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Learn how to become an energy codes expert and how to use this knowledge to win more business. Who should attend:Contractors, Estimators, Project Managers, Foremen, Business Development Managers, Service Managers When:April 30, 2015, 2 pm – 3pm

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.

The Lutron family is deeply saddened to announce that Joel Spira, the company’s Chairman, Founder, and Director of Research, died this morning, Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Starting from a Riverside Drive ping pong table in New York City, Joel and his wife Ruth founded a company that now sells lighting controls, motorized shades and temperature controls that are used in residences, palaces, offices, hotels, museums, and other venues in over 100 countries.

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Enhanced Program Includes New Dealer Support WebsiteNew Orleans, Louisiana, March 2, 2015 – Leviton today announced the launch of the 2015 Five Star Dealer Program. The enriched Five Star Dealer Program is designed to highlight top dealers and integrators to ensure Leviton meets and exceeds our customers' expectations of a professionally installed security and automation solution. Integrators can apply beginning today at, home of the newly crafted Dealer Support Website. The application process has open enrollment through the remainder of 2015.

Top Power Generation Distribution and Service Provider Teams with International Leader in Distributed Power Generation SystemsSANTA FE SPRINGS, California – Feb. 16, 2015 – Collicutt Energy Services Inc. today signed an agreement with MTU Onsite Energy Corp. for power generator distribution and service throughout California.  MTU Onsite Energy is a Rolls-Royce Power Systems brand, and provides diesel and gas-based power system solutions, from mission-critical to standby power to continuous power, heating and cooling.

Do you know that your free subscription period runs from June of the current year to May of the following year? This means that your free subscription period does not follow the usual calendar year of January to December. We are audited by the Business Publication Audit and release two audit statements each year – one in June and an interim in December. To validate our June audit we must have you renew your free subscription before June of that year.

Distributors get increased visibility; end users have expanded buying optionsJanuary 29, 2015 (Lincolnshire, IL) – Klein Tools (, for professionals since 1857, announces its innovative “Buy Now” service. This service utilizes Google AdSense for Shopping, which enables customers to browse for products, click “Buy Now” and then purchase products directly from distributor e-commerce websites in a seamless manner.In the past, the “Buy Now” program was limited to a small number of distributors who had to pay fees to third-party shopping services.

ESFI President Brett Brenner and James C. Cawley to Co-Present Paper Using OSHA DataArlington, VA – ESFI President Brett Brenner and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Senior Member James C.

Receive a free BMP41 or BMP51 printer by trading in a qualifying printer and purchasing 12 label cartridgesMILWAUKEE, Wis. (January 27, 2014) — Brady, a global leader in product and facility identification solutions, today announced its portable printer trade up promotion. Users can receive a free BMP41 or BMP51 printer by trading in a qualifying competitive printer and purchasing 12 BMP41 or BMP51 label cartridges.“We’re giving printer users the unique opportunity to trade up to a better labeling experience,” says Matt Luger, product marketing specialist for Brady.