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Interstate Electrical Services Offers Tips on Disaster Prep for Businesses

Interstate Electrical Services Offers Tips on Disaster Prep for Businesses

   Routine Maintenance Can Make the Difference Between System Success and Failure   NORTH BILLERICA, MA – Interstate Electrical Services recommended that commercial building owners and tenants verify their building’s emergency hallway lights and other life-safety systems are fully operational and have been routinely maintained. In the event of a power outage, emergency lighting for […]

October 16, 2017
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Voltclaw Challenges Electricians to Share the Worst, Most Dangerous Installments They’ve Ever Worked On

Voltclaw Challenges Electricians to Share the Worst, Most Dangerous Installments They’ve Ever Worked On

  TORRANCE, CA — Electricians are regularly called in to straighten out the mistakes of well-meaning but clueless amateurs who don’t know the difference between an electrical code and a dress code. Now, Nonconductive Tool Company, the maker of Voltclaw® tools, is sponsoring the new “What Were They Thinking?” photo contest that pokes fun at amateurs […]

October 6, 2017
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Selecting the Right Inverter for Emergency Lighting Systems

Selecting the Right Inverter for Emergency Lighting Systems

New generation of pure sine wave inverters simplify installation and maintenance of emergency lighting systems; provide automated self-testing and reporting  In the event of a building-wide power outage, electrical engineers and contractors have several options when it comes to powering emergency lighting systems mandated by the NFPA and International Building Code (IBC). The first is […]

September 25, 2017
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A Change in Perception Can Build America’s Skilled Workforce

A Change in Perception Can Build America’s Skilled Workforce

 by Mark Klein is Co-President of Lincolnshire-based Klein Tools   The skills gap is real – and Americans still haven’t seen the worst of it. According to SkillsUSA, a national organization that provides career and technical education to more than 360,000 high school and college students, there are 5.6 million unfilled skilled jobs today – […]

August 31, 2017
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Eaton Highlights Four Key Questions on the Risks of Buying Electrical Products Online

Eaton Highlights Four Key Questions on the Risks of Buying Electrical Products Online

  Power management company Eaton has released a new listicle titled “What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: Four key questions on the risks of buying online.” The downloadable asset highlights risks faced by electrical contractors and distributors seeking to purchase products online due to the promise of low prices and fast turnaround, and how […]

July 24, 2017
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Designing More Aesthetic Emergency Lighting Systems

Designing More Aesthetic Emergency Lighting Systems

  Meeting code requirements for emergency lighting with modern, stylish lighting fixtures Emergency lighting is mandated by the NFPA and International Building Code (IBC) to ensure sufficient light along the path of egress in the event of a power outage or other emergency.  Although this is typically the domain of electrical engineers, many lighting designers […]

July 5, 2017
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6 Ways to Spark Verbal Communication Skills

6 Ways to Spark Verbal Communication Skills

© 2017 Nancy Dunlop   As an electrician, you may frequently work alone. But for those times when you need to connect with customers, co-workers, and suppliers, good conversational skills are important. Each time you engage in a person-to-person discussion, you create the opportunity to improve relationships, enhance how others feel about you, and potentially […]

June 16, 2017
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