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THE GROWING DEMAND FOR
PROJECT SERVICE CAPABILITIES
In an attempt to reduce downtime and increase profitability, Viking
Electric customers often ask; “How can Viking help make our projects
more efficient and effective?” These types of questions have led Viking
Electric to partner with customers and provide customized project
services to meet these needs.
Viking has long been providing custom delivery options. Every project
is different and Viking has the capability to organize and ship only the
material that is needed, when it is needed - throughout the duration
of the project. However, Viking can also inspect, store, organize,
repackage and assemble jobsite material according to project needs.
These services can be of great benefit to customers who may not
want to spend valuable time managing freight claims, assembling
components or rummaging through multiple skids to find specific
items on the jobsite.
One of the newer services that Viking provides to customers is the
use of our custom project carts. The original intent of these carts was
to provide a better way for customers to receive and transport multiple
At the VE-Minneapolis location, a Viking associate provides kitting and components
assembly services for a large commercial customer.
At the VE-St. Paul location, a project lighting cart stands ready for packaging and delivery
to an area construction project.
recessed troffers on the jobsite. However, in response to some unique
customer requests, Viking now provides carts that carry recessed cans
and trims, emergency exit fixtures, surface mount linear, under-cabinet,
and other types of lighting fixtures and components. Viking can also
provide lockable job carts that contain a customizable inventory of
electrical supplies for a project.
The demand for these project carts continues to increase as our
customer-partners realize the benefits including reduced labor times
for receiving, transporting and installing fixtures and other components.
In addition, the significant reduction in packaging waste can help
customers obtain points for LEED certifications.
As Viking continues to partner with customers to provide these
services, projects will become more efficient and profitable. Viking
customers will be able to more efficiently complete projects and move
onto the next one. This is largely because everyone involved in a project
is only completing work in their area of expertise. In short, Viking
associates can focus on supplying, handling and organizing the project
material, and our customers can continue doing what they do best.
For more information about Viking’s project service capabilities in your
area, please contact your Viking Electric Account Manager.
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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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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
This information is provided to help adjust your costs in a timely
manner.
Manufacturer Adjustment Date
Arrowhart +3%
12/1/17
BLine +3-5%
10/16/17
Brady +5%
1/1/18
Burndy +2-4%
12/1/17
Edwards +3%
1/1/18
GE +5%
12/15/17
Ilsco +3-5%
1/1/18
Intermatic +4%
1/1/18
Killark +3-5%
1/1/18
Panduit - Cables, ties, mounts +3%
1/1/18
Panduit - VeriSafe volt testers +4%
1/1/18
Polywater +2%
12/4/17
Square D - Stage 1 on negotiated proposals +4%
12/1/17
Stahlin +4.8%
12/4/17
Thomas & Betts - Kindorf and Superstrut +3-5%
12/4/17
Thomas & Betts - Cable Tray +5%
12/4/17
Thomas & Betts - Stakon, Catamount,
Speckon terminals
+5%
12/4/17
Thomas & Betts - Carlon, Red Dot boxes
and fittings
+3%
12/4/17
Woodhead +3.5%
1/1/18
KIDDE SAFETY RECALL
There is a large safety recall that involves 134 models of fire
extinguishers, made between Jan. 1, 1973, and Aug. 15, 2017. Kidde is
handling this recall on all levels, including for Viking customers. More
information about the recall, and what steps consumers should take, can
be found here. Please contact Kidde with any questions or requests for
additional information.
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CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT
VE - LA CROSSE THANKS YOU!
SUCCESSFUL CUSTOMER APPRECIATION EVENT
A big thank you to everyone who attended the Viking La Crosse
location’s Customer Appreciation Event and Open House on Thursday
October 26, 2017. The event was well attended and the food by Sweet
Lou’s BBQ was amazing. To add a bit of interactive fun to the evening,
a bag board competition was set up with donations to benefit WAFER, a
La Crosse-based food pantry whose efforts serve the greater La Crosse
area. The competition kept everyone entertained and yielded a total
donation of $277.
