The NECA/IBEW Powering America team’s recruiting efforts were on display at the 2018 NECA Show in Philadelphia. More than 2,500 local area apprentices gathered to hear from national leadership on what it means to be a part of the NECA/IBEW partnership. It’s clear they’re invested in building a workforce that’s ready for your next project. Watch Video
For the first time in its history, the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) hosted a sitting president.
On Tuesday, Oct. 2, U.S. President Donald J. Trump addressed the closing general session at NECA 2018 in Philadelphia. In his speech, Trump spoke about his administration’s agenda and policies, jobs, and the economy, and he credited organizations such as NECA with making strides in workforce development.
As cranes go up across the United States and new jobs are on the books every single day – the NECA/IBEW Powering America team is setting an example of diversity in the construction industry. While women make up only 2% of the industry, NECA and the IBEW are making a coordinated effort to bring more women into the trade. IBEW Local 379 in Charlotte, North Carolina, in particular, is setting an example for Locals across the country. They are making sure that women in their community are empowered to enter into an industry where they are a minority, that they are welcomed into the brotherhood, and are given opportunities for advancement and knowledge that this isn’t just a job, it’s a career. Watch Video
If a family member had a serious heart condition that required surgery, we would surely seek out the best cardiovascular specialist available to perform the operation. The same should hold true when seeking advice on our estate and business succession plans. Many lawyers who are general practitioners are adept in handling common legal affairs. But, few of them would attempt to develop a sophisticated estate plan that could provide the specialized legal documents you may need. Just as we would not likely ask our family doctor to perform open heart surgery, neither should we assume that a generalist attorney is qualified to develop a complex estate and business succession plan. Federated is committed to helping family business owners complete this important planning.
Federated Mutual Insurance Company has acquired Granite Re, Inc., a leading provider of surety bonds for small- to medium-sized contractors, as of January 1, 2017. The acquisition better positions Federated Insurance to partner with commercial contractors for their surety and bonding needs.