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WISCONSIN HERD COMPLETES FIRST SEASON IN NEW ARENA
On March 23, 2018, the Wisconsin Herd G-League Basketball Team
(a Milwaukee Bucks affiliate) completed their first regular season of
basketball in their new home: The Menominee Nation Arena.
The 80,000-square-foot facility is located on an eight-acre site that
includes waterfront on Lake Winnebago. It seats 3,500 fans and features
a full NBA court, retractable seating, team store, sports bar, full service
kitchen, four concession stands, and 571 onsite parking spaces.
The 80,000-square-foot Menominee Nation Arena is the new home of the Wisconsin Herd G-League Basketball Team.
The Viking Electric Supply Oshkosh location - in partnership with Elan
Lighting - assisted in the lighting design, and supplied the lighting, a
complete lighting controls package, and switchgear for the high-profile
arena project.
In addition to serving as the home of the Wisconsin Herd, the new arena
will play host to concerts, comedy shows, trade shows, special events and
private parties. Go Herd!
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PRODUCT
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Customer
Spotlight
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eBusiness
News
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Industry
News
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Tool
Corner
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Note: To navigate this newsletter, click on the icons or the product logos to “jump” to the sections in the newsletter that interest you most and
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Viking Electric Supply is an M/F/Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer.
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MARKET LEVELS
Due to the volatile nature of commodity pricing, Viking Electric Supply does not publish market levels for our copper and aluminum wire or PVC and steel
conduit. Instead, we suggest that you visit this website for the most current futures data on metals. Please be aware that pricing information is supplied by
Ino.com. Viking Electric Supply assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of this information.
INDUSTRY NEWS
MANUFACTURER PRICE CHANGES
Information to help adjust your costs in a timely manner.
Manufacturer Adjustment Date
ABB (Electrification Products Divsion) +3-8%
3/26/18
Berko +3%
3/19/18
BLine +4%
3/1/18
Bussman +5%
3/1/18
Cadwell/Erico +3-5%
2/1/18
Electriflex (liquatite, steel flex, alum flex) +3-6%
3/1/18
Hammond Power Solutions +4%
3/2/18
Ideal +3-5%
4/1/18
Killark +3-5%
4/1/18
Mersen +5% (avg.)
4/2/18
Pass & Seymour +3-5%
4/30/18
Powers +7%
4/1/18
Quazite +5%
4/1/18
Raco/Bell/Taymac +3-5%
4/1/18
Viking Electric is your EXCLUSIVE distributor of GE products in the Twin
Cities and Northern Minnesota. Viking carries the full line of GE products
for all of your project needs. Shop for GE on our website or by GE product
category from our exclusive GE supply partner web page. Please contact
your salesperson with any questions.
YOUR EXCLUSIVE GE DISTRIBUTOR
VISIT THE 2018 NCEL EXPO
Be sure to stop by the 2018 NCEL Upper Midwest Electrical Expo on April
18-19 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Snap a picture of yourself at
the Expo and post the photo to Twitter - use the hashtag #VikingNCEL - for a
chance to win a Google Home Smart Speaker!
HUBBELL WDK - PRODUCT ADVISORY
Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems (WDK) is notifying customers that certain
switched enclosure products built by WDK from Nov. 1, 2017 - Feb. 7, 2018
have a feature that will allow a padlocked device to be energized when
using certain sizes of padlocks. For installed units, the suspect handle has
a beveled scallop feature located on the top, visible surface of the handle
(as pictured below inside the blue circle). Please contact WDK’s customer
service department via email at WDKinfo@hubbell.com for more information
and replacement handle kits.
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CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT
REELING IN THE FUN
LAKE OF THE WOODS FISHING TRIP
The week of January 22nd, a bus load of anglers (including Viking
associates and customers) made their way up to Lake of the Woods to show
of their fishing skills.
The group enjoyed a three-night stay with plenty of fishing and interaction
between Viking associates and customers. Great fun was had by all (with
the exception of the fish). A big thank you to everyone who attended the trip!
WINTER WAS DOWNRIGHT CHILI
VIKING HOSTS ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFFS
When it comes to cooking chili, Viking Electric Supply pulls out all of the
stops! The Viking Electric Burnsville location (above) hosted its 14th Annual
Chili Cook-off, complete with eight vats of delicious chili (below), kegs of
home-brewed root beer and brownies for desert.
Not to be outdone, Viking Electric Madison (above) hosted it’s 11th Annual
Chili Cook-off. The winner this year was Aaron Mullen, beating last year’s
champion (Rich) by only three votes!
