News & Announcements

INDIANAPOLIS, April, 6, 2016 – For tradesmen and women, there’s no more important spot in the shop than their toolbox. Whether that’s a traditional box, an apron or the entire van, the toolbox is a sacred place for those who treasure the tools of their trade. So who has the best toolbox in America?

Houston, March 30, 2016—Power management company Eaton today announced its recently expanded Experience Center in Houston, now featuring six new interactive applications for commercial, oil and gas, data center, and utility markets. The applications, which include a full-scale downstream petrochemical plant, will supplement the experience center’s hands-on safety, application, product and monitoring training opportunities in a true-to-life industrial environment.

A huge segment of buildings and facilities are not utilizing the right equipment mix for their temporary power needs. Generator Docking Stations are recently developed products that fulfill the needs of this group. Read the white paper here (pdf):

Editor's Note: The webinar is over, but the recorded version is available. Click here to view the recorded event. The National Electrical Contractors Association, in conjuction with ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR magazine and industry sponsors Arlington Industries, Leviton and Southwire, hosted a webinar on the National Electrical Installation Standards (NEIS) on May 19, at 11 a.m. EDT.

March 10, 2016 (Winston-Salem, N.C.) The Steel Erectors Association of America is seeking participation in an industry-wide survey on successful falls from height in construction. A successful fall is defined as one where the worker experienced no injuries and returned to work immediately. The purpose of the survey is to understand the impact training and fall protection activities have on falls resulting in no injuries, and to assess the level of rescue training contractors are performing.

How you manage your inventory can make the difference between a lean or leaking business. A simple change in inventory management can drastically reduce the amount of hours spent watching over inventory, eradicate the chance of losing thousands in employee theft,  and provide a significant boost to your bottom line. Read the white paper here (registration required):

Harvey, Illinois, March 9, 2016 — Atkore International recently realigned its sales organization to better serve its customers by providing customers with a single point of contact for Atkore’s entire Electrical Raceway portfolio under the flagship brands of Allied Tube & Conduit, AFC Cable, Unistrut, PowerStrut, Heritage Plastics, Cope and Kaf-tech. The following organization is led by Rodney Long, Senior Vice President-Sales, for Atkore International:

Central Hudson will work with Schneider Electric to improve efficiency and reliability of the electric distribution system through the implementation of volt-var optimization and fault location, isolation, and service restoration. Andover, Mass., March 8, 2016 – Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, and Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation (Central Hudson), a transmission and distribution utility, today announced plans to deploy Schneider Electric’s industry-leading Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS).

DURHAM, N.C., Feb. 18, 2016 – Avid Solutions, an international automation, industrial IT and smart manufacturing engineering firm, selected Cree LED lighting with SmartCast Technology to deliver intelligent light for its newest U.S. office in Winston-Salem, N.C. The firm’s new facility is completely illuminated by connected lighting from Cree, providing up to 70 percent in energy savings and delivering better light that is critical to employee productivity while turning its building into an operational efficiency showcase for clients. “Better light is critical to our clients’ processes.

Decora® Digital Controls with Bluetooth™ Technology makes lighting control easy! Watch this video to learn more about Leviton's new Decora® Digital line of products and how it makes it easy to control your lighting. To learn more, visit: