Motor City Electric Receives 2018 NECA Project Excellence Award

2018 NECA Project Excellence Award Recipients Announced

The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) has named 13 exceptional electrical construction projects spearheaded by members from around the United States as NECA 2018 Project Excellence Award recipients.

The NECA Project Excellence Awards were created in 2017 to acknowledge the most highly skilled electrical contractors in the country. Companies are recognized for their commitment, professionalism and ingenuity in delivering an electrical project across 11 different market sectors.

“After our successful launch last year, it’s exciting to showcase another group of projects that are worthy of NECA Project Excellence Awards in 2018,” NECA CEO John M. Grau said. “They represent the best of our industry.”

“Only projects completed in 2017 were considered. Judges took into account aesthetics, application, difficulty, innovation and originality,” said Mir Mustafa, NECA Executive Director of Business Development.

“The contractors responsible for this year’s remarkable projects demonstrated impressive skill and an undeniable passion for excellence,” Mustafa said. “NECA is proud to honor them and their work.”

This year’s winners will take the stage during the associations annual conference and trade show, NECA 2018 Philadelphia (Sept. 29-Oct. 2).

Visit ProjectExcellenceAwards.com to learn more about the awards, the projects submitted, and to view picture galleries featuring all of this year and last year’s submissions and winners.

Below is the full list of the NECA 2018 Project Excellence Award winners:

NECA Member
Project Name: (click title to view  )
Project Owner:
NECA Chapter:
Commercial Institutional
> $1 Mil
Motor City Electric Co. Little Caesars Arena Olympia Development of Michigan Southeastern Michigan NECA
Commercial Institutional
< $1 Mil
Miller Electric Company UPS-A Replacement Project Confidential Arkansas NECA
Design Build
> $1 Mil
Rosendin Electric, Inc. Wilshire Grand Tower Hanjin International Corporation LA NECA
> $1 Mil
ERMCO, Inc. University of Notre Dame
Nanovic Hall
University of Notre Dame Central Indiana NECA
Energy Solutions/
Green Buildings
> $1 Mil
Pacific Ridge Electric IBEW 332 – Net Zero Energy Building Retrofit IBEW Local 332 Santa Clara Valley NECA
Energy Solutions /
Green Buildings < $1 Mil
Sullivan Solar Power Petco Park Solar Project San Diego  Padres San Diego NECA
> $1 Mil
Electric Company
of the Midwest
The Fred & Pamela
Buffett Cancer Center
Nebraska Medicine Nebraska NECA
Industrial Alterman, Inc. SAWS Desalination Plant San Antonio Water Systems South Texas NECA
Overhead Transmission O’Connell Electric Company Auburn Transmission Project NYSEG/ National Grid Rochester New York NECA
Residential Livingston Electrical Associates 56 Leonard Alexico Group New York City NECA
Streetlighting / Traffic Signals
> $1 Mil
Walter J. Barnes Electric Co., Inc. RTA Cemetery Streetcar Expansion New Orleans Regional Transit Authority South Louisiana NECA
Substation/ Interconnection Matrix North American Construction PPL: Alburtis 500/ 230kV Substation Upgrade PPL Corporation Penn-Del- Jersey NECA
& Infrastructure
Aldridge Electric, Inc. New Washington Wabash
CTA Elevated Station
CTA –  Chicago Transit Authority Chicago &  Cook County

View the winners gallery »


NECA is the voice of the $160 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light and communication technology to buildings and communities across the United States. NECA’s national office in Bethesda, Md., and 119 local chapters advance the industry through advocacy, education, research and standards development. Go to www.necanet.org for more information.


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NECA Executives Meet with White House Officials and Pledge to Create 60,000 Job Opportunities for America’s Workers


National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) executives joined President Trump and other officials Tuesday at Tampa Bay Technical High School in Tampa, Fla., to team up with the country’s leading companies and trade associations and sign the Pledge to America’s Workers.

“As NECA works toward growing the electrical construction industry, we are fully committed to meeting President Trump’s goal by pledging to create career opportunities for 60,000 American workers over the next five years,” NECA President David Long said. “With this important step forward, NECA continues to make progress in securing our future by making ourselves sustainable, viable and imaginable.”

NECA contractors perform work in all areas of electrical construction, including high-voltage power transmission and distribution; energy efficiency and power quality; smart cities and integrated building systems solutions for institutional, industrial, residential and commercial facilities. Numerous studies show that every dollar of investment in apprenticeship produces $28 in taxpayer benefits.

“NECA is proud to stand with President Trump in signing the Pledge to America’s Workers,” NECA CEO John M. Grau said. “On behalf of our association, I want to applaud President Trump for recognizing the skills gap brought on by our thriving economy and for taking measures to address it. New jobs are being created, but the careers of tomorrow will require retooling our training so that the American workforce is prepared for those opportunities. Business leaders must make significant investments in this area.”

President Trump recently established the National Council for the American Worker. Led by senior White House officials, the council is charged with developing a national strategy for training and retraining the workers needed across high-demand industries such as electrical construction. It will convene voices from the public, private, education, labor and not-for-profit sectors to enhance employment opportunities for Americans of all ages.

“The National Electrical Contractors Association is contributing to the growth we’ve seen through our members’ annual investment of $320 million in private funding to train more than 41,000 apprentices,” Grau said. “We look forward to working with President Trump to advance our industry as we develop a technologically advanced workforce that will empower every American.”


NECA is the voice of the $160 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light and communication technology to buildings and communities across the U.S. NECA’s national office and 119 local chapters advance the industry through advocacy, education, research and standards development. Visit www.necanet.org for more information about NECA.

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