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Mission Accomplished: NEMA Goes to Mexico

Mission Accomplished: NEMA Goes to Mexico

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Jonathan Stewart, Manager, Government Relations, NEMA From June 29 to July 1, representatives from NEMA and member companies Atkore, CITEL, Eberle Design, and Lutron participated in a trade mission to Mexico City and Monterrey. The U.S. Foreign Commercial Services coordinated meetings with local distributors and potential customers in each city. NEMA…

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2017 Strategic Initiatives: Preparing for a Connected Future

2017 Strategic Initiatives: Preparing for a Connected Future

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Patrick Hughes, Senior Director, Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives, NEMA How will the electroindustry change in the next five to ten years? What should we do to prepare manufacturers for the future? These are questions that NEMA addresses each year through its Strategic Initiatives program. Established in 2007, the program helps…

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Northeast Prepares for 2017 National Electrical Code

Northeast Prepares for 2017 National Electrical Code

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Jack Lyons, Northeast Field Representative, NEMA While participating in the 2016 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Technical Meeting in Las Vegas last month, I imagined similar discussions occurring elsewhere. NEMA field representatives build relationships with code committees and code councils in every state. The information we receive from the NFPA Technical…

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The Internet of Things: A New Age for Manufacturers

The Internet of Things: A New Age for Manufacturers

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Robin Duke-Woolley, Founder and CEO, Beecham Research In offering transformative rather than incremental change, the Internet of Things (IoT) can reshape whole industries—not least of which is manufacturing. According to Accenture, the IoT will add trillions of dollars to the global economy over the next 15 years, and a study by Cisco found…

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Recap: Internet of Things World 2016

Recap: Internet of Things World 2016

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Steve Griffith, PMP, Industry Director, NEMA The third annual Internet of Things World 2016, took place May 16–18 in Santa Clara, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. Spanning three days and attracting well over 3,000 attendees, the conference brought together thought leadership speakers and 11 tracks of content, including Smart…

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Level the Market for All Emerging Sources of Electricity

Level the Market for All Emerging Sources of Electricity

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) I had the opportunity to discuss the importance of energy storage and battery systems at the White House Summit on Scaling Renewable Energy and Storage with Smart Markets on June 16. Participants included leading utilities, state energy officials, energy storage developers, and demand response providers. At the…

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Making Connections with Recombinant Technology

Making Connections with Recombinant Technology

This piece was originally published as the chairwoman’s column in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Maryrose Sylvester, President & CEO, Current, powered by GE Barbara McClintock, the only woman to win an unshared Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, demonstrated the concept of genetic recombination in 1931. Recombination occurs when DNA molecules trade genetic material to create something new—for example, two blue-eyed parents…

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Protecting the Data Center Is Cool

Protecting the Data Center Is Cool

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Peter A. Panfil, Vice President of Global Power, Emerson Network Power Once, availability was the singular concern of data center operators. Today, data centers must deliver availability with efficiency, improved productivity, and enhanced scalability. The infrastructure that supports the complex network of servers, storage, and networking equipment in the data center…

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CoStar Group to Publicize Building Energy Use

CoStar Group to Publicize Building Energy Use

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Patrick Hughes, Senior Director, Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives, NEMA A new Better Buildings Initiative partnership between the CoStar Group, the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will accelerate investments in energy-efficient products and building operations that support construction and manufacturing jobs. The CoStar Group will now…

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Predicting the Future for Data Center Growth Made Easy

Predicting the Future for Data Center Growth Made Easy

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Patrick Donovan, Senior Research Analyst for the Data Center Science Center, Schneider Electric Successful navigation through the planning challenges of a data center project requires the structure of a well-defined process, the expertise of people to make decisions and evaluate alternatives, and the assistance of tools to organize information or perform…

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