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eiXtra | The Newsletter of Electrical Equipment and Medical Imaging Manufacturers
October 8, 2018 | Volume No. 19 Subscribe
Setting a Course for Safety
Standards and code adoption are the underlying strength of a robust and cohesive electrical safety system. The adoption of model codes by states and other jurisdictions begins with the interrelationship of four distinct entities that craft the cornerstone of this system.

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NEMA Welcomes U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement Announcement
The announcement made October 1, 2018, by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland of an agreement to modernize a key platform for the global competitiveness of the U.S. electrical manufacturing industry: the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Standard Provides Useful Guidance for Design and Performance of Nonmetallic Outlet Boxes
ANSI/NEMA OS 2-2013 | Nonmetallic Outlet Boxes, Device Boxes, Covers and Box Supports describes general-purpose metal outlet boxes, device boxes, covers, and supports designed to facilitate the pulling of wires.

From the Chariman | David G. Nord
Change is occurring at an unprecedented pace, and it’s only getting faster. According to Gartner, by 2020, five of the top seven digital giants will willfully "self-disrupt" to create their next market leadership opportunity. To keep up in a digitized world, NEMA must adopt new productivity strategies for its intellectual properties and optimize our processes for developing them.

EBCI’s Current and Future Conditions Components Converge below 50 for First Time since Recession
September 2018‘s reading of 46.4 marks the first time since September 2016 that the current conditions component dipped below 50.

PODCAST | NEMA Interactive Guide to the Internet of Things
Steve Griffith discusses the IoT Handbook which provides Members with actionable information related to the use of specific IoT protocols, communication technologies, and Standards within the commercial, industrial, and residential markets.

Upcoming Events
On Oct. 12, Peter Ashley of Applied Information, explores new technologies in transportation systems that can make our roads safer for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians.

IoTNOW Webinars
November 14-15, 2018
La Cantera Resort and Spa
San Antonio, Texas

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