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Sep 30, 2016

ABB Moves Circuit Breaker Production from Overseas to Mississippi

The 85,000-square-foot facility will produce molded case circuit breakers and air circuit breakers that were previously manufactured overseas....More
Sep 28, 2016

DOE to Hold Public Meeting on General Service Lamp Energy Standards

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it will hold a public meeting next month to discuss energy conservation standards for general....More
Sep 23, 2016

Schneider Electric Names Herweck to Lead its Industry Business

Herweck, 50, comes from Germany and has spent his career in industrial automation at Mitsubishi and Siemens, most recently as CEO of Siemens' Process....More
Sep 23, 2016

Cadet Mfg Sold to Glen Dimplex

Cadet will retain its name for the foreseeable future, maintain its headquarters in Vancouver and continue to be overseen by its existing management....More
Sep 21, 2016

DISC’s September Flash Update: Modest Growth by 4Q 2016

Herm Isenstein, president, DISC Corp., Orange, Conn., says the sluggish electrical market performance will continue for the short-term, but he sees a....More
Sep 21, 2016

ABB to Sell High-Voltage Cables Business to NKT Cables

NKT Cables designs, manufactures and supplies power cables for low-, medium- and high-voltage solutions mainly in the alternating current (AC) market....More
Sep 21, 2016

Hodges Southwest to Rep Anamet Electrical

Hodges Southwest (HSW), Houston, now represents Anamet Electrical, Mattoon, Ill., in Texas, Oklahoma and Miller County, Ark....More
Sep 20, 2016

Southwire Buys United Copper Industries

United Copper is the third largest manufacturer of building wire in the United States....More
Sep 20, 2016

WESCO Adds Matthew Espe to Board

Espe began his career at General Electric Co. and was with GE for more than 20 years, ultimately rising to lead GE Lighting as president and CEO....More
Sep 16, 2016

Alan Wire Names Rick Lagacy Area Manager in Chicago

Rick Lagacy has joined Alan Wire as Chicago-based area manager....More
Sep 16, 2016

Fairleigh to Lead Greenlee Communications Global Sales

Fairleigh brings to Greenlee over 20 years of senior executive experience with companies including GE, Danaher, Square D and private equity....More
Sep 16, 2016

Matt McCarron Named V.P. of Industrial Commercial Channel at LEDVANCE

Matt McCarron was promoted to V.P. of LEDVANCE’s Industrial Commercial Channel for the United States and Canada, filling the role held by Mark....More
Sep 15, 2016

Ericson Appoints John Ericson III as New President - 4th Generation in Family-Owned Business

John Ericson III is now the president of Ericson Manufacturing Co....More
Sep 15, 2016

Knipex Tools Expands Marketing Team

​Knipex Tools (Arlington Heights, Ill.):  The company recently hired Bill Grimpe as its product marketing specialist and Catherine Smith as its....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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