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Oct 21, 2009

Northwire Promotes Katina Kravik to CEO

Northwire Inc. – Technical Cable (Osceola, Wis.): Katina Kravik has been promoted to CEO. She is the third generation in her family to own and lead....More
Oct 21, 2009

EMCOR Nails NASA Contract

EMCOR Group Inc., Norwalk, Conn., has received a contract from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center for facilities operations and maintenance....More
Oct 21, 2009

GE Energy #1 in 2009 U.S. Wind Farm Installations

GE Energy, Atlanta, has taken a commanding lead in the number of 2009 wind farms installations, with its wind turbines being installed in 21 of the....More
Oct 20, 2009

Border States Electric Named 3M Renewable Energy Distributor

Border States Electric (BSE), Fargo, N.D., is an authorized distributor for 3M's newly formed Renewable Energy Division. As a 3M Renewable Energy....More
Oct 19, 2009

Federal Stimulus Starting to Hit Mainstream Construction Market

Last week's 2010 McGraw-Hill Construction Outlook, offered a fascinating status report on the impact on the $130 billion (Yes, that's billion with a....More
Oct 19, 2009

S&P's David Wyss on the U.S. Economy: Hang On, Help is On the Way

David Wyss chief economist, Standard....More
Oct 19, 2009

Klein Tools Promotes Mark Klein to Director of North American Sales

Klein Tools Inc. (Lincolnshire, Ill.): Mark Klein has been promoted to director, North American sales, where he will direct, coordinate and develop....More
Oct 19, 2009

Ashmore Named Exec VP at Emerson Electric

Emerson Electric (St. Louis): Craig Ashmore was named as executive vice president. He has been senior vice president for planning and development....More
Oct 19, 2009

Grainger gets a deal on Imperial Supply

W.W. Grainger announced an all-cash deal to buy Imperial Supplies LLC, a distributor that primarily serves the fleet maintenance market. Founded in....More
Oct 19, 2009

Milbank recalls meter sockets

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Milbank Manufacturing, announced a voluntary recall of about 1,400 single-meter....More
Oct 15, 2009

Software vendor finds electrical equipment manufacturers tracking projects on "gut feel"

Software company Cincom has posted a study that it says shows almost half of electrical equipment manufacturers have insufficient integration among....More
Oct 15, 2009

Siemens to buy Solel Solar Systems for $418 Million

The acquisition will bolster Siemens' business in utility-grade solar power plants:....More
Oct 15, 2009

Schneider Electric Sponsoring Solar Decathlon in Washington. D.C.

Many visitors to Washington, D.C., may have been surprised to find a most unusual encampment National Mall – the Solar Decathlon, a now annual....More
Oct 15, 2009

Summit Electric Promotes Ilseng & Rusk to Leadership Posts in Houston & Phoenix

Summit Electric Supply (Albuquerque, N.M.): has promoted electrical industry veterans Rodney Ilseng and Craig Rusk to the positions of service center....More
Oct 14, 2009

Rydzynski goes consultant, joins Channel Marketing Group

Industry veteran Stan Rydzynski, who held various marketing posts for Leviton Manufacturing Co., including product development, segment marketing and....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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