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Apr 16, 2014

AD names electrical divisions' growth and participation award recipients

Affiliated Distributors (AD), Wayne, Pa. held its annual Electrical Divisions Spring Network Meeting April 7-9 in Phoenix. This year’s event....More
Apr 14, 2014

Former IKEA executives embrace LED lighting

A group of former executives from Swedish home furnishings giant IKEA are moving into the LED lighting industry....More
Apr 10, 2014

Fromm Electric Supply names Chairman’s Circle Award recipients

Fromm Electric Supply celebrated the accomplishments of four of its associates by presenting them with its Chairman’s Circle Award....More
Apr 10, 2014

Southwire Opens Energy Center to Focus on Substations and Smart Grids

Wire giant Southwire, Carrollton, Ga., opened a new Southwire Energy Center at its Villa Rica, Ga., plant where the company will develop components....More
Apr 10, 2014

GE Lighting to Provide LED Luminaires for Walmart Rollout

GE Lighting scored a deal to install LED lighting in a selection of Walmart stores worldwide. Walmart and GE announced the deal this week under which....More
Apr 09, 2014

Affiliated Distributors Expands in Latin America

Distributor buying/marketing giant Affiliated Distributors (AD), Wayne, Pa., announced that it has set up shop and hired a leader to develop a....More
Apr 03, 2014

Sonepar Canada Expands in Northern Ontario with MGM Electric Acquisition

Sonepar Canada announced an agreement to acquire MGM Electric Limited, a full line electrical distributor in Thunder Bay and North Western Ontario....More
Apr 02, 2014

Breaking: 11 Power Cable Producers Fined by EU for Price Fixing

Bloomberg and several other outlets are reporting on a price-fixing cartel among power cable producers fined over $400 million by the European Union....More
Apr 01, 2014

Bloomberg: Buyers Balk at Anixter's Asking Price

Bloomberg News followed up on its earlier reports that Anixter was looking for a buyer, saying that the company is having a hard time finding someone....More
Apr 01, 2014

NEMA: Demand Growth for T5 and T12 Fluorescents Beats T8, but T8 Share Still Dominates

shipments of T5 and T12 linear fluorescent lamps improved by 9.9 percent and 9.4 percent, respectively, on a quarterly basis during 2013Q4....More
Mar 20, 2014

Toshiba looking for LED luminaire partners?

Bloomberg reports that Toshiba is looking to form partnerships with "at least three" lighting fixture manufacturing companies in Europe over the next....More
Mar 19, 2014

Electrical Wholesaling Profiles 2014 GEM Award Winners

Electrical Wholesaling has posted its profiles of the winners of this year's GEM Awards for Independent Electrical Manufacturers' Representatives....More

Jim Lucy

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...

Doug Chandler

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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