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11 Sep

What do NEMA Enclosure Designations Mean?

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) was founded in 1926, and is headquartered in Rosslyn, VA. NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers...

21 Aug

Temporary power: Buy vs. build - ease of use

"Should we buy a portable power solution or build our own?"

07 Aug

Temporary power: Buy vs. build - saving time & money

"Should we buy a portable power solution or build our own?"

12 Jun

Time for a Change: Our New Logo

“Safety is our Standard”

08 May

How RFID Technology Saves Time and Money on a Job Site

 Job site thieves operate on the low-hanging fruit principle. They are most likely to steal the items that are quick and easy to walk off with. If your organization leaves the job site vulnerable...

23 Apr

Equipment theft on the job site: how do you protect your assets?

Equipment theft is something that is on a lot of people's minds, especially if you are a contractor working on an unsecured job site. Even with the dropping costs of monitoring equipment like...

26 Feb

What are Hazardous Location Requirements & Why are They So Important?

Equipment used in areas where explosive concentrations of dusts or gases can be a major safety hazard. Hazardous locations like these can occur in industries like Oil & Gas, Power Generation,...

14 Feb

Don't Skimp on Safety: Why Saving on Cable Protection Can Cost You

It's no secret that cutting costs is a goal for so many people on a job site. Not only do you want the job done well, you want it done at as low a price point as possible. So you search for the...

10 Jan

Our 2018 New Year's Resolution

Every January, people all over create a resolution or two in the hopes of bettering themselves in the coming year - lose some weight, be nicer, listen better...the list goes on and on. Ericson is...

05 Dec

Which Cable Jacket Material is Right for your Application?

When purchasing a piece of equipment that has cabling - like worksite lighting or cordsets - you have many options at your disposal for customization. Cord length and circuit type are common...

12 Oct

What is ISO 9001 & why is it important?

If you are like many people, you have probably seen business cards, products, web banners, and advertisements with the ISO 9001 logo on them but haven’t given it much thought. But for those who...

24 Jul

Reviewing Classified Hazardous Locations for Refinery Turnarounds

Planning of temporary power distribution and job site lighting, and the implementationthereof, are key components of refinery turnaround maintenance operations. Below we will introduce the hazards...

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