Surfing... -- The Marcom Group, Ltd, a producer of safety and regulatory compliance training products, provides a wealth of information about video and interactive CD-ROM training materials.

02/01/1999 -- The Marcom Group, Ltd, a producer of safety and regulatory compliance training products, provides a wealth of information about video and interactive CD-ROM training materials. html -- A new motor calculator web page from Square D provides real-time information for plant engineers who specify motor controls. The Java-based tool lets users enter desired motor horsepower and voltage and immediately view properly sized conductors, short-circuit protection devices, and IEC-style motor controls. -- A continuously updated roster of pallet, container, and reel providers is available from the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association. Pallet users can find suppliers in their area that offer the products they need, including new and repaired pallets and containers and such services as retrieval and recovery systems or disposal solutions. -- Resources related to the electromechanical industry are featured in the new web site of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA). Included is information about the association, product offerings, technical books and articles, reference handbooks, training films, and more.

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