IEC ED Niel Dawson Update – December 11th
As we all reflect back on 2020, there are a multitude of adjectives that we could, and have used to describe this year. These range from challenging (my personal favorite), exhausting, stressful, taxing, gross, stifling, profitable, and so on.
However, here at the IEC, what comes to my mind is thankfulness! I am thankful for our steadfast members – 196 contractors (142 ATL/54 GA), which is up 2% from a year ago, and 102 partners (76 ATL/26 GA). And in spite of this challenging year, I am thankful that we held 15 luncheon meetings throughout Georgia with over 300 attendees….More info.
Excel Electrical Technologies is IEC Atlanta’s 2020 Contractor of the Year
IEC Atlanta Chapter congratulates Darren Lodge of Excel Electrical Technologies on being awarded 2020 Contractor of the Year.
Excel Electrical has been a part of the IEC family for 30 years and contributes to the IEC in numerous ways. To be awarded the position of 2020 Contractor of the Year, Excel Electrical has supported the apprenticeship program with their workers, sponsored events and has been involved in IEC functions on multiple levels. Even during changing times Excel was right with us participating on one of our Zoom discussions and spearheading the development of the new Installer program. IEC is honored to award Excel Electrical Technologies the 2020 IEC Contractor of the Year.
IEC Atlanta chapter swore in the 2021 Board of Directors at IEC’s annual Christmas Party on December 4th at Maggiano’s Little Italy at Cumberland. Previous Past President, Tom LeMay of Metropower was present to usher in the new board who are anxious to step into 2021 with a positive outlook.
IEC’s 2021 Board of Directors consists of the following;
- Steve Askea, President, Ask-Kay Electrical Contractors
- Darren Lodge, Vice-President, Excel Electrical Technologies
- Nick Young, Sec./ Treasurer, Putzel Electrical Contractors
- Chris Caiaccio, VP of Partners, Kilpatrick Townsend
- Bob Harmon, Past President, Harmon Electric
- Greg Holloway, EC Services, Inc.
- John Waldrop, Titan Electric of Georgia, LLC.
- Jerry Wartko, Capital City Electric
- Tom Young, Penco Electrical Contractors, Inc.
Thank you to outgoing board members Chad Brooks and Tom LeMay for serving IEC well in 2020.
IEC Atlanta /Georgia Chapters celebrated and awarded members and guests with accolades and prizes while bringing the 2020 year to a close. It was hosted at Maggiano’s Little Italy at Cumberland on December 4th. This event normally caters to around 200 guests but was whittled to a ballroom of around 90 attendees due to COVID guidelines. The smaller group did not damper the fun and festivities IEC’s annual Christmas Party always offers.
A delicious lunch was served while guests enjoyed an open bar, entertainment from comedian Sean Reynolds and raffle prizes delivered to some lucky attendees, throughout the afternoon! IEC Atlanta’s Chapter Board President, Bob Harmon gave a welcome and jumped right to the acknowledgement of the contractors receiving membership awards.
Thank you to those members diligent within our association;
The 2021 Resource Directory Has Gone to Print
You should expect your 2021 directory around the 2nd week of January!
New Installer Course Prepares New Workers to Thrive in the Electrical Industry
IEC Atlanta/GA chapter is offering a new Installer Course in February 2021. This course is designed to prepare new workers with the basic skills to grow and succeed in the electrical field. They learn hand and power tool usage, accuracy in measuring, identify work materials and more. Students will be able to perform jobs with confidence and increase their productivity. It helps new workers become ready for the jobsite and to perform the duties needed efficiently.
When workers complete this course they earn an IEC recognized training certificate and an OSHA 10 card. IEC believes in training and preparing workers to be the most skilled in the field. With the challenge of workforce shortage, this helps to prepare and grow the new worker onsite. For those hoping to enter the electrical field without experience, this will help to get them on the contractor’s radar.
This course is $295 for Non-Member, $265 for Members and meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 2nd to the 25th, 5pm to 9pm. Attend in person at the Atlanta Training Location at 4500 Winters Chapel Rd. Atlanta, GA. Register Now!
Private recruitment opportunities are available if your organization prefers recruitment focused on your company’s needs. Delast Muhammad organizes interviews just for the positions needed. Reach out to her at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your sessions.
Recruitment is at the top of the list for IEC contractors. IEC works for you to assist with the resources needed. More career fairs are scheduled for 2021. The schedule will be coming out soon!
If you have workers needing training in the Columbus, GA area, you have until December 22nd to have them registered. Have your workers complete the application online today! Apprenticeship Application
- Second Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Draw
- Simplified PPP Loan Forgiveness
- Full Tax Deductibility for PPP Loans
- Liability Protection Against Unwarranted Lawsuits
- Non-Profit Eligibility for PPP Funds
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