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April 2016 Korridor Newsletter

Monday, April 18, 2016

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

In this edition, we’re bringing you a lot of exciting news. We’re sharing some new literature, talk about innovation, launch a couple more websites, share some information from our industry affairs team and more!

As always, all of our Korridor articles are available to read on our website at

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What’s in this Issue?

Atkore’s Domestic and Environmental Certification Process

There’s a New Cope Ladder Tray Brochure

Columbia-MBF Launches New Website

Innovation with Kwik-Fit Compression EMT

New Updates to the Unistrut General Engineering Catalog

Instantly Identify Circuits with True Color EMT

NEMA Standards Play a Vital Role

Are IMC and GRC Couplings Required to Have the UL Mark?

SprinkFLEX has a New Website

Allied Tube & Conduit Provides Solution for Large Commercial Solar Provider

Razor Ribbon to Give Live Demonstration at Conference


Atkore’s Domestic and Environmental Certification Process

Certification Logos

Certification plays an important role in the sales function as well as the compliance aspect of our business. From an environmental standpoint LEED, REACH, and ROHS certifications are often requested to ensure that products meet environmental standards (i.e. chemical content, ingredient make-up).

Learn more about domestic and environmental certifications »


There’s a New Cope Ladder Tray Brochure

Cope® has a NEW ladder cable tray brochure available on the Cope website. This brochure is a helpful tool for selecting the appropriate part number for the ladder cable tray product that is needed.

View the new brochure »

Cope Ladder Tray Brochure


Columbia-MBF Launches New Website

Columbia-MBF just launched a brand new website featuring a sleek and innovative new design that’s easy to navigate and was built with the customer experience in mind.

Whether you’re viewing the website on your computer or on your mobile device, you’ll enjoy the perfect experience every visit with our assortment of new features. Share pages instantly with colleagues or just get the information you need at the click of a mouse or a tap of your screen.

Read more about the website or begin to enjoy the website experience now.

Columbia-MBF Website


Innovation with Kwik-Fit Compression EMT

In today’s world, the ability to value-engineer jobs to save time and money are critical. With this in mind, Allied Tube & Conduit® developed Kwik-Fit® Compression EMT to do exactly that.

The Kwik-Fit Compression EMT product comes equipped with a factory-installed compression fitting that installs in just two steps. Simply fit the plain end into the compression end and tighten. There are no separate fittings to purchase, inventory, handle or install.

Watch a head-to-head competition to determine whether Kwik-Compression EMT is actually quicker than standard EMT and a fitting. Watch the Video »

Allied Tube & Conduit will continue to develop innovative solutions for all of your wiring needs.

Kwik-Fit Compression EMT Video


New Updates to the Unistrut General Engineering Catalog

Unistrut® has updated its most popular catalog, the Unistrut General Engineering catalog (GEC) with its newest products, Unistrut Defender and a new channel slot for 5/8″ threaded rod called WT.

The electronic version of the General Engineering catalog can be found in the literature section of the website and is identified by version 17A on the cover.  This catalog is a comprehensive offering of Unistrut Metal Framing components and technical data required by design, specification and construction professionals.

View the Unistrut catalog now »

Unistrut General Engineering Catalog


Instantly Identify Circuits with True Color EMT

Allied Tube & Conduit provides a solution to instantly identify circuits. True Color EMT is available in eight (8) vibrant colors to provide instant identification of multiple circuit systems. The True Color EMT can separate fire alarm circuits from power wiring, data-com cables, and eliminate the unnecessary labor of applying spray paints, powder coats or tapes in the field.

Key Features of True Color EMT
     • Hot galvanized steel
          – Using patented inline Flo-Coat® process
          – Long lasting exterior protection
     • E-Z Pull® interior coating
          – Smooth raceway: fast, easier wire-pulling
     • Excellent mechanical protection for conductors
     • Ductility for faster and easier bending
     • Optimal EMI shielding characteristics
     • Listed to UL 797
     • Manufactured in accordance with ANSI C80.3
     • Available in sizes 1/2 (16) – 4 (103)

Learn more about True Color EMT »

True Color EMT


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

Atkore International manufactures a number of electrical raceways. 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).

Read this Article on »



Are IMC and GRC Couplings Required to Have the UL Mark?

“Are IMC and GRC straight threaded couplings required to have the UL mark?”

Industry Affairs has been asked this question multiple times over the last couple of months. This question is often related to the technical bulletin UL sent out last July regarding UL Certification of straight threaded couplings that are used with steel conduit. There are two answers to this question depending on if the coupling is sold separately or on the conduit.

Read the Article on »

Unistrut Defender Salt Spray Testing


SprinkFLEX has a New Website

SprinkFLEX® has launched a new website that provides a user-friendly experience from both desktop and hand-held devices. Users can easily access information right from the home page.

The website features an enhanced Cost Calculator, Featured Products and Submittal Package. With one click, you can determine the specific needs of your project and calculate your cost savings too!

Explore the new website today »

SprinkFLEX Website


Allied Tube & Conduit Provides Solution for Large Commercial Solar Provider

Allied Tube & Conduit was approached by a large commercial and utility solar system provider to supply them with high strength tubing for their panel mounting structure. They also required a fully fabricated part, delivered directly to the job site.

The Allied Tube & Conduit team investigated the situation and found a solution that would exceed the customer’s expectations. 

Read the entire case study »

Solar Panels


Razor Ribbon to Give Live Demonstration at Conference

Razor Ribbon at Michigan Department of Corrections

Concerned about your security? Razor Ribbon’s® cutting-edge security fence solutions will give you the peace of mind you need.  At this year’s Michigan Department of Corrections conference April 25-27, Razor Ribbon will give a live installation demonstration to Michigan’s top facility managers showcasing their Instabarrier and Detainer Hook systems. These systems are designed to prevent intrusion on any level of security and are known for its physical protection and psychological deterrence.  Make sure the other side is NOT an option.

Learn how you can stop danger in its tracks »


5x Points for Kaf-Tech Star Rewards Distribution Partners

Success with Allied Tube & Conduit

Kaf-Tech’s® Stars Rewards program for distribution partners is offering 5x points through May 31, 2016 on our Food Industry Liquidtight Products March 1, 2016 through May 31, 2016. These products include UL Nonmetallic Conduit Type A Orange Type LFNC-A, UL Extreme Temperature Liquidtight, UL Liquidtight Type LFMC NSF® 169 Component for Splash Zones and Nonmetallic Type LFNC-B NSF® 169 Component for Splash Zones.

Participants earn points with every purchase from Kaf-Tech. These points can then be used towards great rewards such as computers, cameras, gift cards, iPads and more. Points accumulate over time and never expire, so participants can save up for that one high value item, or choose an assortment of items.

Not already signed up for Kaf-Tech Stars Rewards? The process is easy. Go to our Star Rewards website and select Register Now. Fill out the form and begin earning points immediately.

To learn more about Kaf-Tech and our available products, explore our website further or call 800-757-6996.