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Apr 28, 2017

GE Completes Acquisition of Blade Maker LM Wind Power

The transaction was valued at €1.5 billion ($1.65 billion) and in-sources turbine blade design and production for GE....More
Apr 28, 2017

Revolution Lighting wins U.S. Navy certification for LED tubes

The certification gets Revolution an official part number that can be used throughout the fleet to order its LED tube....More
Apr 27, 2017

Schneider Electric Canada Embraces Datalliance VMI

Schneider Electric also uses the Datalliance platform to support the company’s VMI program in the United States....More
Apr 26, 2017

LeBlanc Named President, COO of Elemental LED

Le Blanc has been chief revenue officer and executive vice president of the company for the past year. In his new role, he will be responsible for....More
Apr 26, 2017

Obituary: Crescent Electric’s Dick Schmid

Richard T. (Dick) Schmid, who devoted his working career to the electrical distribution industry and Crescent Electric Supply, the company his....More
Apr 25, 2017

Philips Lighting to Repurchase Shares from Royal Philips

Philips Lighting, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, said it intends to repurchase 3.5 million of its own ordinary shares from its majority shareholder....More
Apr 21, 2017

Reuters: Schneider Electric, ABB vying for GE Industrial Solutions

Reuters’ sources estimated the business could fetch as much as $3 billion....More
Apr 21, 2017

Leviton Rolls Recent Acquisitions Into New Lighting Business Unit1

John Ranshaw, former president of Contech Lighting, will serve as vice president and general manager of the newly integrated Leviton Lighting....More
Apr 18, 2017

Obituary: Thomas Anthony Geis – Independent Rep in Arizona

Long-time Arizona rep Thomas Geis passed away on Jan. 31 at age 83....More
Apr 17, 2017

Ideal Electrical Launches 2017 Search for Champion Electricians

Ideal is searching for elite electricians to crown a new national champion in a competition with over $500,000 in cash and prizes....More
Apr 14, 2017

Border States Names Top Suppliers

Border States' Supplier of the Year Awards for 2016 recognize manufacturer partners that provide exceptional service and continue to show dedication....More
Apr 13, 2017

Facebook Plans Massive Data Center in Suburban Omaha

The data center will be powered solely by wind energy and will join four other data centers now operating in the area by Yahoo, Fidelity, Cabela’s....More
Apr 12, 2017

Obituary: Dennis McDonald

He was the owner of McDonald Associates; gave tirelessly of his time to the National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA);....More
Apr 12, 2017

Future Energy Solutions Secures Financing for Expansion

Future Energy designs and installs LED and induction lighting systems on a lighting-as-a-service (LaaS) model....More
Apr 11, 2017

DWC Strikes Deal with Tele-Fonika

As a master distributor of specialty wire and cable, DWC will distribute Tele-Fonika’s premium quality cables to its customers....More

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