Companies Showcase New Technology in the Grid at IECCon17

IECCon17 featured the inaugural kickoff of The Grid, a live demonstration theater showcasing the latest, hottest technology in the electrical industry. This interactive feature in the Expo Hall was one of the most anticipated new features of the convention.

Eight companies provided attendees with fifteen-minute presentations on their newest products designed to save electrical contractors money and improve their business.  Companies and their products that were chosen to participate in this interactive theater included:

  • Eaton, Distributed Low-Voltage Power System 
  • Leviton, Decora Smart Home Automation 
  • Lutron, Vive ​
  • McCormick Systems, Design Estimating Pro 
  • Milwaukee Tool, One-Key & Tick 
  • ProVision, Tools PiViT Ladder 
  • Southwire, SIMpull Flange 

Attendees voted on the presentations determining which of the cutting-edge technology was the best, with the overall winner being IDEAL, demonstrating AUDACY.

For more information on each project, please visit the IECCon17 website.

About IEC

IEC is an association of over 50 affiliates and training campuses, representing over 3,300 member businesses nationwide. Its purpose is to establish a competitive environment for the merit shop — a philosophy that promotes free enterprise, open competition, and economic opportunity for all. IEC’s world-class apprenticeship programs operate under standards approved by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship and provide up to 40 hours of post-secondary college credit. Collectively, IEC trains more than 10,000 electrical apprentices each year. Learn more about IEC and its apprenticeship programs at and

Source: Independent Electrical Contractors

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