The applicant for affiliation in IEC shall be a company or corporation who is not a registered electrical contractor but whose products/services are allied to the electrical contracting industry. Such a company or corporation is eligible to apply for non-voting associate membership and shall be accepted upon approval of the Board of Directors. A membership granted shall be continuous except in the event of termination by the member or at the will of the Board of Directors. An associate member will have the right to attend meetings that the IEC sponsors when invited. Said membership shall be in the name of the company/corporation and not in the name of any individual in the firm. Associate members shall not be entitled to vote.