The National Electrical Contractors Association was founded in 1901 as a professional organization to help set standards in the electrical industry. NECA’s mission continues to be to promote and advance the interests of the electrical contracting industry. Both through its national office and through its 119 chapters, NECA provides management and technical services to the 5,000 electrical contractors in its membership.
The Dakotas Chapter was founded in 1949, and we now have 40 electrical contractors in North and South Dakota and western Minnesota. As members of NECA, our electrical contractors employ only the highest-skilled, best-trained electricians in the industry. Our workers are all members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), trained and kept current through the Dakotas Area Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Fund (JATC) program run cooperatively by NECA and the IBEW.
With the finest trained workers and a solid tradition of excellent labor relations, you can have confidence that a NECA contractor-wired job will be completed on time and on budget according to the high standards that our customers have learned to count on. In 1996, NECA celebrated 75 strike-free years for its members and their workers nationally. With a no-strike clause in all our contracts with the IBEW Locals, you can know that tradition will continue with the Dakotas Chapter as well. The few contract disagreements that do arise go to arbitration without work stoppages.
For new construction, design and build projects, retrofit, teledata, fiber optics, low voltage, fire alarms, security systems, and value added construction, think NECA and our electrical contractors in the Dakotas and western Minnesota.