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NEWSLETTER: November 2009 - January 2010
INSIDE THIS Happy Thanksgiving form below with as much
information as possible. Once
EDITION: & Merry Christmas completed, print out and send the
signed form along with any
corroborating documentation in
Article(s): support of your complaint to the
- Electrician Certification DAS.
- EBCI Signals Complaint form:
Upcoming MEI Classes
Send complaint form to:
The Recovery Plan Workbook Department of Industrial Relations
& Information About the Division of Apprenticeship
NECA Western Region 401k Electrician Certification Unit
Attn: Luisa Martinez
Reminder: G/M & Board P.O. Box 420603
Meeting, December 17, 2009 San Francisco, CA 94142
Other Important Items
electrical connections over 100
Electrician Certification volt-amperes will be found in
Enforcement violation and their state contracting
license will be subject to Upcoming MEI
Enforcement of California’s suspension or revocation. Seminars
electrician certification law has If you need to verify if an individual
become a reality. Effective July 1, is a registered apprentice or a Below is a list of the MEI Seminars
2009, the Contractors State certified electrician or an that are currently available.
License Board (CSLB) is electrician trainee you can do so Please note that the programs
responsible for enforcing the state by going to the verification sites listed are subject to change.
certification requirement. Adhering below. Register on-line at necanet.org!
to the NECA sponsored legislation,
the CSLB and the Division of Apprentice verification: NOVEMBER
Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) http://www.dir.ca.gov/das/appcer Change Orders in Electrical
recently agreed to a memorandum
of understanding which provides
November 4, 2009, Charlotte, NC.
that any complaints received by
the DAS regarding the violation(s) Electrician Sponsor: MEI and Miller Electric.
Certification verification: This course is FREE to all Miller
of the certification law will be
Electric Company Members and
forwarded to the CSLB for
http://www.dir.ca.gov/das/ElectCert open to all NECA Members.
investigation and enforcement.
/ElectCertSearch.asp Executive Management Institute
Any C-10 contractor found using (EMI)
uncertified electricians to make If you wish to file a complaint, November 4-9, 2009, Amelia
please complete the complaint Island, FL. Sponsor: MEI.
Managing Field Productivity Hard-Hat Productivity: The 9 North American conditions jumped
November 9, 2009, Madison, WI. Critical Factors for Maximizing nearly 12 points to 53.3 in August, an
Sponsor: Wisconsin Chapter. Profits indication that the business
December 2, 2009, Appleton, WI. environment facing electrical
equipment manufacturers improved
Advanced Estimating of Sponsor: Wisconsin Chapter. during the month.
November 9-10, 2009, Barnaby, Pre-Fabrication Design of A companion measure to the intensity
BC. Sponsor: Canadian Electrical Effective Process: A Tool for of change in business conditions gave
Assn of BC. To register contact Maximizing Profitability in slightly less auspicious results. The
Deb Cahill (604) 294-4123 intensity of change indicator rose to
Electrical Construction 0.0 on the month, suggesting
December 8, 2009, Tangent, OR. conditions were essentially unchanged
Pre-Fabrication Design of
Sponsor: Kansas City Chapter. in August compared to July. Intensity
Effective Process: A Tool for
of change in business conditions is
Maximizing Profitability in Facilities Energy Audit measured on a scale ranging from
Electrical Construction Education Program. Phase I- minus 5 (deteriorated significantly)
November 10, 2009, Tangent, OR. Screening Survey through 0 (unchanged) to plus 5
Sponsor: Oregon-Pacific-Cascade. Workshop (improved significantly).
December 10, 2009, Rosemont, IL. Meanwhile, the North American future
Advanced Construction Law
Sponsor: MEI and the conditions EBCI also climbed in
November 12, 2009, Omaha, Northeastern Illinois Chapter.
Nebraska. Sponsor: Nebraska August, rising 1.7 points to 68.3. This
Facilities Energy Audit marked the highest reading for the
future conditions index since August
Education Program. Phase I-
2005 and implies that a significant
Hard-Hat Productivity: 9 Critical Screening Survey proportion of industry executives
Factors for Maximizing Profits Workshop expect at least some degree of
November 17, 2009, Portland, OR. December 11, 2009, Wauwatosa, improvement in the business situation
Sponsor: Oregon-Columbia WI. Sponsor: Milwaikee and within the next six months.
Chapter. Wisconsin Chapters.
The Electroindustry Business
Managing Field Productivity Basic Estimating of Electrical Confidence Index gauges the business
Construction confidence of the electroindustry in
November 18, 2009, Richmond,
December 14-17, 2009, Asia, Europe, North America and Latin
VA. Sponsor: Atlantic Coast America and is based on the results of
Chapter. Rosemont, IL. Sponsor: MEI and
a monthly survey of senior managers
the Northeastern Illinois Chapter. at NEMA-member companies.
Conflict Prevention & Project Management for
Resolution: From Expedited Electrical Construction Western Region 401k
Job-Site Issue Resolution to December 15-18, 2009,
Enhanced Claims Negotiations Indianapolis, IN. Sponsor: Central Please find in your Recovery Plan
November 19, 2009, Chicago, IL. Indiana Chapter. folder information about how your
Sponsor: Chicago & Cook County company can sign up for the
Chapter. Note: For the most current course NECA Western Region 401k Plan.
schedule, to read descriptions of
Evaluate and Price Inefficiency each class and to register for an
Claims MEI course, please visit
Meetings and Events:
November 23, 2009, King of www.neca-mei.org.
Prussia, PA. Sponsor: Penn-Del- December 17, G/M & Board
Jersey Chapter Meeting, 4:00pm
Friday, January 29, 2010,
Pre-Construction Planning Daytime Chapter Planning
Process EBCI Signals Meeting
December 1, 2009, Charlotte, NC. Location TBA
Sponsor: Miller Electric Company.
This course is FREE to all Miller August Note
Electric Company Members and ECMAG: October 2009 2010 Calendar Will Be Set
open to all NECA
Members. Contact Tim Hinson The National Electrical Manufacturers at Planning Meeting
(904) 388-8000 Association Electroindustry Business
Confidence Index (EBCI) for current