Chapter Corner


The Grid


You spoke and we listened!

As requested, we have developed a live demonstration theater, The Grid, dedicated to showcase NEW technology and products to Expo attendees. Join us for this unique event where selected companies will provide Expo attendees with hands-on experiences. You won’t want to miss it!

The Grid Demonstration Schedule

Date: Thursday, October 26
Time: 2:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Expo Hall


Distributed Low-Voltage Power System 
2:30 p.m.

The Distributed Low-Voltage Power (DLVP) System blends the benefits of both AC and DC power distribution to reduce the total installed cost of a lighting project by up to 20% while providing a completely flexible and electrically efficient solution.

• Increase safety
• Centralize maintenance
• Reduce ROI
• Reduce in installation time, labor and materials
• Simplify installation and configuration
• Energy code compliance


3:00 p.m.

AUDACY/IDEAL Low Voltage DC Ceiling Grid solution with Armstrong Ceilings. 24V DC, touch-safe, energized ceiling grid that connects seamlessly and wirelessly to the Audacy Wireless Lighting Controls Interface.


Decora Smart Home Automation 
3:30 p.m.

The time has come for Home Automation. Leviton's Decora Smart devices (primarily dimmers and switches) install like traditional devices, but they communicate wirelessly to each-other and to lighting and other electronic devices within the home. This enables security, convenience and entertainment. The presentation will cover installation, features/benefits, communication protocols and how to enter the category.

Soon every new home will have some level of automation. Contractors can get on board now, or let someone else enjoy the higher margins associated with this exploding product category.


4:00 p.m.

Vive by Lutron is a simple, wireless, scaleable lighting control system that meets and exceeds energy codes. Installs in minutes, sets up in minutes and scales from a basic switch and sensor to an entire campus of controls. Contractors are loving Vive and give it an A+ grade with over 75% programming their systems without any assistance at  all.


McCormick Systems 
Design Estimating Pro 
4:30 p.m.

Design Estimating Pro is the latest product added to McCormick’s award winning estimating and project management software line. It provides contractors  with a dramatic new way to perform handy, speedy, and smart take-offs from digital drawings.  Point and click takeoffs now directly feed into all versions of McCormick’s estimating software.  And, with the latest version, Estimators can perform design build and estimates at the same time!


Milwaukee Tool 
One-Key & Tick 
5:00 p.m.

Tracked by ONE-KEY™, the TICK™ Tool and Equipment Tracker allows you to track the location of any item in your inventory, regardless of brand or type. The app will automatically store the last time it was within the 100ft Bluetooth range of the piece of equipment that the TICK™ is attached to. Check your app to easily pinpoint the last seen date, time and location.


ProVision Tools 
PiViT Ladder 
5:30 p.m.

The PiViT Ladder Tool is the ultimate extension ladder, leveling tool. This ladder leveler is a must have for any extension ladder owner. It enhances your safety by creating a stable platform for your extension ladder within seconds. It requires no bolts or clamps and can be easily moved from ladder to ladder. This tool works extremely well on uneven ground, roof tops, and stairs. It can also be used as a ladder jack.

The PiViT Ladder Tool is made of Polypropylene, the same material that a car battery casing is made of. It has a non-skid material for your ladder to rest secure on, and conveyor belt material to help minimize movement. The PiViT Ladder Tool supports up to 500 lbs. (227 kilos), exceeding the ladder’s 300lb, 1A duty rating.


SIMpull Flange 
6:00 p.m.

The SIMpull Flange allows one person to turn a wooden reel up to 34" and 2000 pounds into a time saving, field-installable solution that removes the need to handle heavy jack stands.