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The 2024 EMBR!

Buyers' Guide! 

Our annual buyers’ directory, the ElectroMechanical Bench Reference (EMBR) is the electromechanical aftermarket's guide to products, manufacturers, services, and more. Published annually, as a supplement to the December issue of Electrical Apparatus, with an interactive digital version online at  For more information, email Barbara Wachter, Advertising Manager

Trusted for more than 75 years !


Product Index 
Hundreds of products, arranged by category, from electrical and electronic components to parts, shop equipment, insulation,
and replacement apparatus.
“Find it Fast!” with our quick reference guide to all of the EMBR categories, pages 28-29
Manufacturers Finder 
Contact information for businesses that make products for the electrical aftermarket and related industries.
Brand Names Index 
Branded products you need to find.
Trade Show Calendar 
Dates, descriptions and websites of the top shows in the industry.
Training and Associations Directory
Non-profit organizations, trade associations, and resources
Distributors Directory
Places to find and purchase the items you need.
Special Services Index
Examples of complex work and companies with those capabilities
Special Services Directory
Contact information for firms listed in the Special Services Index.
Advertising Index
EMBR advertisers are the best of the electromechanical industry! Find their ads easily in our Advertising Index.
We’re ONLINE - Go to to browse, update, and learn!
The ElectroMechanical Bench Reference is a supplement to Electrical Apparatus.
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) 0190-1370.
Published by Barks Publications, Inc., 17 N. State St., Suite 1650, Chicago, Ill. 60602-3570, USA.
312-321-9440 tel., 866-228-7274 fax., website.
To add, correct, or update EMBR information, e-mail or visit
Founding Publishers: Horace B. Barks and Elsie Dickson
EMBR Editor & Publisher: Elizabeth Van Ness
Staff: Richard L. Nailen, Kevin Jones, Selena Cotte, Charlie Barks, Barbara Wachter
Cover photograph: By IES Infrastructure Solutions.
© 2022 Barks Publications, Inc.

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