Get More at Steiner Electric’s Will Call Counters

Steiner Get More Out of Your Will Call

In many ways, Steiner’s Will Call Counters are the face of our renowned, 100-year-old company, and many area contractors, industrial electricians, maintenance workers and others depend on us as a trusted, reliable resource, much as they would a handy tool in their toolbox.

And that, the Will Call Counters are…reliable and trustworthy…and a whole lot more.

Products on display at a Steiner Will Call Counter.
Products on display at a Steiner Will Call Counter.

In fact, in the last several months, customers who visited our Will Call Counters have had the opportunity to partake in a variety of special offers from big-named brands such as SqD, Hubbell, Ideal, Lutron, Milwaukee, Panduit, Carhartt, and more. Customers have had a chance to see new products hauled to our facilities on specially designed trucks, displaying tuggers and benders, lighting and gear, while eating burgers or hot dogs grilled fresh on the back of the rolling product display.

In addition, everyone has had the opportunity to view great deals, participate in product giveaways, and some customers even won a prize or two along the way.

If you missed out on those special offers, don’t fear. More special deals are coming down the pike. Stop in and see what’s new. Check out our digital display boards that can be found just outside the doors of our Will Call Counters. Look for flyers on our countertops; posters on our shelves or checkout our website at www.steinerelectric.com.

Easy In-and-Out Convenience

Steiner operates these well-stocked counters at our nine conveniently located branches across Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana. Whether looking for electrical supplies, safety gear, power tools, lighting options, or any of the thousands of other diverse products available for the electrical and industrial professional, Steiner is your place to shop.

Shopping may even be easier with modern electronics. You can order

Steiner's Smartphone App.
Steiner’s Smartphone App.

products from our website or on your phone using the free Steiner Smartphone App. Using these devices, you can also manage your account, check on product availability and price, view order history, reorder frequently purchased products, and more.

Steiner represents the leading manufacturers in the electrical industry. However, it is the knowledgeable sales team that makes the difference.

Amenities

It goes without saying that having access to the right product, service, or tool needed for a job, as well as the ability to pick the brain of an experienced staff member, are driving forces for a Will Call customer. But that may not be the only reasons. Often, our Will Call Counters will have some benefits that just might make a customer’s day a little nicer.

Tinley Park Will Call Counter
When at the Tinley Park Will Call Counter, stop and have a cup of coffee or maybe popcorn or a donut.

For instance, Steiner Will Call Counters offer cold water bottles to our customers, and all offer coffee. Some branches offer popcorn while others have the occasional donuts on hand for when you need a recharge. Several facilities offer USB charging stations to give your phones a power boost, and some offer electric car vehicle charging stations to keep your vehicle in operation.

So, stop in for something cold, or hot, to drink, but don’t forget to bring your list of materials. While you’re there, keep an eye out for any last-minute sales and promotions.

 

Get Ready for Winter Work with Steiner

Winter is right around the corner and when the snow starts accumulating and the temperature starts to fall, the season of ice, snow and cold can turn a workplace into a survival of the fittest.

If you or your employees work in the field or in any location where winter weather presents safety concerns, you may wish to take some precautions. Steiner Electric and some of its vendors can help. A Winter Workplace Safety Counter Day has been scheduled to run at our Rockford branch on Oct. 31, from 11am-1pm.

The event will bring vendors of personal protection equipment, heating technology, lighting and lighting controls. Because equipment can also be at risk, technology on display will showcase portable testing equipment that can capture test data and have the information delivered to anyplace around the world.

Keep covered

Winter-related slips and falls, frostbite, hypothermia and more can result in time off work, temporary employee costs, overtime for existing employees, and increased insurance costs.

When it comes to personal protection, the head, ears and noses are among the extremities that get cold the fastest and must be protected.

Protective Industrial Products (PIP) will showcase a selection of gloves, head gear, and liners that helps protect workers. Headware includes 2-layer cotton models with mouthpiece, insulated ear barriers, and which have been FR (flame resistant) treated. They come in mid lengths and shoulder lengths.

For its gloves and sleeves, PIP uses Dyneema® and DuPont® advanced fibers as well as other proprietary engineered yarn blends and coatings to meet ANSI and EN standards. Breathable cut resistant gloves allow for dexterous work with wires and other components. Some versions can be used for dry and light-oil applications, and offer good grip and excellent abrasion resistance.

PIP air-assisted heat packs.

