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Code of Excellence

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MODESTO, CA—(June 9, 2009)— The NorCal NECA-IBEW 684 Partnership recently awarded certification to 53 area electricians for completing innovative training for the Code of Excellence, a best practices construction program that guarantees the highest quality electrical construction work to customers.

The Partnership is a joint alliance between the National Electrical Contractors Association, Northern California Chapter, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 684 in Modesto. The awards were given at the Gallo Performing Arts Center in Modesto on June 3rd by NECA and IBEW officials.

The NorCal NECA-IBEW 684 Partnership adopted the Code of Excellence some 18 months ago as part of a national directive for the electrical construction industry that mandates the use of best work practices and the highest standards of personal conduct at the building site. 

After adopting the Code of Excellence, The NorCal NECA-IBEW 684 Partnership became the first NECA-IBEW alliance in the nation to require additional training for certification.

Several area electrical contractors participated in the awards ceremony, addressing the importance of the Code of Excellence and confirming their commitment to the highest quality for customers. Contractors who presented included Collins Electrical Company, Hamilton & Dillon Electric, and Mann Electric.

The Code of Excellence awards program was introduced by Patty Hill-Thomas, Chief Operations Officer for Stanislaus County. She thanked the NorCal NECA-IBEW 684 Partnership for “focusing on excellence and continuous improvement.”

“This Code of Excellence is superior to any other program in the US, mainly because of our training,” said Pete Halver, Manager of the Northern California Chapter of NECA.

“Through the Code of Excellence, we are offering our customers the highest standards of electrical construction,” said Billy Powell, Business Manager of IBEW Local 684. “The Code of Excellence assures customers that labor and management are working together for quality, on time and on budget.”

The Code of Excellence training requirements for electricians include a COE introduction training session, OSHA 10 and CPR/First aid training, Electrical Project Supervision, and also completion of one additional continuing education class every six months. Foreman are required to complete OSHA 30 training, additional classes in Electrical Project Supervision, NFPA 70E Electrical Safety in the workplace, and Supervisor Harassment Training.

Code of Excellence training for electrical contractors includes participation in three electrical project supervision classes, as well as preconstruction planning.

National leaders for NECA and IBEW praised the local program, citing its strong training component as well as its rigorous enforcement. “Your decision to bring the Code of Excellence program to your customers speaks loudly to your leadership of your area,” said Rex A Ferry, President of the National Electrical Contractors Association. “On time and on budget means a win-win for all involved—owner, contractor, and electrician.”

Edwin D. Hill, President of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, congratulated the Partnership for seeking to be “the best in America, involved with continuous improvement and excellence for the sake of the customers.”


About The NorCal NECA-IBEW 684 Partnership

NECA, the National Electrical Contractors Association, and IBEW, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, offer the Central Valley’s most progressive electrical industry partnership. The NorCal-IBEW Partnership represents a green, well-trained, safe, experienced and community-oriented electrical industry serving the Central Valley. Over 30 area electrical contractors who are members of the Northern California Chapter of NECA and 300 electricians from IBEW Local 684 in Modesto participate in the NorCal NECA-IBEW 684 Partnership.

NECA/IBEW contractors have wired thousands of facilities in the Central Valley. The Partnership employs only highly trained, skilled electricians who are experienced in every aspect of electrical installation. It specializes in the implementation of green technologies, such as solar, and also wires buildings for energy efficiency.  The Partnership offers a local five year electrical apprenticeship and training program operated by the Central Valley Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC). The training includes hundreds of hours of classroom instruction and thousands of hours of on-the-job training under the supervision of certified electricians. The Partnership’s community outreach programs, including its complimentary scoreboard program and energy conservation/solar workshops, are part of the way it gives back to the community. If you would like more information about Partnership programs, please contact Billy Powell at 209.524.5171. Contractors include Hamilton and Dillon Electric, Collins Electric, Inc., Industrial Electric, Mann Electric, E & M Electric, Sierra Central, Crites Electric, Lyte Electric, Al’s Certified, Analytical, Borick Electric, Tri-Technic Inc, PME, Con J Franke, Howe, San Joaquin Electric, Bockmon & Woody, and S.D. Electric, Inc.


About The Code of Excellence

The Code of Excellence is a program for the electrical construction industry that promotes the highest quality of work, and the use of best work practices by both the local union and the electrical contractor. The Code of Excellence brings additional value to the customer by encouraging efficiency and superior craftsmanship, so that building jobs are brought in on time and under budget. The Code of Excellence also guarantees zero tolerance for job interruptions or work stoppages.

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