February 3, 2014

IECRM Member News | January 2014

IECRM Member News

Many of our members had exciting new developments in January. But first, we have some news of our own to share…

2014 Industry Partners

IECRM is happy to announce that many of our Industry Partners have upgraded their partnership levels in 2014!

Platinum Industry Partners – UPGRADED PARTNERS are in bold!

Blueprint Skilled Services, LLC
Colorado Business Bank
Consolidated Electrical Distributors
Eaton Electrical
Federated Insurance
Graybar Electric Company, Inc.
IDEAL Industries, Inc.
Northglenn Winlectric
Pinnacol Assurance
QED Supply
Siemens Industry, Inc.
Thomas & Betts

Gold Industry Partners – UPGRADED PARTNERS are in bold!

Crescent Electric Supply
Milwaukee Electric Tool
Network Insurance Services
Wagner Equipment
WESCO Distribution

Silver Industry Partners – UPGRADED PARTNERS are in bold!

1 Clear Choice Garage Doors
1st Consumer Benefit Consultants
Chad Dyson of Chase Private Client
Citywide Banks
Conserve-A-Watt Lighting, Inc.
Crum Electric Supply
Cummins Rocky Mountain, Inc.
HUB International
Hughes, Wedgwood & Company
LED Source
Legrand Cablofil
Martin Technical, Inc.
Schneider Electric (Square D)
Spectrum Mobile Services
Stewart & Stevenson Power, Inc.
United Rentals

Learn more about our 2014 Industry Partners, or find out how to become a partner.

News from our Members

Federated Insurance now has enhanced resources available for its clients. Their Federated Employment Practices Network (FEPN) resources include a state-specific Employee Handbook Builder, employee and supervisor training, labor posters, and much more. Learn more here.

Robert Watkins - LEI Companies

Robert Watkins of LEI Companies, Inc.

Robert Watkins (pictured left) of LEI Companies, Inc. competed in the first-ever NEC® Challenge Championship on Friday, Jan. 24th, a live webisode championship consisting of three rounds of gameplay, including a head-to-head final round challenge between the top two contestants for the grand prize. Robert placed First Runner-Up in the competition. Congratulations, Robert!

Milwaukee Electric Tool announced the launch of their new Universal Grinder Dust Shrouds. These new shrouds work universally across most pro-brands, while competitors’ shrouds are proprietary to their own grinders. The Milwaukee shrouds feature a durable and lightweight design with a convenient clear window for easy navigation. The purpose of grinder shrouds is to reduce exposure to dangerous debris, crystalline silica, and dust particles that can cause health issues for users who work with stone and concrete. Now available for pre-order, please contact Kenny Cochrane with any questions ( | 303-242-7784).

Liz O’Grady - Thomas & Betts

Liz O’Grady of Thomas & Betts

Thomas & Betts announced on Jan. 7 that National Sales Manager Liz O’Grady (pictured right) is among the winners of The Manufacturing Institute’s STEP Awards. The Institute, an affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), will recognize O’Grady with the “Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Award,” which honors women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the factory floor to the C suite.

Networking News

IECRM kicked off 2014 with a networking Happy Hour at Brooklyn’s at The Pepsi Center (see photo below)generously sponsored by Allcable, IECRM Platinum Industry Partner. Look who came by visiting our Facebook album.

IECRM Energy Industry Happy Hour

January Happy Hour at Brooklyn’s. Click here for more photos!

Our Safety Committee had a successful January 8th lunch meeting on Record-Keeping and Unusual Claims, and our Membership & Events Committee had a great January 9th lunch meeting. View our events calendar to sign up for future committee meetings — ALL ARE WELCOME! Or, learn more about our committees.

David Musgrave - Colorado Division of Finance and Procurement

One of our panelists at the State of the Economy event, David Musgrave from the Colorado Division of Finance and Procurement office.

On January 14th, we hosted our second annual State of the Economy for the Colorado Construction Industry panel discussion featuring representatives from the State of Colorado and Adams County Economic Development. Our four panelists presented an engaged audience with tips, tools, and resources available for companies interested in bidding on state construction and design projects. The discussion was moderated by Cindy Groves of Colorado Business Bank and Pete Aden of Bauerle and Company, P.C. Thank you to our panelists, moderators, and everyone who visited IECRM for this thought-provoking event!

View all upcoming networking events & committee meetings here.

Education News

We added SEVERAL more PDU classes to our calendar — view all PDU dates here.

One of our 1st Year instructors, Mike Miller, has just been given a seat on the Colorado State Electrical Board.  This is a huge milestone in any electrician’s career. Congratulations, Mike! We are extremely proud that you are a part of the IECRM team!

Late Start Apprentice Registration opens on Monday, February 17th, and closes March 3rd.

View info about our apprentice program or view a list of upcoming continuing education classes.

Now Hiring — Refer Someone You Know!

IECRM is NOW HIRING for instructors, to begin training immediately for our 2014-15 apprentice school year. All applicants must have a valid Colorado Journeyman or Master Electrician license. How to Apply  $100 VISA GIFT CARD FOR REFERRALS: Refer someone you think would make a great IECRM instructor, and get a $100 VISA gift card if we hire that individual. Please click here for instructions (scroll to the bottom of the page)

Currently there are 20+ positions open on our Energy Industry Jobs Board, for apprentices, licensed electricians, office staff, and multiple instructors for IECRM. Refer someone you know and help out a fellow IECRM member!

IECRM members and Industry Partners– If you have a job you’d like to post, please email the job title, description, and how to apply to

Send us Your News

Members and partners, please email all news items, individual promotions, press releases, and/or photos to Samantha McCormick, IECRM Marketing Manager, at