PIP will also feature air-activated hand warmers. The Heat Pack Mini Hand Warmers, which uses oxidation from the interaction of iron powder, activated carbon and water when it is exposed to air, provides 8 hours of warmth. It can be activated and reach full temperature in 2-5 minutes. Heating can be suspended at any time by resealing the inserts in an airtight container.

Freeze protection

Frozen pipes can be an aggravating experience for maintenance workers no matter the location.

Pentair’s Raychem self regulated cable.

Pentair’s Raychem products on display include self-regulating trace heating cables that are used for frost protection of pipes, temperature maintenance of process fluids, tank heating, and other applications.

The self-regulating heating cables automatically adjusts its power output to compensate for temperature changes. According to a Pentair video explaining the process, a protective core surrounds two parallel conductors. As the ambient temperature drops, the core contracts microscopically and the number of electrical paths increase and generates heat. Conversely, as the temperatures increases, the core expands and the number of paths decrease.

Pentair will showcase its Raychem QuickNet and Nuheat floor-heating systems.  These products are for installation under tile, granite, marble, stone, laminate and engineered wood flooring.

Also on display is the T2Red electric underfloor heating cable that the company says is ideal for temperature sensitive floors such as wood, laminate as well as for natural stone, and ceramic tiles. The self regulating cable can be cut-to-length on site, and can be overlapped or narrow spaced without danger of overheating, the company says.

Illuminating in the cold weather

Cold weather can also play havoc with lighting, especially fluorescent and high-intensity discharge (HID) lighting.

On display in Rockford will be a series of lamps and ballasts that work well in the cold. In addition to the lamps, some of the latest in lighting-control technology will be on display.

For those looking to replace lighting technology that works well in outdoor cold temperatures, then LED might be the answer as they tend to work better in this environment. Cold weather helps the LED stay cool.

RAB LED wallpack.

RAB will display wall packs and area lighting. Models on display include the RAB HPS Wall Packs for wide light distribution that feature a die-formed aluminum reflector and a prismatic polycarbonate refractor. Metal halide RAB Wall Packs feature symmetrical light patterns to maximize lighting distances between fixtures, while the prismatic optics minimize glare. For security and energy efficiency, RAB will showcase CFL motion controlled Wall Packs that are fully adjustable for 24-hour operation and feature custom applications.

In low-temperature environments such as refrigerated areas, fluorescent lamps can experience adverse performance problems such as “fluttering,” reduced light output and difficulty starting by a traditional ballast.

Philips’s Advance ballast.

Cold weather ballasts from Philips can start the fluorescent lamps at temperatures expected to be below 50°F. Cold weather electronic and magnetic ballasts can be specified for lamps that can start them at temperatures as low as -20°F.

Philips will also be showcasing some of its vast range of LED products.

 

Maintaining machines in the field

Since its 2014 introduction, Fluke Corp.’s Connect technology has won awards from trade show judges, such as the AHR Expo, and from many trade magazine award competitions (EDN, Control Engineering).

The technology allows data collected from a growing number of the company’s handheld instruments such as its multimeters, infrared thermometers, and AC/DC current meters, to be shared via Smartphones to anywhere in the world.

Thermal imager with Fluke Connect.

Fluke Connect Assets is a cloud-based wireless system of software and test tools that gives maintenance managers a comprehensive view of all critical equipment — including baseline, historical, and current test tool measurement data, current status, and past inspection data — enabling them to set up and sustain a preventive maintenance or condition-based maintenance system easily with minimal investment.

 

Get Free Southwire Products with this Special Promo

Southwire Tools & Equipment provides a comprehensive line of hand tools, benders and contractor equipment. And now, from Sept. 13-Oct. 13, through a partnership with Steiner Electric, you can get some free Southwire products when you buy select Southwire goods.

Purchase the PB2000 Bendmax and receive great discounts.
Buy the PB2000 Bendmax to get the equivalent of 10 percent of the bender price in free product.

The products are available at all 9 Steiner Electric Will-Call Counters that are strategically located throughout the Chicagoland area.

The Southwire products that are part of this giveaway promotion include punch die sets, conduit benders and adaptors, fish tapes, and more.

