Why should contractors join IEC Idaho?

Local Benefits

  • Nationally recognized apprenticeship training program to develop qualified and productive employees. Our Affiliate schools in Idaho are presently Northwest Nazerene University and Treasure Valley Community College.
  • Listing on the IEC of Idaho website as an IEC Contractor so consumers and general contractors can easily locate you when looking for productive, responsible, independent and dedicated electricians and IEC Contractors from other parts of the country can refer work to you.
  • Chapter Meetings, lunches and dinners where you will hear timely speakers, learn about a new industry product or service or learn about the latest industry trend.
  • Social Events such as Golf Tournaments, Fishing Derby, Christmas Parties
  • 10% Discounts on Educational Workshops including workshops to cover your CE requirements
  • Invitation to participate on Committees or hold Board Positions
  • Job posting board on our local website to help you find qualified workers (in process)

National Benefits

  • IEC Insights Magazine (published 8 times per year) keeps IEC members atop of current economic trends, union activities, legislative developments, and code interpretations that affect the way members do business
  • Annual IEC Membership Directory, which promotes and markets services of IEC members
  • IEC National Website, which serves as a valuable tool for members and consumers alike
  • “Find an Electrical Contractor” search engine on IEC website that helps promote and market IEC members to consumers looking for electrical contractors

Conventions, Training, Conferences

  • Annual Convention and Expo – provides a great forum for members to share ideas, analyze industry trends, and attend educational sessions of Safety, Insurance, Legislation, business management and may other topics. The Electric Expo tradeshow provides hands-on access to the latest products from the industry’s leading manufacturers and distributors
  • IEC University Electrical Project Management Institute offered in partnership with Purdue University & Western Carolina University
  • IEC University eCampus: hundreds of online courses covering safety, technical issues, business skills, and more Annual Leadership Conference – offers members unique educational and training opportunities
  • Annual Legislative Conference – Held in our nations capital this conference updates members on legislative issues that affect their business as well as the electrical industry and gives members a chance to meet with their lawmakers and administration officials in Washington, D.C.

Code and Safety Representation

  • Represents the industry in development of the National Electrical Code and the National Electrical Safety Code; NEMA, UL, and NECA standards; and various regional and national building code conferences
  • Represents the industry to OSHA, MSHA and other federal agencies regulation workplace safety
  • FREE Safety Manual for all new members (a$70 value; cost to non-members: $150)

Affinity Programs

  • Discounts on worker’s compensation, liability, and property insurance coverage from CAN
  • Discounted cellular telephone service from Sprint
  • IEC affinity credit cards at preferred rates from MBNA – and discounted credit card merchant processing services from CardSmart Group
  • Discounted business auto insurance from Allstate PowerPlus health benefits programs that provides medical, dental, pharmacy, vision, life, and accident benefits to IEC company employee.

Public Relations and Federal Government Advocacy

  • Legal counsel – guidance and advice regarding labor law issues
  • Political Action Committee (PAC) and Political Educational Fund (PEF) provide advocacy support in Washington on behalf of IEC members
  • Representation of merit shop workforce issues, including state and federal employment regulations, project labor agreements, union activities (salting), association health plans, and employment discrimination
  • Award programs that recognize excellence and achievements of IEC members and chapters