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7.23.2015

July 2015 Korridor Newsletter


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Welcome to a new edition of The Korridor from Atkore International!

In this edition we’ll be telling you about a lot of new additions, whether it be with physical space, as products, or in the website arena. We’ve also included some of our newest videos as well as some excellent information about our products we find many people asking about!

As always, all of our Korridor articles are available to read on our website at atkore.com/the-korridor.

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What’s in this Issue?

Atkore Opens New Facility in Chino, CA

Announcing MC Luminary Jacketed Cable

Unistrut and Power-Strut Receive Top Rating in IDEA’s IDW Certification Program

IMC: Just the Facts

AFC Cable Systems is Receives Top Rating in IDW

NSF, ETL, or UL: What’s the Difference?

New Slotted Channel for 5/8″ Threaded Rod

Pack N’ Roll Video Deomonstration

FlexHead Releases New Website

Vineyard Stakes Video Installation

Wire Basket Now in Quick Ship Program

 

Atkore Opens New Facility in Chino, CA

Atkore has opened a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Chino, CA. Featuring local MC Cable and Flexible Metal Metal Conduit manufacturing capabilities, this new facility also has four will-call bays and thirtysix total dock doors. Stocked Atkore raceway products include: AC/MC cable, flexible metal and Liqudtight conduits, steel/aluminum conduit, PVC conduit, metal framing, fittings and more. This new facility gives us the opportunity to improve service and lead times.

View the Flyer on Atkore.com »

Atkore Chino Facility Flyer

 

Announcing MC Luminary® Jacketed Cable

AFC Cable Systems announces MC Luminary Jacketed Cable Type MC-PCS, an addition to its Luminary line of Metal-Clad Cables.

MC Luminary Jacketed Cable features an interlocking steel strip with a PVC jacket. Under one armor is a cable composed of two or three single solid copper THHN/THWN conductors and one single THHN/THWN insulated ground, along with a low voltage control assembly made of a twisted jacketed pair of 16 AWG solid TFN conductors.  Use of MC Luminary Jacketed Cable allows control circuit conductors to be placed in a cable with conductors of electric light, power, or Class 1 circuits. Labor and installation costs are estimated to be as much as 30 percent lower than if separate power and control cables are required.

Learn more about this new product »

MC Luminary Jacketed Cable

 

Unistrut and Power-Strut Receive Top Rating in IDEA’s IDW Certification Program

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Unistrut and Power-Strut are now compliant with IDEA’s Industry Data Warehouse (IDW) certification program. IDW is the industry’s preferred solution for manufacturers to securely share product information with distributor partners in a standardized electronic format.

Read more about what that means for distributors and customers in the Unistrut update or the Power-Strut update on their websites!

 

IMC: Just the Facts

Several questions about the use of IMC have been asked at trade shows and other events over the last year and we realize that there are a many misconceptions concerning IMC. This article is here to clear up some simple facts. 

IMC is stronger than GRC. If you can use GRC, you can use IMC (the NEC backs that up). Allied’s IMC is as strong, lighter in weight, and less expensive than rigid. In fact, it can save you as much as 30% in overall costs. We have more facts where that came from.

Read the entire Article on Alliedeg.us »

IMC - Just the Facts

 

AFC Cable Systems Receives Top Rating in IDW

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AFC Cable is proud to announce that we have recently achieved 99% compliance within IDEA’s Data Certification Program. 

This program was designed to measure the item-level completeness and quality of the data available within the Industry Data Warehouse (IDW). It focuses on the population of critical data fields that contain transactional and descriptive product information our distributor partners need to conduct business and sell our products (e.g. brand, packaging, price effective date, etc.). 

Learn more about AFC’s IDW compliance »

 

NSF, ETL, or UL Mark: What’s the Difference?

What's the difference?

Atkore’s acquisitions of Heritage Plastics, Ridgeline Pipe and American Pipe and Plastics (API) over the last couple of years have expanded our nonmetallic product portfolio considerably and changed us from a regional supplier into a market leader with a national presence in PVC conduit and plastic pipe.  The integration of these strong brand names with our existing Allied branded PVC conduit has led to some questions about PVC conduit markings and the difference between UL and ETL certification.  

Learn the Differences Now at Atkore.com »

 

Unistrut Introduces New Slotted Channel for 5/8″ Threaded Rod

Acting on ‘Voice of Customer’ feedback, Unistrut has developed a new slotted channel for 5/8″ threaded rod. This is great solution for data centers, heavy-duty supports and other applications. This new slottted channel can be used for any Unistrut part using the suffix “WT”.

Learn more about the Slotted Channel »

Slotted Channel for Threaded Rod

 

Kaf-Tech Demonstrates How Pack N’ Roll Works

The Pack N’ Roll is a portable container to more easily manage a contractor’s installation of MC and AC cable products. This coil accessory keeps coils organized, neat and clean while preventing cable damage. Fast and easy to pull without any tangles, Pack N’ Roll eliminates scrap.

