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    Green energy systems are not new to the members of NECA. The Electrical Contractor members of NECA have provided project expertise for evolving technologies throughout our existence.

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    Hours Reported To NEBF

    One reliable measurement of activity within the electrical construction markets locally, regionally and nationally is manhours reported monthly to the industry's national pension plan. NECA uses this compiled information in order to analyze industry trends and work toward allocating resources in the most effective and efficient manner. Of course, it is widely known that it is important to measure the status of the industry in order to develop methods that could help to offer quality electrical systems services to an ever changing customer base. New technologies spur new demands that NECA members are uniquely positioned to serve. Log in to find out more about the trends in the electrical construction industry.

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    Industry Trends

    NECA can provide you with a great source of information about industry trends. For instance, the National Labor Management Cooperative Committee utilizes the services of an independent economic firm, the Construction Labor Research Council (CLRC), in order to measure market share. The CLRC compiles two separate measures of market share utilizing information reported to Government Agencies and the Industry's National Electrical Benefit Fund.

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    Electric Vehicle Charging

    NECA is an EVITP Partner. EVITP is an open industry-wide national training and certification program that provides the Electric Vehicle (EV) industry with the highest level of verifiable knowledge and technical understanding to support the sound, safe and successful growth of the EV market.

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    About Us

    The Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA has roots in the industry that reach back to nearly a century ago. NECA is dedicated soley to improving the business of electrical contracting and enhancing services to the customers who utilize electrical systems and energy technology solutions.

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    Chapter Summer Meeting-Osthoff Resort

    The Osthoff resort, a AAA Four Star rated property is located on the pristine shoreline of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. An enjoyable driving trip will lead you to this polished resort with spacious rooms or suites, elegant and casual dining, a world class spa, easy access to some of the finest golf courses in the Midwest and a full compliment of pool and beach facilities. Truly a worthwhile business retreat for members and their families, the Osthoff Resort promises to be a favorite destination.

    This year’s Chapter Summer Meeting will be a unique event with a agenda tailored to address your interests . The Summer Meeting provides NECA members with a chance to meet with other electrical contractors and discuss solutions to common challenges facing the electrical construction industry. 

    Thursday Evening-Board of Directors Meeting – 5:30 p.m to 9:00 p.m.
    Friday Morning-General Membership Meeting- 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Friday Afternoon-Chapter Golf Outing- 12:15 p.m.
    Friday Luncheon-Non Golfers
    Friday Evening- Social Mixer
    Saturday Morning-Seminar 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
    Saturday Evening- Dinner and Entertainment 

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    At the Nation's Capitol

    NECA members are making a difference on Capitol Hill. Join us in Washington at the Mandarian Oriental from Monday, March 28 through Wednesday, March 30 for NECA’s 2022 National Legislative Conference.Participants in the Conference will take part in issue briefings and engage with Members of Congress and Washington insiders while gaining a unique perspective on the legislative process. All registrants have the opportunity to meet with legislative leaders at NECA offices on Capitol Hill and at our Congressional Reception. Members from the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA are frequent attendees. Among NECA’s legislative priorities this past year were policies aimed at infrastructure, pension reform, reducing the estate tax, procurement reform, and closing a loophole that allows employers to misclassify employees as independent contractors. NECA also opposed legislation to reform our immigration system that could hold contractors liable for the hiring practices of subcontractors.

  • Latest News

    • Academy Fellows Connelly & Morton
      Academy Honors
      Contractors Receive High Honors
      Bruce A. Creen
      October 29, 2018
      Kevin P. Connelly (right) and Thomas M. Morton inducted into Academy of Electrical Contracting.
    • Electric Vehicle Charging
      County Ready for Electric Vehicles
      Kane County Electric Vehicle Ordinance
      March 18, 2018

      Improving upon the groundwork laid by the Clean Cities initiative, Kane County is poised to be an early adopter of an EV ordinance.

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      NECA Green Energy Challenge
      Engineering Students Prove They Can Save Energy
      Association Update
      March 18, 2018

      Electrical systems are constantly evolving. The businesses that rely upon electrical energy can be assured that NECA has a strong network of Student Chapters to ensure that tomorrow's technology and management practices will be readily available to meet your energy needs.

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      Power Up Now
      NECA's Expertise and Skilled Craft Workers
      March 18, 2018

      The Intersection of NECA's Expertise and Skilled Craft Workers 2014-04-26 NECA Power Up Now



    Future NECA Convention Cities


    2022 Austin, TX   October 15-18  

    2027 Indianapolis

    2023 Philadelphia    Sept. 29- Oct. 2 

    2028 Nashville 

    2024 San Diego
    September 28-October 1

    2029 Boston 

    2025 Chicago  September 12-14
    2030 Los Angeles 
    2026 TBD           2032 Washington DC                        TBD        





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    NECA offers electrical contractors a professional staff that extends well beyond the Chapter level, including a Midwest Region field staff specializing in labor relations, a headquarters staff with expertise in education, communications, human resource, marketing, businsess development, legislative affairs, safety, codes & standards  and labor negotiations