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KwikSplice Aluminum Cable Tray Helps Reduce Cable Tray Splicing Labor up to 50%

Eaton’s B-Line series KwikSplice™ cable tray system utilizes a patent-pending side rail design that helps provide contractors with a lower installed cost solution. The system includes a full line of straights, fittings and innovative accessories that enable labor and materials savings. The system is ideal in settings such as: Light industrial Commercial Healthcare facilities Education […]

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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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French Gerleman’s Washington Branch Celebrates 15 Years

French Gerleman, an independent distributor of automation, electrical supply, datacom, power transmission and safety products, is pleased to announce the 15th anniversary of their Washington, MO, branch. French Gerleman’s Washington Regional Operations Center serves the I-44 and Highway 50 corridor. This location offers the full depth and breadth of the company’s product and service solutions […]

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Streamline Purchasing Efficiency with French Gerleman’s New Procurement PunchOut

French Gerleman announces a new feature of our eCommerce website, www.fgorders.com, to supply PunchOut enabled catalogs. What is a PunchOut? In simple terms, it automates ordering directly from an internal procurement system while delivering a modern shopping experience.  PunchOut allows customers to find and select products while its connection fills in the information necessary to […]

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General Cable’s Cable Featuring GenClean™ Jacket Technology Withstands the Rigors of the Food/Beverage Industry

We’re excited to introduce you to General Cable’s Carol® Brand Rubber Cord featuring GenClean™.  General Cable’s Carol Brand is the most recognized name in flexible cords for temporary power. But what exactly is GenClean™? GenClean is a proprietary new jacketing technology developed by General Cable for rubber portable cord used in the food and beverage […]

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Meet Code Requirements with Mersen’s Fused Coordination Panelboards

Mersen’s Fused Coordination Panelboard (MFCP) is designed to meet requirements defined by the National Electrical Code (NEC) to protect critical power operations. The MFCP provides a simple 2:1 coordination ratio with upstream Amp-Trap 2000 fuses, eliminating the need for a costly short circuit current study. Panels are provided with a default short circuit current rating […]

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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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Product Spotlight: 5 SQUARE® Box from Thomas & Betts

Thomas & Betts has introduced a new line of 5-inch square boxes ideal for low voltage cabling systems and alarm devices.  The new 5 SQUARE® Boxes more than double the cubic-inch capacity of a standard 4″-square deep box, making it faster and easier to route wiring and make terminations in the box. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XebaobpPv2o&feature=youtu.be The 5 […]

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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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