Electrical Marketing http://electricalmarketing.com/rss.xml en Lumileds and Auto Lighting Valued at $3.3 Billion in Philips Sale http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/lumileds-and-auto-lighting-valued-33-billion-philips-sale <div class="node-body blog-body">Following the transaction, the new company will continue under the name Lumileds, led by CEO Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre. Philips said its Lighting Solutions business, slated for separation from the parent company next year through an initial public offering (IPO), will remain an important customer of Lumileds and will continue the existing innovation and supply partnership.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/electrical-marketings-livewire">Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/lumileds-and-auto-lighting-valued-33-billion-philips-sale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/lumileds-and-auto-lighting-valued-33-billion-philips-sale#comments Global Mergers & Acquisitions Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:42:00 +0000 23371 at http://electricalmarketing.com The Networked Lighting Standards Bottleneck http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/networked-lighting-standards-bottleneck <div class="node-body blog-body">In a recent article in LEDs Magazine, Tanuj Mohan, founder and chief technology officer of Enlighted, Sunnyvale, Calif., a manufacturer of smart sensors and controls, looks at the existing options for wireless protocols and finds all of them lacking. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/electrical-marketings-livewire">Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/networked-lighting-standards-bottleneck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/networked-lighting-standards-bottleneck#comments Lighting Internet of things LED lighting wireless networks Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:10:00 +0000 23361 at http://electricalmarketing.com Korean Lighting Manufacturer Sets Up North American Headquarters in Georgia http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/korean-lighting-manufacturer-sets-north-american-headquarters-georgia <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>A Korean LED lighting manufacturer plans to build its North American headquarters in Millen, Ga., bringing more than 200 jobs $30 million in investment to the area, according to a press release from the office of Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and reports from a number of Georgia newspapers and business publications.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/electrical-marketings-livewire">Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/korean-lighting-manufacturer-sets-north-american-headquarters-georgia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/korean-lighting-manufacturer-sets-north-american-headquarters-georgia#comments Global Georgia Lighting Georgia Korea LED Wells Lighting Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:53:00 +0000 23351 at http://electricalmarketing.com Rockwell Automation Recognized for Ethics Leadership http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/rockwell-automation-recognized-ethics-leadership <div class="node-body blog-body">Rockwell also released its 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report, detailing the company’s approach to ethical business practices, with updates on the company’s environmental performance, employee safety and culture, and community relations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/electrical-marketings-livewire">Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/rockwell-automation-recognized-ethics-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/rockwell-automation-recognized-ethics-leadership#comments News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:45:00 +0000 23341 at http://electricalmarketing.com RepFiles Adds Five Manufacturers http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/repfiles-adds-five-manufacturers <div class="node-body blog-body">RepFiles, Norcross, Ga., says five new manufacturers are now delivering their sales and marketing collateral to sales reps and/or distributors through the RepFiles system: Bryant Electric, Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems, Milbank, Siemens Industry and Talon.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/electrical-marketings-livewire">Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/repfiles-adds-five-manufacturers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/repfiles-adds-five-manufacturers#comments Ecommerce Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:44:00 +0000 23331 at http://electricalmarketing.com Dakota Supply Group acquires Pipeline Supply In Minnesota http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/dakota-supply-group-acquires-pipeline-supply-minnesota <div class="node-body blog-body">Dakota Supply Group (DSG), Fargo, N.D., has acquired Pipeline Supply, a distributor of plumbing, HVAC, hydronics and well supplies with five Minnesota locations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/electrical-marketings-livewire">Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/dakota-supply-group-acquires-pipeline-supply-minnesota" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/dakota-supply-group-acquires-pipeline-supply-minnesota#comments Mergers & Acquisitions Minnesota North Dakota Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:38:00 +0000 23321 at http://electricalmarketing.com Rep News: New reps for Anamet and EPCO http://electricalmarketing.com/independent-reps/rep-news-new-reps-anamet-and-epco <div class="node-body article-body">Mike Schaeffer, principal of the St. Louis-based rep firm Schaeffer Marketing Group, will receive the Michael A. Postiglione Award from the Electrical Board of Missouri and Illinois (EBMI)</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/independent-reps/rep-news-new-reps-anamet-and-epco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/independent-reps/rep-news-new-reps-anamet-and-epco#comments