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Industrial Info Resources

July 12, 2012 06:00 ET

NECA/IBEW Team Strings Nik Wallenda's Niagara Falls Wire Walk, a Feature of "Industry Today" on

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - Jul 12, 2012) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda made history on June 16 as he crossed high above Niagara Falls in front of a live international television audience. What you didn't see that night was just how much work went into ensuring that his cable was safely secured on both the American and Canadian sides of the falls. 

No wire, no walk -- NECA contractor O'Connell Electric and a crew of highly trained, skilled and safety-minded IBEW Local 1249 electricians were tasked with stringing the wire, along with one other very important thing -- protecting Nik's life. Nik even had the team change the original planned location of the line, which he thought was not dangerous enough!

After a lifetime of practice and preparation, Nik Wallenda walked into the history books with the peace of mind that his rope was installed by a highly skilled and experienced NECA-IBEW team. You've seen the walk, now watch the preparation in this Electric TV exclusive. 

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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