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LED Lighting Retrofits Reduce Labor and Maintenance Costs

LED lighting continues to be a hot topic, and in our last blog we focused on the energy saving from LED lighting retrofits. But the benefits don’t stop there! Retrofitting reduces installation time and labor costs and your overall investment in maintenance over the life of the fixture. Faster Installation If your facility presents challenging […]

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LED Lighting Retrofits for Energy Savings

We have presented the pros and cons of making the switch to LED lighting in a previous blog and we wanted to delve into the benefits of LED Retrofits. Businesses who are looking to become more energy efficient are turning to LED retrofit. By retrofitting traditional lighting fixtures, you are harnessing the efficiency and reliability […]

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The Three Key Areas of Fall Protection

OSHA Fall Protection Regualations “Falls” and “Struck by Object” were the top two OSHA standards violated in FY2014.  They accounted for 386 total deaths in construction in CY 2013 and are considered top two of the “Fatal Four” (falls, struck by object, electrocutions and caught –in/between).  Eliminating the “Fatal Four” would save the lives of […]

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Are The Hazardous Locations in Your Facility Safe?

I’m sure you are reading the title of this blog and are thinking to yourself, “well of course, safety is our main concern!” As much as we all hope that this is true, the reality is that some of these hazardous locations might come as a surprise, you might be using the wrong products or […]

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Getting – and Keeping – Kids Interested in STEM

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education is the key to manufacturing innovation. We’re in the business of innovation, so it’s important to us to see more kids going into the STEM fields. A recent study done by Georgetown University found that America isn’t producing enough students trained in the STEM fields to fill jobs […]

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What Do the Changes to Self-Test GFCIs Mean to You?

Unless you are an electrical contractor, you might not have heard about UL 943 and the necessary transition to self-test Ground-fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs). We’re here to break it down and make it simple to understand! What is it? The Underwriters Laboratory (UL) Standard 943 for GFCIs requires manufacturers to include a new function for […]

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Honoring the Fourth of July With U.S. Made Products

In honor of the Fourth of July weekend, we wanted to write a blog that focuses on products manufactured in the USA. What better way to celebrate Independence Day? T&B says it best, “American innovation and hard work produce a current like no other.” When you connect with companies who manufacture in the USA, you […]

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Are You Ready for LED Lighting?

A popular trend we’ve all heard about is the transition to LED lighting. Of course, there are countless benefits to LED lighting. Here is a list we pulled together of the positive aspects of LED lighting and possible challenges you might face with switching. Benefits: Longer lifespan. LED fixtures have a longer life than traditional […]

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Avoid Heat Stress Illness This Summer

The days are growing longer, the sun is shining bright and the temperature is slowly rising. Summer is nearly upon us! As the mercury levels continue to increase, it’s time to start thinking about heat stress and how to avoid heat stress illness.   Recognizing the Signs First of all, what are some of the […]

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Understanding and Avoiding an Arc Flash Hazard

More than 2,000 workers per year are sent to hospitals and burn centers with injuries due to arc flash injuries. That is a shocking number. But how can you avoid a terrible hazard like this from occurring at your facility? Before you can understand how to avoid an arc flash, you must understand the problem. […]

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