News and Announcements

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 22, 2014—Thomas & Betts (T&B) has published Analysis of NEC Code Changes 2014, a free reference guide to changes in the 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC) that pertain to T&B’s products. This edition also covers code changes affecting ABB Low-Voltage Products (LP) and ABB Power Products. The 152-page guide is available as a print publication or it may be downloaded as an electronic PDF file.

CSI and CSC recently released the 2014 updates to MasterFormat, a product used to organize construction documents for commercial, industrial and institutional building projects in the United States and Canada. MasterFormat is a master list of numbers and titles classified by work results for construction practices, used to organize project manuals, detail cost information and relate drawing notations to specifications.

Huntington, W.Va.—Recently Louis Weisberg, President of Service Wire, Co., stood in the vast atrium of the Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex. He was impressed, not only by the massive amounts of concrete and steel, but also by the realization of his father’s dream and what it means to Marshall University students and alumni, West Virginia and its neighboring states.

Series of seminars provides educational resources for patient and facility safety Melville, New York, March 31, 2014 – Leviton is responding to the growing demand by health care facility managers, engineers, architects and builders for education and awareness related to NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code with a series of seminars designed to provide them with knowledge and solutions to help facilitate Code compliance.

Integrated Systems Contractor Supplement Serves Readers' Changing Roles BETHESDA, Md., March 14, 2014 — Electrical Contractor magazine has increased its low-voltage content—primarily in its Integrated Systems Contractor supplement—to reach the more than 62,700 (84 percent) of its readers now working in low-voltage systems.

Greenville, SC – February 12, 2014 – Hubbell Lighting, a world leader in lighting innovation, announced the release of the 2014 lighting education course schedule at its state-of-the-art Lighting Solutions Center (LSC).  The schedule is available at 

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Melville, New York, February 25, 2014 – Leviton announced an expanded engagement throughout 2014 with Alison Rhodes-Jacobson* – The Safety MomSM – for the development of a video and blog series available at the newly launched Learn it at Leviton website ( The website, designed to educate do-it-yourselfers on how to safely complete home electrical projects, will debut the video, “Simple Steps, Smart Choices: The Safety Mom,” featuring Ms.

Coming soon to a postal mail or email inbox near you sometime in March.  We're looking to learn about our electrical contractor readers. As we do every two years, we are sending a random sample of electrical contractors our landmark Profile of the Electrical Contractor survey, which finds out what kind of work you do, how big your company is, and what you want to learn about. It helps us learn more about the industry so that we continue to deliver the kinds of information you need to be successful electrical contractors.

Viewpoint Construction Software has acquired Maxwell Systems, a long time provider of construction software solutions built for contractors including takeoff and estimating, project management and accounting solutions. This acquisition provides Viewpoint the opportunity to extend and increase its ability to provide contemporary and mission-critical software solutions, including estimating, to a broader construction market audience.