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  • Oct 6, 2015

    More than 100 Manufacturers Achieve 95% Compliance with IDW

    The Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA), in Arlington, Va., said more than 100 manufacturers have achieved at least 95% compliance for their items in the Industry Data Warehouse (IDW), meeting the Oct....More
  • Oct 2, 2015

    AD Partners with Unilog to Boost Members' eCommerce Offering

    Affiliated Distributors, Wayne, Pa., has made a major investment in its member companies’ abilities to compete in e-commerce through a new partnership with the Unilog to provide product data for its AD eContent Service program. This program includes a comprehensive content management solution with a shared Master eCatalog and Web Portal, along with member Specific Sub-Catalog and Store Front options....More
  • Oct 2, 2015

    Forest Lighting parent MLS buys stake in Kaistar Lighting

    Forest Lighting, the USA division of global LED manufacturer MLS, announced MLS will purchase 10.91% of the outstanding shares of stock in Xiamen, China-based Kaistar Lighting....More
  • Oct 1, 2015

    ILSCO Acquires Surge Suppression Inc.

    Connector and grounding products manufacturer ILSCO, Cincinnati, announced the purchase of Surge Suppression Inc. (SSI), Destin, Fla., a supplier of surge protection devices (SPDs)....More
  • Sep 24, 2015

    Amp Electrical Finalizes Purchase of Gatto Electric Supply in Ohio

    Element Partners, Cleveland, announced that Amp Electric, its electrical distribution services company run by industry veteran Richard Worthy, has completed its first bolt-on acquisition for its platform investment in Leff Electric in 2013, which we reported on last May. The firm said Gatto advances its strategy to “consolidate and build the premier electrical distribution company in Northeast Ohio and surrounding areas.”...More
  • Sep 4, 2015

    CED buys Electric Motor Sales & Supply in Tenn. and Ga.

    Consolidated Electrical Distributors Inc. (CED), Irving, Texas, has finalized the acquisition of Electric Motor Sales and Supply Co. (EMS), with locations in Chattanooga and Cleveland, Tenn., and Cartersville and Dalton, Ga. Along with its focus on motor repair and sales, EMS sells electrical supplies, datacom and automation products, as well as supplies for the mechanical power transmission market....More
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