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Nov. 2, 2011
IEC's Electrical Matters

An overview: Your blueprint to success
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If you attended the 54th Annual IEC National Convention & Electric Expo, we thank you for your support and involvement. If you couldn't make it this year, then we hope to see you next year in Fort Worth, Texas! Whether you were at the convention, or just there in spirit, here's a short re-cap of the highlights from the 54th Annual IEC National Convention & Electric Expo, sponsored by The Home Depot. More

IEC members appointed to 2014 NEC® code making panels
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Prior to every National Electrical Code® (NEC) cycle, the IEC Codes and Standards Committee prepares by ensuring IEC has representatives on all 19 NEC® panels. IEC members are some of the most knowledge individuals in the electrical industry and they're expertise is a valuable resource. More

5th Edition Jobsite Safety Handbooks now available
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IEC received the fifth edition of the IEC Jobsite Safety Handbook. The handbook is pocket-sized and written for workers to help keep them safe while on the jobsite. The handbook contains over 90 pages dealing with safety regulations and best practices. The handbook contains tips on 34 safety issues from OSHA inspections, falls, ladders, electrical safety, confined spaces, Arc Flash/arc blast protection and more. The handbook is written in English with Spanish translations to assist supervisors trying to convey safety messages to their workers. 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.

House panel approves bill to roll back union election rule
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"The legislation ensures that everyone can participate in a fair election process," Kline said. Democrats said the committee was not focused on creating jobs and is instead going after union rights. 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
The Home Depot Product of the Week
The Electrician's Twist-On Wire Connector Spinner saves time and energy when twisting wire nuts on by hand. This spinner has a non-slip grip handle and accommodates connector installation and removal. Designed for use with most twist-on wire connectors, including winged and ribbed styles. Read More
Direct buried, installed
in wet locations, or
encased in concrete-

Alcan Cable's
STABILOY MC Cable meets the challenge.

View: California unions must pitch in to help control expenses
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Governor Jerry Brown proposed sweeping changes to state pensions last week in an effort to pull California out of a fiscal tailspin. If he can muster the political support necessary to wring concessions from the state's public unions, California could reclaim its stature as a model, rather than a warning, to other states. 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.

Public support for solar power is nearly universal in US
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U.S. residents overwhelmingly support the use of solar energy and federal investments for solar, according to the 2011 SCHOTT Solar Barometer, a nationally representative survey conducted annually by independent polling firm Kelton Research. More

NEW ThermOweld® EZ Lite Remote™System

ThermOweld® proudly introduces breakthrough technology for remote ignition of exothermic cable connections! Making superior permanent molecular bonds for below-grade and critical above-ground terminations just got easier! Call us at 1-800-558-1373, or email

Some homeowners worry installing new 'smart meters'
could spark fires

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Right now contractors are installing millions of smart meters on homes across South Florida. By the end of 2013, every home powered by Florida Power and Light will have one. They're new digital devices to determine how much energy you're using at home and they allow customers to check their daily energy usage online. 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.

Construction spending ticks up in September but is down $10 billion for the year    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Construction spending increased by 0.2 percent between August and September but was down 1.3 percent compared to September 2010, the Associated General Contractors of America reported in an analysis of new Census Bureau data. Association officials noted that growing declines in public sector activity continue to offset modest increases in private sector demand for construction. More


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