Thank you to all Viking Electric customers, supply partners and associates
in Minnesota and Wisconsin for participating in this year’s annual chili cook-
offs, contests, and counter events!
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Josiah Letko
E-Business Specialist - East Region
Ph: 414-773-4421 Cell: 414-255-6358
josiah.letko@vikingelectric.com
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Tim Burns
E-Business Specialist - West Region
Ph: 612-627-1359
tim.burns@vikingelectric.com
E-BUSINESS NEWS
CALCULATE YOUR SAVINGS!
BY JOSIAH LETKO, E-BUSINESS SPECIALIST
I’m always on the lookout for new tools that our customers can use
to help increase efficiencies and improve their bottom line. Because I’m
an eBusiness Specialist, in many cases the answers come in the form
of implementing one or more of Viking Electric’s eSolutions. However,
sometimes the answer can be as easy as using our website or mobile app
to perform those simple, every day tasks.
With this idea in mind, Viking has introduced a digital calculator that can
help customers to estimate how much cost savings can be realized by using
Viking online to complete some very common, daily tasks.
For example, we have estimated that checking a price online takes an
average of 30 seconds of your time, while calling your local City Desk or
your salesperson to check a price can take an average of 3.5 minutes. The
numbers are similar if you want to check on a product’s availability.
Furthermore, the average time spent locating a spec sheet online takes
about 30 seconds, but it will take closer to 8 minutes using traditional
methods. Checking your order status online takes an average of 1 minute
while checking an order status over the phone takes an average of 5
minutes.
Now, I understand that these time disparities don’t sound like much by
themselves. But if you add them up on an annual basis, the time savings
that can be realized is astounding. If you were to figure in your hourly rate
or the hourly rate(s) of your electricians and multiply that by the number
of electricians that you employ in the field, the annual cost savings can be
staggering.
Don’t take my word for it. Click on the image below to visit our website
and check out our digital savings calculator. It’s quick, it’s fun, and you
might be surprised by how much money you could potentially save by going
digital!
Check out the full suite of eBusiness tools on our website or contact
me directly to discuss how Viking Electric’s suit of eBusiness solutions
can help increase your productivity, improve your efficiencies and
possibly make a large impact on your bottom line!
NEW EBUSINESS SPECIALIST!
Tim Burns joined the Viking Electric team on February 12, 2018, as
the new West Region eBusiness Specialist. Tim has diverse and strong
business experience as the founder/owner of a successful workwear
distribution company. He brings 10+ years of experience as a leader who
is focused on helping customers grow their businesses, while ensuring
complete customer satisfaction.
Tim and his wife, Mary Beth, have four children and a Golden Retriever
named Sully. Originally from the urban East Coast, Tim enjoys fishing and
hunting in the wide open spaces of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Viking is confident that Tim’s skills in customer service, ecommerce,
and account management will ensure that we meet the digital needs of
our customers - now and into the future!
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Dan Lukitsch
Tool Specialist
Ph: 612-627-1202 Cell: 612-309-7494
dan.lukitsch@vikingelectric.com
Brian Tesch
Tool Specialist
Ph: 414-773-4423 Cell: 414-374-3557
brian.tesch@vikingelectric.com
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TOOL CORNER
THE LATEST IN MODULAR STORAGE
BY BRIAN TESCH, TOOL SPECIALIST
Build your storage system the way you want with Milwaukee
PACKOUT!
Milwaukee PACKOUT is the industry’s most versatile and durable
modular storage system. It revolutionizes the way you transport,
organize and store your tools on the jobsite. PACKOUT is the first multi-
footprint system that provides true modularity - allowing you to stack
and lock boxes, organizers, and totes in any configuration that works
for you.
PACKOUT organizers are designed to connect to any of the PACKOUT
system components and include removable bins to maximize organization.
These bins can also be mounted to jobsite materials with integrated screw
slots. The organizers are constructed with an impact resistant polymer and
are IP65 rated to protect against moisture and damage from the elements.
PACKOUT totes have been designed to attach on top of any PACKOUT
storage boxes or organizers and provide optimized storage space to fit
accessories, hand tools, or even larger tools like an impact driver or sawzall.
Take these totes off the stack and transport them around the jobsite
comfortably using the padded shoulder strap. 1680D ballistic material and
all metal hardware maximize the durability of these totes.
Milwaukee PACKOUT is the industry’s most versatile and durable modular
storage system. Total modularity gives you the freedom to customize your
PACKOUT system the way you want it! Contact your Viking Electric tool
specialist with any questions or visit VikingElectric.com to purchase your
PACKOUT modular storage system.
