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Mar 06, 2017

Consortium Finalizes Acquisition of Ledvance

Based on an agreement with Osram, Ledvance will continue to use the Osram brand name for its products (and Sylvania for its U.S. and Canada markets)....More
Mar 03, 2017

Omni Cable Gets Into Breakers with Authorizations from Eaton and Schneider

Omni Cable said it has signed agreements with two of the industry’s largest manufacturers of molded case circuit breakers making Omni an authorized....More
Mar 02, 2017

Robroy Promotes Mihalik Marketing Coordinator

The company said Mihalik’s experience having owned her own service business before joining Robroy gave her an entrepreneurial understanding of....More
Feb 28, 2017

Rep News: Meglio to rep Milbank, McDonough picks up NSi

Meglio ESI is now Milbank Manufacturing’s rep in Kansas and eastern Missouri. McDonough....More
Feb 27, 2017

San Diego Partners with GE to Go Smart with Street Lighting Network

Working in partnership with Current, powered by GE, the city will transform its street lighting into a connected digital infrastructure collecting....More
Feb 27, 2017

Solar Lighting Manufacturers SolarOne, Inovus Join Forces

The deal brings Inovus Solar’s technology, project pipeline, brand and other assets into SolarOne, including all personnel....More
Feb 22, 2017

LED Lighting Consolidation Continues: LSI buys Atlas Lighting

Atlas makes quick-ship standard products, including floods, wallpacks, linear, pole mount, and high bay fixtures, which Wells said will complement....More
Feb 21, 2017

Sonepar Adds Family-Owned Distributor in Italy

Global electrical distribution giant Sonepar, Paris, announced that the family firm Sacchi, one of Italy’s leading electrical product wholesalers,....More
Feb 21, 2017

ANSI Introduces New Lamp Base and Holder Standards for Tubular LEDs

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) said that ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C81 revised two standards for the lighting....More
Feb 16, 2017

Cree Terminates Deal to Sell Wolfspeed

The intended sale, which includes Cree’s silicon carbide substrate business for power, RF and gemstone applications, ran aground on national security....More
Feb 16, 2017

Burndy Creates New Business Development Team

Burndy has created a new Business Development Team lead by Mike Hennings....More
Feb 15, 2017

Anderson Named President of Engineered Products Co.

Prior to EPCO, Anderson most recently served as vice president of engineering for Emerson Electric’s Appleton Group. Prior to holding various....More
Feb 14, 2017

Acuity Sponsors Research Project on Lighting for Plant Growth

LED lighting can aid in year-round local produce production, water conservation and optimized plant growth rates and nutritional value through....More
Feb 14, 2017

AD Members Post 9% Growth Overall but Electrical Lags

Sales for all AD distributor members, across all seven of the group’s divisions and three countries, grew by 9% in 2016 but electrical distributor....More
Feb 13, 2017

NSi Industries Announces New Manufacturer’s Rep Agency

McDonough & Associates, Canton, MI, will represent all NSi Electrical products including Polaris and Tork brand products in Michigan effective....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...

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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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