Independent Reps Premium Access Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:08:00 +0000 23291 at http://electricalmarketing.com Electrical People: Jeffries named president of Summit Electric Supply http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-jeffries-named-president-summit-electric-supply <div class="node-body article-body">Jeffries has worked in the electrical distribution industry for nearly 25 years running various sized businesses from $10 million to over $800 million in annual sales, and he most recently managed the global sales and operations of an integrated supply group for a multi-billion dollar Fortune 500 distributor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-jeffries-named-president-summit-electric-supply" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-jeffries-named-president-summit-electric-supply#comments People Premium Access Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:02:00 +0000 23281 at http://electricalmarketing.com Electrical Marketing’s Leading Economic Indicators - March 20, 2015 http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/electrical-marketing-s-leading-economic-indicators-march-20-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in February were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,092,00, 3% above the revised January rate of 1,060,000 and 7.7% above the February 2014 estimate of 1,014,000. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/electrical-marketing-s-leading-economic-indicators-march-20-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/electrical-marketing-s-leading-economic-indicators-march-20-2015#comments Electrical Economy Premium Access Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:44:00 +0000 23271 at http://electricalmarketing.com EPI Sees Mild Increase in February http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-price-index/epi-sees-mild-increase-february <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/electricalmarketing.com/files/uploads/2015/03/20150320emEPITBL_340.jpg" style="width: 340px; height: 460px; margin: 3px 2px; float: right;" />EM&rsquo;s Electrical Price Index (EPI) was up 0.3% in February to 146.5, but was down -0.7% from&nbsp; Feb. 2014. The only categories registering an increase of more than 1% were telephone supplies (+3.5%) and air conditioners (+1.1%). Some of the year-over-year (YOY) product categories saw more change, including building wire (-5.5%) and power wire and cable (-4.1%).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-price-index/epi-sees-mild-increase-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-price-index/epi-sees-mild-increase-february#comments Electrical Price Index Electrical Economy Premium Access Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:37:00 +0000 23261 at http://electricalmarketing.com Housing Starts Slide in February http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/housing-starts-slide-february <div class="node-body article-body">Privately-owned housing starts in February were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 897,000, 17% below the revised January estimate of 1,081,000 and 3.3% below the Feb. 2014 rate of 928,000.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/housing-starts-slide-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/housing-starts-slide-february#comments Electrical Economy Industry Stats Premium Access Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:30:00 +0000 23251 at http://electricalmarketing.com Interline Unites Commercial & Residential Brands in New SupplyWorks Business Unit http://electricalmarketing.com/supply-chain-disruptors/interline-unites-commercial-residential-brands-new-supplyworks-business-unit <div class="node-body article-body">Electrical products will be part of a SupplyWorks package of over 140,000 products that includes hardware, plumbing, HVAC, janitorial, security and cleaning supplies, and other maintenance and repair products. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/supply-chain-disruptors/interline-unites-commercial-residential-brands-new-supplyworks-business-unit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/supply-chain-disruptors/interline-unites-commercial-residential-brands-new-supplyworks-business-unit#comments Supply Chain Disruptors Premium Access Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:19:00 +0000 23241 at http://electricalmarketing.com Image from Interline Brands SupplyWorks website Kriz-Davis Buys Chapman Metering http://electricalmarketing.com/mergers-acquisitions/kriz-davis-buys-chapman-metering <div class="node-body article-body">Chapman Metering was established 55 years ago by Lawrence Chapman as a watt-hour meter testing service and has grown to provide services in the public power market to over 500 clients in 17 different states with more than 100,000 meters serviced per year. Today, the company is regarded as one of the premier service providers in the utility metering industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/mergers-acquisitions/kriz-davis-buys-chapman-metering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/mergers-acquisitions/kriz-davis-buys-chapman-metering#comments Iowa Mergers & Acquisitions Nebraska Premium Access Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:10:00 +0000 23231 at http://electricalmarketing.com Chapman Metering Acuity Digs Deeper into Lighting Networks, Controls with Acquisition and Partnership http://electricalmarketing.com/mergers-acquisitions/acuity-digs-deeper-lighting-networks-controls-acquisition-and-partnership <div class="node-body article-body">Acuity Brands Inc., Atlanta, will buy Canadian automation and energy management company Distech Controls Inc. for $252.8 million. The company also announced a strategic partnership with Sensity Systems, Sunnyvale, Calif., to develop a smart, connected platform for the “Internet of Things.