News Briefs

Dec 1, 2000 12:00 PM, By EC&M Staff

Electrimold Launches New Web Site
Electrimold, an Iowa-based manufacturer of utility enclosures, pad, and vaults, recently launched www.Electrimold.com. In addition to company and product information, customers can now locate sales representatives and view the company's catalog online.

Win a Truck at gesupply.com
Promoting the launch of its new gesupply.com Web site, GE Supply, Shelton, Conn., an electrical, voice, and data products distribution business of GE (NYSE: GE), is holding an online drawing for a new, fully loaded Ford F-350 pickup truck. This B2B site covers more than 250,000 electrical products, voice, and datacom supplies from GE and other manufacturers. It provides ordering, technical advice and support, and other features.

Free Online Time and Expense Tracking
Journyx, an Austin, Texas-based project management portal, and PMForum, a burgeoning online community for project management professionals, recently announced a partnership agreement whereby PMForum will offer Journyx free online time and expense tracking service. Project management professionals can automate their workforce management activities with "Road Warriors," by signing up for the Journyx Timesheet service on the PMForum Web site. To learn more, visit www.journyx.com and www.pmforum.com.

Eaton Reorganizes Cutler-Hammer
Eaton Corp. recently announced a new structure for its Cutler-Hammer electrical and electronic products business that will enable it to respond faster to customer requirements with innovative product solutions and services, effective January 1, 2001. Eaton will adopt a market segment structure for its Cutler-Hammer product operations, sales, and support organizations to accelerate customer responsiveness.

"Eaton's Cutler-Hammer business has experienced strong growth in market share and profitability this year," says Randy Carson, senior vice president and group executive at Eaton. "Orders are up 10% from last year. Our focus on emerging customer requirements in the specific market segments we serve has been a major factor in our success."

For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

Motorola Tries to Stop Illegal Radio Resellers
To help minimize inconvenience to customers who have unknowingly purchased two-way radios that can't be reprogrammed, repaired, or replaced, Motorola, Schaumburg, Ill., is aggressively pursuing businesses that are selling illegally imported two-way radios not intended for use in the United States.

"The company has issued `cease and desist' letters to more than 10 sellers and importers of foreign Motorola two-way radios in the United States," says Jim Pristelski, senior litigation counsel for Motorola. "The company's actions are based on several legal points, including violation of FCC rules, copyright infringement, and trademark infringement."

The radios in question violate FCC regulations because radios used in this country should have labels indicating they are type-accepted by the agency that regulates all communications equipment in the U.S. For more information, visit www.motorola.com.

Cooper Crouse-Hinds Expands Web Site
Cooper Crouse-Hinds recently updated its Web site: www.crouse-hinds.com. A quick-reference tool for distributors, contractors, and specifiers, this site features an online catalog, cross-reference guide, new product profiles, sales and distributor locators, and a resource area with detailed application and product information.

IR Forms Independent Power Sector
Ingersoll-Rand Co., Woodcliff Lake, N.J., a diversified industrial firm, recently announced the formation of the Independent Power Sector. The new sector, which includes the company's PowerWorks microturbine technologies, will focus on identifying, developing, and marketing alternative-power and energy-management solutions. The Independent Power Sector will be reported as part of the company's Industrial Productivity segment beginning in 2001. For more information, visit www.irco.com.

Graybar Creates New Districts in California
Graybar, St. Louis, recently announced a district realignment effective January 1, 2001, which further aligns its districts around regional zone warehouses and creates new districts serving customers in California.

The move is a continuation of the company's logistics strategy to operate huge, strategically placed regional zone warehouses designed to replenish branch stocks and assure next-day delivery of electrical and datacom products to customers. For more information, contact Beth Herreid at (314) 512-9200.

Sixth Edition of CISPR 15 Now Available
The International Electrotechnical Commission, Geneva, Switzerland, recently published the sixth edition of CISPR 15 (International Special Committee on Radio Interference), on the limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of electrical lighting and similar equipment.

This standard applies to the emission (radiated and conducted) of radio frequency disturbances from all lighting equipment with a primary function of generating and/or distributing light intended for illuminations purposes, and intended either for connection to the low-voltage electricity supply or for battery operation. Visit www.iec.ch for more information.

On page 10 of the November issue, in the Industry News section, Appleton Electric's Web site was printed incorrectly. The correct address is www.appletonelec.com.