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Oct. 5, 2011
IEC's Electrical Matters

Explore the IEC Mobile App
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Are you constantly on your smartphone or tablet? Do you suffer from what some refer to as "appdiction?" If so, then you will be happy to know that IEC is feeding in to your love of your smartphone/tablet and has created a FREE official convention application! This app will serve as your one-stop-shop and tour guide for all things convention-related. So, be sure to bring your smartphones and tablet with you to next week's convention. If you have not yet registered, you may do so onsite in Louisville, Ky. More

IEC Atlanta receives $1,000 grant from the IEC Foundation
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The IEC Atlanta chapter was awarded a generous grant of $1,000 from the IEC Foundation. IECF is the charitable arm of IEC, dedicated to creating educational opportunities and guiding youth on the path to successful careers in the electrical industry. The IEC Foundation organized a Special Grant competition that required proposals that present the positive impact the awarded funds would contribute to the presenting chapter's Apprentice and Training Program. More

Expand your brand with IEC Contractor Brochures
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If you want to position yourself in front of a new group of customers, IEC has the correct tools for you. Download one of the official Contractor Brochures. These printable brochures allow you to insert your company name and contact information, and you can distribute them to potential clients. There are two brochures, one for general contractors and one for residential contractors. Download them, fill out your information and hand them out to gain maximum exposure in your market.

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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
The Home Depot Product of the Week
Klein Tools Glow rods quickly assemble to help push or pull wire through existing walls, attics or across suspended ceilings. These rods are luminescent when charged for easy visibility in dark spaces and can be recharged by any light source. READ MORE
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Electricians union official resigns amidst pension flap
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The head of one of the biggest unions in the city has resigned amid allegations of pension double dipping. The executive board of the 15,000-member International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 134 recently accepted the resignation of Tim Foley, the union's business manager, according to a press release. 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.

The second age of solar — USA electrical codes, practices and standards for 1000 volt solar farms
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John Skibinski writes, "The word 'bankability' is being tossed around again during the ongoing evolution of the utility scale solar market. Sometimes it is presented that the sales revenue size of the company defines bankability for solar farm financiers. I doubt it. At one conference, a $175+ Billion USA utility described their financial terms, conditions and consequences their supplier would incur from non-performance. And then they said they were 'a small fish in a big pond' when including all of the other USA utilities combined." More

NEW ThermOweld® EZ Lite Remote™System

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Energy use is reduced by 30 percent at new US Army barracks
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The new 83,750-sq.ft. military barracks, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, located here, and adjacent to Arlington National Park, opened in July and represents a model of energy efficiency. Energy use at this facility is being reduced by 30 percent as compared to similar barracks built recently. 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.

You still need to boost your employees' morale
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In the early months of the recession, human resources consultants advised small business owners to take steps to boost their employees' morale, or risk losing them when the economy got better. That advice still stands. More


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