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Apr 25, 2016

GE Current Adds Networking Startup Daintree

General Electric’s six-month-old Current business unit scored a major acquisition in Daintree Networks, a provider of building controls solutions for....More
Apr 22, 2016

Blue Diamond Industries preps for move and expansion

Conduit manufacturer Blue Diamond Industries, LLC, Middlesboro, Ky., has purchased a nine acre site, including three buildings totaling 75,000 square....More
Apr 22, 2016

San Francisco mandates rooftop solar on new buildings

San Francisco passed an ordinance this week requiring that new construction in the city must install solar panels on their roofs....More
Apr 20, 2016

GE taps Gensler to design $100M Boston headquarters

General Electric has chosen architecture giant Gensler to design its new headquarters in Boston, a project expected to cost $100 million, according....More
Apr 20, 2016

Apex Electrical Sales now repping Perma-Cote PVC conduit

Apex Electrical Sales now represents Perma-Cote PVC-Coated Conduit in Arizona and Clark County, Nev....More
Apr 20, 2016

Senate Passes Energy Bill, NEMA Applauds

The Senate and House must now reconcile differences between their two bills before passing final legislation to send to President Obama for his....More
Apr 19, 2016

Legrand On a Roll: Acquires Network Equipment Manufacturer Luxul Wireless

The North American operations of Legrand, based in West Hartford, Conn., has announced its second acquisition in as many weeks, both of which expand....More
Apr 19, 2016

Moret named CEO of Rockwell Automation; Nosbusch remains as chairman

Rockwell named Blake Moret, a 30-year Rockwell veteran, as president and CEO, effective July 1, 2016. Keith Nosbusch will transition from those roles....More
Apr 14, 2016

Legrand to Acquire Pinnacle Architectural Lighting

Legrand, North America, West Hartford, Conn., is taking a plunge into architectural lighting with a definitive agreement to acquire Pinnacle....More
Apr 07, 2016

China’s copper surplus irks some metals analysts

A recent Reuters report said China is sitting on an enormous stockpile of refined copper stock estimated at over 1 million tonnes, and some analysts....More
Apr 07, 2016

Eaton expands Houston experience center

Eaton announced its recently expanded Experience Center in Houston, with six new interactive applications for commercial, oil and gas, data center....More
Apr 07, 2016

Energy storage market grew like crazy in 2015

The U.S. energy storage market grew 243% in 2015, according to a recent report by GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association....More
Apr 05, 2016

Lighting Systems Index Slips While Linear Fluorescents Plunge

NEMA’s overall Lighting Systems Shipments Index, a measure of demand for lighting equipment, decreased 2.6% quarter-to-quarter while posting a 0.1....More
Apr 01, 2016

ElectroTech’s Ellias Gets CSP Distinction

ElectroTech's Mike Ellias has received his CSP designation with distinction. CSP (Certified Sales Professional) training is held in multiple....More
Apr 01, 2016

Smith Joins Electric Supply Center’s Project Lighting Group

Mark Smith has joined Electric Supply Center’s Project Lighting unit....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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