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2017 IEC Instructor of the Year

James 2017Instructor year-sJames Wesley Recognized National 2017 IEC Instructor of the Year!

James Wesley, Estimator and Asst. Project Manager at LeMay Electric, Inc. was awarded the 2017 IEC National Instructor of the year award for his exemplary teaching, communication and technical skills. James has consistently demonstrated a high level of interest to advance IEC apprentices in the second year of their four-year training program as well as in the advanced two-year Professional Electricians Program.
Earlier in the year at the 2017 Atlanta Chapter Graduation ceremony, James was awarded the IEC Extra Mile Award by the IEC Atlanta Chapter for his dedication to the apprentice electricians under his watch.

It is important to recognize that the apprentices themselves petitioned for the nomination for James and his work in the program to receive this award and leading to the IEC National Instructor of the Year award.

Tom James Russ Jarrett-sPictured first is James Wesley with his 2017 IEC National Award and
Tom LeMay, James Wesley, Russell Shell and Jarrett Stowe in the second photo.

2017 IEC Graduation


2017 IEC Graduation recognizes Jarrett Stowe for successful completion of IEC Apprenticeship Program!

Jarret Stowe has completed and duly satisfied all requirements set forth by the Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training and is recognized and credentialed a Journeyman Electrician.

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Congratulations Jarrett on this great accomplishment!

Pictured are IEC Atlanta Chapter Director Niel Dawson, former Executive V.P. of Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems Lee Rhyant, Journeyman Electrician Jarett Stowe and Tom LeMay of LeMay Electric


IEC Atlanta 2015 Apprentice of the Year, Places in Top 10 at National Competition


November 5, 2015

Contact: Niel Dawson, Executive Director    
      Independent Electrical Contractors, Atlanta & Georgia Chapters
      Phone: (770) 242-9277
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IEC Atlanta 2015 Apprentice of the Year, Places in Top 10 at National Competition
MatthewGillelandsmAtlanta, GA – November 4, 2015 - IEC Atlanta congratulates Matthew Gilleland of LeMay Electric on placing in the top ten at the 2015 IEC National Expo wire off competition.  Matthew is IEC Atlanta’s 2015 Apprentice of the Year, a position he acquired by making the grades and winning IEC Atlanta’s wire-off in April of 2015.   Because of his hard work, Matthew earned the opportunity to represent the IEC Atlanta chapter at the National Expo.  IEC chapters across the country send the best of the best apprentices to compete and hopefully bring home the title of National Apprentice of the Year.
The 2015 National Expo wire off competition is the mega showcase for upcoming journey persons to highlight their electrical skills and knowledge.  Contestants showed their skills and knowledge in the areas of curriculum, wiring projects based on motor control, pipe bending and troubleshooting.  Matthew gave an excellent presentation and represented those of us in the Atlanta chapter well.  
Mathew, along with other top apprentice competitors, were recognized on Saturday, October 24th at the President’s Gala.  Congratulations to Matthew Gilleland!
IEC is a trade association for merit shop electrical contractors and offers a wide array of training programs for apprentices and experienced electricians.  In addition to the electrical apprenticeship training program, IEC provides personnel referral including loan/borrow programs, and provides a broad range of informational resources for electrical contractors in Atlanta and Georgia.   
For more information about IEC and its programs, contact Niel Dawson, Executive Director at 770-242-9277 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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LeMay Electric Wins IEC Atlanta 2014 Safety Award


July 16th, 2014

Contact: Niel Dawson, Executive Director
      Independent Electrical Contractors, Atlanta & Georgia Chapters
      Phone: (770) 242-9277
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Pictured left to right:  IEC Safety instructor Darryl Fitch,
Russell Shell, William Drew Thompson, and Tom LeMay

Atlanta, GA – On Friday, July 11th the IEC Atlanta Chapter held its Annual Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremonies, at which time the 2014 Safety Awards were announced.  In the Medium-size company category, LeMay Electric was chosen as the winner for the 2014 Safety Award.   This is the 4th year LeMay Electric has won this award.
Accepting the award for Lemay Electric was owner Tom LeMay, Russell Shell, and William Drew Thompson.  To be considered for the safety award companies were required to complete an application which included 3 criteria.  The 1st criterion is called KEY METRICS, or some very specific numbers such as, reportable safety incidents and experience modification rate.  The 2nd criterion is a self-assessment in 26 rating areas.  The 3rd is the company’s overall written safety program that includes employee, management and owner commitment to safety.  
LeMay Electric prevails!  Congratulations LeMay Electric, IEC is honored to have you among its members.
Known for its highly quality training programs, IEC provides electrical apprenticeship training, as well as, continuing education training across the state. Other services include legislative advocacy on the state and national levels, networking opportunities with industry professionals and other business support services to help independent electrical contractors be successful. IEC Atlanta provides services and support to the Atlanta-Metro area and is part of the National IEC, which has 60 chapters and nearly 3,000 members nationwide.

For additional information, contact Niel Dawson, Executive Director at (770) 242-9277.
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