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Jul 1, 2015
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Emerson Slims Down with Spin Off of Network Power Business

Emerson said it will also explore strategic alternatives for its motors and drives, power generation and remaining storage businesses, and will conduct a complete review and assessment of its corporate services and structure to bring them into alignment with its smaller scale and sharper focus....More
Jun 29, 2015
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General Cable Moves Out of Asia Pacific Markets

General Cable Corp., Highland Heights, Ky., said it will sell its Asia Pacific operations to MM Logistics Co., Ltd., for approximately $205 million. The company’s operations in the region include businesses in Thailand, China, New Zealand and Australia. The sale is part of a divestiture program announced last fall and will simplify General Cable’s geographic coverage....More
Jun 29, 2015
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DOE Recognizes 18 Organizations for Efficient Parking Facility Retrofits

The Better Buildings Alliance, part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy office, recognized 18 organizations for their achievements in improving the energy-efficiency of their parking facilities....More
Jun 29, 2015
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Mersen Expands Surge Suppression Lines with Acquisition in China

Fuse, switchgear and motor part manufacturer Mersen, based in Paris, France, signed an agreement to acquire ASP, a specialist in surge protection devices based in China. Mersen said the deal is part of a strategy to expand Mersen's electrical segment in the overvoltage protection market. The ASP deal follows Mersen’s acquisition of a majority stake in Cirprotec, based in Spain, in Feb. 2014, which brought the group expertise in IEC standards along with product lines in lighting and overvoltage protection....More
Jun 25, 2015
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Eaton Shifts Cooper Brand to Eaton Lighting

Eaton will continue to use the lighting and control product line brand names it acquired in the Cooper deal, including Halo, Metalux, Lumark, Corelite, Neo-Ray, Fifth Light and Greengate, all part of the Eaton Lighting Division....More
Jun 22, 2015
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Eck Supply Co. Joins Sonepar

Sonepar USA announced has purchased Eck Supply Co., Richmond, Va., a multi-location regional electrical distributor serving Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina....More
Jun 19, 2015
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25 of the Biggest U.S. Construction Projects Either on the Drawing Boards or Breaking Ground  

Plans for multiple LNG export terminals valued in the billions of dollars along the Gulf Coast and the construction of signature luxury condo towers and office buildings topping the billion-dollar market overshadow and otherwise pedestrian construction market in 2015....More
Jun 19, 2015
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Lighting systems and consumer lamp indices show mixed Q1

Demand for lighting equipment, as measured by NEMA’s Lighting Systems Shipments Index, increased by 1.4 % year-over-year (y/y) during 2015 Q1. However, the quarter-to-quarter change was in negative territory, with a decline of 3.6 percent....More
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