QUARTER 3 | 2020
Brook Electrical Supply Now
Operating as Viking Electric
Table of Contents
Product Information
Cover Story ................................................................ 3
New Chicago Location ........................................... 4
Covid-19 Update ...................................................... 5
Customer Spotlight ................................................. 6
Tool Corner ............................................................... 7
Product Information ................................................ 8-14
Manufacturer Price Changes .................................. 15
tED Magazine 30 Under 35 .................................... 16
Connect with Us ...................................................... 16
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Brook Electrical Supply Now Operating
as Viking Electric
On June 1, we announced that Brook Electrical Supply (Brook Electrical) is now
operating as Viking Electric. Earlier in the year, it was announced that two Sonepar USA
operating companies, Viking Electric and Brook Electrical, would be joining forces as
one organization.
Since that time, we have assumed operations of Brook Electrical’s three locations in the
Chicago area, and are rebranding these locations under the Viking Electric name. The
three new Viking Electric locations are being managed by Terry Reister, Viking Electrics
Director of Business Operations - Chicago.
As we transition from Brook Electrical to the Viking Electric name, we will build on
Brook Electricals long-term market presence in the Chicago area,” Reister said. “We
are excited for the opportunity to leverage the talents of our Chicago associates,
move forward with the Viking Electric brand name in the Chicago area, and help our
customers grow in this market,” he said.
We are now operating 24 branch locations across Minnesota, Wisconsin and in the
Chicago, Illinois area. We look forward to assisting customers in the Chicago area!
MOKENA
8490 W 192 St, Ste A
Mokena, IL 60448
Ph: 708-479-2800
ADDISON
880 S Rohlwing Road
Addison, IL 60101
Ph: 847-353-6300
CHICAGO - FULTON ST
1925 W Fulton St
Chicago, IL 60612
Ph: 847-353-6600
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Viking Electric Moves to New Chicago Location
On June 5th, we announced that the
former Brook Electrical Supply closed
the doors at its location at 1958 West
Lake Street in Chicago and moved to a
larger facility at 1925 West Fulton Street in
Downtown Chicago. We began operating
at the new Fulton Street location on
Monday, June 8, 2020.
Mike Huitsing will continue as the Sales
Operations Manager at the new Viking
Electric location in Downtown Chicago.
We are proud to move into a larger
facility, in a new location,” Huitsing said.
The move will allow us to grow with our
associates and customers in the Chicago
market,” he said.
The new Viking Electric address includes
a 17,000-square-foot facility with a 1,700
square-foot city desk showroom and 1,700
square feet of oce space. The warehouse
occupies the remaining 13,600 square
feet and includes two dock doors and one
overhead drive-in door for larger deliveries.
We are pleased to oer o-street parking
for customers at the new location.
All three of Viking Electrics Chicago
area locations are being managed by
Terry Reister, Viking Electrics Director
of Business Operations - Chicago. “The
move to a larger facility will allow Viking
Electric to provide quality electrical
products and top-notch service oerings
to our customers in Chicago,” Reister said.
“It is our vision to be the indispensable
electrical supply chain partner central to
our customers’ success,” he said.
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We’ve reopened our counter areas based on local requirements.**
To best ensure the safety and peace of mind of all our associates and customers,
we’re putting new measures in place. Here’s what to expect:
Plexi-glass shields at counters in all branches
Limited number of customers in the store at one time
Social distancing requirements
Required appropriate PPE for associates
Curbside Pickup is still available at all locations
Masks required for all customers
For more information about COVID-19 and our response to the pandemic, please
visit our website. https://www.vikingelectric.com/r/en/about/covid-19
**Madison location opening is still in progress. Contact your nearest Viking Electric location for reopening
details, changes to operating hours, and protocol for in-person city desk visits.
Covid-19 Update: Our Branches Are Now Open!
VIKING ELECTRIC IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Viking Electric is focused on ensuring
the health and well-being of our customers, associates, and supply partners.
Please note the above business updates are subject to change based on
information we receive from local, state and federal authorities.
