2018 NECA Membership Award given to the Southeastern Michigan Chapter

Congratulations to the Southeastern Michigan Chapter NECA for receiving the 2018 Membership and Retention Award.  This award was established in 1988 by the National NECA Office Staff to recognize the chapter manager who is deemed to have done the best job of recruiting eligible members while retaining the existing members during the previous calendar year.

The award was presented on March 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA

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Ferndale Electric Company Recognized for Environmental Excellence




SILVER SPRING, MD, FEBRUARY 19, 2018 — FERNDALE ELECTRIC COMPANY (FEC) demonstrated its commitment to environmental stewardship by achieving Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) Conservation Certification for its Pollinator Garden/Landscape Project at its Ferndale, MI headquarters.


The FEC Pollinator Garden/Landscape Project was designated as Certified Silver, signifying leadership among the over 700 WHC Conservation Certification programs. Programs are given a Certified, Silver Certified or Gold Certified designation.


The FEC Pollinator Garden/Landscape Project is a 600 sq. ft. garden comprised of more than 90 native plants of 29 different varietals. FEC’s objective is to enhance the local habitat for pollinators by planting native plants and flowers that provide much needed nectar and pollen. Additionally, the garden will help connect pollinators to other gardens and habitats, increasing their available habitat beyond the size of the garden. Globally pollinators are under threat from environmental changes, such as habitat loss, fragmentation, pesticides, climate change and invasive non-native species. By using native plant species, the garden is helping native pollinators succeed over invasive species. FEC also wants to educate visitors and employees about pollinator gardens and the positive effects to local pollinators.


“The FEC Pollinator Garden/Landscape Project is recognized as meeting the strict requirements of WHC Conservation Certification,” said Margaret O’Gorman, President, WHC. “Companies achieving WHC Conservation Certification, like Ferndale Electric Company, are environmental leaders, voluntarily managing their lands to support sustainable ecosystems and the communities that surround them.”


“When DTE Energy, one of our major customers, was looking for support for its efforts for WHC, we were open to all ideas,” says John Hillock, President of Ferndale Electric Company. “We believe in supporting the communities in which we live and work, so this makes sense.”


Wildlife Habitat Council promotes and certifies habitat conservation and management on corporate lands through partnerships and education. WHC Conservation Certification programs take corporate sustainability goals and objectives and translate them into tangible and measurable on-the-ground actions. Through a focus on building collaboration for conservation with corporate employees, other conservation organizations, government agencies and community members, WHC programs focus on healthy ecosystems and connected communities. WHC-assisted wildlife habitat and conservation education programs are found in 47 states, the District of Columbia and 22 countries. www.wildlifehc.org









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Applications for 2018 Fall Scholarships are being accepted






The Southeastern Michigan Chapter, NECA Education and Research Foundation will be awarding scholarship grants to NECA company employees and their relatives who wish to further their post high school education in a field related to the electrical contracting industry.

These Scholarships are designed to encourage individuals to pursue management education programs at institutions of higher learning.

Our first scholarships were issued May of 2003.  Since that time, we have awarded scholarships totaling more than $560,909.  Additional scholarships are being offered for the Fall 2018 semester.


Click on the documents below for the following fillable PDF forms that can be e-mailed back to ldayfield@smcneca.org :



The deadline for receiving applications is June 1, 2018


If you have any questions, please call the chapter office at (248) 720-2727.





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