It was an enjoyable evening, as IEC of Oregon held its annual membership meeting on June 28th at the McMenamins Wilsonville Old Church and Amphitheater. This year the purpose was two-fold: to vote in a new board, update the bylaws and celebrate 40 years as the voice of the merit shop.
After a short reception to say hello to new and old acquaintances, Board President Liam O’Brien called the meeting to order, welcomed our special guests and presented the membership with the association’s assets, liabilities and equity to demonstrate good financial stewardship. Carl Redman, Past President, followed to present three minor changes to the by-laws and introduce the 2018-2019 board slate which was unanimously approved.
Congratulations to the new 2018-2019 IEC of Oregon Board of Directors:
President: Liam O’Brien, Current Electric Construction Company
Vice President: Aaron Van Fleet, Triton Communications LLC
Treasurer: Maureen Parkin, Parkin Electric, Inc.
Secretary: Jeneé Pearce-Mushen, Pacific Alarm Systems
Director: Jeb Albin, Cook Security Group, Inc.
Director: Zandi Cox, Cox Electric, Inc.
Director: Don Kellum, Safety Electric, Inc.
Director: Paul Peterson, Bergelectric Corporation
Director: Matt Parkin, Bear Electric
Director: Sherri Poole, All Pro Electric, Inc.
Director: Kyle Ruthardt, Bull Run Electric, Inc.
Director: Kent Zimmerman, Access Electric LLC
In addition, two appointed positions per the bylaws will serve:
Past President: Carl Redman
Associate Director: Shawn Miller
IEC of Oregon Executive Director, Cindy Regier took the podium to provide a look back, including the top government affairs accomplishments and a recap of last year’s gains in continuing education, apprenticeship education and member benefits.
The group paused for dinner before introducing the 2018 IEC Merit Scholarship Winner, Bailey Lawrence-Powers. Cindy, on behalf of IEC of Oregon, recognized three of our Associate Partners for their many years:
Platt – 23 years
Saif Corporation – 25 years
Federated Insurance – 26 years
Cindy then honored the following people for their hard work and commitment to the association over the years:
1. Emerson Smoker Sr. (not present) – Past President
2. Wade Parkin – Past President
3. Mark Higgins – Past President
4. Shirlee and Stuart McArthur (Stuart not present) – Exceptional Service
5. Maureen and Dave Parkin – Exceptional Service
6. Eva Sizelove – Staff Excellence
7. Shawn Miller – Advocating with Excellence
8. Steve Wiege – Extraordinary Leadership
Congratulations 2018 Area 2 Inside Electrical Graduates You did it! IEC is proud of the 45 graduates that were honored on May 17h at the graduation ceremony at the Holiday Inn Wilsonville. Over the past 4 years, they have studied, taken tests, gotten married, had kids and worked every day. All of their hard work and dedication has paid off and we are all proud of the Class of 2018!
Special Thank You To The Following Sponsors For Their Generous Donations To The Class Of 2018
Cox Electric, Inc. | Platt Electric Supply | Kuenzi Electric, Inc | Sparky Electric, Inc | Five Star Electric, Inc. | Bear Electric, Inc. | IETT Training Trust | Milwaukee Tools
Everyone had a great time at the 2018 Wire Off Competition between Area I and Area II Inside Electrical Apprentices on Saturday, May 21st in North Portland. Produced by the NW Institute of Electrical Technologies and IEC of Oregon, the competition tested the apprentices’ skills in motor controls, conduit bending, residential wiring and knowledge of the electrical code.
The Wire Off included a trade show and also had mini contests, door prizes, raffles and lots of fun events and prizes for the kids. Two Girls Catering provided lunch and was sponsored by Platt. The first place gold winner received $1000 in cash and bragging rights for one year. Second place silver won $500 and third place bronze won $250.
Gold: Christopher Richert
Area II, 3rd Year Apprentice with Portland Coast Electric
Silver: Sean Chandler
Area II, 4th Year Apprentice with Portland Electrical Construction
Bronze: Andrew Roth
Area II, 4th Year Apprentice with Creation Electric
A huge thank you to Crescent Electric Supply and Platt for providing the Wire Off supplies and also our other sponsors for their generous support:
Bear Electric | Northwest Institute of Electrical Technology | Area I JATC | Bergelectric | Cascade Electrical | Parkin Electric | All Pro Electric | Energy Electric | Schroeder and Son’s Electric | IDEAL Industries | IEC Oregon | Area II JATC
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR VENDORS AND PARTNERS
For Helping to Make Our Show a Big Success
2018 Electrical & Limited Energy Trade Show
March 16th at Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum
High above the museum floor overlooking the huge Global Hawk drone and the American flag, we hosted 30 vendors and over 175 participants including apprentices, contractors and owners.
Special thanks to EOFF Electric Supply Company for their sponsorship of the event including the grand prize trip giveaway and the Platt Electrical Supply for help in bringing so many vendors to our doors. Also thanks to Cascade Western for bringing the Big Cash Wheel - always a big hit, Milwaukee and LaPorte Insurance for sponsoring the popular photo booth and Niedermeyer Insurance and Risk Management for sponsoring the Ace Bar. We could not put on this event without your help.
