News & Announcements

    Being an electrician requires skills, knowledge and coordination. By participating in the IDEAL National Championship, professionals and students/apprentices will have the chance to use their skills and compete for over $500,000 in cash and prizes! Visit for a competition near you!!

U-Mark Inc.'s new marker, the U-Phase™, is designed to mark wire quickly and effectively, with permanent, fast drying paint, which resists handling, heat and UV light. It is designed to be a practical solution for marking wires in a panel quickly and accurately. It is available in 11 colors.

New RDC Brings Products Closer To Customers and Enables Faster Delivery in the South Central Market Greenville, SC – July 26, 2016 – Hubbell Lighting, a world leader in lighting innovation, announced today that it has opened a new regional distribution center in Dallas, Texas, in an effort to support an increase in market demand for its products.

Rosslyn, Virginia, July 26, 2016—NEMA’s linear fluorescent lamp shipments indexes declined for the ninth consecutive quarter in the first quarter of 2016 on a year-over-year basis. After increasing modestly in 2015Q4, the index for T12 lamps posted a 12.0 percent quarter-over-quarter decrease, and a steeper 14.5 percent decline from the first quarter 2015. T5 and T8 shipments also continued to decline, decreasing by 1.3 and 8.9 percent, respectively, on a year-over-year basis.

Leading CRM for contractors unveils its building customers’ favorite apps to increase productivity, performance and revenues SEATTLE – July 20, 2016 - PipelineDeals, the favorite CRM of businesses around the globe, today announces its list of the most popular apps used by successful building contractors.  Much like PipelineDeals’ unique CRM capabilities, which allow contractors to start, develop and grow relationships, these mobile apps integrate into the business workflow to help achieve business goals. With its own CRM app, which is a favorite among specialty contractors, PipelineDeals regul

Portland, Oregon — EC Company, a leading Pacific Northwest electrical and construction company, received the 2016 National Electrical Contractor Association (NECA) Zero Injury Award for their Advanced Technology Division. The Zero Injury Award recognizes companies that have worked a full calendar year without recordable incidents. The award recognizes the outstanding track record of the company’s Advanced Technology Division (NECA District 6). EC Company was also awarded the 2016 Safety Excellence Award for company-wide performance.

    New Wave Electric’s CEO discusses how eSUB improves business practices and communication to save time, increase ROI, and enable field staff to get the job done right

    Work is always going to be tough. But a new work truck could make it a whole lot easier. That's why Knapheide is giving away a brand new work truck outfitted with a Knapheide body. Enter to win today!

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.

On Tuesday, June 28, at 2:00 p.m. EDT, Cree and ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR presented "Lighting Joins the IoT—Simplification and Energy Efficiency," a webinar on the evolution of lighting controls. Though the live event has concluded, a recording is now available for viewing at your convenience.