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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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Make Your Life Simpler with Job Site Storage

You’ve heard the saying “time is money” hundreds of times, but how can you save time and money? Let us help! With the French Gerleman Store ‘N Go mobile storage carts, you will have a convenient and secure job site storage solution, saving you money and plenty of time for your next project. Store ‘N […]

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Featured Product: SolaHD S5KC Modular Series On-line UPS

SolaHD’s new line of single phase online modular uninterruptible power systems (UPS) are designed to protect equipment, people and products by providing conditioned power during normal operation and automatic battery back-up during power failures. The S5KC Modular UPS can be expanded as needed to add capacity and runtime – even while operating in the field. […]

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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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Featured Product: Thomas & Betts Blackburn® Hex-Flex® Die System

The growing popularity of flexible-conductor cable, commonly referred to as flex cable, has created challenges and headaches for installers. Due to the nature of flexible conductors, in certain applications, the traditional hex-style crimp leaves the connection vulnerable to a reduction in pull-out ratings. The indent-style crimp works better than the hex-style crimp, but creates the […]

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National Electrical Safety Month – Effective Lockout Tagout Programs

Did you know May is National Electrical Safety Month? It’s a campaign sponsored by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) to promote electrical safety in the home, school and workplace. According to the ESFI, raising awareness of electrical hazards is the key to reducing injuries and death in the home and workplace. This week, we’ll […]

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