The Wheatland Standard

The Changing (and Challenging) Role of Engineers

by Jelani Rucker on July 11, 2012

When publications and research groups join together, companies like Wheatland Tube are able to analyze a wide range of data and harvest their customer reflections to become a more effective part of their success. Reed Business Information’s Boston Research Division group, in conjunct...

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SEIA Q1 Report – A Bright Spot for the U.S. Solar Market

by Jelani Rucker on June 27, 2012

Whether you’re a distributor, contractor or engineer, you know the solar energy business is growing rapidly and requires a steel structure customized for assembling solar panels. You also know that as the solar industry grows, so does its impact on the economy.  But did you know that the average cost of a completed PV system dropped by 17 per...

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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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Three Key Solar Industry Statistics

by Jelani Rucker on May 9, 2012

While solar power often appears to be an issue outside of the mainstream, industry statistics tell the story of a robust industry with strong momentum that is on track to become a key driver of the U.S. economy.  As the...

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