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IEC Georgia Announces Its Chapter Territory Expansion

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IEC Georgia’s Board of Directors expand the vison and reach of the Georgia chapter to include 14 additional counties. The process began on June 5th when the Board advised that the Tri-State IEC had dissolved.  After review and consideration of the chapter resources, it was determined that taking on all but a few counties in Alabama of the old Tri-State would be a good move for the chapter.  Then a request for chapter territory expansion was submitted to the National Membership Committee.  Finally we received unanimous approval from the IEC National Board of Directors at its board meeting on October 24th.  
IEC Georgia is comprised of 132 counties, now including the 9 counties from the old Tri-State chapter in Georgia and 5 from the old Tri-State chapter in Tennessee.  The Tri-State chapter was dissolved earlier this year, leaving a void in its area.  IEC Georgia has the resources to serve the previously abandon territory, and is prepared to provide the exceptional benefits IEC has to offer.   IEC provides online and onsite apprenticeship program, association and industry communication, government affairs updates, management education, manpower assistance, networking,  safety tools and resources, and membership growth incentives.  The Georgia Chapter travels to provide safety, code and other pertinent training to contractors in its jurisdiction.  The embrace of the 14 additional counties will increase IEC’s span and the impact of creating the best apprentices in the industry.
The new counties included are; Catoosa, Chattanooga, Dade, Fanin, Gilmer, Gordon, Murray, Walker, Whitefield in Georgia, and Bradley, Hamilton, Marion, Polk and Squatchi in Tennessee.  To the potential contractor members and potential partner members in the new counties, IEC’s doors are open and ready to serve.

Financial Assistance Available to ALL IEC Students

Financial AidDid you know that there is an opportunity for every student in the IEC’s program to apply for and possibly receive some type of financial assistance for their tuition and/or their books?  Let me tell you how.
Scholarships! – this benefit is open to ALL students
Scholarships can be found in a myriad of places.  IEC lets all students know about scholarship opportunities we are aware of.  Students can also find them on their own.  Now is the time to start looking for them and making a list of where to apply.  Most applications are due in the Spring (March/April).   Places to look are:
This year, we are proud to announce that 3 of our students received scholarships from all of the sources listed above.  Scholarships are paid directly to the IEC and we will notify the Contractor and Student once it is awarded.
Georgia is home to 13 military bases, over 72,000 active duty personnel and more than 94,000 veterans.  Many of our veterans may be eligible for the Post 9/11 Montgomery GI Bill.  It is an education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty after September 10, 2001. Once approved for their GI Bill, it is paid directly to the veteran; he/she will receive a percentage of a monthly housing allowance and a book/supply stipend each month.  Full benefit amount is paid as long as a minimum of 120 hours are worked in a month. 
IEC currently has 21 veterans receiving their benefits.  Each year, the list keeps growing as more and more veterans enter the civilian workplace.
Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA) – this benefit is paid directly to the IEC
The premise of the WIOA is to increase employment, retention, and earnings of Americans.  Through WIOA, clients increase their employability and earning power by gaining the skills they need through specialized training or retraining in a career of their choice.  To be eligible for this program, an individual must be unemployed or underemployed; a US citizen or lawful permanent resident; and meet other qualifications as determined by the Local
This is a Win-Win-Win Program for the IEC, our Members, and the WIOA Client.  The IEC has interested individuals who are eager to start working in the Electrical Field to refer to our members.  Members hire an employee whose school fees are paid for up to two years. And the WIOA Client is back in the workforce, supporting their families while learning a skill that will benefit them for a lifetime.
At this time we are happy to report that all 8 of our WIOA funded students are working for our members and that we have graduated 10 WIOA clients since we started enrolling them in 2010.
As IEC finds more ways to help our Members and Students with their educational expenses we will keep you informed.  Look forward to early March for information on Scholarships open to all students!
Lana Frye, Training & Apprenticeship Manager 

CED of Savannah is added to IEC’s List of Partner Members

 IEC gains a new partner member in Savannah, Consolidated Electrical Distributors.  CED provides commercial lighting, electrical equipment and supplies for electrical contractors.  They are number 13 in the industry, carry top brand products, and are ready to work with IEC contractors wanting reliable service.

IEC Georgia is always expanding options for our contractor members, and the partnership with CED, Inc. in Savannah will enhance the array of products and services offered within the IEC organization.   For more information on CED, Inc. products and services, contact CED Manager, Tim Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CED, Inc. (Consolidated Electrical Distributors)
Tim Smith
2900 Tremont Road
Savannah, GA 31405
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IEC Georgia adds Macon Contractor Member, Southeast Site Services to its Roster

Southeast Site ServicesIEC Georgia welcomes new contractor member Southeast Site Services to the IEC family. Southeast Site Services was established in May 2006 and specializes in all aspects of site lighting, including new construction, expansions, renovations, and utility duct bank installation. Owned and operated by Jesse W. Annis, Southeast Site Services is the leader in the site lighting field. Mr. Annis stresses high-quality at cost efficient pricing, while completing the job right the first time. Mr. Annis accomplishes this goal by ensuring employees are trained, utilize proper safety equipment and work well and communicate with other contractors.

Southeast Site Services holds an Unlimited Electrical Contractor's license in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina & Texas; as well as an Unlimited Mechanical Contractor's license in South Carolina AND a General Contractor's license in Alabama & South Carolina. Can a contractor be more prepared? Yes he can, Southeast Site Services is also a level 1-B Certified GSWCC Erosion Control Installer and Inspector. IEC Georgia looks forward to helping Southeast Site Service’s top team operating at its top standards!

Southeast Site Services
Jesse Annis
117 Industrial Blvd.
Gray, Georgia 31032
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City Electric Supply of Garden City, Becomes IEC Georgia’s Latest Partner Member

City Electric Supply of Garden City, Becomes IEC Georgia’s Latest Partner Member

IEC Georgia has a new partner member in Savannah.  City Electric Supply, Garden City location joins IEC ready to serve Savannah and surrounding locations.  Armed with an arsenal of top of the line products, for commercial, residential, industrial and more; City Electric Supply has a “customer first” M.O. which has proved effective since 1983, when Tom Mackie started this family owned business.  By giving his employees the power to make local business decisions, City Electric Supply has over the years multiplied to 350 locations over a span of 29 states.  There is something to the slogan, “The Power to Supply You”, and City Electrical Supplies is a power that continues to expand across the United States! Joining the IEC Georgia chapter gives CES and the IEC contractor members opportunities to work, grow and create productive scenarios to build on success.  To find out more information on City Electric Supply in Garden City, contact William Wilkins at 912-966-5446 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


City Electric Supply

William Wilkins

101 Airport Park Rd.

Garden City, Ga 31408



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