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The base of the system is the PACKOUT rolling toolbox which features
nine-inch, all-terrain wheels that have been designed to easily roll over
a variety of rough jobsite surfaces. An industrial grade extension handle
supports box loads up to 250 pounds and features a wide handle that
gives you a more comfortable grip during transportation. All PACKOUT
toolboxes are constructed with impact resistant polymer and IP65 rated
seals to prevent damage from water and jobsite debris.
CLICK BELOW TO WATCH PACKOUT IN ACTION!
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PRODUCT INFORMATION
Introducing 3M heavy wall heat
shrink tubing.
The heat shrink is made of a
cross linked polyolefin material
that has a 600 voltage rating and
a -55 to 110 degree C temperature
rating.
Note: Pricing is per piece of tube.
Viking is stocking Briggs & Stratton portable inverter
generators in Milwaukee, Green Bay, Wausau, Wisconsin; and
Minneapolis, Duluth and Rochester, Minnesota. The 120 volt
portable model features 1700 running watts, eight hours of
running time on a one gallon gas tank, two three prong outlets
and a USB port.
WORKHORSE JOB CART
This heavy duty job cart is designed to install a 555 series or an
854DK and threader all on one cart (threader and bender not included).
The job cart can be moved around the jobsite, includes ample storage
compartments, and puts the machines at waist height. It is stocked at
Viking’s Minneapolis location.
The 14 watt LED utility lamp
is available in three models to
accommodate retrofits or new
construction.
This versatile lamp is suitable
for indoor/outdoor applications
and wet or damp locations. It
includes an integrated heat sink
that prevents dust and insect
accumulation.
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Greenlee
Job Cart
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3M Heat
Shrink
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HEAT SHRINK TUBES
120V PORTABLE INVERTER GENERATOR
14 WATT LED UTILITY LAMP
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PRODUCT INFORMATION
LYRIC™ C2 WI-FI SECURITY CAMERA
• Quick and easy installation
• Extra-wide, 145-degree viewing angle
• Two-way talk audio communication
• Detects crying baby, smoke/CO alarms
• Night vision/low light controls
• Quick and easy installation
• Wide-angle, high-definition view
• Two-way talk audio communication
• Detects smoke/CO alarms
• Night vision/low light controls
LYRIC™ C1 WI-FI SECURITY CAMERA
LYRIC™ ROUND WI-FI THERMOSTAT
• Fast installation and setup
• Comfort control via smart phone or tablet
• Provides HVAC maintenance notifications
• Alerts of extreme weather conditions
LYRIC™ WI-FI LEAK AND FREEZE DETECTOR
• Wireless installation
• Detects humidity and water leaks
• Detects freezing temperatures
• Sends alerts via smart phone/tablet
SERIES 9 DOORBELL WITH PUSH BUTTON
• Unlimited downloadable MP3s
• 8 built-in tunes
• Illuminated Halo and LED strobe alerts
• 5 year battery life
• 450 ft. wireless range
• Connect up to 6 transmitters
SERIES 5 DOORBELL WITH PUSH BUTTON
• 6 built-in tunes
• Illuminated Halo and LED strobe alerts
• 2 year battery life
• 350 ft. wireless range
• Connect up to 4 transmitters
SERIES 3 DOORBELL WITH PUSH BUTTON
• 6 built-in tunes
• LED strobe alert
• 2 year battery life
• 250 ft. wireless range
• Connect up to 4 transmitters
WIRELESS DOORBELL ACCESSORIES
Wired-to-Wireless
Doorbell Converter
Wireless Push Button
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PRODUCT INFORMATION
THE $100 TRADE-IN IS BACK!
Get $100 off the purchase of a qualifying M18 Fuel Kit when you
trade in a professional grade cordless tool and two (2) batteries!
Offer valid through April 30, 2018 or while supplies last. Contact
your Viking Electric salesperson with any questions or assistance
with the rebate application process.
STAKIT - TERMINAL KIT
The STAKIT is in stock
and priced to sell!
Special pricing is
effective through June,
2018 and only while
supplies last.
Get yours today!
NUTONE KNOCK VIDEO DOORBELL
The Nutone Knock video doorbell lets you know when someone is
at your door. The motion-sensing camera works day or night, so you
never miss another visitor. You can even speak to anyone who rings
the doorbell from anywhere in the world – with the convenience of
your smart phone or tablet!
LOGO! 8 - LOGIC MODULE
With eight basic logic
functions and 30/35
special functions, the
LOGO! logic module can
replace a large number
of conventional switching
and control devices.
Perform small-scale
automation tasks more
quickly and free up space
in your switch cabinet.
SPECIAL
PRICE!
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Nutone
Knock
Video
Siemens
Logo! 8
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