CNA Named Official IEC Sponsor In Safety

RICHMOND, Va., March 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) and CNA today announced CNA as the official IEC sponsor in safety. Through this partnership, CNA will provide resources and support to help IEC members maintain safe jobsites. CNA will also continue as an IEC National Platinum Industry Partner, IEC's highest level of corporate sponsorship.

"We are honored to be named IEC's sponsor in safety," said Mark Wilke, Director, Construction Segment, CNA. "Providing resources to help pave the way to safer working conditions allows us to continue providing our customers with best-in-class resources and ways to better manage their risk."

As a result of this expansion, IEC members will receive added benefits from CNA including:

  • Safety training and robust educational content
  • Access to a comprehensive and flexible business insurance program
  • Sponsorship of the IEC-CNA Safety Award
  • Additional resources to promote safe work environments

"CNA's commitment to IEC and the entire electrical contracting industry is unmatched," said Thayer Long, National Executive Vice President and CEO, IEC. "The expansion of the IEC-CNA relationship will lead to safer jobsites. We are proud to continue our tremendous relationship with such a dedicated and reputable company."

CNA has been the exclusive insurance carrier of IEC for 28 years. The IEC-CNA relationship is marked by an in-depth understanding of the electrical contracting industry, specifically the risks of electrical contracting and the ability to help IEC members mitigate those risks. CNA's expertise is demonstrated through its insurance and risk management solutions and its educational resources – especially in building the future workforce with curricula and training programs.

To learn more about how CNA helps electrical contractors meet the tough challenges they face every day, visit To learn more about IEC, visit  

About CNA
Serving businesses and professionals since 1897, CNA is the country's eighth largest commercial insurance writer and the 14th largest property and casualty company. CNA's insurance products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine, and other property and casualty coverages. CNA's services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration. For more information, please visit CNA at "CNA" is a service mark registered by CNA Financial Corporation with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Certain CNA Financial Corporation subsidiaries use the "CNA" service mark in connection with insurance underwriting and claims activities.

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About IEC
Established in 1957, IEC is a trade association representing more than 3,000 members with 51 chapters nationwide. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., IEC is the nation's premier trade association representing America's independent electrical and systems contractors. IEC National aggressively works with the industry to establish a competitive environment for the merit shop – a philosophy that promotes the concept of free enterprise, open competition and economic opportunity for all. 

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CNA: Brandon Davis, 312-822-5167 
IEC: Joseph Cephas, 703-549-7351

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