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3.28.2016

NEMA Standards Play a Vital Role in Manufacturing of Atkore Electrical Raceway Products


Atkore International manufactures a number of electrical raceways, which we define as “the mechanical infrastructure that deploys, isolates and protects a structure’s electrical circuitry from source to outlet.”   Before Atkore can successfully implement its Mission Statement (To be the Customer’s first choice for electrical raceway and mechanical product and solutions, by providing unmatched quality, delivery, and value based on sustainable excellence in strategy, people, and processes.), one of its key foundations is to understand what criteria must be met in order to produce electrical raceways.

While most Atkore raceway products are listed to UL standards, many of them are also manufactured in accordance with standards developed by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA).  Atkore participation in NEMA is widespread.    John Williamson, the President and CEO of Atkore International, has recently been appointed to a two year term on the NEMA Board of Governors, which is responsible for guiding the operations of the organization and many other Atkore employees participate in NEMA Sections and Technical Committees which develop product and installation standards and guidelines.

According to NEMA, “standards play a vital part in the design, production, and distribution of products destined for both national and international commerce. Sound technical standards benefit the user, as well as the manufacturer, by improving safety, bringing about economies in product, eliminating misunderstandings between manufacturer and purchaser, and assisting the purchaser in selecting and obtaining the proper product for his particular need.”

To find NEMA standards that cover Atkore products, click on the following links:

Cable Tray

Conduit Fittings

Flexible Metal Conduit

Polymer Raceway Products

Steel Conduit and Electrical Metal Tubing (EMT)

Building Wire and Cable

Armored Cables

Metal Clad Cable