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A new anthology documentary television series is seeking Blue Collar Success Stories to profile the unbreakable American spirit, determination and hard work that lead to achieving the American dream.

Website provides resources for National Electrical Code adoptionJune 11, 2013 – The Electrical Code Coalition (ECC) today announced the launch of its new website, which aims to facilitate direct and full adoption, application and uniform enforcement of the latest edition of NFPA 70®, the National Electrical Code® (NEC®).

SYCAMORE, IL APRIL 26, 2013 -- IDEAL Industries Networks today announced the winner of its first-ever SignalTEK II Giveaway: Dave Nichols of Spectrum Solutions in Madison, Alabama won a SignalTEK II FO qualifier, valued at $2,195.00 (USD).

Arlington, VA— In anticipation of May’s National Electrical Safety Month, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is spearheading its annual effort to raise awareness about potential home electrical hazards and the importance of electrical safety. This year’s campaign theme is “Electrical  Safety for All Ages,” which takes a multigenerational approach to electrical safety by encouraging families to work together to identify and correct potential home fire hazards.

MILWAUKEE, WI – Demonstrating an exceptional commitment to their battery recycling program, Milwaukee Tool was recently honored with Call2Recycle’s “2012 Leader in Sustainability Award”.

Melville, New York, April 22, 2013 – Leviton has been awarded a $1 million grant to install electric vehicle charging stations across the state of New York in an effort to support Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s “Charge NY” initiative. Utilizing the company’s Evr-GreenTM Dual Port Level 2 Charging Stations, Leviton will help enable electric vehicle charging at various workplaces throughout Upstate New York, New York City and Long Island.

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.