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  • What Types of Wire Are Used on Solar Farms?

    Solar power installations in the US have grown 35 fold since 2008, while the average cost of photovoltaic panels has dropped 50% since 2014. Over 242,000 people work in the solar power industry in the US, which is more than double the number in 2012.  With this undeniable level of growth there’s a lot of interest in solar panel wire, or photovoltaic (PV)…

  • What Types of Construction Use Direct Burial Cable?

    Direct burial cable refers to cable that is rated and approved for use in underground trench construction according to the National Electrical Code (NEC). Local codes usually require that the wire be buried at least 18 inches down. Direct burial cable is cable that can be laid directly into the soil without a surrounding conduit.  The wire’s jacketed insulation provides adequate protection from moisture,…

  • February Employee of the Month: Wayne Wallis

    We had a number of strong contenders for our February employee of the month. This month though, Kris-Tech tips our collective hat towards Wayne Wallis.   Our maintenance and engineering teams had their hands full last month as they worked on installing and commissioning our new samp machine. Wayne didn’t hesitate to jump in, roll up his sleeves, and get his hands dirty (quite literally!).  Equally as inspiring, Wayne…

  • What Are the Industry Applications of Copper Clad Steel Wire

    Copper clad steel tracer wire has a variety of industry applications ranging from grounding wire to use in power installations. The strength of its steel core combined with it conductive copper clad coating make this product well suited for a variety of industry uses. Its high tensile strength enables it to be used as an alternative for horizontal directional drilling wire.  The copper surrounding the…

  • Use of Copper Clad Steel Wire on Wind Farms

    There has been a surge in wind farm construction over last decade. Federal subsidies dating back to the Obama administration for wind power energy, along with tax credits for solar farms, have proved to be a boon for electricians and electrical contractors working on clean energy projects.   Electrical contractors employ an array of cables on windfarms including,…

  • January Employee of the Month: Wendy Calabrese

    For the month of December, Kris-Tech gives a huge shout out with our employee of the month award to our head of employee relations Wendy Calabrese. Wendy had a busy month between setting up our company holiday party, organizing a company-wide wellness fair, and presiding over Kris-Tech’s first cornhole tournament.  The lifeblood of our company is…

  • Kris-Tech Receives the New York State Empire Award

    Last week, New York state senator Joseph Griffo visited our office to award Kris-Tech a New York State Empire Award.   The NYS Senate Empire Award was newly created to recognize excellence in business. The award is given to businesses that are 1) leaders in their industry, 2) are using innovative methods or products, 3) increasing jobs, economic growth, and making significant community…

  • Kelsey Green Our New Supply Chain Engineer

    We are excited to announce that Kelsey Green has joined the Kris-Tech team. Born in Saginaw, Michigan, Kelsey recently graduated from Clarkson University where she studied global supply chain management and project management. As our Supply Chain Engineer, Kelsey will work cross-functionally with engineering, logistics, and procurement. Fun facts about Kelsey: she has a brother…

  • December Employee of the Month: Jason Higley

    The honor of November’s employee of the month goes to our production team leader Jason Higley.   Throughout November (and in fact all of 2019), Jason has helped himself and his team make sharp improvements by maximizing efficiency on the production floor.   Additionally, Jason has demonstrated his commitment to enhancing our customer service through his determination to…

  • November Employee of the Month: Steve Farrell

    This was a competitive month for employee of the month but after much deliberation, the winner is our production team member Steve Farrell!  Hands down, Steve went above and beyond throughout the month of October, embodying our organization’s commitment to excellence.   Among his accomplishments, was his initiative to create a tool kanban to improve efficiency.   We are dedicated…

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