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Congratulations to SPEP's new 100%  Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) vested retirees!
Graciela was part of the SPEP team for over 10 years and Myrna for 17 years. Thank you for all your contributions and may you enjoy retirement.

 

Keywords: Retirement, ESOP
Jun. 05th
2018

SPEP is proud to announce that we recently added a Robotic Welder to automate our welding process.
This allows for improved weld control and ensures achievement of maximum precision.
We are looking forward to increasing our productivity with the help of Sierra Pacific’s robotic welder!
 

Keywords: Robotic Welding, Automation
Feb. 23rd
2018

Sierra Pacific Engineering and Products is a proud member of The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) and will be attending its much anticipated annual trade show in late February. NATM promotes trailer safety and the success of the trailer manufacturing industry through education and advocacy. It is a high priority of theirs to continuously advance trailer safety and these trade shows greatly aid in showcasing the latest in the industry. NATM's values include:

  • to lead with integrity and honesty
  • Proactively represent the needs of the entire light - and medium - duty trailer manufacturing industry through advocacy
  • Promote compliance with regulations, industry standards and recommended practices,
  • Help members achieve verified compliance by providing valuable education, resources, benefits and tools
  • Promote and encourage trailer and towing safety to manufacturers. dealers and end-users.
     

NATM

To learn more about NATM please visit http://www.natm.com/

Keywords: NATM, National Association of Trailer Manufacturers

Sierra Pacific Engineering and Products has finalized its migration process from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015. With the implementation of the new standards, SPEP's quality management system will help us to continue offering quality products and exceptional service while improving efficiency and increasing customer satisfaction. For more information about the new ISO 9001:2015 standards please visit ISO.

 

Keywords: ISO 9001:2015
Dec. 22nd
2017

Happy Holidays from the SPEP team

We thank you for your continued support and we wish you a wonderful holiday season!

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Sierra Pacific Engineering and Products designs and manufactures the highest quality heavy duty draw pull latches to meet the demanding requirements of many applications. Our heavy duty latches are incredibly durable and very sturdy; some are designed with a padlock hole for added security. We offer a wide selection of material, finish, and size in order for you to find a latch that best suits your needs.  If our extensive catalog does not contain a draw pull latch that will work with your OEM product, please contact  the SPEP team who will gladly work with you to modify an existing part or create a new one!

 

Keywords: Heavy Duty Draw Pull Latches

SPEP is a high quality and competitive supplier of industrial access hardware. Our extensive catalog contains latches, handles, pulls, hinges and many more products that come in a variety of materials, sizes and finishes. Our engineering team is constantly developing new products which lead our industry. Contact a sales rep today for more information!

 

Keywords: Access Hardware Specialists

The electronic enclosure industry is always evolving. It is becoming more and more common that our customers require certification and approval from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for their completed products. There is often a lot of confusion surrounding these requirements, which we hope to clear up.

NITW (US) / NITW7 (CN) – Accessory recognition (final enclosure listing required) for US & Canada respectively

NITW2 (US) / NITW8 (CN) – Component recognition (final enclosure listing required) for US & Canada respectively

FTTA (US) / FTTA7 (CN) – Accessory listing (no testing required on final enclosure) for US & Canada respectively

FTTA2 (US) / FTTA8 (CN) – Component recognition (hydro test only on final enclosure) for US & Canada respectively

 

“UL Recognized” (components & sub-components) --- SPEP carries a variety of parts that are either UL recognized or include sub-components (such as O-rings and gaskets) which have some degree of UL certification. These items are intended for incorporation into a larger product or system (an enclosure for instance), which may be eligible for a UL Listing separately. Recognized components may feature the UL recognition mark on their packaging. See below for SPEP’s UL file card related to our hole seal products as an example.

 

“UL Listed” (final products) --- This means that UL has tested representative samples of the product, determined it meets UL’s requirements, and is ready for use by the eventual end-user. As a component supplier, this type of certification does not usually apply to our products and is reserved for finished goods that will not be included as a component in a larger assembly. Certain simple accessories (such as hole seals) can potentially qualify for “listed” status when supplied with the appropriate installation instructions. A UL Listed product may specify certain components from particular suppliers that must be used in its assembly for approval to be valid.

Getting products certified by UL is a great way to guarantee high quality to customers and market your products to have the competitive edge. The process can be complicated, but finding the right hardware is easy by taking advantage of the expert know-how that SPEP has to offer. Give us a call today!

Keywords: SPEP: UL Recognized vs UL Listed Information
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