Spark’n Conversations

Industry experts sit with Master Electrician, and Electrical Association Director of Education, Mike Miller about trends and challenges facing contractors, talking shop, and everything needed to keep electricians in-the-know.

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Thursday Jul 21, 2022

Tom Revnew joins Mike Miller to discuss recent developments concerning the use of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) in federal projects and their impacts on merit-shop contractors.

Thursday Jun 16, 2022

Mike Miller visits with Gary Helm, Association Health Plan Consultant with North Risk Partners in Mendota Heights, MN on the ins-and-outs of the Health Spark healthcare plan now available to members of the Electrical Association.

Friday May 13, 2022

The Association's newly elected President, Jeff Kunkel, joins Mike Miller to discuss the importance of electrical apprenticeships and how the Electrical Association can help apprentices get the training they need to succeed in the electrical industry. 

Monday Apr 11, 2022

Mike is joined by the Electrical Association's own Michelle Dreier for a discussion about the nature of prevailing wage work, how prevailing wage impacts contractors, and the '22 spring wage survey.

Tuesday Mar 22, 2022

Mike Verhulst joins Mike Miller to discuss the Design Lighting Consortium and the benefits of using DLC approved lighting equipment as a contractor and a building owner, and the work of Center for Energy and Environment in promoting energy efficient products.

Tuesday Mar 22, 2022

Mike Miller discusses retirement planning and the Electrical Association's Multiple Employer Plan with Dan Gardner of FSC Securities Corporation in Eagan, MN. 

Monday Jan 17, 2022

Mike Miller and Jeff Anderson of ATEK Distribution discuss supply shortages, planning with substitute equipment, training, and other topics relating to distributors and contractors.

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