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Editor's Note: This webinar broadcast has concluded. However, a recording is available here. Every three years, the National Electrical Code (NEC) is updated to reflect the newest installation practices utilized by the electrical industry, bringing about hundreds of revisions and new rules to the code.After a successful webinar series in the fall of 2016, we're revisiting the topic in a single, condensed, informative event.

ROSSLYN, Va., July 18, 2107—Today, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA WD-AG 1-2017 Application Guide for Isolated Ground Wiring Devices to include new requirements under the 2017 National Electrical Code® (NEC). This revision also covers wiring devices and accessories intended to help protect sensitive equipment from malfunction due to electrical noise on the equipment grounding path.

MUNICH & ARLINGTON, Va.—Siemens AG (“Siemens”) and The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES, “AES”) announced today their agreement to form a new global energy storage technology and services company under the name Fluence. The joint venture will bring together AES’ ten years of industry-defining experience deploying energy storage in seven countries with over a century of Siemens’ energy technology leadership and its global sales presence in more than 160 countries.

Bethesda, MD — The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) announces the release of NECA 416 – 2016, Recommended Practice for Installing Energy Storage Systems (ESS) the latest addition to the ANSI-approved National Electrical Installation Standards (NEIS®) series. NECA 416 describes methods and procedures used for installing multiple types energy storage systems. It also includes information about controlling and managing energy storage systems, in addition to commissioning and maintaining energy storage systems.

Company continues to invest in U.S. manufacturing June 7, 2017 (Lincolnshire, Ill.) – Klein Tools today announced the acquisition of the General Machine Products Company (GMP) business based in Trevose, Pennsylvania. Klein Tools acquired substantially all of the business assets of GMP, with no further specifics of the asset transaction terms disclosed. GMP, a third-generation business owned and operated by the Pfundt family since 1936, is recognized as a premier worldwide supplier of specialty cable placement tools and equipment.

Lutron brings its rst Experience Centre outside North America to one of the world’s foremost design capitals London (18 May 2017) — Known for its wide range of light and blind control solutions, Lutron Electronics today opened its newest facility, the European Experience Centre, in London.

    Calconduit Elbows, Couplings, and Nipples Over the past 25 years, Calconduit has become a leading US manufacturer and supplier of electrical conduit systems. In addition to providing galvanized rigid, EMT, and aluminum products, Calconduit offers a complete line of Elbows, Couplings, and Nipples.

Introducing the new age of jobsite connectivity.SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 31, 2017) – DEWALT announces the new age of jobsite connectivity with its unprecedented effort to make building more efficient through digital solutions.

The new 3-day boot camp teaches residential service contractors how to perform the highest level of customer service to grow their business LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, MAY 30, 2017 -- Joe Crisara, America’s Service Sales Coach, has created a brand new seminar to teach service professionals how to establish higher value by delivering world-class customer service.

PITTSBURGH … Power management company Eaton today announced it has expanded the range of capabilities in its Power Systems Experience Center (PSEC), a full-scale training, testing and demonstration facility near Pittsburgh. The 21,000-square foot facility in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, now includes a complete microgrid solution, which powers the expansion, as well as hands-on demonstrations of a utility substation and utility distribution areas serving multiple markets, from industrial to residential.

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