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Sep 18, 2009

Cree public offering brings in $434 million

LED lighting manufacturer Cree Inc., Durham, N.C., said its public offering of common stock, which closed Wednesday, plus its underwriters' exercise....More
Sep 18, 2009

Johnson named national sales and marketing manager for Ericson Mfg

Ericson Manufacturing (Willoughby, Ohio): Jim Johnson has been promoted to national sales and marketing manager. Johnson joined Ericson this past....More
Sep 18, 2009

Get your taste of a potentially $2 trillion market segment

Energy efficiency and other climate-related business grew 75 percent in 2008. HSBC Global Research expects it to reach $2 trillion in the next ten....More
Sep 18, 2009

Red Robin restaurants switch to LEDs

GE got the sale, replacing approximately 12,000 standard incandescent and halogen lights in more than 150 Red Robin Gourmet Burger locations. The 7W....More
Sep 17, 2009

Housing Data Mixed In August

Building permits and housing starts registered small increases in August over July, but the YTY figures were way down according to today's U.S....More
Sep 17, 2009

Integrated Electrical Services Inks Deal with LED/Solar Vendor

Visible Light Solar Technologies, a solar and LED lighting technology innovator based in Albuquerque, N.M., today announced it has formed a strategic....More
Sep 17, 2009

Rennick named E-Mon V.P. of government sales

E-Mon Corp. (Langhorne, Pa.): LANGHORNE, PA - Christopher Rennick is the company's new vice president of government sales. He will work extensively....More
Sep 16, 2009

Johnson Promoted to National Sales and Marketing Manager at Ericson Manufacturing

Ericson Manufacturing (Willoughby, Ohio): Jim Johnson has been promoted to national sales and marketing manager. He joined Ericson this past March,....More
Sep 16, 2009

Harris Now Senior V.P. at Ideal Electric Supply

Ideal Electric Supply Corp. (Washington, D.C.): Dennis Harris was promoted to senior vice president. A veteran of the telecommunication....More
Sep 16, 2009

GE Sees Billion-Dollar Business in Solar

A 9/14 Financial Times report says GE wants to grow its solar operations from the approximately $200 million it now does in photovoltaics into what....More
Sep 15, 2009

Copper price up on economic optimism

A report from Bloomberg discusses copper's price rebound after five days of drops, due to increasing optimism about the economic recovery. Today's....More
Sep 15, 2009

Electricity as art

Photographic artist Hiroshi Sugimoto has posted a series of images titled "Lightning Fields" as a tribute to the pioneers in discovering the nature....More
Sep 14, 2009

GE heads into offshore wind, acquires ScanWind

GE announced it's expanding its involvement in the offshore wind power generation market. The company completed the acquisition of a Norway-based....More
Sep 14, 2009

Grainger buys majority stake in Japanese MRO direct marketer

Grainger announced that it has purchased the majority interest (53%) in MonotaRO Co., Ltd., a direct marketer of MRO supplies based in Osaka, Japan....More
Sep 14, 2009

Liquid-filled LED lamps?

Here's an intriguing solution to some of the technological problems involved in building general-purpose LED lighting. The secret ingredient?....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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