Virtual Basic Estimating Classes Available -
NECA Education has opened up two more virtual Basic Estimating classes! Classes will run June 16th to July 1st with morning and afternoon sessions.
Registration for all sessions are available here:


National Disease Emergency Response Agreement (NDERA)
Suspended Effective June 1, 2021
The National Disease Emergency Response Agreement (NDERA) was implemented on March 16, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

NECA CEO David Long and IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson, issued a letter regarding the "Suspension" of the NDERA - the suspension is effective June 1, 2021.

If you have employees that have been laid-off with the "recall" provision and wish to have them back with your company please put in "calls" for them as soon as possible, but certainly prior to June 1. If the individual is not "recalled" by June 1 they will remain on the out of work list in their sequential spot.
NECA Seeks Input on NECA 2021 Financial Benchmarker Report
NECA and the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) are teaming up again to develop the Financial Benchmarker report. The report provides an in-depth analysis of key financial data and provides an industry standard that can be used for change order negotiations, audits, claims, and more. Due to the pandemic, 2020 data is extremely important in determining the financial impact coronavirus had on the electrical contracting industry. NECA is asking members to complete a survey to provide valuable input in the development of the report. Linked below, the survey is confidential and should take less than 30 minutes to complete. Feedback is due no later than May 28.
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Webinar recordings available online for ECA Members!
If you missed a meeting or webinar by ECA, you can now log-in to the website and view the program you missed. Many recordings are now available, and more will be added daily from webinars held over the past year. Go to and under the "Industry Resources" pull down menu, select "Member Education and Webinar Recordings". You will be prompted to log-in, and then you are free to browse webinar recordings you may have missed. Please contact ECA with questions (708)531-0022.
Stay up to date on the latest changes for our Industry including news releases, legislation and Government mandates, workplace safety and preparation guidelines, OSHA alerts, and more that affect electrical contractors in Chicago and Cook County.

June 9 - 10, 2021
The American Club - Kohler, WI

ECA Summer Social Event
August 13, 2021
Theater on the Lake, Chicago

ECA Golf Outing - NECA PAC Fundraiser
August 23, 2021
Olympia Fields Country Club

August 26 - 27, 2021
The Journeyman Hotel
Milwaukee, WI