IEC and CLP Resources, Inc.: Partners in Safety

ALEXANDRIA, VA (May 4, 2007) - IEC National is pleased to announce that CLP Resources, Inc. has joined the association's efforts to put safety first. By joining the Partner in Safety Program, CLP will work with IEC National and other companies interested in furthering their commitment to safety in the electrical and systems contracting industry.

"As IEC's efforts to put safety first grow and gain more visibility, we are looking to get manufacturers, distributors and service providers involved in our efforts," said Larry Mullins, IEC National executive vice president. "CLP has a proven track record in the industry and works hard to provide safe employees to their clients."

Putting safety first is one of IEC National's core beliefs. Some areas where IEC is busy advocating for a safer industry include: an Alliance with OSHA, distributing the IEC Codes & Safety Newsletter each month and 10,000 Jobsite Safety Handbooks each year. Through various media, venues and apprentice schools, IEC keeps over 100,000 electrical workers abreast of best practices, safety training and new products for the industry. IEC is on a mission to keep electrical workers informed and safe.

"CLP knows that it is essential for every electrician to be trained on safety practices on an ongoing basis and we know that the IEC takes that as seriously as we do," said Richard Beemer, national safety director for CLP. "Whether it's through sponsoring the distribution of their safety handbooks or conducting safety training workshops, CLP wants to do everything we can to help IEC send that message to their staff and to electrical contractors nationwide."

For more information, please email safety@ieci.org or safety_dept@clp.com.

More on CLP and IEC National
Founded in 1987, CLP operates nationwide branches from its corporate headquarters in Reno, Nevada. As a Top 100 Staffing Company, thousands of building contractors annually rely on CLP for quality skilled tradespeople to complete their projects on time. In 2006, CLP employed over 11,000 skilled tradespeople who completed more than 68,000 job assignments. CLP's construction staffing specialties include electricians, plumbers, welders, HVAC technicians, painters, carpenters, masons and more. CLP is a wholly owned subsidiary of Labor Ready, Inc. (NYSE: LRW). To learn more about CLP and its dedication to safety, visit www.clp.com.

Established in 1957, IEC is a trade association made up of more than 3,600 member companies with more than 70 chapters nationwide. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, IEC is the nation's premier trade association representing America's independent electrical and systems contractors. IEC National aggessively 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. For more information, contact Marlise Drischler, public relations manager, at (703) 549-7351, or via email: mdrischler@ieci.org

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