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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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ECA January 2020 Membership Meeting
01/17/2020

ECA January 2020 Membership Meeting

Here are highlights of the January 9, 2020 ECA Regular Membership Meeting.

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its first meeting of the year on Thursday, January 9, 2020 during the Electric Association Annual Conference held at the Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

NECA 2019 - 2020 Manual of Labor Units: Print Edition now Available
01/08/2020

NECA 2019 - 2020 Manual of Labor Units: Print Edition now Available

ECA Members receive one FREE Copy

An estimate is only as good as the information it is based on, and the NECA Manual of Labor Units (MLU) has been the estimating resource of choice for electrical contractors since 1923. The MLU provides an experience-based reference for estimating the electrical construction labor required to install typical electrical and communications systems.

Young Professionals of ECA announce 2020 Leadership Conference
12/18/2019

Young Professionals of ECA announce 2020 Leadership Conference

YP Leadership Conference scheduled: February 6-7, 2020

Young Professionals of ECA are invited to the 2020 Leadership Conference held at the Westin hotel in Itasca next February. This year's conference will focus on the theme: "Setting the P.A.C.E. of our Future" PRODUCTIVITY - ACCOUNTABILITY - COMMUNICATION - EFFECTIVENESS

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Upcoming Events

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  • Luncheon Meeting is held in conjunction with the Electric Association Annual Conference.

    Drury Lane Conference Center,100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 (630) 530-0111

    January 9, 2020
    12:00-2:00PM

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  • Presented by Tess Vismale, Dahlia Agency

    The Drake Oak Brook Hotel, 2301 York Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523

    January 22, 2020
    8:00-10:00AM

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Wed
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January 22, 2020
8:00-10:00AM

"Apps for Business Workshop"

Presented by Tess Vismale, Dahlia Agency

The Drake Oak Brook Hotel, 2301 York Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523

The ECA Education Research Committee is pleased to present the education program, "Apps for Business Wokshop."

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Wed
29
2020
January 29, 2020
8:00AM-4:00PM

"Material Purchasing: Subcontractor vs. General Contractor"

Presented by Dr. Heather Moore or Dr. Perry Danesghari, MCA, Inc.

The Drake Oak Brook Hotel, 2301 York Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523

The ECA Education Research Committee is pleased to present the education program, "Material Purchasing: Subcontractor vs. General Contractor."

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