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Sept. 28, 2011
IEC's Electrical Matters

Independent Electrical Contractors Chesapeake awarded Educational Energy Grant
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Based on last year's success, Independent Electrical Contractors Chesapeake believes that the Dominion Exceptional Energy Grant for the 2011/2012 school year will carry over its workforce development initiatives from the 2010/2011 school year. They are very excited to be working with Dominion Virginia Power again this year. More

Fall protection product recall / Stop use notice
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In an effort to ensure that 3M provides our customers with quality products and services, we have recently completed an analysis of GW-7 and GW-11 Series Self-Retracting Lanyards that were returned to us. We have identified a limited number of these units which do not properly achieve lock up during the user pre-inspection pull test on the webbing lifeline (as required by the User Instructions and OSHA regulations). More

Coalition for a Democratic Workplace files Comments on DOL's Persuader Regulation
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The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace is a coalition of workers, businesses and associations who actively work together to fight for the right of private ballot elections when deciding to whether or not to join a union. IEC is a proud member of the coalition and is active in their legislative and regulatory efforts. More

Tork EJWT Percentage Time Cycle Timer

Tork EJWT Percentage Time Cycle Timer for agricultural, oil production, process control and any auto-on applications. Dial sets 32 time durations from 15 seconds to 24 hours. Repeats cycle as long as power is applied. NEMA 4X enclosure for Indoor use.

IEC Radio presents: Marketing in a Down Economy
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Join host Ted Garrison as he interviews Constructive Communications' Kimberly Kayler as she discusses how there is a lack of visionary leaders and companies who are not setting new and creative standards. Learn how you can stand out in a down economy and set new and different standards to lead the way. More
Jonas Electrical Contractor Software
Jonas Accounting, Construction and Service Management Software is specially made for Electrical Contractors across North America to drive revenue and increase efficiency. Jonas offers a complete package of fully integrated, flexible and innovative industry specific solutions including Accounting, Payroll, Job Cost, Service Management, Estimating, Project Management, Document Management and Mobile Technology. MORE
Product Feature of the Week

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Electric cars hit the East Coast grid
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Northeast and mid-Atlantic grid operator PJM Interconnect recently welcomed a new project to promote technology that can use battery power from electric vehicles to smooth peaks and troughs in grid demand. Vehicle to grid technology, or V2G, has been developed over more than a decade by University of Delaware professor Willett Kempton, and has been shown through several prototype electric cars to be an effective way of providing a significant untapped source of energy to the national grid. More

Legrand/Pass & Seymour Electric Vehicle Chargers

EV chargers from Legrand/Pass & Seymour are an innovative solution manufactured by a name you know and trust. They are safe, easy to install, and code-compliant.

Other union officials violated pension law
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Thomas Villanova isn't the only official from Local 134 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers who participated in a city pension and a union pension at the same time, in violation of state law. Three other local leaders who did so stand to collect more than $6 million from the municipal pension fund in their lifetimes, according to an analysis by the Chicago Tribune and WGN-TV. More

NEW ThermOweld® EZ Lite Remote™System

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Report: Small business economy struggling, few plan to hire
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Newtek Business Services announced the release of the Small Business Authority Index for August 2011, which reached 108.06 points. The SB Authority Index is up 0.76 percent from July 2011, with approved SBA loan volumes, the Russell microcap index and retail sales causing the increase in the index. However, the index growth was limited by the flat and slight reduction within the other five components. More

Target Authenticity:
Avoid counterfeit electrical products

Counterfeit electrical products increase safety risks and steals revenue and jobs from the electrical industry. Eaton is fighting to halt counterfeit production at its source.

Using electrical system software for engineering projects
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Much has changed since the days of slide rules and bookcases full of engineering references. Here a group of experts share their experiences and opinions about using electrical system and design software to add value to their engineering projects. More


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