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The National Electrical Contractors Association is the voice of the $100 billion industry responsible for lighting, power, and communication systems in buildings and communities across the United States. NECA’s national office and 120 local chapters advance the electrical contracting industry through advocacy, education, research, and standards development. NECA celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2001. For more information, visit "http://www.necanet.org".

NECA is dedicated to enhancing the industry through continuing education, labor relations, current information and promotional activities. It is the voice of the electrical contracting industry, working to promote higher standards, quality workmanship and training for a skilled workforce.

What NECA does: Directed by its members, the NECA staff performs these key main functions:

Local chapter managers, assisted by NECA's staff in National office and the field, negotiate and administer labor agreements with local unions of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
For the location of our local chapters, click here

At all levels, NECA provides non-labor relations type services to contractors, including detailed publications and workshops on virtually every aspect of the electrical construction industry. We develop new publications - some of them electronic - and new training events in response to the latest industry trends and member needs.
For more on publications, click here

For information about electrical contracting, NECA is THE source. We publish Electrical Contractor, the magazine of the electrical contracting business, and the Manual of Labor Units, the change - order BIBLE of our industry. . . among many other informational publications.
For more on the magazine, click here

For more on the MLU and other publications, click here

Live education: NECA also sponsors the annual NECA Show renowned as the industry's premiere event for electrical contractors, which features cutting-edge technologies, highlights new trends, and provides courses to help contractors broaden their knowledge and skill. The Show takes place in conjunction with the NECA National Convention . . . but non-members are invited to the show.
For more information on the NECA Show, click here

Working for a brighter future for the industry, NECA is a co-sponsor of the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) for the electrical industry, which trains more than 25,000 electrical apprentices and is the sole source of significant in-service training for journeyman electricians
For information about the NJATC, click here.

As managers, our members want to take a closer look at the future, too - which is why NECA established The Electrical Contracting Foundation. The Foundation is the only entity in the electrical construction industry that through research investigates the future.
For information about the Foundation and its research projects and products, click here.