On August 30th, 2013 a compelling new documentary explores the impact of American manufacturing on both ordinary citizens and the national economy. Through the stories of innovative entrepreneurs and businesses who are making things in the USA while successfully competing in the global economy, the American Made Movie examines both the positive ripple effect that comes from domestic manufacturing jobs and the hurdles we'll need to overcome to start bringing them back while asking business owners and consumers alike one simple question: what is your part?
American manufacturing employment has been on the decline for decades, unleashing a devastating effect on our local and national economies. But it’s the stories of communities and the families that comprise them that reveal the harshest costs upon the nation.
As employers struggle to compete in the global economy, the debates regarding unemployment, debt ceilings and the trade deficit rages on in our nation’s capital. To many Americans, it feels like there is no one fighting for American jobs–especially the jobs in manufacturing.
Fortunately, people are making a difference by doing their part in their local communities. These individual efforts combine to ultimately impact the national economy.
It has been said that the greatest thing America makes is Americans. The ability of average Americans to adapt, innovate and thrive has created one of the greatest civilizations in human history.
By illustrating the successes of companies that have prospered without adopting the practices of their competitors, American Made Movie shows the positive impact of domestic manufacturing jobs on national and local economies in the face of great challenges.
Earth Contact Products urges you to see this movie and take its lessons to heart. ECP is a company that bucks the trend to source material and labor from offshore, we take pride in the fact that we employ Americans. ECP manufacturers helical ground anchors, push pier and wall tieback systems using only USA made steel, USA labor and USA technology, while it can be a struggle competing with those who do not share our American Made philosophy – it is the right thing to do!
Date: May 29, 2012
Earth Contact Products (ECP) is proud to announce that American Power & Communications Group has been appointed to represent ECP Utility in Wisconsin, Northern Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.
ECP is a guy anchor manufacturer offering USA Made anchors for both the Transmission and Distribution markets. From Power Installed Anchors, Rock Anchors and Bust Anchors, Light Pole Foundations to Square Bar and Round Shaft Anchors, ECP Utility provides Electric Utilities and their Distribution networks the highest quality products and services. ECP also provides in depth training and support programs for linemen and engineering departments to train end-users on the design and installation of anchors and their applications.
Please contact APC for further information. The sales contact information for this area now is:
Kevin Minor 262-853-8341
Mark Burger 262-853-5387
Kevin Ramsey 612-220-7085
Bob Bezzi 608-358-5564
We appreciate your business and look forward to working with American Power and Communications in your area to provide the highest level of service you have come to expect. Please visit our website for a more indepth look at our products and services at www.ECPUtility.com or call 800-325-9375.
2012 IEEE Orlando, Florida
May 7 – 10, 2012
ECP Utility, Booth #781
Please join us in our Booth #781, during the 2012 IEEE Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition. ECP Utility will be displaying Transmission and Distribution Anchors proudly manufactured in the USA. In addition, we will have a live demonstration of our Digital Wireless Torque Monitor in our booth.
ECP Utility offers USA made T/D anchors. In addition we offer Light Pole Foundations, Pole Line Hardware and Torque Monitoring Devices.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), an association dedicated to advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity, is the world’s largest technical professional society. It is designed to serve professionals involved in all aspects of the electrical, electronic and computing fields and related areas of science and technology that underlie modern civilization.
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IEEE’s roots, however, go back to 1884 when electricity was just beginning to become a major force in society. There was one major established electrical industry, the telegraph, which—beginning in the 1840s—had come to connect the world with a communications system faster than the speed of transportation. A second major area had only barely gotten underway—electric power and light, originating in Thomas Edison’s inventions and his pioneering Pearl Street Station in New York. By 2010, IEEE had over 395,000 members in 160 countries. Through its worldwide network of geographical units, publications, web services, and conferences, IEEE remains the world's largest technical professional association.
ECP Utility looks forward to seeing you in Orlando
T/D Anchors and Hardware
Made in USA is very important to ECP Utility (A division of Earth Contact Products). We are very proud to proclaim that our manufactured products are Made in the USA with steel and workers that are all American. As a manufacturer that supplies the majority of our products to USA corporations and companies we take this responsibility very seriously and are proud to do so, especially when so many seek cheap foreign products with no regard to quality or consistency.
As the US economy continues to struggle ECP has seen others attempt to deceive with various claims of product origin. To us, and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), it is fairly simple. Use raw materials that are Made in USA, employ USA workers and technology to manufacture the final product and display the Made in USA label.
The following is from www.FTC.gov - The FTC is charged with preventing deception and unfairness in the marketplace. The FTC Act gives the Commission the power to bring law enforcement actions against false or misleading claims that a product is of U.S. origin. Traditionally, the Commission has required that a product advertised as Made in USA be "all or virtually all" made in the U.S. After a comprehensive review of Made in USA and other U.S. origin claims in product advertising and labeling, the Commission announced in December 1997 that it would retain the "all or virtually all" standard. The Commission also issued an Enforcement Policy Statement on U.S. Origin Claims to provide guidance to marketers who want to make an unqualified Made in USA claim under the "all or virtually all" standard and those who want to make a qualified Made in USA claim.
ECP Utility is the only anchor supplier for the electric utility industry that can proudly display the Made in USA label on all of its anchors and poleline hardware products. From power installed anchors to rock, no wrench and square bar anchors, ECP Utility not only has a full line of anchoring products but also the technical and practical support for everyone from linemen, engineers and electric utility companies. USA made anchors is our primary business, contact ECP Utility at 800-325-9375 or at www.ECPutility.com
Olathe, KS -- April 15, 2011 – Helical guy anchor manufacturer, ECP receives approval from the Rural Utility Service for guy wire anchors. With more than 60 years of experience, the USDA Rural Development Electric Programs have found that electric utility construction, operation, and maintenance are best when high-quality, long-lasting materials are used.
“The RUS testing and approval process was two of the steps that we have taken at ECP Utility to gain acceptance among electric utility companies around the country” said Jeff Tully, President and GM of Earth Contact Products. He then added “This (RUS approvals) along with our in house testing program and NEETRAC testing has made ECP Utility an important factor in the utility anchoring and pole line hardware business”. Because the quality of materials is so important to program objectives, the Electric Programs continue to require that borrowers observe Electric Programs standards and use Technical Standards Committee “A” (Electric) accepted products on their systems whether they use RUS loan funds, other sources of financing assistance, or their own general funds.
ECP Utility provided testing results for guy screw anchors that were monitored and approved by an independent, RUS approved, professional engineering firm. These test results were then submitted to the RUS board for their final approval, which came on 4/12/2011. The rigorous testing requirements determine anchor capacity in various soils under various loading conditions. ECP’s guy anchors now can be used on all RUS funded projects by cooperative and municipalities across the country.
ECP Utility has a full line of electric utility anchoring products including square bar guy anchors, power installed anchors, round shaft tower anchors, solar foundation anchors, expanding anchors, no-wrench anchors and pole line hardware. This product mix is in addition to the civil construction ground anchoring products and foundation repair products offered by ECP.
For information: http://www.ECPUtility.com or