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What Are the Two Kinds of Energy?

Posted on Thursday Nov 05, 2020 | energy, solar,

Renewable Energy There are two kinds of energy that create electricity: renewable and non-renewable. Oil and coal are non-renewable sources of energy. When we use up the resources, there is no way for them to be replenished. ... {Read More}

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on Thursday Oct 15, 2020

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer is a disease that affects millions of people around the world. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. ... {Read More}

September 13 is Uncle Sam day, but before Sam, Columbia was the symbol of America

Posted on Thursday Sep 10, 2020 | america, americana, columbia, goddess, uncle-sam,

Columbia Stahr

Columbia is sadly a long-forgotten symbol of America, but her persona lives on in American culture today from clothing lines, movie studios, superheroes and more. So, who is Columbia and where did she come from? ... {Read More}

6 Ways to Lower Your Electricity Bill This Summer

Posted on Monday Jul 06, 2020 | bills, electric, electricity, energy, reduce, savings,

Energy Savings

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the typical U. S. Residential household will use approximately 3,080 kilowatt hours of electricity this summer.... {Read More}

McNaughton-McKay Announces Executive Appointments

Posted on Wednesday May 27, 2020

Mark Borin and David Dozier

May 27, 2020 - McNaughton-McKay Electric Company announces two executive appointments creating a new organizational structure leading the company. These changes create president roles that will drive the business units for McNaughton-McKay Electric Company and The Reynolds Company, including Flow-Zone, the most recent acquisition.... {Read More}

Would you install a light fixture that could automatically disinfect your workspace?

Posted on Monday May 11, 2020 | disinfect, lighting,

Food Processing

Do you know there are lighting systems available that automatically treat harmful microorganisms suspended in the air you breathe, are trapped on the objects you pick up and live on surfaces you touch? Fortunately, there are luminaires available that offer uninterrupted environmental disinfection to help keep you safe from harmful germs.

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Taking Advantage of Time With Friends & Family While Quarantined

Stay Home, Stay SafeYou are probably feeling the weight of social distancing but some good things can come from the Stay at Home and Shelter in Place orders. All around us people are finding unique and creative ways to stay connected. To help with this, our marketing team shared some of their favorite social distancing activities.... {Read More}

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

Posted on Tuesday Mar 17, 2020 | holiday, traditions,

St. Patrick's DayInitially a religious holiday established in honor of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day has grown to be a widely celebrated secular holiday, particularly popular in the United States. The day became synonymous with all things Irish as it was celebrated among the communities of Irish immigrants in the northeast early in the nation’s history. Boston held its first St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 1737, followed by New York in 1762. ... {Read More}

THE REYNOLDS COMPANY ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF PIPE, VALVE AND FITTINGS (PVF) DISTRIBUTOR, FLOW-ZONE

Posted on Friday Feb 14, 2020

The Reynolds Company and Flow-Zone Logos

Fort Worth, Texas – February 14, 2020 - The Reynolds Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of McNaughton-McKay Electric Company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Flow-Zone.

Flow-Zone is the premier distributor of pipe, valves, fittings, instrumentation, controls and measurement equipment for the Upstream, Midstream and Downstream Markets throughout Texas and New Mexico. Serving the oil and gas industry for over 20 years, Flow-Zone operates from seven strategic locations in the Permian Basin, Delaware Basin and Eagle Ford Shale with corporate headquarters located in Houston, Texas. ... {Read More}

Celebrating 110 Years of Being More Than Your Electrical Connection

Posted on Monday Feb 10, 2020 | anniversary,

McNaughton-McKay Logo

On Monday, February 10, 2020, McNaughton-McKay Electric Company celebrates the 110th anniversary of our establishment. A company doesn’t achieve such a milestone without the dedication of its employees, support of valued manufacturers and customers, and strength of the communities it serves. ... {Read More}

Can You Name That Electrical Symbol?

Posted on Tuesday Feb 04, 2020 | electrical, safety, symbol,

Name that SymbolAs a fun way to start off 2020, let’s take a little electrical symbol quiz. How important are electrical symbols in our industry?... {Read More}

Are you up for a game of bocce?

Posted on Thursday Sep 19, 2019 | automation-fair, bocce, pallina,

Are you up for a game of Bocce? It's believed that the ancient Egyptians, as early as 5000 BC, polished rocks and rolled them to targets and began to create the basic rules of bocce. The game bocce then made its way to Greece around 600 BC. The Greeks later brought it to Rome where people of all classes played it. Emperor Augustus who ruled when Christ was born, proclaimed bocce the sport of statesman and helped to spread the game throughout the Roman Empire. ... {Read More}

McNaughton-McKay Electric Company Expands Georgia Service Area

Posted on Monday Jun 24, 2019

McNaughton-McKay Logo McNaughton-McKay Electric Company announces the expansion of its southern region with four locations in Middle and Southwest Georgia. These new stores, located in Albany, Columbus, LaGrange and Thomasville, Georgia will extend McNaughton-McKay’s coverage for Rockwell Automation from Northwest Georgia into eastern Alabama and southward to the Florida line.... {Read More}

Why do we have summer vacation?

Posted on Friday May 17, 2019 | holiday, summer, vacation,

Summer Vacation Have you ever heard the story that the reason why school children get summer vacation is so that they could help their families on their farms working the fields? That seems to be the story that many people have heard over the years, but this story is an urban legend. I was just as surprised as you are. It seemed so plausible.... {Read More}

McNaughton-McKay’s Ohio Region Signs Distributor Agreement with ABB for their Power Distribution Offering

Posted on Monday May 06, 2019 | distribution, low, medium, power, switchgear, voltage,

ABB LogoOn May 6, 2019, McNaughton-McKay’s Ohio locations signed a distributor agreement with ABB to partner on Low and Medium Voltage Power Distribution equipment, a segment of the ABB Electrification business.... {Read More}