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Rex Ferry, owner and CEO of VEC Inc., was presented the National Electrical Contractors Association’s James Robert “Bob” Pritchard Electrical Industry Award at a recent recognition ceremony in Youngstown.

A delegation of officials from NECA headquarters in Washington, D.C., presented the award.

The Pritchard Award recognizes an individual in district two who has advanced the electrical contracting industry beyond any normal call of duty or loyalty. NECA’s District 2 is composed of Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia.

VEC, based in Girard, is the parent company of Valley Electrical and Evets Oil & Gas, both NECA-IBEW Electricians member contractors.

Established in 2004, the Mahoning Valley NECA chapter is the only one with repeat winners of the Pritchard Award. Joe Dickey Electric’s Joe Dickey Jr. won the award in 2006.

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