Commercial

Safely Address Flood Damage at Your Facility

Flooding has swept over much of the Midwest over the past weeks and months, with river levels reaching near-record highs in many areas. Countless homeowners and businesses find themselves under water, anxiously waiting for the day the rivers settle back into their beds. Once this happens, it will be cleanup time. When it comes to […]

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Fall Protection: Leading Edge Hazards

Imagine this: one of your workers is working on a high platform. They are well-trained and equipped with fall-protection, and you’re confident in the precautions taken for their safety. Then the worst happens: they fall. Their fall protection should go into action, stopping their fall, but the lanyard holding them up hits the edge they […]

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Be Prepared for Campus Maintenance Season

Summer break isn’t just about the school year winding down, it’s also the beginning of maintenance season for many educational facilities. Whether it’s finding new solutions for ongoing issues, expanding facilities, or just bringing everything up to date, there’s always lots to be done in those summer months to prepare for the start of the […]

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Why Schools Are Moving to Vendor Managed Inventory

Making an emergency run to a hardware store when your lights burn out may be fine for home owners, but if you’re running an educational facility, it’s not ideal. School districts and higher education campuses often require items that may not be in stock at general hardware stores, so staying ahead of the curve with […]

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Upgrade Your School’s UPS System for Enhanced Efficiency

When you think about technology on your school campus today, chances are, you think about ways to do things quicker, smarter and more efficiently. Advances such as mobile phones, cloud storage and collaboration tools have certainly made those thoughts possible – and quite frankly, these are technologies students and parents have come to expect. But […]

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Five Reasons Your School Should Consider LED Lighting Upgrades

Summer break is quickly approaching. It’s the time of year when students leave campus to frolic in the sunshine, attend camp or tackle summer internships. Meanwhile, facilities managers at schools and universities across the country are hard at work performing maintenance projects and upgrading various items around campus. There are many focus areas for the […]

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How to Select the Correct Tools for Proper Terminations

Properly terminating electrical wires is important to avoid terminal failure and potential electrical fires. ABB Installation Products, formerly known as Thomas & Betts, has been working on improving that process for years, and now are introducing the biggest step forward in compression connections since 1957 when they trademarked “Color-Keyed” connections to reduce installer errors.

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Dialight Vigilant LED High Bay

Product Spotlight: Dialight’s Vigilant LED High Bays

There’s a reason Dialight high bays are the world’s most widely-installed LED high bay. Dialight’s Vigilant LED High Bays are ultra-high-efficiency, corrosion resistant, and ideal for the toughest environments. LEDs are known for their efficiency, but not all are resilient enough for heavy industry. The Vigilant LED High Bay is incredibly durable, and ideal for […]

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Does Your Facility Meet OSHA Standards for Workplace Emergency Alarm Systems?

Employee safety has evolved and improved over the years.  A century ago there were numerous recorded incidents of workplace injuries and deaths.  Enacted in 1970, the Occupational Safety and Health Act defined employers’ responsibility to maintain a safe workplace.  Today, one way an employer can provide a safe environment is with employee alarm systems to […]

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Why Corrosion Protection is Important for Your Facility

Corrosion can eat away at more than just your equipment. Even if the component affected is small, it can halt productivity and cause huge losses. How can you protect your facility and electrical equipment?

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