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June. 22, 2011
IEC's Electrical Matters

Central Pennsylvania IEC members participate in ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
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ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, the Emmy Award-winning national TV show with Ty Pennington, is in Central Pennsylvania! From June 19-26, 2011, construction and filming is ongoing for what will be the two-hour, season premiere for the ninth season, airing in September. More

Major changes to NLRB rules announced today
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The NLRB recently announced proposed changes to union-election procedures, the effects of which will dwarf the importance of the Boeing case and substantially increase the number of unionized workplaces. In a nutshell, the NLRB's proposed rules would implement "quickie elections," a process that would allow unions to organize a workplace as easily as they could have had the Employee Free Choice Act (also known as "card check") passed. More


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Eaton to provide energy distribution systems for US medical center
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U.S.-based diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton has been selected to provide energy distribution system products for the new $665 million Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center located in Florida. The company will supply switchgear, panel boards, switchboards, motor control center lineups, Power Xpert remote meter monitoring software, power factor correction capacitors, arc flash labels and training, and system startup, unit substations and a combination of drives. More

White House misses deadline for solar panels
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The official onset of summer signals the Obama administration's unmet deadline to install solar panels at the world's most famous address: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced in October that after a nearly three-decade hiatus, the White House would once again have a solar water-heating system mounted on its roof, as well as photovoltaic cells. More

Lutron Skylark® Contour Dimmable CFL.LED Dimmer

The Skylark Contour C•L dimmer features advanced dimming circuitry that is designed for compatibility with most dimmable CFL and LED bulbs. The Skylark Contour C•L dimmer also provides full-range dimming for halogen and incandescent bulbs, ensuring today's dimmer is compatible with tomorrow's light sources. Sold exclusively at The Home Depot.

Many small businesses lack basic information security practices
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Many U.S. small businesses do not regularly review information security processes, conduct security audits or train employees on information security practices, according to a survey sponsored by document destruction services company Shred-it. More

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New rule proposed on employers' use of union consultants
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The Obama administration recently said employers should disclose more information about the consultants they hire to respond to union bargaining or organizing campaigns, a move long sought by organized labor and opposed by employers. The Labor Department's proposal hinges on the interpretation of "advice" stemming from the 1959 Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act. More

 Chapter Graduations

Mid-South IEC celebrates largest graduating class in history
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Congratulations to the 37 apprentices graduating from the Mid-South IEC chapter! With the largest graduating class in history, there were plenty of reasons to celebrate. Attendees and graduates heard from two very special speakers: IEC National President Mike Kallmeyer, and Memphis' Mayor AC Wharton. Special congratulations goes out to Adam Smith from R.T.Carlock Electric for being the chapter's Electrical Apprentice of the Year, to Milam from AlarmTec of Memphis for being the Low Voltage Apprentice of the Year, and to Levi Adair from Marathon Electric for having perfect attendance. More

P&S Toggle Dimmer with Dimming Wheel

P&S Toggle Dimmers allow users to preset lighting levels. When switched off or a power failure occurs, lights automatically return to most recent adjusted level.

IEC Forth Worth/Tarrant County celebrates graduating apprentices
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IEC Fort Worth/Tarrant County Chapter celebrated the accomplishments of 32 electrical apprenticeship graduates, top apprentices and other honorees. This year's graduation ceremony was hosted at the Bob Duncan Community Center in Arlington, Texas, on Thursday, June 9 with more than 250 family, friends, distinguished guests, company representatives, sponsors and staff to honor IEC Fort Worth/Tarrant County's Class of 2011. More

IEC Atlanta Chapter holds Apprentice Graduation Ceremony
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On Friday, June 17 the IEC Atlanta Chapter held it's Annual Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremonies at the Hilton Northeast in Norcross, Ga. Over 300 graduates, families and employers attended the ceremonies where 60 electricians were bestowed with the title of Journeyman Electrician. To see photos from this event, click here. More
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