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Drive Thru Counter Event in Eau Claire, WI
With social distancing standards and closures of City Desks, one aspect that our associates
and customers were missing was counter events. Our Eau Claire, WI branch partnered
with AJB Sales to find an innovative way to host a customer event. The result was a Drive
Thru Counter Day! The Eau Claire team ordered Jimmy John’s boxed lunches and set up a
stationary roller to deliver the food while maintaining six feet of social distancing.
Customers drove in, had an opportunity to see products on the dock, talk to Viking
Electric associates from cones that were set up six feet apart, and received a flyer for the
products that were featured, all from the comfort and safety of their vehicles! Both the
Eau Claire team and many customers expressed how much they enjoyed the event and
being able to engage with each other during this time.
CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT
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Welcome New Tool Specialist - George Tometich!
TOOL CORNER
The newest member of the Viking
Electric Tool Specialist team!
With the Brook Electrical Supply team joining
Viking Electric, George Tometich is Viking
Electric’s newest Regional Tool Specialist for
the Chicago region. George has been in the
electrical distribution industry for 32 years,
with the last 10 at Brook Electrical Supply. His
favorite part of his position is the relationships,
problem solving, and the fact that no two days
are the same.
George has a Physical Education degree from
Illinois State University. He has been married to
his wife, Amy, for 37 years. He has a daughter,
Tara, and twin boys, Mark and Paul. George
enjoys watching sports in his free time.
Viking Electric’s Tool Specialists are here
to assist you with labor saving solutions to
assist in running a more ecient, safe and
competitive business.
GEORGE TOMETICH
Tool Specialist
Ph: 847-353-6442
Cell: 847-531-3512
george.tometich@vikingelectric.com
BRUCE QUINN
Tool Specialist
Ph: 612-627-1202
Cell: 612-309-7494
bruce.quinn@vikingelectric.com
BRIAN TESCH
Tool Specialist
Ph: 414-773-4423
Cell: 414-374-3557
brian.tesch@vikingelectric.com
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PRODUCT INFORMATION
12 IN
3
JUNCTION BOX
Stocked in Minneapolis, Rochester & Mankato
Four ⁄” glue in hubs and two knockouts
• Eliminates the use of a ⁄” terminal adapter
• Faster install
• Rated up to 122° F or 50° C
EPCO 15248
CONTACT YOUR SALES PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION
CNW NARROW WRAP
Decorative end caps and polished look
suitable for many applications
Frosted acrylic lens for superior eciency
and resistance to UV aging
• Comes fully assembled for quick installation
• 4FT LED Narrow Wrap, 4000K, 0-10V
Dimming
HUBLTG CNW4-3540
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PRODUCT INFORMATION
ARMOURBAND
TM
INSULATING
WRAPS
• Clean, reusable solution to traditional
electrical tape
2X faster installation than electrical tape
IDEAL 47-110J (JAR OF 100)
DUAL COMPARTMENT
BACKPACK
18 total pockets for an abundance of
interior and exterior organization
Padded straps for added comfort
Molded plastic bottom for durability
Tools not included with backpack
IDEAL 37-000
CONTACT YOUR SALES PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION
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4 PT PISTOL GRIP CRIMP TOOL
Stocked in Minneapolis
360-degree tool head rotation
Variable speed trigger
Ensures confidence for durability and quality
CEP-FSPDB85
CEP-FSPDB115
CEP-FSPDB160
CEP-FSPDB200
CEP-FSPDB250
CONTACT YOUR SALES PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION
PRODUCT INFORMATION
MAC TAP CONNECTOR
Conductor range: 6-18 AWG, 6-14 FLEX
Certified for power and grounding
• Retrofit aluminum to copper connections
