News & Announcements

The Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute includes demonstration center & living laboratory for emerging energy technologies LOS ANGELES – June 6, 2016 – Today marked the opening of the nation’s largest net zero plus commercial building retrofit, the Net Zero Plus Electric Training Institute (NZP-ETI) located in Greater Los Angeles.

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Bethesda, Md., June 2, 2016—The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) has opened registration for NECA 2016 Boston, Oct. 7-10, at the Boston Convention & Exposition Center in Massachusetts. It will be the fifth time—and the first since 2010—that Boston will serve as host of NECA’s annual convention. NECA 2016 Boston is bringing back many events from years past and adding a few new ones that will help electrical contractors stay competitive in today's industry.

Rosslyn, Va., May 25, 2016―NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) rose in May, edging up to 53.3 points from 50 in April. Twenty percent of panelists reported conditions improved in May, similar to April’s 19%, but only 13% reported the business environment worsened in May, down from 19% in April. Two-thirds claimed conditions were unchanged in May, similar to the 63% who held this view a month ago.

Pittsburgh, May 23, 2016—Power management company Eaton, an EPA 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, is highlighting electrical safety tips for homeowners during National Electrical Safety Month this May. With Eaton’s top tips, homeowners can help reduce their risk of electrical fires, which cause approximately $5.9 billion in property damage to one- and two-family homes each year.

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 12, 2016 – ABB Electrification Products, the leading power and automation technology group, donated more than $77,000 worth of breakers and switches to the electrical training ALLIANCE, to be used for electrical contractor training in six locations.

NEW YORK – May 6, 2016 – The Dodge Momentum Index rose 0.6% in April to 116.5 from its revised March reading of 115.8 (2000=100). The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. April’s gain was due to increased planning activity for both commercial and institutional building, with commercial planning moving 0.8% higher and institutional planning rising 0.4%.

April 20, 2016—The FOA, the international nonprofit professional society of fiber optics, has published two new textbooks for use as reference guides to fiber optics and textbooks for training and certification. The two books cover fiber optic network design and outside plant construction.

WASHINGTON – In 2014, almost 40 percent of all construction fatalities were fall related, and all of these deaths were preventable. That’s the key message the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration wants to deliver to employers and workers alike during its third annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls from May 2-6, 2016.

Hingham, Mass. — Russelectric recently announced that it has extended the warranty on all its transfer switches and bypass/isolation switches sold for installation in the United States and Canada to 5 years for parts and labor. The extended warranty applies to transfer switch products only, including the RPTCS Automatic Transfer Switch Control and other switch accessories. The enhanced warranty is being offered with no change in pricing and begins on the date of shipment.