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Oct 28, 2014

Samsung Backs Off on LED Lighting

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Seoul, South Korea, said it will close its light emitting diode (LED) lighting business outside of South Korea, scaling....More
Oct 17, 2014

Alliance to promote smart lighting

The alliance’s new Connected Lighting Working Group will develop ways for IP-enabled, multi-color and energy-efficient LED light bulbs to work in....More
Oct 14, 2014

Southwire to Expand Wire & Cable Capacity

Southwire Co., Carrollton, Ga., said it’s expanding its production capacity for building wire and feeder MC cable by renovating an existing 650....More
Oct 09, 2014

GE May See $1 Billion in Sales From Industrial Internet

GE's take on the Internet of Things....More
Oct 07, 2014

Soraa Founder Nakamura Wins Nobel Prize for Blue LED

Shuji Nakamura, one of the founders of LED lighting manufacturer Soraa, has been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics. The Nobel committee....More
Oct 06, 2014

New-home sales top 500,000 in August, highest since 2008

Sales of newly built, single-family homes increased 18% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000 units in August, the highest level....More
Oct 06, 2014

Generac acquires MAC heaters with eye on oil & gas

Generac Holdings Inc., Waukesha, Wis., manufacturer of power generation equipment and other engine powered products, announced the purchase of MAC....More
Sep 23, 2014

Philips Lighting Solutions Business to Stand Alone

Philips’ Lighting Solutions business, already the global leader in lighting and serving a growing market estimated to exceed €60 billion (....More
Sep 22, 2014

HD Supply Facilities Maintenance opens Houston DC

HD Supply Facilities Maintenance, HD Supply’s unit for maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products, opened its newest distribution center in....More
Sep 22, 2014

Twitter tests marketing “Buy Now” button with Home Depot

Twitter apparently sees a big opportunity in e-commerce and is working with several big name retailers on a “Buy Now” button to sell their wares....More
Sep 22, 2014

Grainger data center is first to be certified by new LEED standards

Grainger says its new data center in Lake Forest is the first to be certified by the U.S Green Building Council’s new LEED green building standards....More
Sep 22, 2014

Belden and Tripwire band together to fight cyber-hackers

Tripwire Inc., Portland, Ore., a global provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, and Belden Inc., St. Louis, are partnering on....More
Sep 19, 2014

Hunzicker Brothers to acquire SESCO

Mike Lockard, president and CEO of Hunzicker Bros., said the deal with David Dyer, president and CEO of SESCO, unites two independent electrical....More
Sep 19, 2014

Industrial Distribution Group joins Sonepar

IDG is the largest privately owned industrial MRO distributor. Formed in 1997, the company has 42 locations in the U.S. and over 170 on-site....More
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

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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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