The talented team at Bay Graphics did superlative work on all phases of our book, including layout, improvement of photos, and file preparation for the printer. They offer the highest professional skill while remaining a joy to work with, always remaining cheerful, calm, and cooperative even when meeting difficult desdlines."

Peggy R. Wolfe, President
Park Publishing Inc. Minnetonka, Minnesota


Practical Electrical Wiring

Bay Graphics is proud to have helped Peggy Wolfe and Park Publishing with the publication of the 2002, award-winning edition* of Practical Electrical Wiring.

Because Practical Electrical Wiring is a technical manual, it was extremely important to maintain accuracy throughout the process. Peggy and the author, Fred Hartwell, worked closely with us to make sure the end result would be technically accurate a product of which we all could be proud. We're glad we could help.

And, through the process, we also gained a friend in Peggy Wolfe and Park Publishing, Inc.

*Note: We are happy that Peggy has ask us to do all subsequent editions of Practical Electrical Wiring and WIring Simplified up to the present. 6/2007

From the back cover:

Building on the strong foundation of Richter’s classic on electrical wiring, Frederic P. Hartwell brings the book completely up-to-date with the new 2002 National Electrical Code® and the latest industry technology and wiring practices. Practical Electrical Wiring has been fundamentally rewritten and reorganized to prepare the reader to meet today’s needs in all segments of the electrical trade.

As a licensed master electrician and longtime member of a Code-making panel, Hartwell offers practical information from an insider’s perspective that’s rarely available, with insight into the thinking behind many of the rules. For many topics you get not just today’s rules, but a look back at how those rules came about over the years—useful in identifying and working on wiring systems of any age. Packed with information to serve both experienced practitioners and students, the book helps you see the task at hand in a broader context so you can plan and work logically.

Copies of Practical Electrical Wiring can be purchased online at, or


March 28, 2002
Dear Bay Graphics team,

I've just been notified of some exciting news.

Practical Electrical Wiring is a finalist in the in the Professional/Technical category of the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards sponsored by the Publishers Marketing Association. This is a national competition with entries from many major publishers.

I know that the layout and cover work done at Bay Graphics was very important in our receiving this honor. The look of the book is entirely professional because it was done by you, all talented experts in your various specialties. Thank you for your important contributions.


The 2002 Benjamin Franklin Book Award

UPDATE - New York City, May 1, 2002

Practical Electrical Wiring is awarded the 2002 Benjamin Franklin Book Award in the professional/technical category. The award is sponsored by the Publisher Marketing Association.

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