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Leviton While-in-use Covers

When you think of safety in the summer, you might consider sunscreen, bike helmets, and lawn mower safety.  But, what about electrical safety?  Has the winter weather taken its toll on your outdoor electrical outlets?  Do you worry about the summer storms damaging your outdoor outlets or needing extra electrical safety around the pool?  Leviton has your solution! The Extra-Duty …

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Maximizing Your Fiber Network with a Duraline Microduct Override

The demands on a fiber optic network today are constantly changing; whether it is for broadband services, smart-city, or smart-grid solutions, fiber networks are continually pushing their limits.  So how can our existing fiber networks keep up?  Microtechnology.  Though this technology is not new, the market has blown up over recent years and can be a great solution to several …

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Underground Enclosures – What do the load ratings mean?

I have been selling underground enclosures for over 20 years and one question always seems to always come up and the answers vary: What tier rating do your enclosures need to be?  So many times, the response I get is ‘Traffic Rated’.  Okay, what do you mean by ‘Traffic Rated’?  Is it being installed in the road and will have …

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5G is coming. When Can We Get Excited About it?

What is 5G? The fifth generation of wireless networks, or 5G, has been nearly a decade in the making, and it’s finally becoming a reality. Promising dramatically faster speeds, instantaneous communication, and the ability to network everything, 5G has incredible potential. We’ve all been through the various generations of networks with 1G phones that only allowed users a phone call …

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New Product Alert! EnerSys Extends the DSG Battery (models 4DSG-15 – 2DSG-27)

EnerSys just announced the introduction of their extended line of PowerSafe DSG batteries, a flat plate lead calcium technology designed to provide customers with space efficient stored energy solutions that meet the demanding complex duty cycles characteristic of today’s switchgear applications. The DSG is now available in one additional four cell jar and six two-cell jar sizes offering amp hours …

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CBM Inc. Participates in the Underground Overhead Metering School

CBM, Inc. of Lee’s Summit, MO is proud to announce our participation in the 45th annual Underground, Overhead, Metering School (UOM) held in Garden City, KS.  CBM has provided training and demonstrations for each of the last 45 years, training an estimated 15,000 linemen.  This year Dan McMullen, Preformed Line Products, and Mike Quay, ABB Installation Products (Elastimold Cable Accessories), …

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CBM Inc. Visits TransAmerican Power Products Inc. in Guadalajara, Mexico

This spring, CBM was fortunate to visit the TAPP, TransAmerican Power Products, Inc., steel pole plant located in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.  This location is one of the largest steel pole manufacturing facilities in North America.  The visit was precipitated by a follow up quality audit with a large KC based engineering firm, as well as a project pre-fabrication meeting. TAPP’s …

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CBM Recognized by Accent Controls for Long Term Sales and Application Support

CBM, Inc. and SolaHD, an Emerson Company, were recently recognized by Accent Controls for long term sales and application support.  SolaHD, represented by CBM, provided Accent Controls with specialized power supplies, used by several leading automotive manufacturers, for a new scale conveyor system they installed in their new facility. Accent Controls, or ACI, is an industry recognized System Integrator located …