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  • Making Wire Pulling Easier, Safer, Faster

    Late last year, Encore Wire updated its already quite popular and robust wire pulling tool PullPro.

    The company’s pre-filled wire caddy sits upright at a job site, with an ergonomically-friendly top handle, reducing the act of stooping to pick up a spool of heavy, cumber-some conductor.

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  • Cable Pulling Solutions

    Large or long cable pulls can be costly and time-consuming and, without the proper tools and equipment, sometimes difficult, back-straining work.

    Encore Wire offers two solutions most contractors might want to know about.

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  • Expand your retrofit opportunities--simplify projects, meet codes easily, and make buildings smarter.

    Wireless solutions offer simple, flexible, and scalable options especially critical in retrofits and lighting upgrades where scalable solutions can start small – a single classroom or office space – and expand over time to enhance capabilities and deliver additional features such as seamlessly converting from a stand-alone control to a centralized lighting system with the addition of wireless hubs and convenient software compatible with any smart device.

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  • How Power Quality Meters Help Facilities Stay Up and Running

    Investigating potential power-quality issues is rarely at the top of a facility manager’s to-do list, but making an effort to understand how the operations of a data center, industrial plant or office building could be affecting both equipment and electricity bills could mean big bottom-line savings.

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  • Retrofit Your Lighting for Energy Savings and More

    I’m a huge fan of LED lighting. One of the main reasons is their longevity, based on the L70 factors. They tend to last a lot longer before reaching that end-of-life lumen decrease called lumen maintenance.

    That means I’ll probably be sipping margaritas on the beach before they need changed.

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  • Ensuring Power Quality Stays High as Power Resources Multiply

    “Distributed energy resources” – abbreviated DERs – is a phrase that’s being used a lot more often these days, as onsite solar panels, wind turbines, fuel cells and battery-based storage have become common power-supply options for larger commercial and industrial facilities.

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