October/November 2011

Electrical Industry Expo Features
Union Products, Services
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Prior to the 38th IBEW Convention, the Electrical Industry Exposition Sept. 16-18 featured exhibits from more than 70 vendors, many of whom directly employ IBEW members and provide their services to the IBEW and its local unions.

AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust
Washington, D.C.
Real estate fund

AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust
Washington, D.C.
Investment company run by a labor-management board

Allen Bates Technologies, Inc.
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Web-based applications

The Alliance / Alliance Plus
Somerset, N.J.
Employee training for the telecommunications industry

American Income Life Insurance
Washington, D.C.
No-cost health discount plan

American Products
Rochester, N.Y.
Web stores, American-made watches, clothing, and promotional items

American Technical Publishers, Inc.
Orland Park, Ill.
Instructor support materials relating to the electrical trade (textbooks, workbooks, etc.)

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Indianapolis, Ind.
Health care

ASB Capital Management, LLC
Bethesda, Md.
Investment management services

Blomquist & Company
Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Washington, D.C.
Health care

BMA Media Group
Willoughby, Ohio
Web, graphic design, and video/audio production

Cementex Products, Inc.
Burlington, N.J.
1,000-volt rated double insulated hand tools and personal protective equipment

CIGNA HealthCare
Jersey City, N.J.
Health care

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
Washington, D.C.
Portfolio monitoring, legal services

Columbia Partners, LLC
Chevy Chase, Md.
Investment products for Taft-Hartley benefit plans

CompuSys, Inc.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Administration of employee benefits for government, corporate, and Taft-Hartley organizations

Concero Technology
Portland, Ore.
EPR.live/Web-based fringe benefit and hours reporting system supporting more than 100 IBEW local unions

Eberts & Harrison, Inc.
Columbia, Md.
Specializing in labor unions and benefit plans

Electrical Industry Training Institute
Surrey, B.C.
Specialized training for the utility industry

Excelsior College
Washington, D.C.
Adult higher education

Fair-Play Scoreboards
Des Moines, Iowa
Electronic scoreboards, message displays

Foreman’s Development Series
Arlington, Texas
Foreman training

Frank Doolittle Co.
Bellevue, W.Va.
Union apparel: T-shirts, pens, lapel pins, bags, caps, etc.

Henkels & McCoy, Inc.
Blue Bell, Pa.
Power specialty contractors; engineering, project management, construction, and training

HGK Asset Management, Inc.
Jersey City, N.J.
Investments plans

Hubbell Power Systems
Centralia, Mo.
Hot line tools, grounding equipment, gloves and cover-ups.

IBEW Political Department (U.S. & Canada)
Washington, D.C.
Political/legislative affairs

Image Pointe
Waterloo, Iowa
Jackets, T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, promotional items

Investment management

Janus Capital Group
INTECH investment managing

Kaiser Permanente
Rockville, Md.
Health care organization

Leventhal, Ltd
Fayetteville, N.C.
Quality uniforms, shirts and trousers

The Marco Consulting Group
Consulting services

Marvel Union Office Furniture
100% union-made, union-built office furniture

MassMutual Financial Group
Springfield, Mass.
Retirement plan products and services

The McLaughlin Company
Rockville, Md.
Insurance and risk management

Norwood, Mass.
HR and related financial advice, products, and services

Multi-Employer Property Trust
Washington, D.C.
Open-end commingled real estate fund

National Labor College
Silver Spring, Md.
Education institution devoted exclusively to educating union members, leaders, and staff

Washington, D.C.
Pension benefits, etc.

Bethesda, Md.
National facilitator for joint industry efforts, pooling of resources to save each local LMCC from the need to create new programs from scratch

Canadian Electrical Contractors Association
Toronto, Ontario
Certification program for construction electricians installing solar PV systems/ electrical trade training

Upper Marlboro, Md.
IBEW/NECA (NJATC) curriculum for apprentice- and journey-level training

Office Solutions-USA
Westby, Wis.
Office supplies

The Okonite Company
Ramsey, N.J.
Industrial cables and wires

Ontario Construction Secretariat
Etobicoke, Ontario
Information developed at the Tripartite Conference to benefit all parties in pre-job and jobsite activities

Oswego Creative
Arvada, Colo.
IBEWHourPower.com/online magazine connecting IBEW members

Pacific Gas & Electric Company
San Francisco
Gas and electric utility

PNC Institutional Investments
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Institutional asset management

Polartec®, LLC
Lawrence, Mass.
Polarfleece® and performance textiles

Prudential Financial
Hartford, Conn.
Insurance, investments, institutional investors, commercial property, benefits, and services

SAV-RX Prescription Services
Fremont, Neb.
Pharmacy benefit management services, prescriptions through mail order

Schneider Electric
Palatine, Ill.
Square D load centers, circuit breakers, panel boards, transformers, etc.

ScreenSafe, Inc.
Joliet, Ill.
Substance abuse random drug-testing programs

Silent Partner
LaPlata, Md.
Rolling tool bag with patented axle system

Southern Company
Promoting electrical generation, transmission, and distribution

TD Insurance Meloche Monnex
Etobicoke, Ontario
Group home and auto service

True North Gear
Flame resistant apparel: fleece jackets, hats, mittens, base layers HRC1 and HRC2

Pipersville, Pa.
Flame-resistant apparel: jackets, shirts, pants, coveralls and boots

Ullico Inc.
Washington, D.C.
Insurance and financial services

Unions-America.com Inc.
Moses Lake, Wash.
Union made Web site, web hosting and union printing

Union Insurance Group
Commercial insurance for labor organizations

Union Privilege
Washington, D.C.
Union member benefits: mortgage, credit card, auto insurance, etc.

Union Pro Manufacturing Sportswear, Inc.
Toronto, Ontario
Union-made sportswear

Union Sportsmen’s Alliance
Nashville, Tenn.
North America’s premier hunting and fishing association

United Power Ltd.
North Vancouver, B.C.
Solar electrical and renewable energies

Web Connectivity, LLC
Indianapolis, Ind.
Union Web sites, systems for business, office, training centers and benefits

Westex Inc.
Ultrasoft flame-resistant fabrics for protective clothing

Working Systems, Inc.
Olympia, Wash.
Dues, membership tracking, job dispatch, grievance, organizing software for labor unions

Zubie Wear
Universal City, Texas
Screen printing: lapel pins and embroidered products

Thousands of IBEW delegates and guests attended the Expo.