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Welcome to the Electrical Contractors´ Association

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) is a construction trade association that provides business and labor relations services to nearly 700 electrical contractors in Cook County, Illinois.  ECA is also known as the Chicago and Cook County Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).  The Association works with its industry partner, Local Union #134 IBEW, to negotiate and administer labor agreements, coordinate apprentice and journeyman level training, as well as promote the industry on behalf of these employers.  Since 1903, ECA has provided educational opportunities and business services to not only to assist the electrical contractor by improving the business climate and bringing increased profitability, but to enrich future generations. ECA and IBEW Local 134 work hand in hand to provide a highly skilled, efficient and safe workforce for the City of Chicago and Cook County, Illinois. 

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NECA Education Announcement: Virtual Classroom Announcement

NECA Education Announcement: Virtual Classroom Announcement

Across the country there will be a lot of variation on the availability of in-person training in the weeks and months ahead, and to combat this NECA is bringing some of our most popular in-person classes, that we hold with NECA Chapters across the country, online! In July, there are several classes NECA members can take advantage of.

City of Chicago to conduct Disparity Study on MBE/WBE Construction Contracts

City of Chicago to conduct Disparity Study on MBE/WBE Construction Contracts

MBE/WBE participation requested

The City of Chicago is conducting a disparity study to examine whether minorities and women have equal access to City construction contracting opportunities. If your firm currently works with or has tried to bid on construction contracts for the City of Chicago as a prime contractor, subcontractor or supplier, Colette Holt & Associates (“CHA”) would like to hear from you.

Two Chapter Members Inducted into the 2020 Academy of Electrical Contracting!

Two Chapter Members Inducted into the 2020 Academy of Electrical Contracting!

The induction will occur during the NECA Convention & Trade Show virtual event - NECA Live 2020!

The following Academy of Electrical Contracting inductees from the Chicago & Cook County Chapter will be installed during the virtual NECA Convention & Trade Show - NECA Live 2020: Eric Nixon, Maron Electric Company and David Witz, Continental Electrical Construction Company.

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 July 2020 
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August 4, 2020

ECA Golf Outing - August 4, 2020


Complimentary golf outing for ECA members at Kemper Lakes Golf Club.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) is pleased to present a special event in lieu of the ECA Annual Spring Conference.  The event is the “ECA Golf Outing.” This is an opportunity for Chapter members to not only participate in a complimentary golf outing on August 4, 2020 at Kemper Lakes Golf Club, 24000 N. Old McHenry Road in Kildeer, Illinois, which includes use of a driving range, lunch, food and beverages on the course, cocktails and dinner, networking and a raffle; but, an opportunity to contribute to the NECAPAC.

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August 26, 2020

Managing Field Productivity Seminar has been RE-SCHEUDLED!

The program is to be presented by Dr. Awad Hanna, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The session is to be held at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, 2301 York Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523

The ECA Education Research Committee education program, that was originally scheduled for March 25, 2020, called, "Managing Field Productivity" has been re-scheduled for August 26, 2020. This session is for those that were registered for the March 25, 2020 program! An additional program date of August 27, 2020 has also opened.

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