WASHINGTON, January 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Effective today, the Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO) has announced its membership in the US-based National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). This is NECA’s first International Chapter to become a full NECA Chapter, connecting more than 500 Ontario electrical construction companies to the full range of NECA’s industry-leading benefits and services.
ECAO, based in Toronto, was founded in 1948 to serve and represent the interests of the electrical industry. ECAO members are also members of their area ECA, with 11 current ECAs in the region.
This partnership marks a historic moment in the electrical construction industry, increasing NECA’s membership and expanding its reach beyond US borders, and providing from Ontario leading electrical contractors with the education, networking, advocacy, labor relations, risk management, and business development resources that have made NECA the electrical industry’s leading trade association North American.
“We are absolutely thrilled to add the Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario as the latest international chapter of NECA, which offers the largest influx of new members NECA has ever seen,” said David Long, CEO of NECA. “I would like to thank the Executive Director of ECAO Graeme Aitkenits exceptional staff, the ECAO Board of Directors and the entire membership for believing in NECA and seeing the value that our membership brings, even outside the borders of United States. It will be a lasting and successful partnership that will benefit both our current members and the hundreds of new members who will join our ranks this month. We’re delighted to have them on board and can’t wait to get started.”
Executive Director of ECAO, Graeme Aitken states, “This new alliance with NECA is an incredible opportunity for ECAO’s electrical contractor members. NECA’s extensive education and training offerings and strong industry research capabilities will be an asset to our members Unionized electrical contractors in the United States and Ontario share many of the same industry challenges and we believe that working with NECA will strengthen ECAO members to meet these challenges. I would like to extend a sincere thank you to David Long and his team of professionals for welcoming us as a new chapter. I look forward to a long and productive relationship for years to come.”
ABOUT THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS
NECA is the voice of $202 billion the electrical construction industry that brings power, light and communication technologies to buildings and communities across United States and Canada. NECA’s national office in washington d.c., and 119 local chapters advance the industry through awareness, education, events, research and standards development. Visit www.necanet.org for more information.
ABOUT THE ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF ONTARIO
The Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO) supports and advances the interests of the electricity industry. The ECAO is committed to meeting the needs of its members through labour, government and public relations. ECAO members are bona fide electrical contractors in a contractual relationship with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). ECAO is proud to be the voice of unionized electrical contractors in Ontario and represent their interests to other industry groups and government departments.
SOURCE National Association of Electrical Contractors