Recent Events


2018 Wire Off Competition

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





2018 Trade Show and Silent Auction

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.

Trade Show Photos


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.


Auction Photos


IEC Con 2017

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.


IETC Salem Grand Opening

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:

  • Area II JATC
  • Bear Electric
  • Cox Electric
  • Eaton
  • Dewalt
  • Fuse Electric
  • G & H Electrical Consulting LLC
  • Ideal
  • IEC
  • Milwaukie
  • Platt
  • Rexel

2017 Graduation

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:

  • Damascus Communications, Inc.
  • Design Sound NW, Inc.
  • EOFF Electric Supply Company
  • Graybar
  • Metro Security Access Control
  • Milwaukee Tool
  • Platt Electric Supply
  • Point Monitor
  • ProCom Technologies, Inc.
  • Tera-Byte Technologies
  • West Coast Business Communication Inc.
  • Xtreme Communications, Inc.
  • West Coast Business Communications

2017 Annual Business Dinner Meeting

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.


2016 Limited Energy Graduation

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:

  • Aronson Security Group
  • Damascus Communications, Inc.
  • Design Sound Northwest
  • Graybar
  • Limited Energy Training Trust
  • Milwaukie Tools
  • Platt Electric
  • Point Monitor Corporation
  • Tera-Byte Technologies
  • West Coast Business Communications

2016 Inside Electrical May Graduation

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!

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Thank you to this year’s sponsors:

  • Axis Electric
  • Bear Electric
  • Boonesferry Electric, Inc.
  • DND Electrical Contractors & Security
  • IETT Training Trust
  • Modern Building Systems
  • Rite Way Electric, Inc
  • Parkin Electric
  • Platt Electric

2016 Apprentice Wire Off

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

2016 IEC Oregon Annual Conference

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2015 Limited Energy Graduation

IEC is proud of the 27 graduates that were honored on July 9th at the graduation ceremony at the Holiday Inn Wilsonville.

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IEC Annual Meeting & Election 2015/2016 Board of Directors

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.

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2015 Salem Area 2 Inside Electrical Lab Upgrade: IEC Educational

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.

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Area 2 Inside Electrical Apprenticeship Graduation Dinner & Ceremony

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!!!

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2015 Apprentice Wire Off

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

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