WESCO released its first Corporate Sustainability Report outlining key programs and achievements across five areas of focus: Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Energy Efficiency, Fleet Fuel Use, Waste and Recycling, and Green Buildings. Over the past three years, WESCO improved its energy efficiency, increased recycling, reduced waste generation, and reduced both greenhouse gas intensity and emissions. In 2012, WESCO surpassed … Read More
Pittsburgh, PA — May is National Electrical Safety Month and WESCO International is doing its part to raise awareness about the workplace electrical safety hazards that claim the lives of more than 350 workers each year. WESCO’s Electrical Safety Guide, produced in collaboration with the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), is a comprehensive collection of case … Read More
In April I blogged about Berk-Tek’s new SmartPAK packaging: 1,500 feet of UTP cable per box allowing more cable runs while cutting scrap. Now there is a savings calculator so you can estimate the savings on your specific project. The calculator is pre-populated with industry standards, but you can enter your project cable length, hourly labor rate and anticipated … Read More
Ty Dillon gets his second start in the WESCO #33 Chevrolet Camaro this Saturday, May 4, at 3 p.m. The NASCAR Nationwide Series race, which will be broadcast live on ESPN, takes place at the Talladega Superspeedway.
The #33 car should be easy to locate. The WESCO logo is prominent on the hood and upper rear quarter panels of the blue … Read More
Earlier in the month Steve Forbes posted an article on Fox News entitled “Copper Wire — A technology whose time has passed“. In the article, Forbes poses the question “why are copper networks still so widely used although they have been rendered obsolete by next-generation technologies?” His answer (which he feels is quite “simple”), is that … Read More
First quarter results compared to the prior year:
- Consolidated sales of $1.81 billion, growth of 12.6%
- Gross margin of 21.1%, up 120 basis points
- Adjusted earnings per share of $1.12, up 13.1%, excluding favorable non-recurring items in both years
- Free cash flow of $74 million or 127% of adjusted net income
Read the full press release now, which includes … Read More
After obtaining contractor feedback asking for a solution that takes into account today’s realistic field lengths, Berk-Tek introduces their new 1,500’ UTP copper cable package option, smartPAK, which will allow more runs out of one box of cable, while substantially cutting scrap.
A standard 1,000’ box of UTP cable allows three (3) 300’ pulls (the maximum length allowed by the TIA-568-C … Read More
NEW LONDON, Conn. April 2, 2013 – Legrand and Superior Essex Communications LP announce the establishment of an alliance between the companies to jointly develop, market, support, and warrant cabling systems domestically and internationally. This new suite of solutions for structured cabling systems (SCS) combines Ortronics® connectivity products and Superior Essex data cable products, and will be launched as nCompass.
The … Read More
Bothell, Washington, and New Holland, Pennsylvania – April 2, 2013 – Berk-Tek, a Nexans company, and Leviton announced today the completion of a long-term strategic agreement, creating the Berk-Tek Leviton Technologies alliance. The combined strength of Leviton’s extensive connectivity portfolio with the leading performance of Berk-Tek’s cables creates the industry’s premier copper and fiber solution that provides customers with a … Read More
We are all familiar with copper and glass fiber optic cable, but how intriguing is the thought of fiber cable without the glass? Made with an air core, researchers from the University of Southampton in England say they have created fiber cables that can move data at 99.7% of the speed of light! In an information technology article on Read More