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Apr 18, 2017

Obituary: Thomas Anthony Geis – Independent Rep in Arizona

Long-time Arizona rep Thomas Geis passed away on Jan. 31 at age 83....More
Apr 17, 2017

Ideal Electrical Launches 2017 Search for Champion Electricians

Ideal is searching for elite electricians to crown a new national champion in a competition with over $500,000 in cash and prizes....More
Apr 14, 2017

Border States Names Top Suppliers

Border States' Supplier of the Year Awards for 2016 recognize manufacturer partners that provide exceptional service and continue to show dedication....More
Apr 13, 2017

Facebook Plans Massive Data Center in Suburban Omaha

The data center will be powered solely by wind energy and will join four other data centers now operating in the area by Yahoo, Fidelity, Cabela’s....More
Apr 12, 2017

Obituary: Dennis McDonald

He was the owner of McDonald Associates; gave tirelessly of his time to the National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA);....More
Apr 12, 2017

Future Energy Solutions Secures Financing for Expansion

Future Energy designs and installs LED and induction lighting systems on a lighting-as-a-service (LaaS) model....More
Apr 11, 2017

DWC Strikes Deal with Tele-Fonika

As a master distributor of specialty wire and cable, DWC will distribute Tele-Fonika’s premium quality cables to its customers....More
Apr 06, 2017

Winsupply Acquires SoCal Electrical Distributor

Winsupply Inc., Dayton, OH, added two electrical supply locations in Southern California with its purchase of Electrical Sales, Inc., Vista, CA....More
Apr 05, 2017

EIS Acquires Empire Wire & Supply

Empire has locations in Grand Rapids, MI, Cincinnati, OH, and Mississauga, ON, in addition to its Rochester Hills headquarters....More
Apr 05, 2017

WSJ: Sale of GE Consumer Lighting Business May Be in the Works

The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that GE may be pursuing a deal to sell its consumer lighting business, a product line that has defined the....More
Apr 05, 2017

Barron Lighting Group Appoints New Northeast Regional Vice President

Zartarian brings over 25 years of experience in sales and marketing, most recently as channel and key accounts director at Eaton/Cooper where he....More
Apr 05, 2017

Border States Announces Three Promotions

James Sipe, who joined BSE through its acquisition last year of Shealy Electric Wholesalers, Columbia, SC, is now the company’s vice president....More
Apr 05, 2017

Shah to Lead J&J for Halco Lighting

Shah assumes leadership of the J....More
Apr 04, 2017

ABB Goes Deep on Factory Automation with Deal to Acquire B&R

The combination of ABB with B....More
Apr 04, 2017

Madison Electric Appoints Phoenix Sales and Marketing

The rep firm, based in Halethorpe, MD, now handles Madison’s sales representative responsibilities in Maryland, the District of Columbia and the....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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