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Join On Center Software August 6th for a free educational webinar on eliminating field errors and increasing profits with new technologies. A recent On Center survey has found that up to 75% of contractors still rely on a dated combination of manual data collection and spreadsheets for their estimating, and this leads to costly errors. Join On Center Software August 6th for a free educational webinar on eliminating field errors and increasing profits with new technologies.

The RE 6 Electrical Tool features the patent-pending QuickChange System™ to easily and quickly switch between interchangeable heads for cutting wire or crimping lugs up to 750 kcmil (MCM), and knockout punching holes up to 4 inches on mild and stainless steel. Request a free onsite demo at  

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.

ALL-TEST is now offering its first live webinar as a training class. e-Learning Electrical Reliability Live webinarWhen: Wednesday, August 26, 2015Time: 11:00am-2:15pm EST

  Takeoff Anywhere, Anytime ™   With On Center Software's Oasis Takeoff solution, everyone in your company can access and collaborate on any project, anywhere, at any time. Oasis Takeoff works just as well for the small local office as it does for the globally connected enterprise.   For more information - or

Lutron’s new Residential Advantage Program includes valuable information about current topics like connected home solutions, reliable LED dimming and energy-saving sensors.

Grand prize winner will receive a custom-built 2015 Ford® F-150 by Addictive Desert Designs June 15, 2015 (Lincolnshire, IL) – Klein Tools (, for professionals since 1857, is calling for nominations for the annual Electrician of the Year award. All U.S.-based electricians are eligible, and judging is based on three criteria: professional achievement, safety excellence and community dedication. Entries, including self-nominations, will be accepted online at through August 31st.

PITTSBURGH … Power management company Eaton today joined with the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) to encourage workplaces in the electrical industry to join the dialogue about counterfeit electrical products during National Electrical Safety Month this May.  The educational collaboration is part of an ongoing effort to build understanding and awareness of the danger and economic risks posed by counterfeit electrical products in residential and industrial settings.The program encourages workplaces in the electrical industry to learn about and join the dialogue surrounding coun

Learn how Lutron products help meet energy codes in commercial spaces, such as classrooms, offices, restrooms, and more. This Application Guide explains ASHRAE 90.1-2010, IECC 2012, and Title 24-20132 code requirements in detail. Codes and controls, schematics, bills of materials, sequences of operation, lighting control strategies, and total savings are clearly outlined in an easy-to-read format.

At IDEAL Electrical, we are committed to American quality and the American electrician. With forging facilities in Colorado Springs, CO and our efficient manufacturing and distribution center in Sycamore, IL, IDEAL® Electrical pliers are crafted with American steel right here in the U.S.A. for quality and performance you can trust.