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NEMA launches blog focusing on electrical industry issues.

Press Release Summary:

Aug 09, 2007 - NEMA has launched NEMACurrents, a daily blog with the purpose of providing virtually instantaneous commentary on and discussion of issues that affect the electrical industry. The blog includes posts from subject matter experts about legislation affecting the industry, energy efficiency, anti-counterfeiting, environmental design, electrical safety, and the skilled workforce shortage. It can be accessed from www.nemacurrents.org or www.nema.org.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Launches Electroindustry Blog: NEMACurrents

Press release date: Jul 18, 2007

ROSSLYN, Va., July 18, 2007- The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has launched NEMACurrents, the only blog focusing on the electrical industry.

The purpose of this daily blog is to provide virtually instantaneous commentary on and discussion of issues that affect the electrical industry. NEMACurrents includes posts from subject matter experts about legislation affecting the industry, energy efficiency, anti-counterfeiting, environmental design, electrical safety, the skilled workforce shortage, and much more.

"NEMA has always been on the cutting edge, providing both its members and the public with up-to-the-minute information. With this industry-specific blog, we're taking a new step toward achieving that mission," said NEMA President and CEO, Evan Gaddis.

"You can count on NEMACurrents to be insightful, informative and entertaining," Gaddis adds. "The issues we address are important-we want to make the world a more environmentally friendly, more energy efficient, and safer place to live, and we invite readers to jump in with their opinions about these critical issues."

Blogs are emerging as the next step in electronic communication, and offer more spontaneity than do other communication vehicles. And unlike traditional Web sites, blogs offer their readers the opportunity to participate in almost real-time discussions about topics of interest to them.

Read NEMACurrents at www.nemacurrents.org or access it from the NEMA website: www.nema.org.

NEMA is the trade association of choice for the electrical manufacturing industry. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its approximately 450 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end-use of electricity. These products are used in utility, medical imaging, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. Domestic production of electrical products sold worldwide exceeds $120 billion. In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing, São Paulo, and Mexico City.

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