Here is a rundown of the deals to be had:

Purchase And Get FREE
EITHER the
Max Punch XD
OR the
Maxis MP360SD
12-ton Hydraulic Knockout Tool
The Maxis Mp-03pro 2-4" Stainless Steel Cup and Dies Set.
($525 value)
The MAXIS M6K-M cable puller
AND the
QWIKrope
9/16" X 600' UHMWPE Rope
The QJ-01
QWIKjax Portable Reel Stand
($750 value)
$180 worth of SIMpull tapesA Repair Kit
A PB2000 BENDMAX
Power Bender
10 percent of the bender's sale price in free products
($1,300 estimated value)
Any BendstationA BD-01 BENDdolly
($450 value)

For more details on these savings opportunities, view the Southwire promotional flyer.

Labor Day Will-Call Hours

The more than 400 members of the Steiner Electric team wish our customers, suppliers and their families a relaxing and enjoyable Labor Day weekend.

The holiday, established in 1894, salutes the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. The team at Steiner also salutes the hard work of its employees who have helped make the company an industry stalwart for more than 100 years.

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, all Steiner Will-Call Counters will be closed Monday, September 4. On Saturday, September 2, the Elk Grove Will-Call Counter will be open from 7:00am to 11:00am. All other Will Call locations will be closed on Saturday.

We will resume normal business hours. on Tuesday, September 5.

Join Us for Food and Fun at Our Hubbard Anniversary Celebration

Steiner Electric's Hubbard Street facility's 1-year anniversary

Steiner Electric might be 100+ years old, but it is still growing and isn’t too old to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of its newest facility–the Hubbard Street Branch in Chicago–with a week-long event featuring food, giveaways, and some of the newest products available from Steiner and its leading vendors.

Steiner Hubbard St Chicago Branch
Steiner Hubbard St Chicago Branch

Come out to the July 24 to July 28 event and see products from vendors including Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems, Fluke, Burndy, RAB Lighting, Lutron, 3M, and Lake Michigan Sales. Each day, vendors will sponsor free food ranging from tacos to ice cream sundaes and culminating in a cookout with food grilled by Chef, and Steiner Electric district branch manager, Brent Stack.

Other days will feature giveaways and raffle prizes, product demonstrations, and rolling showrooms known as the RAB Van and the Burndy Van. Also, each day, you can enter a Steiner Electric raffle to win tickets to a White Sox baseball game. The drawing for the tickets will be held on Friday, July 28. Winners need not be present.

View our flyer for more information.

During the celebration, the Will Call Counter will remain open. Any order of more than $100 that is placed at the Hubbard Street Will Call counter will earn a $5 certificate that can be used at nearby Tortorice’s Pizza, 1746 W. Grand Ave., or at any of its other locations.

Please note that while the Branch, located at 2225 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, will open for regular hours at 6am to 5pm on those days, vendors plan to set up their displays later in the morning. For instance, on Monday, Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems, who is sponsoring a free breakfast, is scheduled to set up at 7am. While on Tuesday through Thursday, vendors are scheduled to set up displays around 11am. And, on Friday, Brent Stack will don his apron and grab his spatula and begin grilling about 11:30am.

Steiner Electric opened the 26,000-sq.-ft. location in March 2016 to showcase its wide-ranging product line. The facility features a Will Call counter that was designed for the professional electrician, facility, engineer and maintenance person, and an innovative Lighting and Control Technical Center, highlighting commercial and industrial products from leading lighting manufacturers.

Monday
July 24
Tuesday
July 25
Wednesday
July 26
Thursday
July 27
Friday
July 28
Hubbell
Wiring Device-Kellems
Burndy
Fluke
RAB Lighting
Lutron
Lake Michigan Sales
3M
Steiner Electric
Breakfast*
Giveaway & Raffle Prizes*
Tacos*
Demos
Burndy Van
Sub
Sandwiches*
Display Day (RAB Van)
Ice cream sundae bar*
Safety Products
Cookout*
Drawing for White Sox Tickets
* While supplies last.

 

Steiner Electric’s July 4 Will Call Hours

In celebration of the July 4 holiday, Steiner Electric’s Will Call Counters will observe the following hours.

Elk Grove Village:
Friday, June 30: 6:00am–5:30pm
Saturday July 1: 7:00am–11:00am
Monday, July 3: 6:30am–5:30pm
Tuesday, July 4: Closed

All other Will Call Counters will have the following hours:
Friday, June 30: 6:00am–5:30pm
Saturday July 1: Closed
Monday, July 3: 6:30am–5:30pm
Tuesday, July 4: Closed