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ECA News & Events Update

Taylor Electric Company Celebrates 100 Years!

Pictured above is Kendra Dinkins, CEO,

Taylor Electric Company,

as she addressed the attendees.

The ECA congratulates Taylor Electric Company for celebrating 100 years!

Taylor Electric Company recently celebrated this milestone on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at the Mae District in Chicago.  

Hundreds were gathered to help celebrate the happy occasion!  


Pictured above is John Newquist,

Construction Safety Council

"Mandatory Updates for OSHA Recordkeeping" is a FREE session open only to all ECA members. Topics of discussion, include:

·   Definition of a Recordable Injury or Illness;

·     Maintaining and Posting 301 and 300 and 300A Records;

.   Mandatory Electronic Submissions; 

·   Difference Between First Aid and Medical Treatment;

·   Severe Injury Reporting;

.   Accounting for Days Away from Work and Work Restrictions.

"Mandatory Updates for OSHA Recordkeeping" - ECA/NECA Safety Forum - October 11, 2022

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Safety Committee along with the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA is proud to sponsor a special program, "Mandatory Updates for OSHA Recordkeeping," as follows:


Tuesday, October 11, 2022


8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.



DuPage / Local 701 JATC

28600 Bella Vista Parkway

Warrenville, IL 

(630) 393-1701

INSTRUCTOR: John Newquist, Construction Safety Council

For this COMPLIMENTARY event, you need to use the COMP CODE: ECA MEMBER when registering (ECA MEMBER is all uppercase).

Please contact the ECA at: (708) 531-0022 with any questions. We look forward to seeing you, there!


Pictured above is Don Finn,

Local Union #134 IBEW Business Manager


ECA Regular Membership Meeting

October 12, 2022

Don Finn, Local Union #134 IBEW Business Manager - Guest Speaker

Please join us for our October Membership Meeting!


This luncheon event is scheduled as follows:

ECA Membership Meeting

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

The Erie Cafe

536 W. Erie Street

Chicago, IL 60654

Complimentary Valet Parking Available.

Registration / Networking: 12:00 pm

Lunch: 12:30 pm

Business Session: 1:15 pm

Event Concludes: 2:00 pm

The ECA is proud to announce that the guest speaker is Don Finn, Business Manager / Financial Secretary, Local Union #134 IBEW. Mr. Finn will be able to provide an industry update. We invite all signatory contractors to this session. We do hope that you'll join us for this opportunity to meet Business Manager Don Finn and network with your peers in the industry! You can register on the ECA website / link below. (If not a NECA member, please use Non Member and Comp Code "NON-MEMBER" or give the office a call at: (708) 531-0022. We look forward to seeing you, there!

Pictured above is Mark Federle,

Ph.D., P.E., CPC; Marquette University

"Preplanning Beyond the Basics" 

October 26, 2022 -- NEW DATE!!

As a REMINDER, the Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee seminar called, "Preplanning - Beyond the Basics" is being conducted by Mark Federle, Ph.D., P.E., CPC; Marquette University. 

The program will be held on a NEW DATE! - Wednesday, October 26, 2022 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. at Gibsons Steakhouse, 2105 Spring Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523, (630) 954-0000.

Breakfast and lunch are to be provided. Breakfast is to be made available at 7:45 am.


Cog Hill No. 4 Dubsdread


Site of the 2022 ECA Chicago

"NECA PAC" Golf Outing - September 21st

About the Course:

No. 4 has remained nationally ranked since its opening in 1964. Course No. 4 or "DUBSDREAD" as commonly referred to, was derived from the idea that a "dub" or poor golfer should beware and served as a warning of the challenges forthcoming. True to its name, this natural-style championship course places a high demand on shot-making ability by providing tight landing areas combined with heavily bunkered, large undulating greens.

Over the years, DUBSDREAD has challenged professionals and amateurs alike while hosting numerous PGA Tour and USGA tournaments.

Dubsdread has hosted the:

2022 Junior PGA Championship

2007, 2009-2011 BMW Championship

1991-2006 Western Open Championship

1997 U.S. Amateur


The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) is pleased to present the 2nd Annual  “ECA Chicago NECPAC Golf Outing.”

