News and Announcements

Join Electrical Contractor and Leviton to discover how energy monitoring systems maximize efficiency, reduce waste and help in understanding how to better manage energy in both new and retrofit commercial and residential properties. The webinar will include a deep dive into the benefits and challenges of sub-metering and energy monitoring, code requirements, and a look at today’s technology. Learn how to retrieve maximum return on investment and improved levels of conservation to reach energy management objectives. Tuesday, February 11, 20142:00–3:00 p.m. ET

Northford, Conn., Dec. 19, 2013–Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell has launched a new website that offers quick access to fire alarm technical documentation, training resources, and tools for system design and business support, as well as an easy means for visitors to connect with Fire-Lite and industry experts using social media platforms, such as Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and open forum blogs.

Reading Area Community College turned to Lutron for help reducing electricity bills in the face of increasing energy and facility maintenance costs. By installing the new Lutron stairwell retrofit fixture solution, the college was able to reduce lighting energy by up to 82 percent in 11 stairwells throughout its campus buildings.

Head on over to ECmagLIVE to watch the latest video from Lutron about wired versus wireless sensors. According to Lutron, wireless sensors save time, energy and money. The video shows two installations and the benefits of a wireless approach. Lutron's Radio Power Savr occupancy/vacancy sensor is the featured product.

Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 10, 2013 – Thomas & Betts has combined its two brands of compression connectors, Blackburn and Color-Keyed, into one brand, Blackburn Featuring the Color-Keyed System, to capitalize on industry recognition of both brands.“Blackburn compression connectors are widely used in the construction industry, while Color-Keyed compression connectors are favored among maintenance electricians in industrial plants,” said Chad Smith, vice president, product management and marketing, at Thomas & Betts.

Generac Holdings Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of generators and other engine powered products, announced on October 7, 2013, the signing of a purchase agreement with Baldor Electric Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ABB Group, to acquire substantially all of the assets of Baldor’s generator products division.

Atkore International Inc. (“Atkore”) announced on October 7, 2013, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Ridgeline Pipe Manufacturing (owned by EP Lenders II LLC), a U.S. manufacturer of electrical PVC conduit, fittings, elbows, as well as irrigation pressure and sewer/drain pipe products (

Grand prize winner will receive $5,000 in tools and cash plus an ultimate garage packageSeptember 26, 2013 (Lincolnshire, IL) – Klein Tools, ( for professionals since 1857, is on a quest to find and reward the 2013 electrician of the year. This new award is based on three criteria: professional achievement, safety excellence and community dedication. Six regional and one grand prize winner will be chosen by Klein Tools.

NECA is offering two dates to catch this important event during the week of September 30. Join us on Monday, September 30 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. or, Wednesday, October 2 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. EST