December 1, 2014

Member News – November 2014

IECRM Member News

Eaton - IECRM Industry Partner

Eaton announces two new products

  • Dual Purpose Arc Fault/Ground Fault Circuit Breaker
    Eaton’s new dual purpose AF/GF Circuit Breaker supports the 2014 NEC requirements for arc fault protection in kitchens and laundry areas.
    Combination AFCI protection per UL 1699.
    Personnel GFCI protection per UL 943.
    Single, accessible point of reset.
    Avoids complicated wiring to save time and money.
    LED trip code indicator simplifies trouble-shooting.
  • Fire Alarm Circuit Breaker
    Eaton is proud to announce the release of the Residential Products Division Fire Alarm Circuit Breaker family.
    Provides clear, permanent indication of fire alarm circuits in accordance to NFPA 72 requirement via RED handle.
    Available in plug-on and bolt-on configurations to meet your application.
    The Fire Alarm Breaker family of products is available exclusively through your local Eaton Distributor.

greenlee textron

Greenlee (a Textron company) is currently offering a great promotional opportunity for students in the electrical and energy industry trades.  Until April 30, 2015, students can cash in on a significant discount on Greenlee tools.  Kits are 35% off list price and individual products are 30% off list pricing.  Students must be enrolled in a certified electrical trade school to receive apprentice program pricing.  Order must be submitted to your local authorized Greenlee distributor on or before April 30, 2015.  Pricing is subject to change without notice, so be sure to check with your distributor for current pricing.


IECRM and Members recently had a very successful trip to the 2014 IEC National Convention.  The Rocky Mountain Chapter as well as several members came home with suitcases weighed down by new awards.

  • Pete Farreny of Weifield Group Contracting brought home a “Service Contractor of the Year” award on behalf of Weifield Group Contracting.


  • Janet Martin from Bret’s Electric won the “IEC National Member of the Year” award for all of her outstanding and appreciated volunteer work completed with IECRM.



  • The IECRM Veteran’s Initiative, led by Kristin Kim Haynes, IECRM COO, brought home a “Community Service” award for their contributions and efforts to transition our nation’s veterans into a career in the energy and construction industry.


  • Independent Electrical Contractors – Rocky Mountain received the “IEC Chapter of the Year” award!


Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and many thanks to all those who attended the 2014 IEC National Convention!


JLL has just put out a chart that details post-recession growth in the Colorado Construction industry.

PowerPoint Presentation


Sandler Training, the world’s leading sales and management training franchise, has partnered with Independent Electrical Contractors – Rocky Mountain to offer a business development training scholarship award to an IECRM member company armed forces veteran.

The Sandler Training Scholarship recipient will be selected from all applicants based on need and short essay explaining their interest in a selling career. The winning applicant will win a membership to the Sandler Training Foundations Program, consisting of 9 weeks of training, 2 hours per week, including all benchmarking assessments and training materials. The scholarship is valued at over $3,500.

Sandler Training in Northwest Denver President, Bob Bolak shared why the company has chosen to award the scholarship: “IECRM is a very significant trade association that provides the deepest levels of apprentice and industry training for independent electrical contractors. The IECRM Veterans Committee talked to us about some of the challenges our service men and women are encountering when looking for work in the private sector. So we decided to collaborate on an idea to spotlight selling as a great career for veterans and offer a scholarship to assist an IECRM member company veteran. It’s truly an honor to be involved in this worthwhile program.”

IECRM members can nominate one of their veterans for the scholarship by visiting this website and completing the application online at: www.SalesPoint.Sandler.comor by calling Alison Schneider at Sandler Training at 303-376-6165.” The deadline for application is December 22, 2014 and the scholarship will be awarded in late December with a training start date in mid-January, 2015.

Schneider Electric - IECRM Industry PartnerSchneider Electric has created a simple tool to help take the guesswork out of managing your automation systems obsolescence.  This FREE tool will help you easily:

  • Identify areas of risk in your automation installed base and develop a proactive plan to address them.
  • Prevent costly downtime by ensuring you don’t have obsolete products.
  • Decide where to start when upgrading to the latest products.