The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Foundation has received an in-kind equipment donation of training equipment from Schneider Electric/Square D valued at $175,414. This equipment will be used at the following IEC Chapter Training Centers: IEC San Antonio, IEC Dayton, IEC Montana, IEC New Mexico, IEC Greater St. Louis Wire-Off and IEC Western Reserve.

Between energy generation and its usage, Schneider Electric provides technology and integrated solutions to optimize energy usage in markets like energy and infrastructure, industry, data centers, buildings and residential. With a unique portfolio in electrical distribution, industrial automation, critical power and cooling, building management and security, Schneider Electric is the only global specialist in energy management and a world leader in energy efficiency. With more than 130,000 employees in over 100 countries, Schneider Electric leverages its people diversity as a strength to understand its customers and the world we are living in.

Schneider Electric evolves in an industry tackling the most exciting challenge of our time: the energy and climate change challenge. Since 2004, the Group has created a unique business portfolio and doubled its size in terms of revenue and people, both by a strong organic growth and a selective acquisition strategy. Schneider Electric has also built a balanced footprint in terms of end-markets and geographies to be more resilient and agile in capturing growth opportunities.

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The IEC Foundation was established in 1996 with a mission to create educational opportunities introducing and guiding youth, men and women to successful and satisfying careers in the electrical and communications industries. Our major goal is to improve the quality of life and create a better world; to build better families, homes, cities, schools and businesses; and make the world a better place to live.

For more information, contact Barbara Duncan, Development Officer, at (502) 417-0157.