Tim Haitlan from Kish & Sons Electric (above) walked away with
the win and a customized set of Packers/Vikings bag boards. Heath
Popowich, EBS Electric (below) won the grand prize in the raffle for the
65” HDTV.
The newly remodeled La Crosse facility includes 9,500 square feet
of additional warehouse space and new office, showroom, and city
desk areas. Matt Berns, General Manager of Viking Electric’s La Crosse
location, will continue to manage the facility.
“Viking Electric Supply is proud to have made this investment in the La
Crosse market, Matt Berns said. “We are thrilled about the new facility,
which will allow us to better serve our customers. I want to thank all of
the Viking customers and business partners who were able to attend
what turned out to be a really fun event,” he said.
VIKING CUSTOMERS WINNING
THREE COOL CUSTOMERS
Viking Electric congratulates Casey Feiner of Feiner Electric (top
left) with Viking Electric Madison associate John “Rich” Richards, Fran
Arendt of Fran’s Sign Pro (middle right) with Viking Green Bay associate
Tom Graf, and Rob Easthouse, Electrical Solutions (bottom right) with
Viking Rochester associate Tim Brennan. These are just three of the 20+
Viking customers who won a custom Frio cooler in the November 2017
promotion sponsored by Philips Lighting!
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Josiah Letko
E-Business Specialist
Ph: 414-773-4421 Cell: 414-255-6358
josiah.letko@vikingelectric.com
4THQUARTER2017
E-BUSINESS NEWS
EBUSINESS - IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?
BY JOSIAH LETKO, E-BUSINESS SPECIALIST
When I stop and think about how essential connectivity has become in
our everyday lives, at work and at home, it’s clear that the internet is not
going away anytime soon. Most of you probably already carry a smart
phone on your tool belt and use a tablet in your truck. Technology is here
to stay and we at Viking have some of the best eBusiness tools to help you:
1. Increase productivity and eliminate delays/chasing down supplies
2. Improve ordering and project efficiencies
3. Quote jobs faster
4. Get home sooner
INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY AND ELIMINATE DELAYS
Viking’s online tools can help you increase productivity. From the Viking
website or mobile app, you can check product availability, place orders,
and check your order status and time of delivery. You can even have
supplies delivered onsite - all without leaving the jobsite! This allows you
and your electricians to concentrate on the job at hand and eliminate work
delays associated with chasing down supplies. Click on the video below
for registration instructions.
IMPROVE ORDERING AND PROJECT EFFICIENCIES
Viking offers many tools to speed up the ordering process. Lists are
a great function to organize your purchasing habits. If you find yourself
buying the same materials every day, consider using a customizable
shopping list to reorder supplies in as few as three clicks! Click on the
video below to learn how.
eFill is also a great inventory management tool that uses your phone or
tablet’s camera to scan QR codes on customized magnets or job binders.
Have a big job coming up? Consider using eFill to keep your on-hand job
material stocked and organized. eFill is a great way to help you and your
electricians get the job done quickly and effectively. Visit the eFill page
on the Viking website for more information.
QUOTE JOBS FASTER
eQuotes and eLink are great tools to help you get material bids quicker
and provide you with more accurate bid numbers to land those big jobs!
GET HOME SOONER
At Viking, we understand the value and importance of a healthy
work/life balance. The eBusiness tools we offer can help cut hours of
overlapping and repetitive work every week to get you home sooner and
give you more quality time doing what you love.
Check out the full suite of eBusiness tools on our website or contact
me directly to discuss how Viking Electric’s eBusiness solutions can help
increase your productivity, improve your efficiencies and get you home
sooner!
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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
MORE EFFICIENT CABLE PULLS
BY DAN LUKITSCH, TOOL SPECIALIST
As tool specialists at Viking Electric Supply, we are always on the
lookout for tools that help make our customers’ jobs easier, faster and
more effective. The Greenlee Gator Grip Crimp-On Cable Pulling Grips
sure fit that bill.
