The Wheatland Standard

Category: Electrical

Wheatland Scholastic Achievement & Giving Back To Your Community Award

by Miro Zugovic on October 28, 2020

This year Wheatland Tube, a division of Zekelman Industries, created a scholarship award to continue to support education and give back to the community. The Wheatland Scholastic Achievement and Giving Back to your Community Award is in recognition of the work and unwavering commitment of our Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Barry Zek...

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Steel Elbows, Couplings & Nipples (EC&N) Have Always Been Essential

by Jim Hays on April 30, 2020

We understand that consumers do have a choice and while many of our competitors have gone the route of shutting down their U.S. factories and sending jobs to China, we have stayed the course. We stood behind our hard-working employees and their families in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Illinois and continued to reinvest in our business and employees that...

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Contractors, Buy with Caution!

by Miro Zugovic on August 7, 2018

Don’t see a country of origin on your product for projects that require domestically made products? Don’t assume it’s American-made! Installing foreign product on a job that requires domestic materials can be costly. U.S. Customer and Border Protection requires markings indicating country of origin on steel and iron pipe a...

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Wheatland Tube’s 2015 NECA Recap

by Marty Brett on October 8, 2015

There’s no better way to meet and network with your peers, and check out thousands of product and service solutions than at the National Electrical Contractor’s Association’s number one show for the electrical industry. Wheatland Tube was one of the many exhibitors that displayed products at NECA from October 3 – 6 in San Francisco, Califor...

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How 20-Foot Conduit Can Benefit Your Next Project

by Jelani Rucker on January 20, 2015

Switching from the familiar to the unfamiliar can be a difficult change for anyone, and it's no different for contractors when deciding to specify a new product for their next project. Sure, the unfamiliar is intimidating, but it also holds the potential to completely revolutionize the way you do business, complete projects, and save money. Sl...

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Faster, Better, Stronger: The 7 Benefits of 20-Foot Conduit

by Jim Hays on June 5, 2013

Did you know you can save 50% on connections cost when using 20-foot conduit? It’s true: 20-foot conduit reduces the number of connections and associated labor cost when installing, while performing up to the high manufacturing standards of 10-foot conduit. For long runs, jobs big and small, with volumes of all sizes, 20-foot conduit outperfor...

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Go Big or Go Home: 3 Reasons 3 Contractors Installed 20 Foot Conduit

by Jim Hays on May 28, 2013

Believe it or not, there are still some contractors who don’t realize the savings of 20 foot conduit and are hesitant to use it for applications like retail stores, warehouses, utilities, mass transportation infrastructure and other large runs. There are many projects where 20 foot conduit can save electrical contractors both time and money. Don...

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All You Ever Wanted to Know About GFCIs & AFCIs

by Jim Hays on May 16, 2013

From EC&M Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) are designed to disconnect power to a branch circuit whenever the unit detects an imbalance of current between the energized conductor and the neutral conductor. Since the 1970s, GFCIs have save...

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