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IEC Trade Show + Conference

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Thank you to all of our vendors, speakers, instructors and attendees who attended our fourth annual IEC Trade Show + Conference.  Over 200 people attended to take a look at and learn from the 31 vendors who gave their time and expertise at our IETC Training Center in Salem.  We also appreciate our conference speakers Joshua Lehner, Economist from the State of Oregon, Laurie Grenya from HR Answers, Dan Bynon of Leviton and Neil Green of Platt on future technologies.  Here are a few pictures before the show opened.

2019 Wire Off

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IEC joined with the Northwest Institute of Electrical Technology to produce a great family-friendly Wire Off event again this year.  31 total competitors – our largest field – vied for the trophy, cash and the chance to go to St. Louis in October to compete at the national level.

Competitors had to prove mastery of their skills through a written test and demonstration of their abilities in conduit bending, residential wiring and motor controls.  While the competitors battled it out, there was a trade show, free lunch, raffle prizes and a lot of activities to keep the kiddies entertained.

Special thanks goes out to our platinum sponsors Crescent Electric Supply Company, Parkin Electric, Platt Supply Company and Bear Electric for all the support, supplies and work they put toward this event. Their sponsorship along with that of our other vendors allows this competition, now in its fifth year, to thrive.

This is the second year in a row the Richert brothers have competed and taken top spots.  Congratulations to all of our winners and competitors.  We are proud of you.

  • 1st Place =  Jonathan Richert with Pacific Coast Electric
  • 2nd Place = Chaz Hooley with Rite Way Electric
  • 3rd Place =  Chris Richert with Pacific Coast Electric