Gator Grips are crimped onto the stripped end of a length of wire and
can greatly reduce the time it takes to prep and perform wire/cable
pulls. The grips can be crimped onto any size of regular, compressed and
compact copper and aluminum cable from 1 AWG to 1000 Kcmil.
In addition, the grips come in different lengths which can help ease the
feed-through and minimize tangling when pulling multiple wires.
When you purchase Gator Grips at Viking Electric Supply, our wire
aisle can strip and crimp Gator Grips onto your purchased length(s)
and spools of wire/cable (additional service fees apply).
Contact your Viking Electric salesperson directly for more information
about Greenlee Gator Grips and Viking’s in-house crimping capabilities on
your next wire pulling project. We’ve got the wire and the tools to make
your wire pulling jobs faster, easier and more effective!
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PRODUCT INFORMATION
Viking is stocking Briggs & Stratton portable inverter
generators in Milwaukee, Green Bay, Wausau, Minneapolis,
Duluth and Rochester. 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.
BRIGGS 030651
Viking Electric now stocks
pink 3M 7-Mil polyvinyl tape in
our Minneapolis and Milwaukee
locations.
This tape is perfect for use in
phase identification, color-coding
motor leads or piping systems, and
marking safety areas.
3M 35-PINK-3/4X66FT
VINYL COLOR CODING TAPE - 35 PINK
Viking Electric has added pre-cut
pieces of strut to our Minneapolis
location. The struts are sold by the
piece and come in 1ft.- 5ft. lengths.
B-LINE B54SH-12GLV
B-LINE B54SH-24GLV
B-LINE B54SH-36GLV
B-LINE B54SH-48GLV
B-LINE B54SH-60GLV
B-LINE B24SH-12GLV
B-LINE B24SH-24GLV
B-LINE B24SH-36GLV
B-LINE B24SH-48GLV
B-LINE B24SH-60GLV
PRE-CUT STRUT LENGTHS
120V PORTABLE INVERTER GENERATOR
Warm up this winter with Berko infrared plug-in heaters. The
HRA11 features uniform, localized heat with a contemporary
rounded design that complements most residential
surroundings. This heater is 1500 watts, 120 volts, and plugs
into a standard three-prong outlet.
QMRK BHRA11115W
INFRARED PLUG-IN HEATER
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PRODUCT INFORMATION
The Prevail LED area site luminaire is a solid choice for lighting
walkways, parking lots, roadways, building areas and security
applications. It provides exceptional outdoor performance with
its rugged die cast aluminum housing.
LUM-PRVS-A40-UNV-T4
The Night Falcon LED floodlight is perfect for lighting a sign,
building facade, or parking lot. It provides energy savings, low
maintenance and long-term durability. The trunnion mount
makes for easy directional adjustments.
CPL NFFLD-C25-T
CPL NFFLD-C40-T
NIGHT FALCON LED FLOODLIGHT
PREVAIL AREA SITE LUMINAIRE
CLASS 3 QUILTED BOMBER JACKET
The high-vis bomber jacket includes a 300D oxford outer shell;
breathable PU coating; full lining with 160-gram, thermal-quilted
insulation; and two-inch, ANSI-compliant, reflective material.
ERG 8377-MHVLIME (MED)
ERG 8377-LHVLIME (LG)
ERG 8377-XLHVLIME (XL)
ERG 8377-2XLHVLIME 2XL)
ERG 8377-3XHVLIME (3XL)
TOOL BACKPACK
This high-end backpack is built for
the jobsite. It features 27 pockets
for organizing tools, two separate
zippered compartments, poly and
nylon rip-stop construction, high-vis
reflective piping, zippered laptop
compartment, ergonomic S-strap
shoulder strap, personalizable
velcro name tag, and padded
lumbar support to reduce back
strain.
