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Today is the Day—See You at the Expo!

The time has come for the Border States Solutions and Technology Expo. Attendees are converging on Minneapolis, Minnesota, to learn about recent trends in the industry, attend technical training sessions and meet and greet with vendors as they exhibit their latest products and innovations.

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Admission is free for this event and though registration is now closed for the training sessions, there is still plenty to see and enjoy.

Vendor Exhibits

Some of the vendors exhibits attendees will enjoy include the following:

Square D by Schneider
Power distribution redefined and the latest in power distribution products.

Encore Wire
Super Slick products with cost/time saving cable management solutions.

Schneider Electric (Automation)
Factory and machine automation systems of tomorrow—see the latest in products and technology to automate and connect your equipment.

Get connected with Molex connectivity. Check out their rugged and industrial hardened cords and cord sets.

Hoffman Enclosures
The newest enclosures to protect your components will be on hand.

Proface by Schneider Electric
Over 40 years as the standard in HMIs and industrial PCs—learn from the experts.

Thomas and Betts
Check out the Steel City brand that offers top quality, innovation and lower installation costs with modular ready to install Steel City assemblies.

The latest in home and building automation systems along with commercial, industrial and residential wiring devices from Pass & Seymour.

Services and systems to mitigate arc flash risk and steps to implement a plan.

Latest lighting controls to meet the ASHREA standards (LED diming and switching).

Acuity Brands
One of the leading providers of innovative lighting solutions and controls.

New series of UL rated VFD cable with flexible construction plus the SpaceMaker Series electronic cabling systems for OEMs.

World class solutions in current limiting, space saving and arc flash limiting fuse systems.

Milwaukee Tools
Leading manufacturer of battery powered industrial tools. Check out the REDLITHIUM™ 9.0 battery that delivers more power, more run time.

DBI Sala/3M
Learn about fall protection requirements, and check out their latest products.

GE Lamps
New technology for LED lamps and energy saving products.

Fluke Metering
Fluke Digital Multimeters are on more tool belts, finding more problems. See the latest products.

Leviton’s energy management solutions provide wireless connectivity that ensures energy savings in both retrofit and new construction applications.


Technical Training Sessions

Free technical training sessions (registration now closed) will include:

Energy Codes: Illuminating the Path to Lighting Control Compliance (AIA Accredited Course)

Harold Jepsen, Vice President of Standards & Industry Affairs for Legrand, will examine:

  • Why energy efficiency codes?
  • Code adoption in states and local jurisdictions
  • ASHRAE 90.1 and IECC lighting control provisions


Meeting UL Code Requirements for Panel Builders 

“Goodbye UL 508: Industrial Control Panel Standard Harmonizing To A Global IEC-Based Standard” presented by Greg Castle, Business Manager, Motor Control and Low Voltage Circuit Protection, Schneider Electric.


NEC Code Update

Worker safety and new technology is of rising importance in the new edition of NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC). Alan Manche, Vice President, Schneider Electric, will lead this session.


Dimming LED Sources and Overcoming Control Challenges

Attendees will learn about the unique lighting control challenges presented by LED sources and how to apply the appropriate control strategy including the pros and cons for forward phase, reverse phase, 3-wire and more.


Power Quality and Mitigating Harmonics

This session will be led by Mario Teti, Business Manager: Power Quality Power Solutions Group, Schneider Electric.


Lighting and BMS Unification

Attendees will learn about benefits and how end users will be able to future proof their installation by leveraging the latest advancements in technology, narrowing the gap between occupant and the building owner/operator. Presented by Chris Martin, Regional Sales, Acuity Brands.


Energy/Utility Rebates

LED lighting may be more economical than you think. Learn about ways to decrease the cost of LED projects while getting the right quality and right amount of light for the job. Presented by Xcel Energy and GE Lighting.


Wire and Cable Management with Cost Saving Solutions

This session looks at wire and cable selection and cost saving installation methods. Presented by Dustin Logston, Business Manager, Encore Wire.


Managing an Effective Arc Flash Safety Program

Overview of NFPA70E code on arc flash and how to get started implementing a plan in your facility to be considered safe.


AC Drive Applications and Installation Practices

Attendees will discuss AC drive uses and applications with proper installation practices to mitigate risks of electrical noise and reflected wave issues. Presented by David Patzke, Automation Product Manager, Border States.

Energize Your Business

Learn about the latest trends in LED and energy efficient lighting, current electrical codes and requirements for the safest and most efficient ways to run your facility, cable management and cost saving installation practices, latest technology in switchgear systems, factory and machine automation, and much more. See you at the Expo!

Solutions and Technology Expo 2017


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E-commerce offerings:

(Contact a Customer Service Representative for additional selections, options and solutions)

Automation and Controls
Boxes and Enclosures
Distribution Equipment
Grounding Products
Natural Gas, Pipe, Valve and Fittings
Safety and PPE
Terminating and Splicing
Wire and Cable
Wiring Devices and Lighting Controls

Call and let us help meet all of your supply needs (866-483-7289). 

Did you know that any customer is eligible for online ordering? All you need to do is fill out this online form.

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  • 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.