February 24, 2017

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  • Feb 24, 2017
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    The Nation's Hottest Housing Markets  

    With the 2016 full-year housing data from the U.S. Census Bureau now in, a few trends are apparent — the fastest-growing housing markets are in the Sunbelt, university towns, and retirement developments, as well as in vacation areas near beaches or mountains....More

Around the Industry

  • Feb 21, 2017
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    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, will join Sonepar in Italy, subject to approval by Italian’s antitrust authority....More
  • Feb 16, 2017
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    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 concerns from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and Cree and Infineon were unable to identify alternatives which would address those concerns....More
  • Feb 27, 2017
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    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 27, 2017
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    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 real-time sensor data that can help with services such as directing drivers to open parking spaces or helping first responders during an emergency....More
  • Feb 14, 2017
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    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 careful spectrum management....More
  • Feb 14, 2017
    News

    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 members appear to be stuck in a slow lane. The results varied considerably by industry, with Electrical up 1%....More

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Rep News

  • Feb 28, 2017
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    Rep News: Meglio to rep Milbank, McDonough picks up NSi

    Meglio ESI is now Milbank Manufacturing’s rep in Kansas and eastern Missouri. McDonough & Associates, Canton, MI, will represent all NSi Electrical products including Polaris and Tork brand products in Michigan....More
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