We’ll show you just how easy it is to use in our Pack N’ Roll YouTube video!

Pack N' Roll Video

 

FlexHead Releases New, More Flexible Website

Atkore just launched a brand new website for FlexHead Industries featuring a sleek new design that’s easy to navigate and is an all around pleasant experience. 

Whether you’re viewing the website on your computer or your mobile phone, you’ll experience all the greatness that Flexhead has to offer. Share pages instantly with colleagues or just get the information you need at the click of a mouse or the tap of your screen.

Explore the New Website Today »

FlexHead Website

 

Watch the Vineyard Stakes Installation Video

This video from Allied Tube & Conduit® on the improved vine training system details how the Allied system installs quicker and even reduces vineyard maintenance and labor costs. It’s easier to raise and lower training (trellising) wires in a single step. It eliminates the need for clips, nails or other wire attachment methods with engineered notches. Allied’s square tubular stake improves driveability with superior strength and durability.

Watch the Video Now »

Vineyard Stakes Video

 

Cope Expands “Quick Ship Program” to Include Wire Basket

The demand for Wire Basket has increased significantly in recent years, commanding the need for shorter lead times. Acting on ‘Voice of Customer’ feedback and to accommodate the higher demand, Cope has expanded its Quick Ship Program to include Wire Basket. The program is designed to ship the most popular Cable Tray, Wire Basket and accessories the Same Day/Next Day.

Get all the details on the Cope Quick Ship program.

Cope Wire Basket

 

Atkore Brand Websites Are Improving

Atkore’s digital marketing team has launched a number of new websites for many of our brands over the past few years. In addition to new websites, we’ve been hard at work improving the look and feel of some of the websites that haven’t yet received the full treatment. We’re proud to share with you that a number of these websites are now mobile-friendly.

Atkore.com recently had its framework redeveloped so that you can now view our website on your smart phone or other mobile device.

Unistrut.us received some much needed design updates and is also now mobile-friendly for both smart phones and mobile devices.

CopeCableTray.com received similar updates as Unistrut’s North American website for the design and mobile-friendliness.

AlliedTube-Sprinkler.com also received an overhaul to meet the same mobile-standards that we’ve set for all of our websites moving forward. Additionally, Allied’s Sprinkler website also received some improved calculators that you can also use on your mobile phone while at the job-site.

Mobile Websites for Atkore, Allied Sprinkler, Unistrut North America and Cope

 

See the MC Snapit at Work in Kaf-Tech’s Newest Video

4? 2-Circuit MC/Low voltage stud strap. Interlocked MC Snapit™ makes installing MC cable fast and easy. No more tools required.

Our patented rifled polycarbonate design will hold MC and AC 12/2 through 10/3, eliminating the unsightly sagging you get with other supports. MC Snapit is made from durable hi-impact polycarbonate, and can be used universally. It also includes clips for low voltage cable.

See how easy it is in our MC Snapit YouTube Video!

MC Snapit Video

 

AFC Will be at NJATC

AFC Cable Systems will be showcasing rugged and versatile metal clad cable at the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee’s 26th Annual National Training Institute (NJATC/NTI), July 25-31, 2015, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Booth 435. On display will be MC Luminary Cable™ Type MC-PCS and LIQUID-TUFF™ UL® Splash Zone Liquidtight flexible conduit.

Drop by booth 435 to see AFC Cable’s new range of MC Luminary Cable Type MC-PCS metal-clad cables, which combine lighting and control circuits under a single interlocked armor. These cables are ideal for LED and fluorescent dimming and SMART building applications. MC Luminary Cable™ saves time and significantly reduces costs in each installation. 

The MC Luminary Cable® features two or three single copper THHN conductors, one single THHN insulated ground, and a twisted jacketed pair of TFN conductors. The MC Tuff Luminary Cable™ is the lightweight galvanized steel interlocked armor cable and the MC-Lite Luminary Cable™ is the interlocked aluminum armor cable. Both are offered in 120/208 or 277/480 conductor designs with a TFN conductor low voltage control assembly under one armor.

Visit AFC’s website now to learn more »

 

We Put Kwik-Couple IMC Up Against Standard IMC with a 3-Piece Coupling – Which Was Faster and Easier?

Kwik-Couple IMC allows you to save time and money because it doesn’t require you to turn the electrical conduit. It also connects in half the time of standard IMC straight with its separate couplings. It’s great in cramped spaces and eliminates the need for 3-piece couplings! This makes it great for offsets and bends. IMC is also up to 30% lighter than Rigid Conduit!

We’ll show you just how fast it is in this side-by-side video shoot on YouTube.

Watch the Video on YouTube Now »

Kwik-Couple vs 3-Piece Coupling Video

 

*The NEC (National Electric Code®) is a registered trademark of the National Fire Protection Association®