Business Journal puts spotlight on growth at VEC


The Business Journal profiled NECA-IBEW Electricians member contractor VEC, Inc. in a recent issue for its impressive growth, strategic realignment and involvement in the high-profile Shell project in Pennsylvania.

NECA-IBEW Electricians member contractor VEC, Inc. was profiled in a Business Journal feature article this week. The piece recapped a recent realignment at the company, which involves the moving of four business units under the same name, VEC, as well as recent growth that has contributed to one of the company’s best years ever.

Further, Jeff Barber, executive vice president, projects, was quoted saying that securing a skilled workforce to be prepared for the company’s aggressive growth plans is among its priorities.

“We’re really making a push in recruiting apprentices and getting them into the skilled trades,” Barber said in the article. “In the past, it wasn’t unusual for those operating the apprenticeship programs to wade through between 60 and 80 interviews to pick 14 for an apprenticeship class. Now, we can’t get 14 to even apply. It’s a real struggle.”

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