Raytheon, JE Snyder Electric tap Connectrac for power, data, AV connectivity installation

JE Snyder utilized the full line of Connectrac products for Raytheon's challenges, and installed the patented Connectrac In-Carpet Wireway with both single and modular duplex receptacles.

Raytheon, JE Snyder Electric tap Connectrac for power, data, AV connectivity installation
Raytheon, JE Snyder Electric tap Connectrac for power, data, AV connectivity installation

JE Snyder Electric and Raytheon have named Connectrac Wireways (Dallas, TX) as their preferred company for power and data installation needs. According to a press release, this announcement comes after a series of projects where JE Snyder provided connectivity to Raytheon’s office workspace with Connectrac.

For over a decade, JE Snyder Electric has established itself as one of the premiere full service electrical companies in the U.S., as exemplified by the company's continual relationship with defense and aerospace systems company Raytheon. Being on the forefront of defense systems innovation requires Raytheon to have power and technology connectivity within reach at any location. For this need, Raytheon has relied on the service of JE Snyder for all technological installations within their facilities since the early 2000s.

To achieve improved communications and to make office productivity more efficient, Raytheon engaged JE Snyder to increase audio/visual (AV) technology in its conference rooms. After exploring solutions to provide optimal connectivity while maintaining a subtle and sleek profile, JE Snyder recommended Connectrac Wireways.

JE Snyder utilized the full line of Connectrac products for Raytheon's challenges, and installed the patented Connectrac In-Carpet Wireway with both single and modular duplex receptacles. The aluminum casing used for the base and top cap of the wireway put Raytheon at ease in knowing they did not have to worry about damage to power and data cables. “The metal casing gives a sense of security,” said project manager Steven Greene. “They invest a lot in those conference rooms and it really makes the rooms pop. It provides everything we need as far as electrical, data, A/V [access].”

Recently, Connectrac released a RSMeans study that showed savings up to 50% or more using its Wireways product, as compared to expensive and inconvenient alternatives such as core drilling or trenching. As a company that thrives on efficiency, JE Snyder said it appreciated not only the simple, subtle design of the Wireways but how much time it saved on their project.

“If it’s going to save me half an hour of time, that’s profitable for us,” said Dan Garcia, AV foreman at JE Snyder. “It’s a lot faster than drilling holes.” When JE Snyder approached Raytheon with the Connectrac product, it was reportedly not a hard sell. “After the first install, that gave them that final validation,” Garcia added.

“Before [the Wireways product], people had to resort to expensive and inconvenient alternatives like core drilling or trenching,” concludes Clint Strong, CEO of Connectrac. “With the help we’ve gotten from our relationships with JE Snyder and Raytheon, customers can further know that a new standard has truly arrived with Connectrac.”

For more information about Connectrac, visit www.connectrac.com.

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