DENVER, Colorado – May 22, 2014 – QED, an electrical distributor in Denver with 13 locations across the western United States, has launched a new and revolutionary donation program that will bestow a percentage of the company’s quarterly sales to IECRM, the non-profit electrical school and trade association based in Denver. The new program was conceived by David Dahl, V.P. Sales at QED Denver, who is a longtime friend and dedicated Platinum Industry Partner of IECRM.
“The one challenge I hear time and time again from electrical contractors is: ‘I need electricians!’” said Dahl. “With a percentage of the purchases made by IECRM contractors going towards recruiting and attracting people into our industry, QED can assist with this challenge.”
QED’s quarterly donation will help IECRM recruit more students to its Four-Year Electrical Apprenticeship Program which provides a rewarding career pathway to over 700 future electricians, annually.
Dahl presented the first donation, totaling over $4000, to Spenser Villwock, IECRM CEO, at the 8th Annual Summit Awards on April 17, 2014.
“QED has launched a very forward-thinking commitment,” said Villwock. “We are immensely grateful for their leadership and support in elevating the future of our industry. It is this kind of a teamwork that we will look back on a few years from now, and point to as to how we ignited success.”
Members of the IECRM trade association can directly contribute to the QED donation program by continuing to purchase electrical supplies through any QED location. At the end of each quarter, QED will calculate a percentage of total sales generated by IECRM member companies, and donate it to IECRM.
“This is not just limited to counter sales. If we deliver to your job, if you buy from any QED location, your purchase will be included in the donation program,” said Dahl.
For more information about IECRM or its educational programs, or to learn about becoming a member of the IECRM trade association, please visit www.IECRM.org. For more information about QED, please visit www.qedelectric.com.