Chapter Corner

Newsroom & Insights: August 2017

2017 Kentucky NEC Adoption

Earlier this year IEC of KY & Southern Indiana found itself fighting to keep the adoption of the 2017 NEC on track for its adoption as voted on by the KY State Electrical Advisory Committee back in October 2016...

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Using EDMS Software to Advance the Electricity Industry

As a subdivision of the services industry, electricity is powering our society, but could do so more efficiently with EDMS software (electronic document management systems).

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A Family That Goes Together Stays Together

What helps with the synergy of this experience is a family of lighting products. You should have all of your lighting products go together and complement one another. From the bollards to the post tops, and even bring that light synergy into the buildings and businesses. Brex Lighting is one of those companies that really takes this concept to heart. It’s tricky to find a bollard that complements a post top and then also looks good with the highbays.

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Code Compliance Made Easy

For decades, a strained energy grid and renewed attention on energy efficiency has been a major focus of the federal government, green building advocates, and building advocates, and building owners who are looking to reduce their energy costs while increasing property value. Driven by Department of Energy mandates, energy codes have evolved to make buildings more efficient and support a more sustainable future, but keeping up with changing building requirements can be daunting for electrical engineers and contractors who have to meet code and their customer's design and performance requirements.

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Tropical Storm Bryan: NEMA on Electrical Safety During Flooding

NEMA is requesting your help to educate your employees, friends, family, and contacts along the Texas coast about the importance of electrical safety in the event of flooding...

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DOL Publishes Request for Information on Overtime Rule

In late July, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) submitted a Request for Information (RFI) from employers on how it should handle overtime for non-exempt employees...

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Act Now! Comments Urging DOL to Rescind Persuader Rule Due Today

Today is the deadline to submit comments to urge the Department of Labor (DOL) to completely rescind the Persuader Rule...

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Thomas & Betts Hosts NEC Seminar for Local Contractors, Electrical Inspectors

On May 9–10, 2017, Thomas & Betts hosted two seminars at its Memphis headquarters detailing changes in the 2011 and 2014 editions of the National Electrical Code® (NEC®).

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