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Feb 03, 2016

Will Anyone Miss the CFL?

We don't expect much of anyone to rush into the void and preserve customers' access to the twisty half-measure, in its way an ingenious solution to....More
Feb 01, 2016

MSC Industrial to Offer Schneider Nationwide

Online industrial MRO supplier MSC Industrial Supply Co., Melville, N.Y., scored a significant partnership in the electrical market with a deal to....More
Jan 27, 2016

NAW 2016 Coverage

Manny Perez de la Mesa, Pool Corp., Covington, La., in his NAW Chairman's Address on the importance of focus....More
Jan 27, 2016

DOE Shelves Energy Conservation Standards for HID

The DOE determined that higher energy conservation standards for HID lamps would not yield significant energy savings for the nation....More
Jan 27, 2016

Heard at NAW 2016

The first in a series of posts from the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) annual conference this week in Washington, D.C....More
Jan 22, 2016

Light Goes Out on Consortium Bid to Buy Lumileds

Royal Philips today announced that Philips and GO Scale Capital have terminated the agreement in which the consortium led by GO Scale Capital would....More
Jan 22, 2016

Holt Shifts to Distributor Data

Dale Holt, who founded Codale Electric, Salt Lake City, and then sold to Sonepar in 2012, has re-emerged in the electrical distribution market as a....More
Jan 20, 2016

GE Moves to Boston

GE’s announcement last week that it would be moving its corporate headquarters to Boston’s trendy Seaport District from its suburban location in....More
Jan 13, 2016

Potential Suitors for Osram’s Lighting Business

LEDinside has a nice rundown of the five Chinese manufacturers it sees as leading candidates to acquire Osram’s lighting business, which the German....More
Jan 08, 2016

Acuity acquires GeoMetri

Acuity Brands, Inc., Atlanta, acquired certain assets, including all proprietary technology and other intellectual property, of GeoMetri, LLC, a....More
Jan 07, 2016

Navigant: Industrial and High-Bay Revenues to Peak in 2017

In the group’s recent report on industrial and high-bay lighting categories, the firm forecasts a sales peak in 2017 at $23.5 billion worldwide,....More
Jan 07, 2016

Franklin Electric Buys Griffith Electric

With the acquisition Franklin Electric now operates four additional branch locations in central and southern New Jersey....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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