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Pinter inducted into Academy of Electrical Contracting
David Pinter, President & CEO of Zwicker Electric, was selected by the Jury of Fellows to be inducted into the Academy of Electrical Contracting at NECA's 2008 Convention in Chicago.

The Academy of Electrical Contracting was established in 1968 to recognize NECA's most exceptional leaders who dedicate their time, wealth of experience and knowledge in advancing the industry. After induction into the Academy, the Academy Fellows participate in long-range studies to help determine the actions NECA should take to ensure that member contractors continue to thrive in a rapidly changing market, and they focus on issues of most importance to the greater industry. At this year's 40th anniversary meeting, the Academy focused largely on "finding the next generation of construction talent."

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Zwicker Electric Featured in Electri International Publication
"This Spring, we celebrate our 60th anniversary and reconfirm our commitment to advancing our industry in New York City," said David Pinter, President, Zwicker Electric Company and one of the ELECTRI International's new $100,000 Founder Level Members...

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Who Will Build New York
The question of where qualified contractors and workforce will come from was the focus of a recent special Industry Roundtable held by McGraw-Hill Construction at its New York Conference Center. Twenty five top industry professionals participated in three hour discussion that included both private and public sector owners.

The results of the discussion drove home important issues that are confronting the City’s owners and its contractor community.

David Pinter, Zwicker Electric’s President, participated in the round table that advanced several key recommendations for improving the position of New York’s construction industry.

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NECA New York Newsletter
David Pinter, President, Zwicker Electric Co., Inc., served as NECA New York’s Chief Negotiator for the recent 2007 contract between NECA New York and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local #3. Here, Mr. Pinter comments on the contract process, its results and its industry implications.

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Zwicker Electric Supports City Parks Foundation Seniors Fitness Programs
City Parks Foundation partners with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to improve neighborhood parks and the communities they serve. The organization provides free sports, arts and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City. One of its programs, City Parks Seniors Fitness provides a fun FREE way for New Yorkers 60 years and older to stay active each autumn and spring in several of the city's local parks.

City Parks Seniors Fitness is supported by Zwicker Electric, one of New York’s leading electrical contractors, the New York City Council and Hon. Martin J. Golden, New York State Senator, 22nd District.

On February 25, 2008, City Parks Foundation Board Member David Pinter welcomed guests to a special cocktail reception in support of CityParks Seniors Fitness. Held at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, one of New York City's most popular concert venues, the reception featured a special jazz performance by renowned guitarist Woody Mann.

CityParks Seniors Fitness, the only program of its kind in the city, makes New York City's parks more inviting to older New Yorkers by offering free activities and social experiences that enhance their lives. The event raised over $100,000 to fund senior fitness programs throughout New York City's Parks.

"David Pinter is a model corporate citizen. He contributes resources and also determines what makes sense for our community. He makes excellent programs like City Parks Seniors Fitness Programs possible.”

David Rivel
Executive Director
City Parks Foundation

Zwicker's "Burger with the Boss" Program Heads the Menu of National Magazine
Once a month, Zwicker Electric president David Pinter holds "Burger with the Boss" dinner meetings at Manhattan's famed Pete's Tavern. The gatherings - all about clear communication - were the basis for the cover story in a recent edition of The Quality Connection, a publication of the National Labor Management Cooperation Committee of the Electrical Construction Industry.

Those attending the informal event are a wide range of Zwicker employees - apprentices, journeymen, foremen and project managers. There are only two rules: no personal attacks and no questions that venture into the area of confidential information.

According to Pinter, "I want there to be a strong connection between management and labor. We need to hear what is on everyone's minds. We are all in this together and we need consistent, honest feedback." There is plenty for managers to say to field workers and vice-versa. Topics covered in a recent dinner included: insurance challenges on large projects; medical plan coverage and costs; material pricing concerns; how to get material to where it's needed.

A New IBEW-NECA Agreement
Pinter summed up the discussions of common problems and the search for solutions: "No one is immune to this unless you're six feet under!" Please click here for the full article.