MAC-618-T-P
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PRODUCT INFORMATION
12W CONSTANT WATTAGE LED
EMERGENCY BACKUP DRIVER KIT
• 12W Output, 120-277V Input
• Drives dedicated LED load at 12W for a
minimum of 90 minutes
• Suitable for dry and damp locations
Short circuit overload and open load
protection
KT-EMRG-LED-12-1200-K1
5W CONSTANT WATTAGE LED
EMERGENCY BACKUP DRIVER
• Optimized for Keystone Single Ended Direct
Drive LED tubes
• One piece design with metal housing
• 2-in-1 LED test switch and indicator light
included
• 90 minute operation in Emergency Mode
KT-EMRG-LED-5-500-AC
CONTACT YOUR SALES PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION
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M18 30 DEGREE FRAMING NAILER
Moving box locations
Bath fan installs/remodel
Resi- remodels
MILW 2745-20
CONTACT YOUR SALES PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION
PRODUCT INFORMATION
MAESTRO INWALL SENSORS
XCT technology with cross-correlation - no
callbacks
Combines occupancy sensing, manual
control, and system connectivity in one
piece of hardware
• Passive infared (PIR) and dual technology
sensing
MS-OPS2
MS-OPS6M2
CONTACT YOUR SALES PERSON FOR MORE PRODUCTS
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PRODUCT INFORMATION
M12 CORDLESS PALM NAILER
• Powerful 12-volt motor and impacting
mechanism
• No air hose or air compressor needed
• On-board fuel gauge
• Built-in LED light
MILW 2458-20 Tool Only
MILW 2458-21 Kit
CONTACT YOUR SALES PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION
IMPACT HOLE SAWS
• 1/4” Hex Shank
• Hole making solution to use with impact
drivers
• Ejection spring automatically removes the slug
MILW 49-56-9810 ⁄”
MILW 49-56-9820 1-⁄”
MILW 49-56-9830 1-⁄”
MILW 49-22-4800 KIT
CONTACT YOUR SALES PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION
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PRODUCT INFORMATION
W34 SERIES WALL PACKS
• Integrated dimming
• Optional light and motion sensing
• 50,000 hour LED lifespan
• UL listed for wet locations
RAB W34-55L-PCU
RAB W34-70L-PCU
RAB W34-150L-PCU
N1 SCREWCOVER ENCLOSURE
• Use as a junction box or pull box in
commercial and general applications
• Industry Standards: UL 50 - Type 1, CSA
Certified - Type 1, NEMA/EEMAC - Type 1
WIEG SC060604NK
WIEG SC080804NK
WIEG SC101004NK
WIEG SC121204NK
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Manufacturer Price Changes
Manufacturer +/- Adjustment Date
3M + 3-5% 2/1/20
ABB Install Lines - T&B, Steel City, Red Dot, Ocal, etc.) + 1.5% 7/10/20
ABB Carlon +4% 7/10/20
ABB (GE) + 24% 2/7/20
Arlington + 3-5% 3/16/20
Berko Varies 7/1/20
Bline + 35% 4/1/20
Homan + 3% 2/3/20
Hubbell-Killark + 2.9% 6/1/20
LEDVANCE Sylvania, Magnetic Ballast) +38% 10/1/20
Meltric +25% 5/1/20
Market Levels
Due to the volatile nature of commodity
pricing, Viking Electric 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
assumes no responsibility for the
accuracy of this information.
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CONNECT WITH US!
tED Magazine’s 30 under 35
tED magazine has named the 30
best and brightest young members
of our supply chain for the 2020 “30
Under 35” awards. This is the ninth
year of the awards, meaning only
270 people in our industry can say
they have earned this award.
The 2020 tED magazine “30 Under
35” were honored earlier this year in
a virtual ceremony.
Be sure to check out Casey and
Jim’s feature articles online at:
tedmag.com/tag/30-under-35
Casey Moffit
Account Representative, Rochester
Jim Brockman
General Manager, Sheboygan
Congratulations to Casey Moffit and Jim Brockman,
recipients of the 2020 tED magazine “30 under 35” award!
AVAILABLE CATALOGS
• Material handling carts
• Lighting capabilities
• Enclosures
CONTACT YOUR SALES PERSON FOR A COPY
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