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March 3, 2014 Posted by | Products | Leave a comment

Out with the old, ushering in the new

The time has come for each of us to bid 2013 a fond farewell and with open arms welcome in 2014.  Sometimes we struggle with letting go of what has taken place, an event or life experience we cannot change. We forget what has been done is past. Of course it’s important to always remember. But it’s also important to remember we cannot undo the past. As Abraham Lincoln once said “the best way to predict the future is to create it.” This is our time to plan ahead and create a better tomorrow. Time to make life less about being stressed, more about being happy. Time to remember to tell our family and friends we love them, and time to share a little something with a friend or neighbor. This is also a time to set goals to do something fun and experience an event or accomplishment with others. Time to define and set out to accomplish your personal plans that you have been wanting to complete. Time to make 2014 a bright year ahead. As you reflect on 2013, we are reflecting with you. Thank you for sharing 2013 with us. We look forward to welcoming in and sharing 2014 with you and all it has to offer!

Have a Wonderful, Safe, Bright, and a most of all Happy New Year!  A year to remember: Google Zeitgeist 2013

December 30, 2013 Posted by | Products | Leave a comment

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

We wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

It’s a great time of year where we look around us and see lights and trees decorated, smiles and friends sharing dinner and drinks, laughter of children playing and anticipating presents. Sadly, it’s also a time many feel alone and lost missing loved ones. Some of us are without friends and family. Remember to extend a warm wish and invitation to others. We extend our warmest wishes to all of you. This is the time of year for giving, sharing, loving and forgiving.

May this holiday season illuminate your homes with laughter, love, success, and warmth. Be safe and have a bright and cheerful Christmas! From our home to yours!

CapitalTristate Advantage wishes you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

December 24, 2013 Posted by | Products | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving here and around the world

Did you know Thanksgiving is celebrated in many parts of the world?  While we celebrate Thanksgiving as a time to give Thanks for the blessing of the harvest, many other places around the world also celebrate a time to give Thanks.  We celebrate our Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of every November.  Canada also celebrates Thanksgiving, but on the second Monday of October.  Can you list any other locations around the world celebrating a holiday similar to Thanksgiving?

All of us at CapitalTriState would to thank all of you for your support all year through.  Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving Day.


November 27, 2013 Posted by | Products | Leave a comment

Project Management Success

Successfully managing projects very often means dealing with inevitable challenges and unforeseen complexity.  It is a tremendous responsibility and the project manager must be able to seamlessly supervise the work of several people in order to produce a venerable outcome.

A successful project manager must:

  • Take full responsibility and accountability for the project
  • Apply lessons learned from recent projects
  • Define project roles and responsibilities
  • Lead the project planning activities
  • Perform project tracking
  • Adopt project management best practices
  • Manage to project priorities
  • Assess and manage risk to the project timeline
  • Communicate project status upward and to the client
  • Drive decision-making to lowest level possible
  • Promote client involvement
  • Encourage and support escalations
  • Enforce effective change control
  • Promote good working relationships
  • Make things happen!

There’s quite a bit involved in managing a project effectively and we’ve decided to offer the community of local professionals a new 3-day course where you will learn the basics of project management to help keep your projects on time and  budget.  This course is lead by instructor Beverly B. Hundley and attendees may register online.

Course dates: Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 through Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Improving Your Project Management Skills - CapitalTristate Advantage

November 25, 2013 Posted by | Products | Leave a comment

NEC 2014 Analysis of Changes with Wayne H. Robinson

NEC 2014 Analysis of Changes with Wayne H. Robinson

Here, at CapitalTristate, we are always looking to expand horizons.  We are invested in teaching safety, basic and advanced knowledge of the current electrical world to the professionals as well as home-owners.

December is fast approaching, and we have some very special events coming.  We are proud to introduce Analysis of Changes, a set of one and two-day seminars with leading source of NEC information and training, Wayne H. Robinson.  There are 4 dates available beginning February 7, 2014.

