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Featured Articles

Featured Articles

Featured Articles
  • 6 Critical Steps to Help Begin Your BIM Journey

    Contractors are using varying degrees of prefabrication to improve productivity and reduce install time on the jobsite. Contractors agree that adopting building information modeling (BIM) can be a critical accelerator for their prefab strategy, but getting started can be an uphill battle. Here are the six critical steps contractors need to take to get started with BIM.


  • Construction Jobsite Best Practices

    How effective is your pre-job planning? Are you going into a new job with a clear picture of what you want to accomplish? It can be tempting to rush your pre-job planning and get right into the work. After all, you do not get paid until you have boots on the ground. However, that is often a mistake.


  • Electrical Workplace Fatalities and Injuries 2003 - 2016

    The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) uses the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) and Survey of Occupational Injuries (SOII) to distill information specifically pertaining to fatal and nonfatal occupational electrical injuries. Each year the ESFI publishes electrical injury information in tabular and graphical form on their website.


  • Use Pre-Job Planning to Get the Job Done Right

    How effective is your pre-job planning? Are you going into a new job with a clear picture of what you want to accomplish? It can be tempting to rush your pre-job planning and get right into the work. After all, you do not get paid until you have boots on the ground. However, that is often a mistake.


  • The Future of PoE, Safety Risks and How to Mitigate Them

    In some areas of your network, PoE is as standard as cabling itself while in others it has not gained traction. Currently, PoE powers more than 100 million devices such as wireless access points (APs) and Internet protocol (IP) phones. The limitation has been that current PoE standard only support up to 30W of power to devices which limit its application. The good news — this limit is about to change.


  • Is Your Supply Chain Helping or Hurting Your Profitability?

    As a contractor, you’ve got so much to do – Win bids, man your jobs, run your business, and more – and you can’t afford to waste a single minute. You need to make your business more efficient, and reduce your Total Cost of Install – but how, exactly?


  • The Power of LED Lighting for Schools: Why It Matters and How to Get Started

    This ability to better control LED lighting promises to impact our schools much more than our homes.


  • How LED Lighting Powers Employee Productivity

    Making changes in the office environment, like installing LED lighting can enhance employee well-being and have a much greater impact on the bottom-line than mere utility bill savings.


  • Emergency Preparedness

    In the event a location is affected by a disaster or emergency, we can quickly utilize surrounding local branches or inventories to assist in servicing our customers.


  • The Potential and Challenge of IoT Explained

    IoT has profound implications for the construction industry, industrial plants, manufacturers, and commercial and urban infrastructure. Gartner estimates that 5.5 million "new things" are being connected each day, and GE predicts investment in the Industrial Internet of Things is expected to top $60 trillion (including services) over the next 15 years. Every organization, no matter how large or technologically savvy, can expect to be affected.


Product Updates

Product Updates

Product Updates Blog
  • Phoenix Contact Limited Lifetime Warranty – Build with Confidence

    Phoenix Contact USA customers have access to the industry's most extensive limited lifetime warranty policy. Phoenix Contact's Cabinet Confidence Limited Lifetime Warranty (LLW) applies to a wide range of Phoenix Contact products. LLW coverage is exclusive to U.S. customers who register and use Phoenix Contact power supplies and surge protection to protect electronics in their applications.


  • Download Our New Charging Station Guide

    Although designed to meet the demands of the hospitality industry, any business with public spaces can benefit from these charging station solutions. Make a grand first impression in any lobby, waiting area, or meeting space.


  • VIAVI Launches New SmartClass Fiber MPOLx

    VIAVI just launched its new SmartClass Fiber MPOLx. It's the industry's first dedicated optical loss test set that can perform all the test requirements for Tier (Basic) certification using MPO fiber connectivity.


  • Acuity Brands Juno Basics Series 6RLC Retrofit LED Trims

    The all-in-one design features an advanced LED light engine mounted directly to the cast aluminum trim with integral white baffle and flange. Torsion springs in combination with the patent pending Universal Mounting Bracket make installation a breeze. There is no easier, less expensive way to upgrade commercial lighting to ultra-efficient LEDs.​


  • Ty-Duct Halogen-Free Wide Slot Wiring Duct from Thomas & Betts

    RoHS-compliant and halogen-free with modified PPE construction, Ty-Duct has a higher temperature rating than standard PVC material (203° F/95° C).


  • The BLT Relight Series from Lithonia Lighting

    Get the look, feel and performance of a full fixture replacement at a fraction of the price while reducing installation and material cost.


  • Greenlee Gator Next Generation Battery-Powered Tools

    Full line of Electro-hydraulic Crimping and Cutting Tools featuring Intelli-CRIMP® technology, Gator Eye® Diagnostic System, and Bluetooth® Communication.


  • LED High Lumen Biax Plug-In from Current, powered by GE

    The LED High Lumen Biax® plug-in lamp from Current, powered by GE​ provides an easy solution to leverage the low energy and long life of LED. 


  • RAB's All-Purpose Floodlight: PIP

    RAB's low-cost​, all-purpose floodlight, PIP, is offered in three wattages: 15-watt replacement for 7-watt MH, 20-watt replacement for 100-watt MH and 30-watt replacement for 150-watt MH. PIP floodlights are DLC listed and have a 60,000-hour LED lifespan and 5-year limited warranty.​


  • Acuity Brands LDN4 Cylinder Series by Lithonia Lighting

    ​The LDN 4-inch family of downlights from Acuity Brands​ Lithonia Lighting is the most cost-effective solution for commercial-grade downlight applications seeking general illumination.