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Sep 10, 2014

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 09, 2014

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....More
Sep 09, 2014

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’....More
Sep 09, 2014

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....More
Sep 08, 2014

GE to Keep Lighting as Electrolux Buys Appliance Business

We checked with Christopher Augustine, manager – Global Communications....More
Sep 08, 2014

Rep News: Nora Lighting

Brian Slater & Associates will handle showroom sales in Southeast Florida....More
Sep 08, 2014

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....More
Sep 08, 2014

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....More
Sep 08, 2014

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....More
Sep 08, 2014

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....More
Sep 08, 2014

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....More
Sep 08, 2014

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....More
Sep 08, 2014

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....More
Aug 28, 2014

Summit Electric Starts Gonzales Construction

Summit Electric Supply has begun construction on a large new facility in Gonzales, La....More
Aug 26, 2014

Echelon Expands in Outdoor Lighting Controls With Acquisition of Lumewave

Echelon announced that it has acquired Lumewave Inc., Sacramento, Calif., a privately held provider of wireless outdoor lighting control systems with....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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