tonneau cover ARE

Durable Coating Options for Tonneau Covers and Truck Caps

A.R.E. Accessories is partnering with LINE-X, North America's largest retail automotive aftermarket franchise and provider of high performance spray-on bed liners, to offer an elastomeric protective coating option for all A.R.E. truck caps and fibergla... Read more >
vegetation management Terex

XT Pro Tree Trimmer Series for Vegetation Management

Utility vehicles: Redesigned Terex XT Pro Series Tree Trimmer trucks are designed to meet the unique jobsite needs of tree care professionals. These overcenter aerial devices have the same features that made the company’s previous tree trimmers so popu... Read more >
line maintenance Condux Tesmec

PLW 2-5 Hydraulic Puller is Completely Self-contained

Line construction: Condux Tesmec’s PLW 2-5 Hydraulic Puller is completely self-contained and can be mounted on a truck chassis or trailer. The multi-drum puller provides up to 5,000 lbs. of pulling force and is designed to be used with pilot rope for i... Read more >
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New Vehicle Docking Station for Panasonic Toughbook 54 Laptop Computer

Gamber-Johnson, an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer of rugged docking stations and long-time partner with Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, announces a vehicle docking station designed for the new Panasonic Toughbook 54 semi... Read more >
crimping tool Greenlee

Battery-powered EK50ML Micro Crimping Tool

Utility supplies: Greenlee introduces what is cited to be the world’s first battery-powered crimping tool with PowerSense Technology, the EK50ML Micro Crimping Tool. The lightweight tool can deliver 3,400 lbs. of crimping force and crimps 65 percent fa... Read more >
vehicle accessory KH Industries

New LED StarBeam Vehicle Mounted Spotlight

KH Industries, US manufacturer of the NightRay and StarBeam remote control spotlights, has introduced a new LED StarBeam Spotlight featuring low amperage draw and a focused high output light pattern.

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Utility vehicles: Automated transmissions boost fuel efficiency

03/27/2015 Power management company Eaton has introduced new electronic capabilities to its Fuller Advantage Series and UltraShift PLUS automated transmissions that allow for disengagement of a truck’s driveline while on slight downhill g...
safety equipment Larson electronics

Safety products: Five-outlet explosion proof extension cord released


Safety equipment: Larson Electronics has announced the release of a heavy-duty extension cord designed to provide secure connection of explosion proof equipment in hazardous locations.

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Utility supplies: TerraGo Edge 3.5 app combines GPS support with GIS data management

03/27/2015 Utility tools: TerraGo Edge 3.5 app delivers real-time centimeter accuracy to your phone and brings it back to your GIS. It delivers survey grade precision for field workers and data management tools for the GIS department.
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Arc Flash Protective Equipment Kit


Utility safety: Hi-Line offers PPE Category 2 / 12CAL rated Arc Flash Protective Equipment Kit.

transmission and distribution TSE International

Transmission and distribution: One-stop source for engineered tension stringing solutions


Line construction: TSE International designs, manufactures and markets America’s most complete range of tension stringing equipment for the construction and maintenance of electrical transmission and distribution lines.

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Utility supplies: High heat resistant coating solution for any application

03/26/2015 Safety products: Cortec Corp., a provider of corrosion protection solutions, introduces VpCI-386 HT Black -- a high heat resistant water-based acrylic silicone primer/topcoat that provides protection in harsh, outdoor unshelter...
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Utility tools: New PRO 6-in-1 screwdriver

03/26/2015 Lineman tools: Platinum Tools, a provider of solutions for the preparation, installation, hand termination and testing of wire and cable, will feature the new PRO 6-in-1 Screwdriver (p/n 19002C & 19003C) during 2015 ISC Wes...


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Embracing NERC PRC-005-2 Compliance

NERC PRC-005-2, the new standard developed by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) for bulk power systems, went into effect last year. Here is a look at what makes this standard so unique and some tips on how best to comply.

Winter is Here: Batten Down the Hatches and Harden Your Systems

Utility designers are faced with a two-fold challenge: to enhance systems with new, more responsive smart grid technology, while hardening infrastructure to withstand future attacks from Mother Nature. 



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“Make Them Thirsty for Safety”

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This Month's Issue

March 2015
Volume 19, Issue 3




Meter Socket Jumpers - Perfect for Submetering Applications

AEP’s Meter Socket Jumper offers a safe and easy means of bypassing a meter socket. The Socket Jumper can be used with either Ringless or Ring style Meters.

Meter Socket Converter

AE Product’s Meter Socket Converter (CNV) converts various Meter Forms to fit the desired application. 14S, 15S or 16S Socket to accept 2S Meter. Optional features available.

Service Disconnect Adapter with Electronic Meter Energizing

AEP’s Service Disconnect Adapter disconnects customer load but maintains power to the electronic meter. The meter maintains reading and communications links for AMR/AMI operations while only disabling the load side.

Meter Socket Blank-Off Covers

AE Product’s Meter Socket Blank-Off Covers are a cost effective way to safely blank-off a Socket that is not in use. Available with or without blades. Color options and personalization available.

Meter Socket Gaskets

AEP’s Meter Socket Gaskets protects your Meters from moisture, insects, sand and other particles by providing a better seal between the meter and the meter socket cover.