THANK YOU TO OUR MEMBERS WHO SPENT SO GENEROUSLY
To Support The Electrical And Limited Energy Apprenticeship Programs
“The IEC Apprenticeship Program has given me a purpose and new drive in life” – Scott LEA First Year
Thank you to all our members who supported the Electrical and Limited Energy Apprenticeship Programs through the Dinner and Silent Auction the evening of March 16th at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. Under the wings of the SR-71 Blackbird, attendees enjoyed the musical stylings of Matthew Casey while perusing the twenty-two silent auction packages. Two items garnering a lot of competitive bidding included a tiny house on the lake in Pine Hollow donated by our own Kyle and Traci Ruthardt of Bull Run Electric and 4 tickets to OU football with a close in parking pass from Steve and Tammy Peterson of Cascade Electric. Fifty-four items went on the block including Disneyland, Dr. Dre Beat headphones, white water rafting trips and mountain bike tours plus lots of family packages to raise over $4,000 for scholarships, lab equipment and other support for our two apprenticeship programs.
IEC APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS CHANGE LIVES
This year's National convention had something for everyone; business and industry leaders from across the country converged in Phoenix, Arizona to get answers to the biggest questions impacting their companies. IEC Con 2017 delivered innovative education sessions, networking opportunities, an interactive expo and more. We were proud to take part in the National Wire off Championship and Vladimir Zhuk, with A C & E Electric, did a great job representing our chapter.
These national conventions provide an unparalleled opportunity to learn about the industry and to improve your business and they are a lot of fun. As part of your business plan for 2018, plan to attend next year's conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, September 19 - 22, 2018.
On September 20th the Independent Electrical Training Center in Salem held a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony from 4-7PM. Past board president, Ken Filips, did the honors as food, drinks and music flowed to celebrate the dedication and hard work behind the transformation of the old State Police building into 10,000 square feet of beautiful new training center. Five classrooms, two permanent training labs and a large student lounge area wait to welcome students to the best apprenticeship training for the electrical industry in Oregon. Congratulations to IEC Oregon, IETT and Area II Inside Electrical JATC for making your vision a reality.
Thank you to our Industry Partners for being here at the start in 2017:
Limited Energy graduates were honored on July 7th during our graduation ceremony at the Holiday Inn Wilsonville. Twenty-eight graduates successfully completed the Limited Energy apprenticeship program. Congratulations to these graduates for their hard work and perseverance to earn their journey-worker card!
Thank you to this year's sponsors:
The IEC Oregon membership met in Wilsonville for their annual meeting at McMenamins Old Church and Pub on June 22 to network, vote on a new Board of Directors and get a yearly recap of the associations accomplishments over the past year. Cindy Regier, IEC Executive Director, provided an overview of a very busy and successful year that included the move of the Limited Energy Labs to the Wilsonville Clackamas Community College and the opening of a brand new Independent Electrical Training Center in Salem. Jeff Hooper, new Education Director, offered a roster of exciting new classes on the horizon such as high voltage splicing and leadership programs that will join our existing line up of Continuing Education CEU NEC Code Change and CPR courses.
The largest graduating class was honored on July 7th at graduation ceremony at the Holiday Inn Wilsonville. Forty-one graduates successfully completed the Limited Energy apprenticeship program. Congratulations to these graduates for their hard work and perseverance to earn their journey-worker card!
Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors:
IEC is proud of 40 graduates honored at the graduation ceremony on May 26th at the Holiday Inn Wilsonville. Over the past 4 years they have diligently attended classes and worked full-time to complete the apprenticeship program. Their dedication and hard-work is to be commended!
Thank you to this year’s sponsors:
On April 23rd, IEC Oregon and Northwest Institute of Electrical Technologies hosted the 2nd Annual Apprentice Wire Off Competition. IEC members, training agents, family members & friends all enjoyed the fierce competition, great raffle prizes and good food. We are proud of the excellent skills demonstrated by all of this year's competitors.
Congratulations to the Winners & Thank You to all the Participants! Click here for photos!
|1st place winner $1000||Brandon Tuene||Parkin Electric|
|2nd place winner $500||Austin Kryger||Myers Electric|
|3rd place winner $250:||Gustivo Carrisoza||Bergelectric|
2016 IEC Oregon Annual Conference
Click below for photos of the event!
IEC is proud of the 27 graduates that were honored on July 9th at the graduation ceremony at the Holiday Inn Wilsonville.
Members elected the IEC Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting on June 25th. IEC is fortunate to have a dedicated group of professionals providing direction and guidance to carry out IEC's mission to enhance the independent electrical contractor’s success by developing a professional workforce, communicating clearly with government, promoting ethical business practices and providing leadership for the electric industry.
Foundation donated over $6000 for the recent upgrade to the apprenticeship training lab. This money will provide hands-on training for the next generation of electricians.
IEC is proud of the 35 apprentceship graduates that were honored at the graduation ceremony on May 28th at the Holiday Inn Wilsonville.. Over the past 4 years they have studied, taken tests, gotten married, had kids and work every day. The diplomas that they received showed their dedication to their future and their careers.
Congratulations to the 2015 Inside Electrical Apprentices!!!
On April 25th, IEC Oregon and Northwest Institute of Electrical Technologies hosted the 1st Annual Apprentice Wire Off Competition. IEC members, training agents, family members & friends all enjoyed the fierce competition, great raffle prizes and good food. We are proud of the excellent skills demonstrated by all of this year's competitors.
Congratulations to the Winners & Thank You to all the Participants
1st place winner $1000: Steve Aranda with City Suburban
2nd place winner $500: Bryan McGivney with Axis Electric
3rd place winner $250: Gary Whitcher with Boones Ferry Electric