In these seminars, you’ll learn about the most significant NEC changes that will impact your work as both a professional and practical home owner.  As a  responsible electrical professional you have the duty to ensure a safe Code-compliant system that is designed, installed, and inspected to meet the hundreds of significant changes coming in the new year.  Stay on top of your business and join us on December Friday the 6th through Saturday the 7th at the CapitalTristate Upper Marlboro Training Facility.

November 20, 2013 Posted by | Conventions and Seminars, Training and Education | Leave a comment

A Spotlight on Veterans Day


Although many Americans see it as simply another shopping holiday, instead Veterans day is still very much observed in our country, as it commemorates a very important sect of our society: those who served in combat.

We at CapitalTristate are committed to supporting this nation’s veterans and we respect the valiant efforts and sacrifices that they’ve made to protect our freedom, and make our country a safer one. We are also involved in  supporting  the Wounded Warrior Project, a program aimed to raises awareness and enlist the public’s support for the needs of those returning from combat who have been physically, and in most cases very seriously injured.

In honor of Veterans Day, we would like to share a few fun historical facts about this very important holiday:

  • Many still confuse them, but Memorial day commemorates those fallen in war, while Veterans day is largely intended to thank living veterans for dedicated and loyal service.
  • Veterans Day was once called Armistice Day.  Armistice Day was created to honor veterans of World War I.
  • November 11, 1919 was the first day Armistice Day was celebrated.  Germany signed the armistice slowing the hostilities of WW1 in the 11th month, on the 11th day, during the 11th hour.
  • In 1947 Congressman Edward H. Rees (Kansas) introduced legislation to change the name of Armistice Day to Veterans Day in order to honor all veterans who have served the United States in all wars.
  • Between 1971 and 1977 Veterans Day was celebrated on the fourth Monday of October.
  • November 11 is both a federal and state holiday.
  • At exactly 11 a.m., each November 11th, a color guard, made up of members from each of the military branches, honors America’s war dead during a heart-moving ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery.

(Fun Facts via Military and Yahoo Voices)

November 10, 2013 Posted by | Products | Leave a comment

Step into the future with USB Tamper-Resistant Receptacles

October 10, 2012

Plug in to the future with the new P&S USB Charger

Designed to replace conventional duplex receptacles, it allows you to plug your mobile phones, tablets and other electronic devices into the wall without the need for a bulky AC adapter. Available in all P&S Decorator colors — including Ivory, White, Light Almond, Black, and Nickel the USB Charger Combo will meet your needs for style, convenience and savings.

Step into the future with USB Tamper-Resistant Receptacles

October 10, 2012 Posted by | Products | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Build to Order Prefab Electrical Assemblies

October 1, 2012


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FAS Power Configurator

Cablofil® FAS PowerTM is Easy to Install, and Now Even Easier to Order

The FAS Power Configurator helps your customers specify and order FAS Power pre-fabricated electrical assemblies, and we’ve recently made some enhancements to the tool to make it even easier.

  • Quick product selection: customers can choose floor or wall brackets and accessories with the tool
  • Ease of Ordering: generates exploded drawings and part numbers for easy ordering all within a downloadable PDF
  • Free iPad App: available in the App Store

Make sure to bookmark this tool and share it with your customers for their next prefabricated electrical wiring assembly order or click here to learn more about FAS Power.

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October 1, 2012 Posted by | Products | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Cable Tray Junction Boxes!

August 8, 2012

Legrand/Cablofil’s new quick fix Plexo junction box. A very innovative way to quickly attach a junction box to Cablofil wire mesh cable tray. Plexo junction boxes can be attached in a matter of seconds to the side or bottom of Cablofil wire mesh cable tray with a simple turn and click.


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Junction Boxes


Designed to make installation of junction boxes on steel wire tray easier, faster, safer and stronger, the new Cablofil Twist-On Junction Boxes feature a clip that connects firmly to the sides, bottom, or corners of any CF Series Wire Mesh Cable tray.

Available in metal or plastic versions, these new junction boxes provide your customers with a quick and simple alternative to using devices with special hardware and allow a secure connection within seconds.

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August 8, 2012 Posted by | Products | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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