What is IEC? - For more than 40 years, the Independent Electrical Contractors Association (IEC) has faced the challenges imposed by the changing world of the electrical industry. IEC has built a reputation as the premier trade association, aggressively working with the industry to establish a successful business environment for "Open Shop" Electrical Contractors.
History of IEC - IEC National was first founded in 1957, as the Associated Independent Electrical Contractors of America (AIECA). IEC-OKC, Inc. (Independent Electrical Contractors – Oklahoma City Chapter) was originally created in 1961 by a group of contractors who saw a need for a collective voice for open-shop electrical contractors and a mechanism for training the industry’s future workers.
Who are IEC Members? – IEC Members are predominantly small business owners, who care about training and safety, perform all types of electrical work, provide products and services that support the electrical industry as a whole and are well established.
Apprenticeship Training Program - Apprenticeship training is a form of education that incorporates workplace training with technical in-school training. Since 1972, IEC has conducted apprenticeship training programs under standards approved by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Legislative & Policymaking Involvement - Both IEC-OKC and IEC National are deeply involved and committed to playing an active role the development of legislative issues, serving on key policy-making bodies and electrical industry related oversight committees.
- IEC-OKC Legislative & Policy Involvement
- IEC National Legislative & Policy Involvement
IEC-OKC Leadership & Staff - IEC-OKC’s leadership comes in the form of an Executive Board to oversee the affairs of the Chapter and Trustees who oversee the financial obligations of the Apprenticeship Training Program. IEC-OKC’s friendly and professional staff are always available to answer any of your questions.
For more than 40 years, the Independent Electrical Contractors Association (IEC) has faced the challenges imposed by the changing world of the electrical industry. IEC has built a reputation as the premier trade association, aggressively working with the industry to establish a successful business environment for "Open Shop" Electrical Contractors.
IEC-OKC represents over 42 independent electrical contractors and over 21 industry partners. Our members represent small businesses engaged in the design, distribution, sale, construction, installation and maintenance of electrical wiring and devices for homes, schools, stores, highways, industrial plants, and other projects that touch every aspect of American life. IEC attempts to further the growth of our economy through skilled manpower and the principle of free enterprise.
IEC-OKC MEMBER COMPANIES ARE SMALL BUSINESSES
96% of IEC-OKC member companies report less than 50 employees.
IEC-OKC MEMBER COMPANIES CARE ABOUT TRAINING & SAFETY
The IEC-OKC Apprenticeship Training Program enrolled just over 100 apprentices, representing over 27 IEC member contractors, last year in the OKC Metro area. Our program is approved by the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship & Training. Additionally, IEC member companies participated in a wide variety of other training including First Aid, CPR, OSHA 10 Hour, Journeyman Exam Prep Courses, Management Training, NEC Update classes and much more...
IEC-OKC, Inc was originally created in 1961 by 31 charter members across the state who saw a need for a collective voice for open-shop electrical contractors and a mechanism for training the industry’s future workers. Some of the founding members included Bowers Electric, Boggs Electric, Bramlett Electric, C & C Electric, Cobb Electric, Colter Electric, Cotton Electric, Del City Electric, Depron Electric, Bill Green Electric, Hames Electric, Hentricks Electric, Otto Krueger Electric, Matthews Electric, Miller Electric, Moisant Electric, A.E. Nott Electric, Parker Electric, Roy Smith Electric, Stanbrough Electric, Wallace Electric, M.A.Walker Electric, Wright Electric & last but not least Winfred Wright Electric and few more. It is also important to note that one of the signatures on the earliest documents from IECA National, originating in Texas, was by a Mr. Paul Colter - Colter Electric from Oklahoma City, OK in 1958. (Special Thanks to Winfred Wright, Jim Krueger, Buddy Cobb and Charles Duncan for their assistance in the recall and preservation of IEC-OKC history.)