The Square D Services Plant Tour van from Schneider Electric, Palatine, Ill., will visit 33 locations across the United States in summer and fall 2008. Designed as a rolling showroom for equipment and capabilities, the van has logged more than 120,000 miles since its 2005 debut and has been visited by over 14,000 people at more than 1,300 sites nationwide. The vibrant, eye-catching Plant Tour van will make stops in primarily the western and southwestern U.S. between June and October 2008.

“The Square D Services Plant Tour van is a unique approach to educating maintenance staff and facility managers in a given city or region about Schneider Electric product and service offerings,” says Mike Rice, vice president of services. “It provides a convenient opportunity for such personnel to learn about products and services that can help update vintage or older equipment to modern technology and components, creating a safer, reliable and more cost-effective manufacturing environment.”

Changes to the van for the 2008 schedule have been well-received by visitors, Rice says. In addition to the life extension, equipment optimization and electrical safety solutions already displayed, new displays include a Square D Masterpact circuit breaker test unit; electronic board repair; enhancements to power monitoring solutions; and an electrical joint temperature monitoring system utilizing spread-spectrum wireless with Modbus TCP communications. The tour offers free lunch-and-learn seminars such as arc-flash facility safety requirements and equipment life extension options.

Here's where you can experience the Plant Tour van through autumn 2008:

June 2-6 - Pittsburgh

June 9-16 - Columbus, Ohio

June 16-20 - Indianapolis/Cincinnati

July 7-11 - Denver

July 14-18 - Denver/Billings, Mont.

July 21-25 - Salt Lake City/Boise and Idaho Falls, Idaho

July 28-Aug. 1 - Seattle and Spokane, Wash.

Aug. 4-8 - Eugene and Portland, Ore.

Aug. 11-15 - San Francisco

Aug. 18-22 - San Francisco and Sacramento, Calif.

Aug. 25-29 - Sacramento and Stockton, Calif./Reno, Nev.

Sept. 8-12 - Fresno and Bakersfield, Calif.

Sept. 15-19 - Los Angeles and Ventura, Calif.

Sept. 22-26 - San Diego, Riverside and Orange County, Calif.

Sept. 29-Oct. 3 - Las Vegas

Oct. 6-10 - Tucson and Phoenix, Ariz.

Oct. 13-17 - El Paso, Lubbock and Abilene, Texas

Oct. 20-24 - Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okla./Little Rock, Ark.

For more information, call 1-888-SQUARED or visit www.squared-services.com.

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