Stay Safe at Home

Stay Safe at Home

This piece was originally published in the January 2018 issue of electroindustry. Andrea Viñas, Communications Coordinator, Electrical Safety Foundation International According to the National Center for Health Statistics, adults 65 and older are 2.4 times as likely as the general population to die in fires. For those 85 and older, the risk is 3.6 times higher. Fires are more common during winter months,…

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On the Road to an Electrified Transportation Sector

On the Road to an Electrified Transportation Sector

This piece was originally published in the January 2018 issue of electroindustry. Patrick Hughes, Senior Director, Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives, and Steve Griffith, PMP, Industry Director, NEMA NEMA Members manufacture the products that generate, transmit, and utilize electricity. Therefore, as electricity use rises, more electrical equipment is needed to meet demand. There are multiple reasons the pace of electrification should…

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NEMA Responds to Record Hurricane Season

NEMA Responds to Record Hurricane Season

This piece was originally published in the December 2017 issue of electroindustry. The NEMA Field Representative Program’s busy hurricane season began on August 24 as Hurricane Harvey intensified in the Gulf of Mexico on its track toward the Texas coast. As part of its standard operating procedure, NEMA and Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) posted guidance documents, storm information, and other disaster…

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ANSI Z535 Safety Alerting Standards Now Available

ANSI Z535 Safety Alerting Standards Now Available

This piece was originally published in the December 2017 issue of electroindustry. Ann Brandstadter, Manager, Standards Publications and Marketing, NEMA By the end of December, ANSI Z535 Safety Alerting Standards will be available for purchase. ANSI Z535.1 Safety Colors has been revised, and all other standards in the set have been reaffirmed. According to Donna R. Ehrmann, former chair of ANSI Z535.1…

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National Testing Labs Discuss Plans

National Testing Labs Discuss Plans

This piece was originally published in the December 2017 issue of electroindustry. In a roundtable discussion, representatives from three nationally recognized testing labs presented their future plans and policies related to trade, reducing product approval timelines, navigating the shift toward integrated systems design and testing, Internet of Things technologies, the mutual acceptance of test data among labs, and setting effective dates for…

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Kite and Kite Award: Steve Rood Measures Success with Standards

Kite and Kite Award: Steve Rood Measures Success with Standards

This piece was originally published in the December 2017 issue of electroindustry. Stephen G. “Steve” Rood, a recipient of a 2017 Kite & Key Award, is director of codes and standards for Legrand, North America and a guiding force in global standards development for NEMA. In his work at LNA, a subsidiary of Legrand, Mr. Rood is accountable for strategic development, market…

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Visits Underscore Importance of Legislation

Visits Underscore Importance of Legislation

This piece was originally published in the December 2017 issue of electroindustry. Rep. Davidson (center) toured the Regal Tipp City, Ohio, plant. All photos courtesy of Regal Recent congressional visits to Regal Beloit operations demonstrated the challenges facing manufacturing businesses and showed how legislation can help positively affect manufacturing growth. Congressman Warren Davidson (R-OH) and district director Adam Hewitt visited the company’s Tipp…

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Key Drivers Improving

Key Drivers Improving

This piece was originally published in the December 2017 issue of electroindustry. Donald R. Leavens, PhD, NEMA vice president and chief economist, began his economic outlook session by noting that key market drivers for the beleaguered core electrical equipment manufacturing sector were improving. He noted that synchronized global economic growth, more balanced domestic economic growth, and accommodative monetary policy will help to…

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PET Imaging Leaps Forward

PET Imaging Leaps Forward

This piece was originally published in the December 2017 issue of electroindustry. Walter Smith, Director of Nuclear Products Marketing, Lantheus Medical Imaging, Joel Lazewatsky, PhD, Director of Clinical Imaging Lantheus Medical Imaging Since the discovery of positron-emitting radionuclides, their use for medical imaging has seen a series of clinical and technical advancements. Today, many nuclear medicine and molecular imaging scientists and physicians…

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Connected Devices Surge

Connected Devices Surge

This piece was originally published in the December 2017 issue of electroindustry. According to KenRempe, manager of standards and industry relations at Siemens Industry, Inc., connected devices will grow from eight billion to one trillion by 2030, 25 percent of the world’s economy will be digital by 2020, and about half the world’s data is less than one year old. Mr. Rempe…

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