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Year in Review: Top 10 Articles of 2019

January 2, 2020 | News | Company

top 10 articles of 2019

Did you know we update the News & Updates section of our website at least once a week? Here are ten of the most popular articles from 2019.

 

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1. VAN METER SETS SIGHTS ON KANSAS CITY MARKET

September 3, 2019 | News | Company

Van Meter Inc. announced it will open a new location in the greater Kansas City metro area by yearend. The southward expansion is part of the company’s 2025 growth strategy. Read more »


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2. CREATING A PURPOSE-DRIVEN ORGANIZATION

October 22, 2019 | Best Practices | Company

We put our energy into hiring the best and helping our people be their best, so they could in turn be the best for each other and for our partners. And the business results we desired would come—through our people first approach. Read more »


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3. THREE PIECES OF LEADERSHIP ADVICE TO GIVE YOUR YOUNGER SELF

September 10, 2019 | Best Practices | Company

...it prompted me to reflect more earnestly about what kind of leader I would (and wanted to) be. Eighteen years later, the best lessons I’ve learned are remarkably simple – if you can hit pause long enough to do these three things: Read more »


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4. TIPS FOR PULLING WIRE IN COLD WEATHER

November 14, 2019 | Best Practices | Electrical

Cold temperatures place extra strain on cables, causing them to temporarily become brittle and inflexible. Below a certain temperature, it becomes difficult for cables to retain their flexibility and plasticity while being bent. Read more »


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5. 856T CONTROL TOWER STACK LIGHTS ESSENTIAL GUIDE

November 7, 2019 | Video | Automation

Allen-Bradley's 856T Control Tower Stack Light system gives users maximum flexibility in meeting the widest range of applications with a reduced number of components. This system uses a modular design that incorporates brighter LED illumination. Read more »


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6. SOLAR ENERGY IN IOWA: 4 MYTHS DEBUNKED

May 23, 2019 | News | Energy

As solar energy prices continue to drop in Iowa, more businesses are starting to realize it as a viable option. But misinformation can get in the way of deciding whether this type of renewable energy will work for you. Read more »


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7. EMERGENCY LIGHTING: BEST PRACTICES GUIDE

December 10, 2019 | Best Practices | Lighting

Explore how to implement safe, code-compliant, and cost-effective emergency lighting systems. Understand code requirements for emergency lighting, learn about various approaches to emergency lighting design, and review best practices. Read more »


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8. NFPA 70 670.6 CODE CHANGE: INDUSTRIAL SAFETY DEVICES NEED SURGE PROTECTION

November 26, 2019 | Best Practices | Electrical

Until recently, there were no surge-protection requirements for industrial machinery. Recent NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) updates, however, change the rules for compliance. NFPA 70 670.6 now requires surge protection for safety devices. Read more »


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9. VAN METER ANNOUNCES DISTRIBUTION PARTNERSHIP WITH UNIVERSAL ROBOTS

March 28, 2019 | News | Automation

Universal Robots, the leading manufacturer of collaborative robots in the world, has signed Van Meter Inc. as a preferred distribution partner in Iowa and Nebraska. Van Meter is now authorized to sell Universal Robot’s family of collaborative robots. Read more »


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10. PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) ESSENTIALS

July 11, 2019 | Product Promotions | Cleaning and Safety

Van Meter stocks quality brands like Pyramex, Boss, Westchester, 3M, Arc Rated Safety, TIT, Global and other significant suppliers for safety hats, gloves, vests, eye protection and more. Read more »


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