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Mar 25, 2015

The Networked Lighting Standards Bottleneck

In a recent article in LEDs Magazine, Tanuj Mohan, founder and chief technology officer of Enlighted, Sunnyvale, Calif., a manufacturer of smart....More
Mar 20, 2015

Rockwell Automation Recognized for Ethics Leadership

Rockwell also released its 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report, detailing the company’s approach to ethical business practices, with updates on the....More
Mar 20, 2015

RepFiles Adds Five Manufacturers

RepFiles, Norcross, Ga., says five new manufacturers are now delivering their sales and marketing collateral to sales reps and/or distributors....More
Mar 20, 2015

Dakota Supply Group acquires Pipeline Supply In Minnesota

Dakota Supply Group (DSG), Fargo, N.D., has acquired Pipeline Supply, a distributor of plumbing, HVAC, hydronics and well supplies with five....More
Mar 19, 2015

Philips plans 2016 IPO for Lighting

By the end of the process Philips expects to be fully divested from lighting. The board continues to evaluate other options as well, the letter said....More
Mar 18, 2015

Article Highlights Philips’ Work on LEDs for Indoor Agriculture

At a prototype warehouse farm outside Chicago, Philips has been working with an indoor farming company Green Sense Farms to test and refine....More
Mar 17, 2015

Sonepar Acquires Electrical Distributors in Texas

Founded in 2008, with locations in both Irving and Houston, Texas, ED is an independently-owned and operated electrical supply company that serves....More
Mar 17, 2015

Acuity Partners with Sensity on Lighting Networks

Acuity Brands will be a Sensity NetSense Partner, allowing it to add capabilities to its lighting systems to capture and transmit data near real-time....More
Mar 16, 2015

Summit Electric Supply Names Paul Jeffries President, COO

Summit Electric Supply, Albuquerque, N.M., has hired Paul Jeffries as president and chief operating officer, a new position within the company....More
Mar 12, 2015

Kriz-Davis Co. Acquires Chapman Metering

Chapman Metering was established 55 years ago by Lawrence Chapman as a watt-hour meter testing service and has grown to provide services in the....More
Mar 12, 2015

IDEA Postpones E-Biz Forum to June 2016

The E-Biz Forum will be held June 1-3, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. The E-Biz Forum has long been a highlight of the year for the electrical industry data-....More
Mar 11, 2015

Sonepar USA Acquires QED

Moving to further strengthen its hand in the Rocky Mountains, following the acquisition of Codale Electric, Salt Lake City, in 2012, Sonepar USA, a....More
Mar 09, 2015

Acuity Brands Adds to Building Control with Deal for Distech Controls

Acuity Brands Inc., Atlanta, will buy Canadian automation and energy management company Distech Controls Inc. for $252.8 million....More
Mar 06, 2015

Rep News: Locust Electric Sales to rep Universal Lighting

Locust Electric Sales Inc., Ardmore, Penn., has been named a new sales agency for Universal Lighting Technologies....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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