Tuesday, October 29, 2019

7 Years After Sandy: Electrical Infrastructure's Continued Vulnerability

Seven years ago today Superstorm Sandy made landfall near Atlantic City, New Jersey. The winds and rain left a path of destruction along the mid-atlantic. Widespread power outages, dangerous flooding, home damage, $71 billion in total economic disruption.

Today we are still living with the consequences of a storm that demonstrated the vulnerability of our infrastructure in the face of more extreme weather events. The recent forced blackouts to medicated wildfires in California underscore the need for serious investment in an emergency power plan for critical services.

Modern Power Systems and Generac Industrial Power continue to work to ensure our region is prepared for the future weather events to come. We are your partner to help you prepare your organization for days of disruption. Meeting the challenges of a changing climate with the best resources and skills on the planet.

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Looking Ahead: 2019-2020 Winter Forecast From Accuweather

Winter in the northeast looks to be a little mixed to stormy. Heavier snow possible from Northern NJ and NYC up, mixed and sporadic storms Philly south. We'll get a better picture as we head into November/December.

The wait is over. AccuWeather's annual winter forecast for the lower 48 is out. As 2019 comes to a close, AccuWeather's long-range forecast team predicts an active winter season is ahead for the northeastern United States...

Specifically for the Northeast:

...Despite a few cold spells across the Northeast during autumn, winter’s chill won’t arrive until at least the end of 2019.
AccuWeather Expert Long-Range Forecaster Paul Pastelok said, “I think you’re going to see a touch of winter come in in December. But I think its full force will hold out until after the new year.”
Once the wintry weather does get underway, an active season will be in store.
“Whether or not it’s snowstorms, ice storms or mixed events, I do feel this is going to be an active year for the Northeast,” he said.
Above-normal snowfall could be in store for areas from New York City to Boston.
Meanwhile, cities farther south, including Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, will be more likely to get a mix of rain and snow."

Friday, October 4, 2019

LED Worklights From NEBO®

Keeping The Spotlight on Your Job

Redline Blast RC LED Flashlight
The newest addition to the REDLINE® BLAST line up is the REDLINE® BLAST RC, a 3200 lumen, waterproof, rechargeable flashlight that is also a power bank for your USB powered device. The BLAST RC includes a charging cable and lanyard for convenient carry.

SLIM+ Rechargeable 700 Lumen Flashlight
The SLIM+ is a thin, ergonomic rechargeable 700 lumen pocket light with a red laser pointer and a Power Bank for your USB powered devices. Equipped with full dimming and Power Memory Recall, the SLIM+ also features a detachable magnetic pocket clip, collapsible hanging hook and powerful magnetic base for convenient hands-free lighting.

Inspector 180 Lumen AAA Battery Penlight
The INSPECTOR is an innovative, powerful pocket light that outputs 180 lumens, with 3 light modes and 3x adjustable zoom that provide the perfect amount of light for any situation. The INSPECTOR is also waterproof (IP67) and features a removable steel clip and Soft-Touch Technology.

LUMO® 25 Lumens Keychain LED Light
Compact, handy and bright…the LUMO® Clip Light by NEBO® is the perfect “whatever you need it to be” light. This compact 25 lumen light comes with a carabiner attachment to clip anywhere you need. The white top of the LUMO® is a diffuser dome. This dome helps spread the light evenly to create a more omnidirectional light source.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019



(Bristol, PA) – Modern Equipment & Supply has expanded its service capabilities to include mobile dielectric testing for insulated buck trucks and manlifts. This testing is required by OSHA/ANSI A92.2 and must be performed annually by a trained equipment service technician.

Traditionally, owners of equipment that may contact electrical sources bring their equipment into a service shop for testing, resulting in pronounced downtime. With Modern’s new service capabilities this required test can be performed at most business locations or jobsites throughout Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and New York City. In addition, Modern’s road service team can handle the additional annual machine inspection (AMI) at the same time, further reducing equipment downtime.

“Modern is dedicated to delivering the most comprehensive set of service offerings possible to our customers” said Rick Nelson, VP/GM of Modern Equipment & Supply. “Our investment in mobile dielectric testing is our further commitment to occur customers’ compliance and time management.”

All customers interested in scheduling their equipment’s dielectric testing can contact Modern Equipment & Supply’s service team at 1-800-866-3376 or by visiting https://www.moderngroup.com/dielectric/.