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Connected Transportation

Connected Transportation

This piece was originally published in the December 2018 issue of electroindustry. In 2018, NEMA formed the Transportation Systems Division to broaden its role in the movement of goods and people in safe, cyber-secure, and efficient ways. Member companies are well positioned to play a leading role in the electrification of America’s transportation system, which accounts for 25 percent of total U.S. energy use. The Division is planning government advocacy and technical activities for Read more […]

NEMA Lamp Index Adjusts to Newly Available, A-Line LED Data

NEMA Lamp Index Adjusts to Newly Available, A-Line LED Data

The NEMA Lamp Index for general service (A-line) lamps has taken on a new look.  When the A-line Lamp Index was first developed and published in 2012, it was designed to measure the shift in general service (A-line) lamp technology as a result of the implementation of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA-2007), which required manufacturers to replace traditional incandescent lamp technology with halogen incandescent lamp technology that consumed 28% less energy.  At the time, Read more…

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Manufacturing Needs Digital Skillsets

Manufacturing Needs Digital Skillsets

This piece was originally published in the December 2018 issue of electroindustry. In a provoking breakfast keynote, Paul Wellener, vice chairman and leader of U.S. Industrial Products & Construction, Deloitte Consulting, proclaimed that the jobs are here, but asked, “Where are the people?” Drawing on the 2018 Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute skills gap and future of work study, Mr. Wellener addressed how the nature of work is changing and what manufacturing jobs will Read more […]

Future of Connected Transportation: Easy

Future of Connected Transportation: Easy

This piece was originally published in the December 2018 issue of electroindustry. Bryan Mulligan introduced a panel on the Future of Connected Transportation. The panelists, who explained how real-time data can improve safety and mobility on the road, represented the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Panasonic USA, and the Ford Motor Company. The companies collaborated on a connected vehicle platform to save lives along the 90-mile stretch of I-70 from Golden to Vail. Standards, Read more […]

Implications of the Midterm Election

Implications of the Midterm Election

This piece was originally published in the December 2018 issue of electroindustry. Reid Wilson, Correspondent for The Hill Newspaper Noting a nearly 50 percent record turnout in a midterm election, Reid Wilson of The Hill summarized that there was more interest in Election Night 2018 than in the Watergate scandal, and that the election was not about the economy—it was all about President Trump. Tracing a wide variety of statistics based on exit polls, general demographics, and surveys, Read more […]

Using Scenarios to Analyze the Economy

Using Scenarios to Analyze the Economy

This piece was originally published in the December 2018 issue of electroindustry. Don Leavens used a scenario approach to analyze current conditions in the electroindustry. Employing a scenario approach in his annual economic outlook, NEMA Vice President and Chief Economist Don Leavens, PhD, analyzed the economic growth impact of monetary policy, investments, productivity, and trade. He explained that the first scenario, dubbed “Recession,” is based on the assumption that rising interest Read more […]

Call for 2020 Strategic Initiatives

Call for 2020 Strategic Initiatives

This piece was originally published in the December 2018 issue of electroindustry. Where is our industry heading? What new technologies are on the horizon? What challenges will the future bring? If you have answers to these questions, we want to hear from you. If you have an idea for a Strategic Initiative, let us know. Through December 31, 2018, NEMA is collecting proposals for forward-looking, cross-cutting, challenge-solving, and opportunity-seizing 2020 Strategic Initiatives. These innovative Read more […]

ESFI Offers Video Series on Workplace Safety

ESFI Offers Video Series on Workplace Safety

This piece was originally published in the December 2018 issue of electroindustry. Daniel Majano, Program and Digital Marketing Manager, ESFI Electricity and electrical products play fundamental roles in how we do business. If not used or maintained appropriately, they can pose serious risks. Over the last ten years, more than 30,000 workers have been injured in workplace electrical accidents. While electrical hazards are not the leading cause of on-the-job injuries and accidents, Read more […]

NEMA Transportation Division Talks Safety and Infrastructure on Hill Day

NEMA Transportation Division Talks Safety and Infrastructure on Hill Day

This piece was originally published in the December 2018 issue of electroindustry. Photo caption | NEMA’s Transportation Division, guests, and staff visited Capitol Hill September 26. They included (from the left) Robert Le Sueur, Sensys Networks; Craig Updyke, NEMA; Bryan Mulligan, Applied Information; Jan Bergstrom, Miovision; Joseph Dudich, Eberle Design; Steve Griffith, NEMA; Philip Squair, NEMA. Not pictured are Asaf Nagler, ABB; Jason Morrison, Daktronics; and Eric Raamot, Econolite. Read more […]

From the Chairman | David G. Nord

From the Chairman | David G. Nord

This piece was originally published in the December 2018 issue of electroindustry. As I wrap up my time as Chairman of the Board of Governors, I am proud to report that NEMA remains relevant, engaged, and fiscally sound. Our collective accomplishments are outlined in NEMA by the Numbers, which I urge everyone to review. It portrays how, through our industry-wide work, NEMA provides its Members with a competitive advantage. Let me share a few highlights. Standards & Technical Expertise: Read…

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