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Sep 10, 2014
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Bloomberg Looks for GE to Exit Lighting

Although EM confirmed that Lighting is not part of the deal with Electrolux, it is plausible that GE would put Lighting on the block....More
Sep 9, 2014
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Border States Acquires Western Extralite

Border States Electric (BSE), Fargo, N.D., has reached an agreement to purchase Western Extralite, Kansas City, Mo., which more than 250 employees and 19 locations in Kansas and Missouri....More
Sep 9, 2014
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Leviton Buys BitWise Controls to Bolster Line of Audio/Visual Controls

Leviton has been carrying BitWise Controls’ automation controllers for some time. As part of the acquisition, Leviton will bring BitWise Controls’ entire product line into the Leviton family of solutions....More
Sep 9, 2014
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Osram Sylvania and Belkin Partner on Home Controls

Osram Sylvania, Danvers, Mass., said it has an agreement with cable and networking company Belkin International to integrate Osram’s Lightify lighting control system with Belkin’s WeMo home automation system so that Osram’s lighting systems can be controlled and integrated into WeMo’s ecosystem....More
Sep 8, 2014
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GE to Keep Lighting as Electrolux Buys Appliance Business

We checked with Christopher Augustine, manager – Global Communications & Public Affairs for GE Lighting, and confirmed that GE Lighting is not part of the deal with Electrolux....More
Sep 8, 2014
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Rep News: Nora Lighting

Brian Slater & Associates will handle showroom sales in Southeast Florida....More
Sep 8, 2014
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NEMA’s EBCI Index for August is Now at Highest Level in Three Years

NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America climbed to 68.2 points in August, its highest level in more than three years, from 54.5 points in July....More
Sep 8, 2014
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RepFiles NAED Edition App Ready to Roll

The app was developed to help NAED members and National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA) securely deliver files to distributors' mobile devices and computers....More
Sep 8, 2014
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Infor buys Saleslogix cloud CRM

ERP software provider Infor, New York, agreed to purchase the assets of Saleslogix, Scottsdale, Ariz., a provider of SaaS customer relationship management (CRM) software. Once the deal’s done, Saleslogix’s CRM platform will become Infor CRM....More
Sep 8, 2014
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Southwire adds VDV tools

Southwire, Carrollton, Ga., surprised some in the industry when it got into the tool business last year with a broad array of electrician tools. The company is now adding a new line of over 40 voice-data- video (VDV) tools, which it will unveil at CEDIA Expo 2014 in Denver next week....More
Sep 8, 2014
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DOE publishes CALiPER snapshot report on indoor LED luminaires

The U.S. Department of Energy’s CALiPER program released a Snapshot Report on indoor LED luminaires. The Snapshot reports use DOE’s LED Lighting Facts program’s product database to understand the current state and trajectory of the market for a class of products....More
Sep 8, 2014
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IKEA VC group invests in Scottish LED manufacturer

IKEA GreenTech venture capital company has invested in Design LED Products Ltd, Livingston, Scotland, a manufacturer of LED lighting using “light tiles” – LEDs embedded into clear resins and films....More
Sep 8, 2014
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Siemens inks $11M deal to help USGS slash energy costs

Siemens Government Technologies Inc., Arlington, Va., has been awarded an $11 million Task Order by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to implement energy conservation measures at three of its facilities: National Center (Reston, Va.); Columbia Environmental Research Center (Columbia, Mo.); and the Western Fisheries Research Center (Seattle)....More
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