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Feb 06, 2017

Batteries for EVs and Energy Storage Near $4 Billion

The introduction of mass-market battery EVs with ranges 200 or more miles has significant implications for the PEV market and EV service providers....More
Feb 01, 2017

Mark Adams Named CEO of Lumileds

Adams most recently served as president of Micron Technology, Inc....More
Feb 01, 2017

Legrand North America Gets Into Lighting with Acquisition of Original Cast

OCL will continue to operate as a standalone business within Legrand, North America, Legrand said....More
Jan 26, 2017

NEMA Index Shows Confidence Highest in Four Years

The survey saw a 6 point increase in those seeing worse conditions, but 61% registered better conditions now compared to 44% in December....More
Jan 25, 2017

David Meeks Named VP of Supply Chain Operations at Summit Electric Supply

David Meeks has joined Summit Electric’s leadership team as V.P. of supply chain operations. Meeks was recently the integration project manager and....More
Jan 25, 2017

Gordon Takes Over CEO Role at Winsupply

Roland Gordon has been named as Winsupply's CEO effective Jan. 31. He retains his title as president of Winsupply. Jack Johnston is stepping down....More
Jan 25, 2017

NEMA Lamp Indices Show Shift in Technology

The latest round of shipment indices for lighting products tracked by NEMA gives us a snapshot of shifts underway in various lighting technologies....More
Jan 25, 2017

Austrian LED Lighting Component Manufacturer Opens in U.S.

The European manufacturer said it is bringing new products designed specifically for North America into this market, including its latest solid-state....More
Jan 25, 2017

Withers Retires at EiKO; Laird Assumes CEO Responsibilities

EiKO CEO Gary Withers retired on Dec. 31 and at that time Rick Laird, who had been EiKO’s president, assumed the role of president/CEO....More
Jan 23, 2017

Hubbell Lighting renovates Lighting Solutions Center

Planning and construction was completed while retaining LEED Silver status of the building itself and upholding the architectural appeal that makes....More
Jan 23, 2017

Eaton inks 3-year deal with Century Communities

Eaton signed an exclusive agreement with Century Communities, one of the nation’s largest  homebuilders, for its housing developments in....More
Jan 19, 2017

800-plus attendees flock to Palm Desert for NAED Western

The J.W. Marriott Desert Springs Resort  in Palm Desert, CA, has been a popular destination for NAED Conferences for more than 25 years, but the....More
Jan 18, 2017

Rep News: Ewing Foley takes on Calpipe lines

EFI's acquisition of EDG Reps supports line expansion....More
Jan 17, 2017

Ewing Foley Merges with Arizona’s EDG Reps

Kevin Carroll of Ewing-Foley sees this addition to the EFI Arizona team timely as the company expands deeper into the construction and lighting....More
Jan 17, 2017

Lampert Hired as President of Omni Cable

Lampert spent 18 years at General Cable Corp. in a variety of executive and senior leadership roles, most recently as president and CEO of General....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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