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Graduates and Senator CarterIEC Savannah Graduates Receive a Mission Focused Message from Senator “Buddy” Carter
Independent Electrical Contractors’ Georgia Chapter held its 5th annual Savannah graduation ceremony on July 19th at the Cambria Suites Savannah Airport. The graduates had the pleasure of having Senator Buddy Carter as their guest speaker. Senator Carter has been a member of the Georgia State Senate since 2009, and he provided a thought provoking message on the importance, significance and the responsibility of their accomplishment. Senator Carter certainly sent them out into the industry, mission focused!
Prior to the esteemed guest speaker, Pace Electrical Contractor’s Project Manager and IEC Georgia Board member, Robbie Jones started the program with a gracious welcome to the graduates and all in attendance. A special award went out to Christopher Awesome of Prolectric for winning 1st place in the Apprentice Short Story Contest. Mr. Awesome is also the recipient of the 2013 Academic Achievement Award with a grade average of 96.25%.
All of the graduates did an amazing job completing the 4 years of instruction and on-the-job training required. Showing their appreciation, IEC contractors were on hand to present their graduates with a well-earned certificate. Contractors in attendance were, Pace Electrical Contractors, Prolectric Electrical Contractors and A & V Electrical Contractors. The event was packed to maximum capacity with family and friends showing their support.
IEC Georgia Provides Troubleshooting Workshops with National Author & Trainer, Glen Mazur
IEC Georgia invited National Author Glen Mazur to several of its locations to provide a Troubleshooting Workshop. Mr. Mazur is the author of over 45 books and brings a massive amount of knowledge to the subjects he covers. The more recent sessions focused on meter output means, knowledge of relays, harmonics and current transients to name a few topics.
Mr. Mazur held sessions in Savannah on June 4th, Columbus on June 7th and the Atlanta area on June 11th for contractors. Additional classes were held for 30 apprentices on June 3rd, June 6th and June 10th. His troubleshooting techniques are a strategic approach to completing a project timely and effectively. There is always a better way to accomplish goals and Glen Mazur has it!
IEC Attends the 2013 Legislative Conference
Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) attended this year’s Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. held May 6th through May 8th. This visit to Capitol Hill allows IEC to speak on behalf of its members and others in the electrical industry on those issues that affect how you run your organization. This is how IEC stays abreast of regulations that impact you and provides a voice for issues close to your heart and pocket. Issues addressed were;
• Project Labor Agreements (PLA’s)
• NLRB Recess Appointments
• Green Jobs Act and support for responsible job creating energy policies
• Workforce development funding
• Responsibility in Federal Contracting Act
• Death tax
IEC members Rob Stalvey and Tommy Stalvey of Ace Electric, Harvey and Jena Hammock of Integrated Electrical Services, and Niel Dawson, Executive Director of IEC Atlanta/Georgia attended the conference. 10 meetings with 10 different congressional offices, bring the issues of the electrical industry front and center to an audience that could make a difference. New people they were able to connect with this year were Hank Johnson, the representative for Dekalb and Jack Kingston, the representative for Savannah, GA.
Have an issue you do not see represented here? Be certain to speak with your IEC office about what is important to you. Advocacy is one of the major benefits for IEC members, tell us your concerns, IEC is here to help.
Pictured above left to right: Harvey Hammock, Jena Hammock, Tommy Stalvey, and Bobby Stalvey