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  • Tray Cable Your Way: Kris-Tech Takes the Guesswork out of Buying Tray Cable

    Procuring specialty cables can represent a significant expense for industrial electrical contractors. Those contractors must consider many factors to deliver a successful project with healthy margins. That’s why, when Kris-Tech decided to manufacture tray cable based on feedback from our customers, we knew that making the cable was just the beginning. Introducing Kris-Tech Tray Cable…

  • Playing It Safe: Tracer Wire- An Indispensable Tool for Locating Underground Infrastructure

    For contractors, builders, and utility workers, locating underground pipes and conduits before digging is a critical issue. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, careless digging leads to hundreds of thousands of incidents annually, sometimes resulting in costly repairs, disruptions, injuries, or even fatalities. Installing tracer wire — also known as locating wire — can…

  • Employee of the Month: Kat Carver

    Our employee of the month honors go to our West Coast sales rep Kat Carver.   Kat is one of the unsung heroes of our organization. Last month, she singlehandedly oversaw our Norwalk warehouse and West Coast sales operations. In addition to providing consistent top-notch customer service, Kat entered the second most sales orders for the month of April. Furthermore, despite being swamped with…

  • By Customer Demand: Kris-Tech Tray Cables Provide More Flexible & Responsive Lead Time Options

    At Kris-Tech, we pride ourselves on our customer service — it’s at the heart of everything we do. Whether it’s our 30-minute response times or our fast deliveries, we’re always looking for ways to make doing business easier for our customers. A big part of that is listening to our customers and getting feedback on…

  • What Are the Applications of HMWPE Wire?

    HMWPE (high molecular weight polyethylene) wire comes in a variety of sizes and can be both single conductor or stranded (HMWPE cable). HMWPE wire is used in a range of infrastructure projects that include municipal water towers, oil containment units, pipelines which are made of steel, oil drilling rigs, cathodic protection wells which contain the anodes, bridges, parking garages, municipal fire hydrants, and concrete structures. It is also used…

  • April Employee of the Month: Scott Beckwith

    During these difficult times, it’s more important than ever to recognize and celebrate employees, especially those who’ve gone above and beyond to make sure our production capabilities proceed with as few disruptions as possible.  On that note, this month’s employee of the month award goes to our production supervisor Scott Beckwith. From a culture and values perspective, Scott has been instrumental in…

  • What is XHHW-2 Wire Used for?

    XHHW-2 (cross-linked polyethylene high heat resistant water resistant)  is a building wire that has an array of industrial and commercial applications. It is often used instead of THHN (thermoplastic high heat resistant nylon) wire.   The key difference is the additional protections provided by the insulation of XHHW-2, which is a thermoset while THHN is a thermoplastic. The jacket of XHHW-2 wire is thicker and more rugged than THHN’s, provides more…

  • Helping out Our Community During These Challenging Times

    Throughout the country, communities are working hard to assist those vulnerable in need. We are committed to doing our part here in Rome, NY to help as the effects of COVID 19 are felt.  To that end, we’ve donated $5,000 to the Rome Hospital Foundation and the Rome Rescue Mission. The latter has opened up their doors to anyone…

  • March 21th Covid-19 Update

    To our Valued Customers, Vendors, and Partners,   The COVID-19 pandemic has created a tumultuous several days for businesses, and in unique ways for us in New York. We will therefore be providing updates when necessary on our operations as they impact our customers and team members.    As of March 20th, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has enacted a shutdown of “non-essential” businesses throughout New York. Kris-Tech had prepared for this, and under Executive…

  • Covid-19 and Kris-Tech’s Operations and Services

    To our Kris-Tech Customers and Employees,   The corona virus is impacting all parts of our society and economy. Here at Kris-Tech, we are wholly  focused on the needs of our customers, team members, and community.   As a copper wire manufacturer, we understand our role in the supply chain and the importance of limiting disruptions for our customers. It is crucial for partners like us to make sure…

  • March Employee of the Month: Nadine Almond

    We are delighted to announce that Nadine Almond is our March employee of the month.  This past month, Nadine has taken on new challenges with confidence combined excellence.  Nadine went above and beyond in multiple ways this month. She handled our CRM data cleanse (not an easy task for even a full-time, seasoned CRM administrator) alongside her superb handling of her ERP…

  • 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…

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