Chapter members and their customers or guests are invited to join us on September 21, 2022 at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club (Dub's Dread" - Course #4)

12294 Archer Avenue, Lemont, IL 60439

You and your guests will enjoy the experience of playing one of the best courses in America, along with welcome swag and golf gifts, cigar service, lunch before you tee-off, complimentary libations throughout the day, and a reception with dinner to cap off the outing.

Your participation in this first class event is a great opportunity to support the NECAPAC Fund.  NECA is your voice on Capitol Hill. For more than 100 years, NECA has worked to advance legislation and regulatory policies that impact your opportunity and liability to operate efficiently, profitably and in the best interest of your electrical construction customers.

Federal Government Will Not Enforce Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate

Please click on the link for the NECA Alert concerning Federal Mandate update.

Fed. Vaccine Mandate Update

NECA Government Affairs Update

Take Action: Support Regulation to Require PLAs on Federal Construction Projects 

Take action today to support Executive Order 14063 (click link below) which requires the use of a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for large scale federal construction projects. The regulation would require a PLA on projects where the total estimated cost of the construction contract to the Federal Government is $35 million or more, unless an exemption applies. NECA supports this regulation because a PLA guarantees an available supply of knowledgeable, well-trained labor. PLAs often include additional provisions such as: no-strike clauses, provisions for grievances and arbitration of disputes, trade jurisdictional issues, and constructive vehicles such as safety and labor management committees. 


The Biden Administration is requesting feedback on the proposed rule and it is critical that we make our voices heard. Take Action today and visit NECA’s all new Legislative Action Center to submit your pre-written letter to the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council. If you have any questions or need additional information on this matter, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Government Affairs team by contacting Jared Karbowsky at [email protected] or Raley Wright at [email protected].  


EV Charging Stations Update (7/21/22)

Please click on the link for the Memo on the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program - "Notice of Proposed Rule Making."

7/21/22 - National EV Infrastructure Program - Proposed Rule Making

NECA Government Affairs Update


Please click on the link for the NECA Government Affairs Update (9/9/22).

(9/9/2022) Government Affairs Update

NECA Convention & Trade Show

-Austin, TX  10/15/22 - 10/18/22

Registration is OPEN!



Please Contact ECA Office for availability options!

The NECA Convention & Trade Show is coming! Please visit www.necaconvention.org for registration.  Please be aware that the Austin City Limits (ACL), Texas home football and Formula One will be occurring near the Convention time-frame. 

Again, Registration is open for the Convention; but, the Chapter Block is Filled! If you're registering and the Four Seasons is listed as not available, another hotel would be utilized. Please contact the ECA office in regard to availability options for the Four Seasons and/or the other hotels in the overall NECA block. 



2022 Safety Leadership Summit is Open For Registration!

November 14 - 16, 2022 in Louisville, KY


The NECA Safety Leadership Summit is a unique conference for expanding leadership skills to persons responsible for safety throughout the electrical industry, in addition to providing an avenue to create new safety leaders within an organization. Networking opportunities to interact with peers, other professionals, and executives are integral and key tenets to this Safety Leadership Summit.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Webinars & Member News
EAP solutions are available via on demand telephonic support and through video counseling, mobile app, work/life web portal and chat functionality.

ECA Members may log-in to the interactive work/life web portal for information on a variety of topics. Webinars are available at any time of day and our mobile app allows employees to access services such as counseling and work life resources right from the palm of their hand.




September 21, 2022

ECA Chicago - NECAPAC PLC Golf Outing and Fundraiser

Cog Hill Golf Club, Lemont IL


October 12, 2022

ECA Regular Membership Meeting

Erie Cafe -- Chicago, IL



October 15 - 18, 2022

NECA Convention & Trade Show

Austin, TX


October 26, 2022

Pre-Planning Beyond the Basics

Gibsons Steakhouse

Oak Brook, IL


November 3, 2022

Managing Construction Delay Claims

Maggiano's Banquets -- Oak Brook, IL



November 9, 2022

ECA Regular Membership Meeting

Maggiano's Banquets

Chicago, IL



November 16, 2022

Transform Your Organization for the Future

Drake Oak Brook Hotel - Oak Brook, IL 



Saturday, December 17, 2022

Electrical Contractors' Association of Chicago Annual President's Party & Holiday Celebration

Offshore, Navy Pier Chicago