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June. 1, 2011
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Central Pennsylvania IEC Chapter celebrates apprentice graduation
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On May 10, 2011, the Central Pennsylvania IEC Chapter recognized two very special achievements. The first was a celebration of the chapter reaching its 20 year anniversary. The second celebration was the graduation of 17 apprentices from the four-year IEC Apprentice Training Program. More

IECU presents 'Personal Management' Webinar
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Join IEC University (IECU) on June 15, 2011, at 1 p.m. EDT for "Personal Management," hosted by CSS Training's Mike Brunner. This webinar will give you tips on how to effectively manage your time so you can be at your most efficient. You can't ask for more hours in the day, but you can manage how you use them! Register online using the IEC Member Management System, or download the registration form and return it via email to by fax to "IEC Meetings Department" at (703) 549-7448. More

CertifiGroup receives ISO 17025 accreditation for IP testing
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CertifiGroup's newly ISO 17025-accredited ingress protection testing facility allows U.S. manufacturers to certify products for outdoor use, including National Electrical Manufacturers Association ratings for equipment and enclosures. With this accreditation, manufacturers can receive certified test reports for products that need to meet the IP code requirements. More


Polaris Grey™ eliminates splaying and cutting of fine-stranded wire. and can connect, disconnect, and reconnect with ease. A reliable compression connection is made via the integral sleeve, crimping wire strands to a tight bundle as the set-screw is tightened. Cable trays, troughs, raceways, ducts & junction boxes - protect your connection with Polaris Grey.

IEC Radio presents: Improving productivity and profits
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Although contractors are good at calculating productivity for estimating purposes, they lag when it comes to improving productivity after the estimation. Join IEC Radio Host Ted Garrison as he interviews Clemson professor, Roger Liska, on ways contractors can increase productivity and profits. When contractors have retention rates of 80 percent, they see higher profits, more projects completed and better safety records. More

GE research director: Solar to reach fossil fuel parity in 5 years
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Breakthroughs in solar technology are likely to drive the cost of solar energy below that produced from fossil fuels and nuclear reactors within five years, according to the global research director at General Electric. Mark M Little, speaking in an interview with Bloomberg, predicted that the cost of solar energy will fall to $0.15 per kilowatt hour or lower. "You're going to have a lot of people that are going to want to have solar at home," he told the news agency. More

Klein Tools® Test and Measurement Tools

The Home Depot is the exclusive home improvement retailer of the new Klein Tools test and measurement line. Designed by electricians, they are packed with the latest innovations and time-saving features like large backlit displays, magnetic mounts and built-in work lights, and are rugged enough to handle any job.

Is small business access to credit about to tighten?
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The most recent data from the National Federation of Independent Business suggests that small business credit is about to become harder to get once again. Between March and April of 2011 the difference between the fraction of business owners saying that credit will become more available and the fraction saying that it will become less available turned more negative, after improving for nearly a year. More

Economic problems stubbornly linger
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Don't look now, but the economic recovery that barely exists in the eyes of many Americans is 2 years old. By historical standards, that should be a milestone signifying robust economic expansion and strong job gains, especially in light of the severity of the Great Recession, which officially ended in June 2009. More

Tall order for super high-rises
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Super high-rise buildings pose unique challenges to engineers. The number of these buildings is increasing, which is creating more demand for specialized engineers with high-rise expertise. More
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