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 Nov 17, 2022

Chad Kurdi joins Mike Miller to talk about electrical charging stations and how the BKV Group uses them in their projects. 

Friday Oct 14, 2022

Former President of the Electrical Association, Judi Rubin, and past Chair and owner of Norman's Electric Service Inc, Tom Kopperud, stopped by the office to talk with  Executive Director, Clara Albert, to talk about the history of the Electrical Association. 

Thursday Sep 15, 2022

Chief Electrical Inspector with the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, Dean Hunter, stops by the office to talk with Mike Miller about the upcoming changes in the 2023 code book. 

Monday Aug 15, 2022

Mike chats with Ron Wirtz of the Federal Reserve about Inflation, factors affecting high supply costs, and Ron's work in the banking system.

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. 

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