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Jul 30, 2015

Grainger Agrees to Acquire British MRO Distributor Cromwell

MRO distribution giant W.W. Grainger, Chicago, has a definitive agreement to acquire Cromwell Group (Holdings) Limited, together with its....More
Jul 24, 2015

European Commission expected to approve GE bid to buy Alstom

GE expects its plan to acquire Alstom to pass muster with the European Commission and that the deal could close as early as mid-September....More
Jul 24, 2015

Hackers attack Grainger but fail to get any banking or credit card data

Grainger says it hasn’t uncovered any evidence at this stage that any banking information or credit/debit card information has been compromised by....More
Jul 24, 2015

Sensity Closes $36 Million Private Funding Round to Fuel Expansion

Sensity Systems Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif., a developer of the Light Sensory Networks (LSNs) that use internet protocol nodes in lighting fixtures to....More
Jul 22, 2015

Tesla Tweaks its Lithium-Ion Batteries

Tesla increases the range of its electric vehicles....More
Jul 15, 2015

HD Supply to Sell Power Solutions Unit to Anixter

HD Supply Holding, Inc., Atlanta, owner of HD Supply, says it has a definitive agreement to sell its HD Supply Power Solutions business unit to....More
Jul 09, 2015

Report Forecasts U.S. Microgrid Investments Over Next Five Years

According to a new report from the research team at Greentech Media (GTM), cumulative investment in microgrids in the United States over the next....More
Jul 07, 2015

Administration Moves to Expand Solar Power Access

The administration today unveiled a new program intended to provide greater access to solar power to renters and those who do not have adequate roof....More
Jul 06, 2015

Southwire Buys ABB's Huntersville HVDC Cable Plant

ABB said it has signed an agreement to sell its Huntersville, N.C., high-voltage cable factory to Southwire Co. The companies won’t say how much....More
Jul 02, 2015

Intelligent Lighting Controls Forecast to More Than Double in a Decade

Research firm Navigant in its latest study estimates that global networked lighting controls revenue will grow from $2.2 billion in 2015 to $4.8....More
Jul 01, 2015

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....More
Jun 29, 2015

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....More
Jun 29, 2015

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....More
Jun 25, 2015

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,....More

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Jim Lucy has been wandering through the electrical market for more than 30 years, most of the time as an editor for Electrical Wholesaling, Electrical Marketing newsletter and CEE News. During that...

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Doug Chandler began writing about the electrical industry in 1992, and still finds there's never a shortage of stories to be told. So he spends his days finding them and telling them....
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