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Technological Advances Featured at Electrical Industry Expo

September 16, 2011

The 38th IBEW Convention’s industry expo features exhibits highlighting the union’s growing involvement in the rapidly-developing renewable energy industry.

Handy giveaways, information and raffle tickets are available at many booths from more than 70 vendors, ranging from long-standing IBEW employers like Southern Company, Henkels and McCoy and PG&E to signatory software firms, apparel vendors, training companies and benefit plan providers.

Ken Baxter, general superintendent at signatory United Power Ltd., a 32-year IBEW member, is helping staff a booth sponsored by the company’s marketing arm, NPCP United. Across from equipment provided by Vancouver Local 213, including a solar wind anemometer and tower, the booth showcases the work of local unions across the U.S including San Francisco Local 6; Diamond Bar, Calif., Local 47; Colorado Springs, Colo., Local 113; Castroville, Calif., Local 234; Martinez, Calif., Local 302 and Santa Ana, Calif., Local 441. Says Baxter:

It’s great to be here as an IBEW member promoting solar power.  I wish we had space to recognize more local unions, contractors and workers who are mastering renewable technologies.

The expo will be open from Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18th.  Hours are:                   

  • Friday, September 16: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 17: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 18: 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
                           
                   
                                     
 
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