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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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California Regulators Simplify Title 24 Lighting Codes to Reduce Energy Project Costs and Speed ROI

California Regulators Simplify Title 24 Lighting Codes to Reduce Energy Project Costs and Speed ROI

  Thomas Wray,  ABM Industries The California Energy Commission (CEC) has included a new provision in the 2016 update of the Title 24 energy code that simplifies and reduces the fiscal impact of one of the more expensive requirements for lighting retrofits. While the new code is more stringent for new construction, retrofit projects can […]

May 31, 2017
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Keeping Clients Safe from Electrical Hazards

Keeping Clients Safe from Electrical Hazards

by Chad Rinedour, CEO/Principal of Turn It On Electric, Phoenix, AZ At home or in the office, electricity powers our lives everyday. The coffee pots we use in the morning, the heater that keeps the house warm, the lighting in the office and the television that we watch at night are all powered by an […]

May 25, 2017
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