Milner Irvin

President, NECA

Milner Irvin is the former President of NECA. He served from 2005–2008.

Articles by Milner Irvin

March 2008
Just when CAD estimating and PR software finally sink into our brains, we will have to start thinking seriously about and learning how to estimate with BIM.” READ MORE
January 2008
I wish all readers of this magazine a happy, healthy and prosperous new year. And, I would like to reflect briefly on what it takes to make some new year wishes come true. READ MORE
November 2007
I took a quick trip to Rome shortly before heading to our NECA convention and the trade show. NECA CEO John Grau and ELECTRI International President Russ Alessi accompanied me. While none of us had much time to explore one of the most beautiful and historically significant cities in the world, we were not disappointed. We saw and heard things there that left a lasting impression. READ MORE
October 2007
If OSHA adheres to its self-imposed schedule, next month we should see a final rule clarifying when an employer is required to pay for personal protective equipment for employees. Bear in mind, however, that OSHA’s ruling is not necessarily the final word on a subject. READ MORE
September 2007
"Think NECA” will be a highly visible theme when America’s leading power system, lighting and cabling exposition is held in San Francisco next month. It is intended to encourage industry participants to look to our association for training, education and networking. However, NECA also wants to encourage electrical contractors to think in color. Specifically, in healthy shades of green. READ MORE
August 2007
News about the events and learning opportunities planned for NECA 2007 San Francisco are featured in both the Industry Watch and NECA Notes sections of the magazine this month. This double exposure indicates that excitement is heating up. Now is the time for all industry participants who are interested in becoming more productive, competitive and profitable to register. READ MORE
July 2007
The 2008 edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC)was approved last month at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) World Safety Conference & Exposition in Boston. As with all the NFPA-published editions of the most widely adopted code in the world that came before it, the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) had a hand in its development—dozens of hands, in fact. READ MORE
June 2007
With America’s most populous state leading the nation in the use of solar and other energy alternatives, the term “Sunny California” is even more appropriate. Also appropriate, the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) chose this trend-setting locale to step up its efforts to make our industry pre-eminent in the growing green market. The market is growing—exponentially. READ MORE
April 2007
3 Percent Withholding: An Update and a Call to Action: READ MORE