In Review: Border States Solutions and Technology Expo by Brandy McNeilin Border States NewsMarch 30, 2017 On March 7, Border States teamed up with 18 key vendors to put on the Border States Solutions and Technology Expo in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Over 175 people attended this free event held at the Marriott West. The attendees were able to join a variety of technical training sessions that ran throughout the day. The training topics included dimming LED sources, LED controls, power quality and mitigating harmonics, lighting and BMS unification, AC drives, energy rebates, wire and cable solutions, arc flash safety, energy codes, NEC codes and UL code requirements. Those who attended the Energy Code class, instructed by Harold Jepsen, Vice President of Standards and Industry Affairs for Legrand, were also able to obtain AIA credits. In addition to the technical sessions, a tradeshow ran from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Construction and industrial market vendors set up exhibits to demonstrate the latest in technology, products and solutions that their companies have to offer. Vendors included Belden, Encore, Molex, Acuity, GE Lamps, Leviton, Lutron, Legrand, DBI Sala/3M, Fluke Metering, Milwaukee Tools; Schneider Electric, Square D, Thomas and Betts, Hoffman Enclosures; Brady, Proface by Schneider Electric, and Littelfuse. Border States also had exhibit tables for communications, e-commerce and The Blade, our Northeast Region MRO demo truck. From the Event A big thank you to all who attended and the vendors and instructors who helped us make this happen. Stay tuned for future events. #BSETechExpoMN Read more: Arizona Tech Week Trenchless: Fiber Rollouts Maintain Growth Lighting Automation and Controls Requested More Frequently The Big Implications of the Industrial Internet of Things Why Innovation Can Help Improve Lost and Unaccounted for Levels in Gas Delivery Solar Industry Surges Understanding the Difference Between AR and FR Clothing Savings in Controls: Lighting Control Basics E-commerce offerings: (Contact a Customer Service Representative for additional selections, options and solutions) Automation and Controls Boxes and Enclosures Communications Distribution Equipment Grounding Products Lighting MRO Natural Gas, Pipe, Valve and Fittings Safety and PPE Terminating and Splicing Tools Wire and Cable Wiring Devices and Lighting Controls Call and let us help meet all of your supply needs (866-483-7289). Do you want to order online? All you need to do is fill out this online form. Key benefits include: Order anytime, 24/7, 365 days a year. If you can connect, you can place an order. Create order templates, aka “My Lists.” Reduce search time, click, order, done. Track purchase history and view your account information. You can review invoices any time, track purchase history, and print or download records.