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Smart Pathways Joins Madison Electric Products!

Exciting week here in Cleveland! We recently added Smart Pathways LLC – a leading manufacturer and distributor of Smart LB telecommunications conduit bodies – to the Madison Electric Products family. Conduit bodies have long been part of the installers’ toolbox, but Smart Pathways offers a more advanced solution that solves numerous problems we face on a daily basis. [...]

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Introducing Sparks 2.0!

Welcome to the enhanced version of our successful Sparks Innovation Center! We’re calling it “Sparks 2.0” and it is expanding its reach to new industries. We’re working to develop more products that focus on efficiency and problem solving, now within and beyond the electrical industry. We’re seeking submissions from professionals in the electrical, low-voltage, data [...]

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Electrical Safety Month: Ensure Safety with these 10 Tips

Our Twitter feed has been very active with May being National Electrical Safety Month (NESM)! It was filled with important conversations and tips related to electrical smarts. We loved seeing people talk about precautions and maintenance, so we wanted to recap the best advice here. Here is the top 10: Power strips do not provide [...]

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What Are We Thankful For?

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Every November, I like to take time to reflect on the year we’ve had so far and what we’re thankful for. I’m especially thankful to work at a company and in an industry so committed to pushing forward, so I want to use this post to call out a few of the people who make [...]

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NECA Convention 2013 Recap

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I have attended NECA Convention every year for the past five years I’ve been at Madison, and I want to start off by saying that this years’ show was hands down our best show to date. It was a great show on multiple levels … First, I want to congratulate the NECA team for putting [...]

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Reflections on 2013 IEC National Convention & Electric Expo

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Now that our team is settled back in after our trip to Portland, I wanted to take a couple of minutes to reflect on this year’s IEC National Convention and Electric Expo. First, a bit about the conference’s location. (For those of you who didn’t attend, this year’s conference was held at the Oregon Convention [...]

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The Countdown is on to NAED AdVenture Marketing Conference!

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We’re less than a month away from NAED’s annual AdVenture Marketing Conference, one of my favorite industry events of the year! If you’ve never been, AdVenture is all about education and networking for electrical industry marketing professionals – essentially, three days of awesome. (You can learn more on the conference website.) I could talk for [...]

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NEMRA 101: 10+ Tips for 2013 Annual Conference Attendees

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Who else is Chicago-bound this week for NEMRA Annual Conference? I’ve become quite the expert at making the most of industry conferences/trade shows, so for today’s post I’m going to share a few of my go-to tips and resources for making sure everything goes smoothly. First, here’s a checklist of a few last-minute questions to [...]

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Tips for Working in the Multi-generational Workforce

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After last month’s #tedchat, I’ve been thinking a lot about the implications of a multi-generational workforce. Specifically, how do we manage three generations (or more!) at once without making either seem more or less important than the others? I’ve read a number of articles and compiled the following tips for how to navigate this changing [...]

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What’s in Store for the Electrical Industry in 2013?

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! In last January’s newsletter, I made a few predictions about where I thought the electrical industry was headed and how the changes could impact all of us. Specifically, I said: Look for more mergers and acquisitions at all levels of the electrical distribution channel More companies will incorporate social/mobile strategies into marketing and operations Companies [...]

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