SmartElectrical Teams with Walters

SmartElectrical, Seattle, a member of the SmartContractor community, recently formed a strategic partnership with Walters Wholesale Electric Co., Long Beach, Calif. Under the agreement, Walters will be fully integrated with SmartElectrical's procurement engine, giving electrical contractors and purchasing agents access to real-time pricing and availability and materials via the Internet. In addition, SmartElectrical will provide Walters customers with a suite of Web-based services including project coordination, time and material billing, bids and plans, and industry information.

Web Site Registers 5000th User

Material, a spinoff company of Vision InfoSoft Corp., announced it now has over 5000 registered users of its Web site. provides trade pricing on more than 700,000 electrical materials as well as linked catalog pages from more than 100 manufacturers. Users can search the Web site's database by using pathways, manufacturer catalog numbers, item descriptions, or UPC numbers. It also includes extensive cross-referencing information to assist in locating comparable items from different manufacturers. Material lists created in Vision's estimating and billing software, as well as lists created on the Internet, can be submitted to the Material Express software to obtain customer-specific prices from the distributor of choice.