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40 Business View - November 2014
to keep electrical contracting separate from general
contracting followed during World War II. Then, in the
1950s, NECA started providing support to members
by developing educational courses and marketing ser-
In the 1980s, a foundation was formed to do research
for the electrical contracting industry. The Foundation
for Electrical Construction, known as ELECTRI Interna-
tional, was established in 1988 by the governors of
NECA. The purpose of the foundation is to promote
research done by premiere individuals which will al-
low electrical contractors to keep up to date with the
current trends of their industry. Every year the ELEC-
TRI Council meets to hand-select the research projects
that they feel will be most beneficial to the electrical
contracting industry.
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