The Wire GE Consumer & Industrial — Electrical Distribution
March 2009 The Newsletter for Electrical Contractors
Welcome to The Wire - GE Consumer & Industrial's newsletter created specifically for the Electrical Contractor. This newsletter is designed to be a fast-read to keep pace with your busy schedule.

The Wire highlights key news you need to know. Read on to let us know what we can do to make The Wire deliver even more of what you want. Click here to send us your questions or ideas.
FEATURED PRODUCTS
AF-600 FP Panel
AF-600 FP Panel The AF-600 FPTM Panel incorporates contactors, switches, pilot lights and drive bypass functionality. There are two versions: a space saving slim line panel design for up to 75HP and a traditional panel for 75-300HP.
Wholesale/Contractor Bathroom Fans
Wholesale/Contractor Bathroom Fans GE Bathroom fans are the newest products to the ventilation fan market. The entire family of bathroom fans are designed to meet every need in a home. From small to large bathrooms, choices with light, nightlight or built-in heater. There are even Energy Star approved bathroom fans that deliver superior performance while consuming little energy.
 
DIGITAL NEWS
e-Catalog
e-Catalog GE Consumer & Industrial has launched e-Catalog on www.geelectrical.com to help you find what you need...fast. This new tool allows you to search by parameters to find items such as specs, product publications, product photos and more.

Are you looking for product related videos? Find them in our video library on www.geelectrical.com. On the homepage, youwill see a link to video library on the left side of the page. Click on video library and select the product category you're interested in.From there, click on the video you want to see then sit back, relax and enjoy.

 
TRADESHOW CALENDAR
Tradeshow Calendar GE Consumer & Industrial is excited to participate in many industry tradeshows throughout 2009. Stop by to learn more about the many features and benefits of our extensive product line. Find the industry show location nearest you and come meet the GE team: www.geindustrial.com/events
CODE NEWS
NEC 2008 The 2005 National Electric Code (NEC®) Section 210-12 has mandated that Combination Arc Fault Circuit Breakers (AFCI) be used in bedroom circuits as of January 2008. The 2008 NEC expands the use of combination AFCIs to all single phase, 15- and 20-amp non-ground fault circuits supplying power to dwelling areas, including family rooms, dining rooms, living rooms, parlors, libraries, dens, bedrooms, sun rooms, recreation rooms, closets, hallways or similar rooms. 2008 and earlier NEC versions are adopted by each state and their local municipalities. For more information related to your state's adoption of combination AFCIs, visit www.IAEI.com or www.afcisafety.org. Choose the GE AFCI that matches your requirements and your state's code.

On July 21, 2008 Underwriters Laboratories revised its UL 67 Standard for Panelboards removing the 42-circuit limitation. Click Here to read the full announcement and GE's response.
BUSINESS TIPS
Business Tips A lot of companies can deliver some of the products and services you need on the job every day, but what about the partnership and experience you need to help you run your business better? We hope you’ll view GE as a great business partner you can count on. Over the years, we’ve learned a little bit about managing people, building effective marketing programs and selling profitable jobs. We’d like to share this experience with you. To learn more, call your local GE office, or keep checking back with The Wire for tips on profitable growth.

In this edition, we’re focusing on training you and your people. There is so much new information coming at you every day that it’s hard to keep up. From new codes and products to new safety procedures, it’s never ending. To help you stay on top of things, we’ve created a single source for all your training needs. It’s called GE Learning Central, and you can find it 24/7. You’ll find everything from formal CEU-certified courses and dozens of free self-guided online courses to a full slate of in-depth courses you can take at our Lighting & Electrical Institute in Cleveland. You name it, it’s there.
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