The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) was founded in 1957 as the Associated Independent Electrical Contractors of America.
It’s primary goals were:
The association’s first offices were located in Texas. In 1962, IEC was granted a certificate of incorporation and in 1972, the IEC convinced the U.S. Department of Labor to adopt national pattern standards of Apprenticeship and Training. As a result, and for the first time, registered apprenticeship was recognized across the country for those adopting the “Open Shop” philosophy.
In subsequent years, IEC has grown from its original members to become an influential 51 chapter association representing over 3,500 electrical contractors and nearly 70,000 electrical workers. IEC has expanded its alliance to include over 10,000 apprentices who are in the process of becoming prominent and productive electricians.
IEC will continue to expand its services to its members, as well as being a strong voice for independent electrical contractors on the many issues affecting the industry.
The national office of the IEC is currently located in Alexandria, Virginia.
The Central Pennsylvania Chapter was incorporated as a non-profit trade association of merit-shop electrical contractors in 1991 and was formed to:
1. Promote the common business interests of those engaged in the electrical construction industry. Consider and deal with common problems of management, distribution, employment and financial functions of the electrical construction industry; to foster cooperative action in advancing the common purposes of its members, and promote activities designed to enable the industry to be conducted with the greatest economy and efficiency.
2. To afford due consideration to and expression of opinion upon questions affecting the industry and the financial, commercial and industrial interest of the nation, and to promote the common business interest of the industry.
3. To cooperate with other industries and organizations.
To encourage and foster safe working practices and conditions for the electrical construction industry.
The Central Pennsylvania Chapter IEC is one of 51 chapters across the United States whose geographic territory includes Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York Counties.