Utility Products Conference and Expo 2013

Bringing you the newest products, informative conference sessions, networking opportunities and more.

Jan 1st, 2013
Upce Show Photo

Bringing you the newest products, informative conference sessions, networking opportunities and more.

By Jennifer MacArthur

The fifth annual Utility Products Conference & Exposition (UPCE) will be held Jan. 29-31, 2013 at the San Diego Convention Center. Bringing the pages of Utility Products magazine to life, UPCE boasts informative conference sessions, unmatched networking opportunities, and premier products and services offered by exhibitors. UPCE has everything a utility work needs to do his or her job-from tools to technology to the latest insider information.

Co-located with DistribuTECH, UPCE allows attendees to be a part of product demonstrations, training and conference sessions, breakfast roundtables and access to the DistribuTECH exhibit hall. With conference sessions including community colleges and industry partnerships, line and truck grounding, innovative online training methods, equipotential grounding and a keynote highlighting life after 12,500 volts, utility workers can't afford to miss this year's event.

UPCE is not all learning and no play. Attendees are invited to several networking events throughout UPCE, including:

Tuesday, Jan. 29

• International Reception-4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
• Women in Utilities Networking Mixer-4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and
• Opening Reception-5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 30

• Water Reception-4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
• It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere!-4:00 to 5:00 p.m., and
• Beach Party-5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The UPCE exhibit floor also offers other options for fun, including the Opening Reception that offers hors d'oeuvres, refreshing drinks and mingling with industry colleagues; and the It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere happy hour at UPCE sponsor booths before catching a wave at the Beach Party.

All UPCE attendees should plan to hang ten at this year's Beach Party. Catch up with industry peers, have a drink and enjoy some food as you dance to live entertainment from The Cover Lovers in the Ballroom.

UPCE's exhibit floor also is ideal for networking and keeping up-to-date with the newest trends and products for the utility industry. Along with demonstrations at exhibitor booths, there will be several product demonstrations in the Presentation Theatre between conference sessions.

The presentation theatre will house UPCE's keynote speaker, Gary Norland, as he shares how his life changed after 12,500 volts. UPCE's keynote session will be Wed., Jan. 30 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Attendees are also invited to listen to DistribuTECH keynote speakers Bob Woodward, journalist and author; Patricia Hoffman, assistant secretary of the Department of Energy; Sephen Berberish, president and CEO of California Independent System Operator Corp.; and Michael R. Niggli, president and COO of San Diego Gas & Electric, on Tues., Jan. 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the upper level Ballrooms B, C and D.

Combining educational conferences, incomparable networking, and premier products and services, this year's UPCE conference promises to be the best yet! For more show information, visit http://utilityproductsexpo.com. We look forward to seeing you in San Diego.

A.R.E.......... 325
AEMC INSTRUMENTS.......... 233
ALAMON CONTRACT SERVICES.......... 423
BELL LUMBER & POLE CO........... 443
BISMARCK STATE COLLEGE NATIONAL ENERGY CENTER OF EXCELLENCE.......... 522
BROOKS MANUFACTURING CO........... 546
BURNDY®.......... 526
ENERSYS.......... 139
EVERLAST® INDUCTION LIGHTING.......... 450
FLIR SYSTEMS INC........... 332
GAMMATECH COMPUTER CORP........... 429
GEMSTAR MANUFACTURING.......... 441
GLOBAL POWER PRODUCTS INC........... 540
HI-LINE UTILITY SUPPLY CO........... 421
HIOKI USA CORP........... 239
INSULATUS INC........... 427
LOCWELD INC........... 524
MACKAY COMMUNICATIONS.......... 438
MADI.......... 339
MCWANE POLES.......... 518
MEGGER.......... 433
MOBILE PC MANAGER.......... 548
MOCAP/X-TREME TAPE.......... 544
PIEDMONT BUSHINGS & INSULATORS LLC.......... 235
PROTECTIVE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS.......... 334
RAD DATA COMMUNICATIONS INC........... 439
RIGID INDUSTRIES.......... 554
SILENT POWER INC........... 341
SPIDA SOFTWARE.......... 538
SPX FLASH TECHNOLOGY.......... 419
TC TECHNOLOGY.......... 528
TESCO - THE EASTERN SPECIALTY CO........... 338
TOPCON POSITIONING SYSTEMS INC........... 333
UTICOM SYSTEMS INC........... 550

A.R.E.

Booth 325
Manufacturer of fiberglass truck caps and tonneau covers and aluminum truck caps for commercial, independent contractor, and fleet use. Distributor of several related truck and cargo management accessories. Also offers the SpaceKap fiberglass commercial slip-in utility body.

AEMC INSTRUMENTS

Booth 233
AEMC Instruments manufactures professional electrical test and measurement instruments for the industrial, commercial and utility marketplace. AEMC is the Industry leader in current measurement probes, ground resistance testers and insulation resistance testers.

ALAMON CONTRACT SERVICES

Booth 423
Alamon has been providing professional, skilled contract services to the telecommunications and electric industries since 1975. We serve customers throughout the United States from our headquarters in Kalispell, Montana and satellite offices in California, Texas, Oregon, Colorado and New Hampshire.

BELL LUMBER & POLE CO.

Booth 443

BISMARCK STATE COLLEGE NATIONAL ENERGY CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

Booth 522

BROOKS MANUFACTURING CO.

Booth 546
Brooks Manufacturing Co. produces Douglas fir distribution crossarms, X-braces, vee braces and transmission framing components in solid sawn and conventional glu-lam.

