The Wheatland Standard

Category: Electrical

Is Time Really Money?

by Jim Hays on January 21, 2013

You’ve heard it again and again: time is money. But what does it mean? “The less time the electrician has to think about what he needs to do, the more work he’ll get done,” said Gordon Stewart vice president and general manager for Houston-based Joe Swartz Electric Co. [...

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How the Electrical Industry Should Invest in the Next Generation

by David Burnette on September 12, 2012

In the last year or so, our industry has taken a reflective approach—recognizing changing workplace trends and harnessing opportunities to better ourselves and our companies. Conference agendas and industry associations alike remind us that the next generation doesn’t “get” electrical distribution; much less why they would want to work i...

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The Science of Slip: FasTrak Plus Electrical Metallic Tubing

by Mike Ziegler on September 6, 2012

When you first walk into a car dealership and lay your eyes on the vehicle that you’ve been researching on the web for the past month, what’s the first thing you see?  If you’re like most people it’s the paint job. The glossy, shiny, just waxed looking clearcoat over the rich and vibrant basecoat is the very first that catches your eye....

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Twitter Chat Brings Light to Electrical Industry

by David Burnette on August 9, 2012

Just a few months ago, top leaders in the industry gathered at the National Association of Electrical Distributors National Meeting, giving us the opportunity to meet with distributor partners. We had over 25 of these meetings to harvest our customers’ intelligence and insights to become a more effective par...

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Corrosion: What it is, What it Does and How to Address it

by Marty Brett on June 13, 2012

The 1965 edition of the National Electrical Code® (NEC®) added the requirement that “raceways be suitable for the corrosive environment to which it is exposed.” Section 300.6, Protection Against Corrosion and Deterioration, requires that, ”Raceways, cable trays, cable bus, auxiliary gutters, cable armor, boxes, cable she...

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