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Every Second Counts – Ensuring Critical Power & Operational Efficiency

Is your company prepared for those critical seconds between a power outage and when an emergency back-up generator kicks into operation? How does your business ensure a clean power feed to all your critical business systems, data and equipment? Many companies have addressed this issue. However, if you don’t have an immediate answer – don’t […]

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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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Using Industrial Barriers to Segregate Pedestrians from Danger

While there are many uses for industrial barriers, one of the most important is segregating pedestrians from dangerous equipment, such as forklifts or vehicles. Industrial safety barriers are a useful tool to protect workers, guests, equipment and product. Industrial barriers can mark and defend traffic routes, providing visual guidance for drivers. Conversely, barriers also define […]

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Power Quality: Causes & Solutions

Does your company have reliable power quality? SolaHD defines power quality as “the sensitivity of the load to a disturbance in the facility under the customer’s control.” Poor power quality causes various costly issues; productivity goes down while downtime goes up. Thankfully, your company doesn’t have to become a victim of poor power quality. SolaHD […]

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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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How to Select the Correct Tools for Proper Terminations

Properly terminating electrical wires is important to avoid terminal failure and potential electrical fires. 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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Protecting Against Surges with Mersen

There are many electrical risks you have to protect against, one of the most concerning being voltage surges. These spikes in power can be extremely dangerous if you do not take the proper preventative steps. Mersen is devoted to providing companies the best in technology and putting safety first, which includes protecting against surges. They […]

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Are You Compliant with New Wiring Devices Standards?

No matter the industry, you cannot be too safe when it comes to electrical wiring. The National Electrical Code (NEC) is regularly updated to stay at the forefront of safety. Any hazards must be evaluated and have preventive control implemented. This includes identifying threats, creating a plan and training employees on following through. Hubbell Wiring […]

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Community Involvement: Rebuilding Together

French Gerleman has partnered with Rebuilding Together for the past 13 years for their Rebuilding Day. Rebuilding Together is a nationwide volunteer organization with a St. Louis chapter, and the day is dedicated to rebuilding or fixing houses to improve the well-being of the homeowners. Rebuilding Together has a great vetting process for homeowners, so […]

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