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#192622 - 02/19/10 10:35 PM ***Welcome New Members***
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Registered: 07/05/02
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Loc: SI,New Zealand
It's been a LONG while since we've had one of these threads here, at ECN.
We like the new members and wish that they keep on coming in.
If you are reasonably new here, the floor is yours to say Hi.
Even if you have been here for a wee while and haven't posted, this thread is a pretty good starter.

Come one, come all.


{I'm going to make this a Sticky Topic for 2 weeks, after that it will drop down, if no-one replies to it.}
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#192639 - 02/20/10 05:02 PM Re: ***Welcome New Members*** [Re: Trumpy]
Rewire Offline

Registered: 02/23/08
Posts: 167
Loc: Missouri
Started my career in 1978 in the Air Force as a power production specialist. After 4 years I go out and went to work for an electric contractor passed my JW exam 3 years later then my masters 4 years after that.Joined the IBEW in 95 and then in 2005 started my own business.At our peak we had 4 service trucks and eight guys and an office manager but the bad economy has taken its toll.Work is slowly comming in and I hope to get everyone back to full tiome soon

#192646 - 02/20/10 09:41 PM Re: ***Welcome New Members*** [Re: Rewire]
jackolsen Offline

Registered: 02/11/08
Posts: 21
Loc: british columbia canada
I started my Career in 1981 in a pulp mill the resession hit in 1982 and finished my training in 1988,first worked as shift
electrician in a local sawmill and then back to the pulp mill
doing new construction and some time on a line crew and ended my career on maintenance.decided to try working on my own 2008,now do reno work and some commercial work.Some weeks are very busy others are slow,word of mouth seems to get me the most work I have join a local networking group BNI and I do get some work with that connection.I very much like working for myself.It seems the older I get the more I want to be my own boss.My wife helps once in a while only on resi work here in Canada only resi work with a helper not an apprentice required.Still a lot of construction in this part of Canada.Vancouver Island.

#192655 - 02/21/10 10:03 AM Re: ***Welcome New Members*** [Re: jackolsen]
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Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 1226
Loc: kamloops BC Canada
Welcome jack, construction still going on here thanks to el nino i assume. Have not had snow since the second week of december, strange


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