Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

 

July 3, 2018

logo for NECA Industry Partner awardThe National Electrical Contractor Association (NECA) announced on June 18 that Southwire has been selected to receive the NECA Industry Partner Award. The company will receive its award at the NECA 2018 conference, taking place in Philadelphia from September 29 to October 2.

The NECA Industry Partner Award was established in 1996 to honour individuals or organizations allied with the electrical construction industry whose decisions, actions, or cooperation with NECA contribute to the industry’s success. This is Southwire’s first time winning the Industry Partner Award, and one of four electrical manufacturers to receive the award since it was created.

“We are extremely honoured to receive this recognition from NECA,” says Juan Hernandez, Southwire’s Senior Vice President of End User Contractors. “It reinforces our commitment to develop new products, solutions and services that help increase safety and productivity on the jobsite, and play an active role in solving the challenges that are present in our industry.”

Southwire has been a Premier Partner with NECA since 2015, a sponsorship status granted to leading companies in the electrical construction industry. Through this partnership, Southwire has helped train apprentices through the Electrical Training Alliance (ETA) and supports local chapter initiatives. 

Southwire is among a number of companies and individuals that will be honoured with NECA awards for their outstanding contributions at NECA 2018 Philadelphia, taking place September 29-October 2.

 


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Cloud

There has been a lot of talk about cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) models these days but both are relatively new to the lighting industry. Let’s take a look at what they are as well as their roles in commercial lighting.

What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of compute power, database storage, and applications via the Internet with pay-as-you-go or subscription-based pricing. Cloud computing means that instead of all the computer hardware, software, and data that you are using sitting somewhere inside your company’s network, it’s provided and managed for you as a service by another company and you access it over the Internet. 

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