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Performance. Ease of Use. Safety. No Circuit Tracer has ever been so user friendly: ·         Numeric value and audible signal provide quick and easy-to-understand tracing feedback ·         Receiver display rotates automatically for easy viewing ·         Identifies breakers and fuses ·         Pinpoints opens and shorts ·         Traces wires behind walls ·         Can be used on circuits 0-600V AC/DC  

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ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR magazine has launched an app version to supplement the print and online brand offerings already in place. The app is available now in iOS, Android and Kindle versions through the iTunes Store, Google Play and Amazon App Store. It features a page-by-page version of the monthly magazine, a text-only mobile-friendly version, and a hybrid solution.  Downloading the app is easy. Simply click the following link for your respective platform, or search for "electrical contractor" on your platform's app marketplace.

BENICIA, CA – Women seeking membership as apprentice ironworkers had a new opportunity to complete a pre-apprenticeship class with the University of Iron, the apprenticeship program of the Iron Workers District Council of the State of California and Vicinity. Women from across the U.S. were recruited to participate in this state of the art training program; 17 women graduated from the course on October 3, 2015.

Klein Tools awarded its 2015 Electrician Award on October 5 to Joey Hall, owner and operator of Diamond Electric, Somerset, Ky. The tool company selected Hall from a group of six finalists for his community service and safety record. Hall’s been an electrician for more than 35 years, and has operated Diamond Electric for 22. During that time, there has been only one workers’ compensation claim. He assists his community Little League, helped build a new baseball facility, oversaw the painting of the high school football field, and helps provide food, clothes and health screens at his church.

Southwire Tools & Assembled Products Division Adds To Its Professional Grade Hand Tools, Extending Its Total Project SolutionsCARROLLTON, Ga., September 21, 2015 – Southwire Company, LLC, today announced that it has purchased substantially all the assets of Stamford, Connecticut-based Seatek Company, Inc., the leading manufacturer of hand tools and motorized equipment designed to cut metal-clad and armored cables. The acquisition includes substantially all of Seatek’s manufacturing assets as well as Seatek’s patents, trademarks, and brand names such as Roto-Split® and Roto-FlexTM.

Service, when managed properly, can help specialty contractors drive consistent revenue and profits. Learn how to avoid the most common causes of service inefficiency for specialty contractors with the free webinar presented by Viewpoint and MSI, "How to Eliminate Chaos and Inefficiency in Your Service Business."

CDA Electrical Program Benefits Professionals at Data Centers, Military Facilities, Broadcasting and Communication CentersNew York, NY – The Copper Development Association (CDA) is offering  continuing education to professional engineers, electrical contractors and facility managers through a host of different seminars and presentations focusing on proper copper wiring techniques, temperature adjustment and other electrical applications.CDA is now registered with the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP), a nationwide portal for education for engineers, surveyors and A/C/E industry pr

Website Upgrade Enhances Mobile Viewing, Multimedia Advertising Options BETHESDA, Md., July 25, 2015—ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR magazine has launched a responsive website with a new advertising system to optimize mobile viewing on any device. The upgrade at was also built to boost ad value, adjusting advertisers’ assets for the device’s screen size to maximize visibility and response without intruding on the user experience.

PITTSBURGH … Power management company Eaton today announced the new “Power of Authenticity” campaign, which helps authorized distributors and contractors source and supply reliable products quickly and efficiently.