Construction

Jim Wojkovich, French Gerelman's VP of Construction Sales

Current Trends in the Electrical Contracting Industry: A Q&A with French Gerleman’s Jim Wojkovich

Change is part of the natural evolution of any industry. Technology is enhanced over time, customer needs shift, and industry leaders anticipate what’s next in an effort to stay ahead – and stay relevant. When it comes to the electrical contracting business, an interesting force is at work that is shaping the present and future […]

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B-Line series Conduit Trapeze Systems

Save Time on Your Jobsite with B-Line series Products from French Gerleman

It’s no secret that labor savings are a “must” on today’s job sites. The overall drop in the available workforce in recent years has caused everyone involved in construction – from the materials manufacturers and suppliers to the contractors and workers themselves – to get more creative in developing solutions that will minimize install time […]

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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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Outdoor Lighting Solutions from Acuity Brands

Outdoor lighting is important for safety and security, but many outdoor lighting solutions have become dated and ineffective. Lithonia Lighting from Acuity Brands has a series of commercial outdoor lighting solutions that are on the forefront of LED innovations, resulting in brighter, more efficient lighting solutions. Why choose LED? Lithonia uses LED in its commercial […]

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Product Spotlight: EVERLINE from Universal Lighting Technologies

Interested in maximizing your energy savings? Lighting is one of the main energy outputs that companies can optimize to increase savings. Universal Lighting Technologies is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of lighting products and control systems. Universal’s EVERLINE® LED retrofit continuum provides a range of solutions for LEDs and upgrading fluorescent to […]

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Product Spotlight: New Eaton’s B-Line series Conduit Trapeze Support

Traditionally, strut trapeze is used for hanging and aligning conduit. Eaton has developed their new B-Line series Conduit Trapeze Support to cut down on the number of parts needed and installation time, while adding versatility. Eaton’s B-Line series Conduit Trapeze Support eliminates the need for pipe clamps at every location, and has a Z-shape design […]

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OSHA’s New Rule on Walking-Working Surfaces

Slip, trip and fall hazards are the leading cause of worker deaths and lost-workday injuries. However, the existing OSHA standards had not been updated since 1971. OSHA now has a final rule for walking-working surfaces to improve worker safety and bring the standard up to date with the latest technological advancements.

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Why Should You Choose Ergonomic Tools?

Years of labor can take their toll on workers, but long-term injuries can be minimized with the use of ergonomic tools. That’s why Greenlee is devoted to improving their tools to be more ergonomic to enhance the wellbeing of those who use them. What are Ergonomic Tools? Ergonomic tools are designed not only to decrease […]

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The Responsibilities of Authorized, Competent and Qualified Persons

Like those in any field with its own esoteric language, we in fall protection often take for granted that when we use a term, everyone else knows what we are talking about. For example, if I said, “For that Fall Arrest application, you’ll need an SRL-LE – and make sure the shock-absorber is attached to […]

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Show Your Workers You Care About Their Safety This Winter

In the Midwest, it’s never too early to start thinking about winter safety. The upcoming drop in temperatures can cause safety issues for your workers and potential damage to your equipment. Making sure workers are properly equipped and educated in safety precautions to take during cold weather can help reduce accidents and keep your jobsite […]

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