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May 26, 2015
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Ballasts Category Jumps 12.4% in April Electrical Price Index

When the April edition of Electrical Marketing's Electrical Price Index showed ballast prices increasing more than 12%, it jumped off the page. What gives? Is everyone hiking ballast prices?...More
May 26, 2015
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Leviton Pushes Further into Lighting with Intense Lighting Acquisition

Wiring device giant Leviton Manufacturing, Melville, N.Y., continues to expand its interest in the lighting market. The company announced the acquisition of Intense Lighting, LLC, Anaheim, Calif., which specializes in specification grade LED lighting for commercial, hospitality, supermarket, retail and residential markets....More
May 21, 2015
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Kaman rebrands distribution business

Kaman Corp.’s Distribution segment, Bloomfield, Conn., has launched a new brand, Kaman Automation, Control & Energy or Kaman AC&E, to serve original equipment manufacturers, industrial production plants and infrastructure facilities throughout the world. Kaman AC&E was created through the collaboration of existing resources from within Kaman Industrial Technologies Corp., including its longstanding bearing & power transmission business, Minarik Corp. which operates its motion & control business, and KIT Zeller Inc....More
May 21, 2015
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WESCO wins 5-Year Cooperative Purchasing contract for MRO

WESCO International Inc., Pittsburgh, was awarded a five-year contract with The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN) for MRO services and supplies. TCPN is a national governmental purchasing cooperative that has contracts with national vendors for such commonly purchased products and services as furniture, office supplies and equipment, security systems, technology, and other goods and services....More
May 21, 2015
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Philips Lighting moving research to Cambridge in alliance with MIT

Lighting giant Philips Lighting announced plans to consolidate its North American research center to Kendall Square in Cambridge, Mass., as part of a five-year research alliance with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The collaborative alliance focuses on healthcare technology and connected lighting systems. In lighting, the collaboration will explore the advancement of energy-efficient lighting systems and services for densely populated cities, Philips said in a release....More
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