October 1, 2013

News from IECRM Members | September 2013

IEC National Convention

September was a big month for our chapter, and we wrapped it up by attending the 56th Annual IEC National Convention in Portland, Oregon. Read on for more September news.

Newsmakers at this year’s Annual IEC National Convention

Last week, IECRM attended the IEC National Convention in Portland, Oregon. Our chapter had fantastic representation at the convention, and attendees included: 1st Electric Contractors, Inc., Allcable, Inc., Bret’s Electric, LLC, CLP Resources, Inc., Lakewood Electric Company, Inc., Legrand Cablofil, LEI Companies, Inc., N Line Electric, LLC, Northern Electric, Inc., Siemens Industry, Inc., Thomas & Betts, and Weifield Group Contracting.

CONGRATULATIONS to our SIX members who took home awards at the IEC National Awards Banquet:

  • 1st Electric Contractors, Inc.
  • Bret’s Electric, LLC
  • N Line Electric, LLC
  • Northern Electric, Inc.
  • Siemens Industry, Inc.
  • Weifield Group Contracting

CONGRATULATIONS to Herb Duelm (Lakewood Electric) who won Second Place in the National Wire-Off Competition, out of 25 competing apprentices from across the country!

CONGRATULATIONS to IECRM CEO, Spenser Villwock, who received the award of Executive Director/CEO of the Year!

Networking news

IECRM Happy Hour in Westminster, CO

Pete Aden of Bauerle and Company – Scot Schultz of Allcable, Inc. – Chad Dyson of J.P. Morgan Investments

In September, our network braved the heavy rains to attend a Happy Hour at Lodo’s in Westminster. See pictures and details here.

Midway through the month, iSupportU, a Boulder-based IT company, presented a free seminar on cloud computing.

Sign up for upcoming networking events here.

Education news

We started enrolling new First Year Students in our Late Start Apprentice Training Program on September 23rd, and the last day to register new students is Friday, October 11th. Details and registration instructions here.

We launched our first FACEBOOK CONTEST: Enter here to win 1 semester of tuition to the IECRM Apprentice Program! Other prizes include a set of First Year books and a toolkit. Contractors, students, family members, and anyone else may enter (prizes are transferrable).

Enter to Win Tuition

In September we ran 4 successful continuing education classes, including two NFPA 70e classes, and two PDU classes.

Sign up for upcoming continuing education classes here.

News from our members

Please welcome JK Electric, our newest Contractor Member! The company is located in Elizabeth, Colorado.

T&BThomas & Betts announced a new product, Steel City® 5 Square Boxes, offering more than double the cubic inch capacity of typical square boxes, making them ideal for telecommunications and fire alarm applications. For more info, visit and look for Steel City® on the “Brands” tab.

Several companies are hiring for new apprentices, Journeymen, and other positions — check out the new postings on our Job Board. If you have a job you’d like to post, please email the title, description, and how to apply to


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