BURNDY®

Booth 526
BURNDY is a manufacturer of system designed connectors and tooling. Connectors are available for splicing, tapping, terminating, for conducting or grounding with system designed tools for application by hydraulic, mechanical or powder

ENERSYS

Booth 139

EVERLAST® INDUCTION LIGHTING

Booth 450
EverLast® Induction Lighting is a subsidiary of Full Spectrum Solutions, Inc. and has quickly grown into the leading manufacturer of energy-efficient lighting solutions for roadway, parking structure, facility and area lighting applications.

FLIR SYSTEMS INC.

Booth 332
From affordable IR cameras to incredible high-resolution imagers, only FLIR offers utilities a complete spectrum of thermal imaging solutions that help detect potential problems early, prevent costly downtime, and protect workers and the public.

GAMMATECH COMPUTER CORP.

Booth 429
For over two decades, GammaTech Computer Corporation has been a leader in the design, manufacturing and sales of rugged and hardened notebook and tablet computers throughout North America.

GEMSTAR MANUFACTURING

Booth 441
For nearly 50 years, Gemstar Manufacturing, located in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, has been designing and manufacturing custom cases and custom plastic products for a wide variety of industrial and commercial applications.

GLOBAL POWER PRODUCTS INC.

Booth 540
Global Power Products manufacturers a wide variety of advanced Electric Meters available with Wi-Fi or Ethernet communications for the commercial and residential markets. We also manufacture the GenerLink, and automated transfer switch for residential applications.

HI-LINE UTILITY SUPPLY CO.

Booth 421
With over 10,000 products in stock, Hi-Line Utility Supply has provided transmission and distribution tools, rubber goods, and safety equipment since 1960. Hi-Line has two full service facilities in Elgin, IL and Millbury, MA.

HIOKI USA CORP.

Booth 239

INSULATUS INC.

Booth 427

LOCWELD INC.

Booth 524
FOR ALL YOUR STEEL STRUCTURE PROJECTS. Founded in 1947, LOCWELD has earned an industry leading reputation for quality and reliability. Our dedicated staff and strict quality guidelines will provide you with the best solutions for all your steel structure needs.

MACKAY COMMUNICATIONS

Booth 438
125+ years solutions integrator providing wireless data & voice communications supporting SCADA & distribution automation applications; combining compact BGAN terminals (M2M, portable, fixed & vehicular), handheld satellite phones and airtime with ensured real-time Inmarsat network connectivity.

MADI

Booth 339
MADI is focused on delivering innovative solutions to the Utility Industry. With over 95 years of Sales, Marketing, Engineering and Manufacturing experience plus 45 years of Utility Line Work, MADI knows how to deliver "GAME CHANGING" innovation!

MCWANE POLES

Booth 518
McWane Ductile Iron Poles - our engineered poles are an excellent solution for extended life cycle, predictable strength, and reliability. McWane Poles are designed to wood pole equivalency Grade "B" construction.

MEGGER

Booth 433
Since 1903, the Megger family has provided electrical testing tools under such familiar monikers as Biddle, AVO, and Pax Diagnostics. Megger equipment supports electrical systems worldwide from offices in the U.S., Sweden, and the U.K.

MOBILE PC MANAGER

Booth 548

MOCAP / X-TREME TAPE

Booth 544
X-Treme Tape is the Ultimate Protective & Repair Wrap. Self Fusing, Air & Moisture Proof Seal - Insulates up to 8,000 Volts UV Resistant, Stays Flexible {- 60F / 500F}.

PIEDMONT BUSHINGS & INSULATORS LLC

Booth 235

PROTECTIVE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS

Booth 334
PIP supplies work gloves and personal protection. Our products have been designed and rigorously tested with the utmost safety in mind and we are highly confident in the ability of our products to perform well "at work" and beyond.

RAD DATA COMMUNICATIONS INC.

Booth 439
Established 30 years ago, RAD Data Communications is an award-winning manufacturer of access and backhaul solutions for public utilities, transportation systems, educational institutions, service providers, enterprises, and government agencies around the world. The company's installed base exceeds 11,000,000 units and includes more than 175 major utilities, carriers, and operators around the world. RAD's customers are supported by 31 offices and more than 300 channel partners in 165 countries.

RIGID INDUSTRIES

Booth 554

SILENT POWER INC.

Booth 341

SPIDA SOFTWARE

Booth 538
SPIDA® Software provides simple, yet comprehensive solutions that streamline utility engineering and business processes. SPIDA products are easy-to-use, flexible solutions that can be integrated with other enterprise systems for a truly seamless experience.

SPX FLASH TECHNOLOGY

Booth 419
SPX Flash Technology is a world leader in certified FAA Aviation Obstruction Lighting with over forty years of experience providing FAA/FCC/NEC compliant solutions to the utility industry. Exposure to liability is serious. We offer solutions.

TC TECHNOLOGY

Booth 528
Considering Mobile GIS - Look no further. TC Technology's GO! Sync Mobile GIS delivers easy to use maps alongside dispatched work to field personnel. View maps, make sketches, inspect equipment, and complete jobs using laptops.

TESCO - THE EASTERN SPECIALTY CO.

Booth 338
The Eastern Specialty Company has been a leader in providing test equipment for both the field and meter shop since it's inception in 1904 and is a recognized industry authority for AMI Deployment needs.

TOPCON POSITIONING SYSTEMS INC.

Booth 333
Topcon Positioning Systems is a worldwide leading developer and manufacturer of precision positioning equipment for the GIS, surveying, and civil engineering, professions worldwide. For applications such as asset inventory and utility infrastructure, Topcon's innovative vehicle-mounted 3D mobile mapping solutions increase production by mapping data at highway speeds. Through the integration of high density, geo-referenced point clouds and 360° images, users get a superior dataset for easy feature recognition and quick data extraction.

UTICOM SYSTEMS INC.

Booth 550
Exhibit and sponsor information were accurate at press time but are subject to change.

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