September 2017: NECA 2017 Seattle


The 2nd & Pine project is a residential high-rise across from Pike Place Market.

The vibrant city of Seattle features stunning views of tree-covered mountains and water in nearly...

Skilled labor shortages in construction are widespread and global. The challenge is in attracting the...

Students, their parents and high school administrators are taking a second look at careers in the construction trades.

The construction labor shortage isn’t going away. In fact, it’s growing. In response, the value...

If you buy a new car in 2040, there’s a better than 50/50 chance it...

For decades, new power and telephone lines serving housing developments and office parks, government complexes...

Electrical contractors have volunteered and donated to charitable organizations and other causes for decades. In...

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Milwaukee Tool’s AX reciprocating saw  blade with carbide teeth, Lenox’s thick metal Lazer CT carbide tip saw blade, Greenlee offers a selection of step bits., MPO6 multipurpose bit from Bosch, Hilti X-Cut saw blade with carbide teeth, Milwaukee Tool’s Exact Rapid Reset draw stud, Greenlee’s 18V IntelliPunch
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Driven by lithium-ion battery power, the cordless tool revolution has focused on advances in tool designs and broadening the selection of cordless tools available.

| September 2017
Last month, I offered some ideas for making your company more ecofriendly by using the three R’s—reducing, reusing and recycling—in your daily operations.

, Victor Salerno, CEO; Susan Parkes McNally, executive vice president; and John Miller, marketing manager, hold a check for Steven’s Closet. O’Connell Electric Co. employees donated to support this outreach initiative of the Rochester General Hospital Foundation that provides warm clothing for homeless individuals or families who seek care at the hospital. , Philip Chianetta at a fundraiser for the Corporal Kevin James Reinhard USMC Memorial Scholarship Fund., Last year, Victor Salerno received an honorary doctor of humane letters from St. John Fisher College for his efforts serving the local communities. , J.F. Electric volunteers Patty Frank and Jonathan Fowler teach kids about trucks and pass out hard hats at the Touch-A-Truck event in Edwardsville., On Wear PINK Day at J.F. Electric employees raised about $1,500, which the company matched for a $3,000 total donation toward breast cancer research.
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Electrical contractors have volunteered and donated to charitable organizations and other causes for decades.

| September 2017
Ground-fault protection of equipment (GFPE) provides protection from devastating arcing events and destructive arcing burn-downs.

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Figure 1: Special manual building evacuation station. Photo courtesy of Jensen Hughes Inc.
| September 2017
Recently, a number of inquiries were made to our office regarding the topic of delaying or preventing the activation of fire alarm notification appliances.