Established in 1957, IEC is a trade association representing more than 3,000 members with 53 chapters nationwide. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., IEC is the nation’s premier trade association representing America’s independent electrical and systems contractors. IEC National aggressively works with the industry to establish a competitive environment for the merit shop – a philosophy that promotes the concept of free enterprise, open competition and economic opportunity for all.
The association’s first offices were located in Texas. In 1962, IEC was granted a certificate of incorporation. IEC convinced the U.S. Department of Labor to adopt national pattern standards of Apprenticeship and Training. And for the first time, registered apprenticeship was recognized across the country for those adopting the “Open Shop” philosophy.
IEC has now grown into an influential 53-chapter association representing more than 3,000 company members and nearly 80,000 electrical workers. IEC has expanded its alliance to include nearly 7,500 apprentices who are in the process of learning to become prominent and productive electricians.
IEC will continue to expand its services to its members as well as be a strong voice for independent electrical and systems contractors on the many issues affecting the industry.
In 1991, several small independent electrical contractors in Las Cruces, NM joined together to form the Las Cruces/Dona Ana Chapter of Independent Electrical Contractors of America, Inc., which later became Southern New Mexico IEC. The purpose of the organization was:
- to promote the common business interest of the electrical contracting industry
- to facilitate education and training of those in the industry
- to engage in promoting the services of the electrical contracting industry to the various segments of the construction industry and to the general public
- to acquire, preserve and disseminate valuable business information
Today, SNMIEC, is part of the 53-chapter Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc. serving southern New Mexico. We have built a reputation as the premier trade association working with the electrical and systems contractors to support and promote a successful business environment for contractors who support the “Open Shop” philosophy.
2215 South Main Street, Suite C
Las Cruces, NM 88005
P (575) 494-5002 | F (575) 524-3877
PO Box 16378
Las Cruces, NM 88004