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Industrial Info Resources

January 17, 2013 06:15 ET

NECA-IBEW Team Helps Protect Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a Feature of "Industry Today" on

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - Jan 17, 2013) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which spans the states of Tennessee and North Carolina, is the most visited national park in the United States. The park is home to one of the largest populations of black bears in the U.S., which helps draw in the 8 million to 10 million people that visit the park each year. Being the most popular park in the country comes at a price, though; in 2004 the National Parks Conservation Association reported that the park was the most polluted of all the U.S. national parks.

However, rather than becoming worse, the situation is gradually improving, thanks in part to the NECA-IBEW team and organizations such as the Black Bear Solar Institute, a nonprofit organization to promote the use of renewable energy and the development of electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Tennessee-based Broadway Electrical Services Company (BESCO), a NECA-IBEW contractor, is at the forefront of the installation of the area's EV charging stations, which now number 24 around the entrances and exits of the park, allowing electric vehicle drivers worry-free, easy access to the park and helping to reduce pollution in the area.

In this edition of Electric TV, learn how the NECA-IBEW team is helping benefit residents and animals alike in and around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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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