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Jul 22, 2014

GE Bets Big on Fuel Cell Startup

General Electric announced plans to build a pilot plant near Saratoga Springs, N.Y., to develop and commercialize fuel cells....More
Jul 22, 2014

PEARL Meets with NEMA on Codes and Standards for Refurbishing Electrical Products

The Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League (PEARL), Aurora, Colo., said it recently met with the National Electrical Manufacturers....More
Jul 18, 2014

Researchers Develop Tool to Predict Driver Discomfort from LED Lighting

A team of researchers from China and the Netherlands has developed a way to evaluate the human impact of uncomfortable glare caused by LED road....More
Jul 18, 2014

GE Invests in Expansion at Iowa Industrial Solutions Plant

GE Industrial Solutions announced that it’s investing $1.3 million in its West Burlington, Iowa, manufacturing plant, adding two product lines to its....More
Jul 18, 2014

Curious Copper: Prices Up Despite Expectations of Oversupply

Copper prices are showing quite a bit of lift, hitting a 5-month high recently despite expectations that increases in production from new mines and....More
Jul 18, 2014

Shealy Electrical Wholesalers to Acquire Nova Lighting

Shealy Electrical Wholesalers, West Columbia, S.C., announced today its intentions to acquire Nova Lighting, a lighting specialist that provides....More
Jul 15, 2014

Researchers Achieve 10Gbps Li-Fi Transmissions

A team at software development company Si-Soft, Mexico City, Mexico, is reported to have achieved 10Gbps transmission speeds using a Li-Fi LED....More
Jul 09, 2014

Security Firm Hacks Connected LED Lighting System

Amid all the froth around the Internet of Things we’ve heard very little discussion of the security implications of those widget-packed networks. A....More
Jul 09, 2014

Reality Check on Distributors' Amazon Worries

Distribution consultant Frank Hurtte of River Heights Consulting, Davenport, Iowa, posted a piece on his blog last week that casts a far more....More
Jul 09, 2014

General Cable Announces 1,000 Layoffs in Restructuring for Better Profitability

General Cable, Highland Heights, Ky., today announced a restructuring program that the wire and cable giant expects to produce annual savings of $75....More
Jul 09, 2014

Sonepar Germany Acquires BTF-Group

Sonepar, Paris, France, said its German division, Sonepar Deutschland, acquired a sizable distributor based in Germany's central region, BTF-Group....More
Jul 02, 2014

Philips Combines Lumileds and Automotive Lighting for Spin-Off

Royal Philips, Amsterdam, Netherlands, which since its acquisition of Lumileds in 2005 has been pushing solid-state lighting research and product....More
Jun 27, 2014

Energy Watch News: Modesto, Calif., Could Pull Plug On Energy Project

It seems that despite all the work and enthusiasm going on around energy efficiency and the push to upgrade roadway lighting systems to LED sources,....More
Jun 26, 2014

Allied Wire & Cable wins export award from U.S. Commerce Dept.

Allied Wire & Cable was recognized for its contributions to the expansion of U.S. exports in a May 28 ceremony in Washington, D.C....More
Jun 25, 2014

EBCI holds steady in June at just below 50-point growth indicator

NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America was unchanged in June at 50....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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