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  • Aug 24, 2015
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    Hoffman, Ilsco, Legrand expand VMI

    Vendor-managed inventory specialist Datalliance, Cincinnati, recently announced Hoffman Enclosures, Ilsco and Legrand’s Wiremold line are expanding their VMI programs for distributors and utilities....More
  • Aug 21, 2015
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    L-Prize lamp holding up well under long-term testing

    The report gives results of long-term testing at Pacific Northwest National Laboratories on the 200 lamps selected for the initial 8,000-hour L-Prize evaluation process and then continued, with measurements summarized at certain intervals....More
  • Aug 21, 2015
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    GE signs large battery energy storage deal in California

    General Electric announced it will provide Coachella Energy Storage Partners (CESP) with a 30-MW battery energy storage system as part of CESP’s supply contract with the Imperial Irrigation District (IID)....More
  • Aug 17, 2015
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    Pentair Agrees to Buy Erico Fasteners

    ERICO Global Co., Solon, Ohio, has agreed to be acquired by U.K. industrial specialist Pentair plc, Manchester, U.K., for $1.8 billion in cash. ERICO joins well-known brands including Hoffmann and Schroff enclosures and Raychem heat tracing equipment as part of Pentair Technical Solutions....More
  • Aug 7, 2015
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    Obituary: Jim Zimmerman of Buckles-Smith Electric

    Jim Zimmerman, 87, former owner of Buckles-Smith Electric Co., San Jose, Calif., passed away on July 22 at his home in Pleasanton with his family by his side.  Zimmerman became an owner of Buckles-Smith in 1959 and helping to lead the organization through many of its early transformations as the Santa Clara Valley evolved into the Silicon Valley. He is survived by his wife Pauline, daughter Janice, and son Ron, materials manager for  Buckles-Smith....More
  • Aug 7, 2015
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    Eaton provides power management for community solar projects

    Eaton Corp., Pittsburgh, won a contract to provide electrical distribution equipment and engineering services for an 8.2-megawatt (MW) community solar installation covering five sites in Colorado. Upon completion, the five community solar installations are predicted to generate enough to power more than 1,600 homes for 20 years. The terms of the contract were not disclosed....More
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