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Industrial Info Resources

August 28, 2014 06:00 ET

NECA and IBEW Institute Code of Excellence for Facebook Data Center, a Feature of "Industry Today" on Industrialinfo.com

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwired - Aug 28, 2014) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Few would argue that Facebook has revolutionized the way that people across the world communicate and keep in touch with each other. More than 1 billion active users keep the site heavily trafficked with messages, likes and interactions. Despite its staggering amount of users, all of the Facebook's traffic is funneled through just three data centers: two in Oregon and North Carolina, and a third in Sweden.

The facility in Prineville, Oregon, was the company's first custom-built data center and opened in 2011. The electrical professionals responsible for its installation were NECA contractor Rosendin Electric and IBEW Local 280, who worked under the Code of Excellence program, a formal agreement between workers and contractors that provides written assurance that the job will be done to the highest principles.

Rick DeWitt, Facebook's chief facilities engineer, says: "At the onset of the project, Facebook became aware of the Code of Excellence program as presented by the contractors and the union. When we would walk the job with the men and women of the IBEW, what we would see is cleanliness, safe work attitudes, promptness, and a high level of productivity."

In this edition of "Industry Today," learn how the Code of Excellence was implemented to construct what is one of the busiest information crossroads in the world, showcasing the skills and proficiencies of the NECA-IBEW team.

The National Electrical Contractors Association, or NECA, has provided more than a century of service to the $130 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities across the United States. NECA's national and 119 local chapters advance the industry through advocacy, education, research, and standards development.

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, or IBEW, represents approximately 725,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because it is among the largest and has members in so many skilled occupations.

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