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On August 24th, in 2011, Brandon Schroeder, a Cedar Rapids electrician, was doing some routine maintenance. But-- he neglected to put on his proper safety gear to protect against electrocution. That's when something went wrong. Schroeder was hit by an arc flash, a type of electrical explosion.


Wildcat Electric Supply and Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center are partnering for a blood drive. During the event, Wildcat will be serving food and handing out shirts. Come join us!


Many South Texas homeowners and businesses will want to rebuild and renovate their water-damaged homes after Harvey's floodwaters recede, via CBS news. The question is: will they be able to find workers to do the job?  Before Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston and the surrounding area in recent days, shortages of skilled labor were so bad in Texas that builders estimated it added as much as a month-and-half in additional time to the construction of a new house.  


Hurricane Irma poses a bigger menace to power supplies in Florida than Hurricane Harvey did in Texas because Irma is packing near 200 mile-per-hour winds (320 km/h) that could down power lines, close nuclear plants and threats to leave millions of homes and businesses in the dark for weeks. 


Two new electrical safety on the spot fines have been introduced on 30 June to ensure that workers are safe while working around power lines, following 9 serious electrical safety incidents in the past 12 months.

More than 150 years ago, inventors began working on a bright idea that would have a dramatic impact on how we use energy in our homes and offices. This invention changed the way we design buildings, increased the length of the average workday and jumpstarted new businesses. It also led to new energy breakthroughs -- from power plants and electric transmission lines to home appliances and electric motors.

Imagine a set of people having a heated discussion in a closed room. The conversation can turn into a complete mess if there is no coordinator to look after these people and guide the chatter. In such a situation that isn’t controlled, all we would hear is random shouting and noise, as no one would want to be left behind, so everyone would try to express his/her point of view without considering what the other person has to say. This kind of situation would ultimately lead to total chaos.


An electrical worker died Wednesday morning after falling 75 feet during construction of the new Detroit arena that will be home to the Pistons and Red Wings.


A worker was sent to the hospital to be checked out after an arc flash at the Panda Power Plant in Sherman.


Each year, more than 4 million traffic lights consume an estimated 3 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. Switching to energy-efficient LED lamps trims municipal budgets and lowers energy use nationwide. More than 50 percent of all traffic signals have been converted to LEDs in the U.S., even in large cities like Boston, Denver, New York City, Philadelphia, San Diego and Seattle.


The Contest: Wildcat Electric Supply is asking our customers and vendors to submit their best pet, scenery or wildlife photos. Winning entries will be published in our 2018 calendar and posted on the Wildcat Website.


Tropical Storm Cindy is churning slowly toward the Gulf Coast, where millions of residents are expecting heavy rain and potential flash flooding.


Shell said three of its employees are back at work and doing well after experiencing an “unexpected electrical arc flash” at the company’s Scotford oil refinery and chemical plant Sunday.


YOKOSUKA, Japan -- The search for seven U.S. Navy sailors missing after their destroyer collided with a container ship off Japan was called off Sunday after they were found dead in the ship's flooded compartments, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports


Tim Howe is an electrician. He was just passing by Trumbull Street Saturday morning when he saw someone trying to escape from the second floor of a burning building.

LED is a highly energy efficient lighting technology, and has the potential to fundamentally change the future of lighting in the United States. Residential LEDs -- especially ENERGY STAR rated products -- use at least 75% less energy, and last 25 times longer, than incandescent lighting


World's first power plant generates energy by consuming carbon dioxide, via Futurism.


Time is money. Buying pre-installed equipment can help you save both time and money.  Check out the Hubbell Power Systems Type AR (Automation-ready) Switch. We can have this switch in stock and can get it to you in no time.