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Created: 2/14/11 (Mon) | Topic: Benefits        

Power outages are damaging and costly. Grainger can help.

Power outages are damaging and costly. Grainger can help.

Grainger, which offers North Dakota Farm Bureau members an outstanding discount, is urging folks to be prepared for power outages.

Electrical power outages, surges and spikes cause more than $150 billion* in damages to the U.S. economy every year—-more damaging to an organization's electrical infrastructure than fires, floods, earthquakes, network outages, service failures, and hardware problems combined.

Common Causes of a Power Outage
Many people are surprised to learn that serious weather isn't the leading cause of power outages. Here are a few others:

 •   Miscellaneous mechanical damage, construction error and fire
 •   Human error, including digging, cranes, traffic and vandalism
 •   Animal contact
 •   Fallen trees or tree growth
 •   Heavy winds
 •   Utility equipment problems and grid overload

Grainger offers a wide selection of supplies to help you plan for and respond to a power outage. 

Learn more about the NDFB Grainger benefit.


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