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In the on-going patent disputes between Arlington Industries Inc. and Bridgeport Fittings, Arlington motioned for contempt of court on March 19, 2013, stating that Bridgeport Fittings violated the court's permanent injunction by selling its 38ASP and 380SP Whipper-Snap Connectors. The District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania found in favor of Arlington. In granting Arlington’s motion for contempt, the Court ordered Bridgeport to stop making, selling or offering for sale its 38ASP and 380SP Whipper-Snap Connectors until 2018, when Arlington’s ‘488 patent expires.

  The new Southwire SIMpull® CoilPAK™ Wire Package addition to the company’s SIMpull® Circuit Management System will change the way electrical contractors plan for and install branch circuit wiring, offering an innovative advance that helps enhance productivity.

  While growth in HVAC and electrical jobs increases, a gap persists between job requirements and available skills EVERETT, Wash., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When almost one quarter of an industry's workforce is planning to retire in five years or less, it creates an opportunity for new workers to enter the market. When 85 percent of employers in those industries report that it is difficult to very difficult to find new hires with the right skill set to perform those jobs, it creates a potential workforce disaster.

Cooper Power Systems, a provider of power delivery, power quality, power reliability, and end-point automation, announced three workshops with a combination of real world, everyday problem-solving skills, professional training materials, and instructors with extensive field experience. Engineers will benefit from the vast experience and extensive practical knowledge the instructors, degreed electrical and power engineers, bring to the workshop.

New Website Format Features Streamlined Design, Boosted Flexibility, and Multimedia Features

On February 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., NECA’s Executive Director of Standards & Safety, Mike Johnston, will present a free webinar on the top ten proposed changes in the upcoming 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC).NECA is an active participant in the NEC development process with representation on each of the 19 NEC technical committees. This Webinar is a preview of 10 significant changes proposed to the National Electrical Code for the 2014 cycle. Learn what was proposed, and how these changes may impact your business.

On Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR hosted a webinar, in partnership with Viewpoint Construction Software, about the advantages of a complete, integrated solution for accounting, job costing, project management and service management. Managing your electrical contracting business in today’s world requires a new level of technological sophistication with complete visibility into your entire operations.

Campaign offers helpful tips, fun activities and a chance to win a KOHLER standby generator KOHLER, Wis. – January 3, 2013 – Families are encouraged to prepare for severe winter weather during The Great Winter Weather Party presented by the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® and sponsored by Kohler® Generators and State Farm™. The season-long campaign is aimed at better preparing families and their homes for winter weather hazards like blizzards, deep freezes, ice storms and more.

BETHESDA, MD, October 4, 2012 — Electrical Contractor magazine has honored 20 new products at the 2012 NECA Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas. Judged by a panel of electrical contractors, the annual Showstoppers awards recognize innovative technology and systems in the electrical industry from a diverse range of manufacturers. "This year's winners continue to evolve, including three LED products," said Electrical Contractor Publisher John Maisel. "They encourage industry excellence and represent the best in emerging technologies," he said.

  BETHESDA, Md., November 16, 2012 — Electrical Contractor magazine has won two FOLIO: Awards honoring two full issues from earlier this year. Delayed by Hurricane Sandy, the annual awards ceremony was held in New York City on November 14, recognizing excellence in editorial and design. The winning issues include Integrated Systems Contractor, Electrical Contractor's new supplement that debuted in February for the growing low-voltage market.  

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