News and Announcements

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

August 26, 2013, Scranton, PA.—Arlington Industries announced that Bridgeport Fittings has paid an additional $1.13 million in supplemental damages in their ongoing legal dispute regarding claims that Bridgeport's Whipper-Snap products infringed on Arlington's patents from 2010 through 2011. 

With the electrical industry’s biggest trade show—NECA 2013—coming to Washington, D.C., Oct. 12-15, there’s plenty to do and see. That includes displays from 300 exhibitors and 19 free technical workshops on those days. However, there is much more! On Friday the 11th and Saturday the 12th, a burgeoning slate of pre-convention workshops and special events are scheduled. Click here for more details.  

Electrical contractors and their employees, electricians, datacom and cabling experts, and other construction professionals are invited to The NECA Show. To be held Oct. 13–15 in Washington, D.C. Admission is free. Also invited: Electrical distributors, manufacturer’s representatives, building inspectors, electrical engineers and design consultants, architects, lighting designers & specifiers, and building owners and managers.

McCormick Systems announced that it has added online training. McCormick’s trainers can customize sessions to each customer’s specific needs and teach them via online connections. A customer company can have a single session or opt for several (sessions are typically two hours long) and can have from one to ten attendees on its end.

Greenville, SC – July 24, 2013 – Hubbell Lighting today announced an innovative program focused on accelerating the adoption of energy efficient lighting and controls technologies called “createchange.” The initiative helps end users see through and beyond what many find as an uncertain process to envision what the impact of energy efficient retrofit solutions look like at their facilities.  With createchange, Hubbell Lighting has made retrofit projects easy with a comprehensive suite of tools and services available at

New Line Further Enhances the Delivery of Total Solutions to Professional Contractors As an enhancement to its robust line of innovative wire and cable products and solutions, Southwire has introduced Southwire™ Electrician’s Tools, a comprehensive line of hand tools, testers and meters.