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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
Aug 22, 2014

Outdoor and parking lot LEDs expected to pass $1 billion by 2021

Navigant Consulting, Chicago, released a report on the lighting industry that forecasts growth in the outdoor and parking-lot segments of the market....More
Aug 20, 2014

DOE Revises Report on Dimming LEDs

DOE put out a revised version of its report Dimming LEDs with Phase-Cut Dimmers: The Specifier's Process for Maximizing Success, which addresses the....More
Aug 15, 2014

Osram Sylvania to Move Headquarters

Osram Sylvania, which has long had its North American headquarters in Danvers, Mass., announced plans to move to a new facility in nearby Wilmington....More
Electrix lighting at Lincoln Center, New York
Aug 12, 2014

Evolution Lighting Acquires Electrix

Evolution Lighting LLC and its investor partner Boyne Capital Partners have purchased the assets of Electrix Inc., as of July 31, 2014. Electrix will....More
Aug 12, 2014

Sturkey to Lead National Accounts for SolaHD

Bob Sturkey will take on the newly created position to drive national end-user sales for SolaHD and other Emerson divisions....More
Aug 08, 2014

Osram to Acquire Italian Entertainment Lighting Specialist Clay Paky

Osram, Munich, Germany, moved to boost its presence in entertainment lighting for shows and events with a deal to acquire privately owned Clay Paky....More
Aug 07, 2014

Osram cuts 7,800 jobs worldwide on decline in traditional lighting

Osram saw its solid-state lighting performance grow rapidly in the third quarter and a faster than expected decline in traditional general....More
Aug 07, 2014

Pappas of Coleman Cable Retires After 30 Years

Pappas joined Coleman Cable as national sales manager in 1984 and served the company in a variety of senior leadership positions throughout the years....More
Aug 07, 2014

IDEA’s Gaylord Steps Down, Ex-Schneider CEO Curtis to Manage Ops and Lead Search

Former Schneider North America CEO Chris Curtis will lead IDEA's day-to-day operations and the search for a new president following Bob Gaylord's....More
Aug 07, 2014

Sharp Jumps into North American Energy Storage Market

With a new product line called SmartStorage, which includes lithium-ion batteries and the option for solar power production, Sharp is backing its....More
Aug 07, 2014

VEC Supply to Acquire the Assets of American Electronic Supply Co.

VEC Supply, Charlottesville, Va., has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of American Electronic Supply Co., a distributor of datacom....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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