GRN 0158-27
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PRODUCT INFORMATION
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
• Illuminated LED push button
HON RDWL917AX - Portable/Wireless
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
• Illuminated LED push button
HON RDWL515A - Portable/Wireless
HON RDWL515P - Plug-in
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
• Push button w/LED response
HON RDWL313A - Portable/Wireless
HON RDWL313P - Plug-in
WIRELESS DOORBELL ACCESSORIES
Wired-to-Wireless
Doorbell Converter
Wireless Push Button
RPWL400 (W/B)
RPWL4045A
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
HON CHC8480W1013/U
• Quick and easy installation
• Wide-angle, high-definition view
• Two-way talk audio communication
• Detects smoke/CO alarms
• Night vision/low light controls
HON CHC8080W1000/U
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
HON TH8732WFH5002/U
LYRIC™ WI-FI LEAK AND FREEZE DETECTOR
• Wireless installation
• Detects humidity and water leaks
• Detects freezing temperatures
• Sends alerts via smart phone/tablet
HON CHW3610W1001/U
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PRODUCT INFORMATION
Introducing Kidde wireless smoke and wireless smoke/co. Requires
install to an existing alarm system to use a wireless unit in another
room(s). It is a perfect safety application when you don’t want to run
additional wiring.
DC Wireless Combo 10 Year
KID 21027311
DC Wireless Smoke 10 Year
KID 21027308
AC/DC Wireless Combo 10 Year
KID 21027323
AC/DC Wireless Smoke 10 Year
KID 21027320
WIRELESS SMOKE AND SMOKE/CO DETECTORS
EPANL™ LED FLAT PANEL
The EPANL series LED flat panel is known for its superior frame design
and IP5x rating for protection against dust and bugs. It features a fully
luminous, glare-free surface and an ultra-thin design profile.
2’x2’
LITH EPANL-22-34L-35K
LITH EPANL-22-34L-40K
2’x4’
LITH EPANL-24-40L-35K
LITH EPANL-24-40L-40K
Key Applications:
• Heat Shrink
• PEX Installation
• Drywall Mud
• Removing Decals
MILW 2688-20 (Bare Tool)
Viking Electric is stocking the industry’s first 18V heat gun in our
Minneapolis and Milwaukee locations. With a faster heat up and a
maximum temperature of 875°F, this handy gun can heat more than 40
connections on a single charge!
M18™ COMPACT HEAT GUN
The M18™ Heat Gun
Kit includes:
• (1) M18™ Heat Gun
• (1) XC5.0 Battery
• (1) M18™ Charger
• (1) 3/8” Nozzle
• (1) Hook Nozzle
MILW 2688-21 (Kit)
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SUPERMAG MAGNETIC FITTINGS
Viking has added Steel City Liquid Tight Connectors in our
Eastern Wisconsin locations, including Milwaukee. All sizes
from 1/2” to 2” are available.
Please Contact Your Account Manager For Ordering Information
Wiegmann’s new freestanding enclosures provide NEMA 4 and
IP66 protection for electrical components from dust, dirt and water.
Removable hinge pins allow users to remove enclosure doors in seconds,
perfect for installing sub-panels or making door modifications. Larger
sizes now available. Single and double door 60” x 18” up to 90” x 36”.
LIQUID TIGHT CONNECTORS
Supermag fittings eliminate the need to manually hold fittings and
struts together while installing bolts, nuts and rods. They feature
grade N35 nickel plated magnets that support at least two times
their own weight. In stock at Viking’s Minneapolis location in steel
with silver galvanized finish.
Please Contact Your Account
Manager For Ordering Information
FREESTANDING ENCLOSURES
Rayovac Ultra Pro is the #1 selling industrial battery based on top
industrial distributors. Viking stocks Rayovac batteries in traditional
or NEW contractor packages that are reclosable and stackable to help
organize and protect batteries from damage and short circuiting.
RAYOVAC ALAA-24PPJ ALK AA CONT
RAYOVAC ALAA-48PPJ ALK AA CONT
RAYOVAC ALAAA-18PPJ ALK AAA CO
RAYOVAC ALAAA-24PPJ ALK AAA CO
RAYOVAC ALC-12PPJ ALK C CONTRA
RAYOVAC ALD-12PPJ ALK D CONTRA
RAYOVAC AL9V-12PPJ ALK 9V CONT
CONTRACTOR PACKS
Please Contact Your Account
Manager For Ordering Information