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/mergers-acquisitions/acuity-digs-deeper-lighting-networks-controls-acquisition-and-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/mergers-acquisitions/acuity-digs-deeper-lighting-networks-controls-acquisition-and-partnership#comments Global Mergers & Acquisitions Lighting Premium Access Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:03:00 +0000 23221 at http://electricalmarketing.com Courtesy of Acuity Brands Sonepar USA Buys QED in the Mountain Region and Electrical Distributors in Texas http://electricalmarketing.com/mergers-acquisitions/sonepar-usa-buys-qed-mountain-region-and-electrical-distributors-texas <div class="node-body article-body">The acquisition team at Sonepar USA, Philadelphia, the U.S. unit of Sonepar Group, Paris, has been busy of late, and two deals came to fruition in announcements over the past two weeks. Moving to further strengthen its hand in the Rocky Mountains, Sonepar last week announced that Denver-based Quality Electrical Distribution (QED), one of the nation’s largest wholesalers of electrical supplies, has signed an agreement to join Sonepar USA. This week, Sonepar said Electrical Distributors (ED), Irving, Texas, also has signed an agreement to join Sonepar USA.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/mergers-acquisitions/sonepar-usa-buys-qed-mountain-region-and-electrical-distributors-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/mergers-acquisitions/sonepar-usa-buys-qed-mountain-region-and-electrical-distributors-texas#comments Colorado Mergers & Acquisitions Texas News Premium Access Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:08:00 +0000 23211 at http://electricalmarketing.com Michael Smith / Hulton Archive / Getty Images Electrical Marketing Digital Edition: March 20, 2015 http://electricalmarketing.com/current-issue/electrical-marketing-digital-edition-march-20-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Download the latest issue of the Electrical Marketing Update Digital Edition</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/current-issue/electrical-marketing-digital-edition-march-20-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/current-issue/electrical-marketing-digital-edition-march-20-2015#comments Current Issue Premium Access Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:00:00 +0000 23301 at http://electricalmarketing.com March 20, 2015 http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-marketing/2015-03-20 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <h3><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/current-issue/electrical-marketing-digital-edition-march-20-2015" target="_blank">Download the Digital Edition (PDF)</a></h3> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/mergers-acquisitions/sonepar-usa-buys-qed-mountain-region-and-electrical-distributors-texas">Sonepar USA Buys QED in the Mountain Region and Electrical Distributors in Texas</a> <a href="/mergers-acquisitions/acuity-digs-deeper-lighting-networks-controls-acquisition-and-partnership">Acuity Digs Deeper into Lighting Networks, Controls with Acquisition and Partnership</a> <a href="/mergers-acquisitions/kriz-davis-buys-chapman-metering">Kriz-Davis Buys Chapman Metering</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 23311 at http://electricalmarketing.com Philips plans 2016 IPO for Lighting http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/philips-plans-2016-ipo-lighting <div class="node-body blog-body">By the end of the process Philips expects to be fully divested from lighting. The board continues to evaluate other options as well, the letter said. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/electrical-marketings-livewire">Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/philips-plans-2016-ipo-lighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/philips-plans-2016-ipo-lighting#comments Lighting News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Thu, 19 Mar 2015 19:18:00 +0000 23201 at http://electricalmarketing.com Article Highlights Philips’ Work on LEDs for Indoor Agriculture http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/article-highlights-philips-work-leds-indoor-agriculture <div class="node-body blog-body">At a prototype warehouse farm outside Chicago, Philips has been working with an indoor farming company Green Sense Farms to test and refine techniques for growing food in urban centers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/electrical-marketings-livewire">Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/article-highlights-philips-work-leds-indoor-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/article-highlights-philips-work-leds-indoor-agriculture#comments Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Wed, 18 Mar 2015 18:46:00 +0000 23181 at http://electricalmarketing.com Sonepar Acquires Electrical Distributors in Texas http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/sonepar-acquires-electrical-distributors-texas <div class="node-body blog-body">Founded in 2008, with locations in both Irving and Houston, Texas, ED is an independently-owned and operated electrical supply company that serves the electrical contractor, industrial, institutional and end-user markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/electrical-marketings-livewire">Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/sonepar-acquires-electrical-distributors-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/sonepar-acquires-electrical-distributors-texas#comments Mergers & Acquisitions News acquisitions Electrical Distributors Sonepar Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Tue, 17 Mar 2015 20:00:00 +0000 23171 at http://electricalmarketing.com Acuity Partners with Sensity on Lighting Networks http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/acuity-partners-sensity-lighting-networks <div class="node-body blog-body">Acuity Brands will be a Sensity NetSense Partner, allowing it to add capabilities to its lighting systems to capture and transmit data near real-time, enabling a broad array of applications and services</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/electrical-marketings-livewire">Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/acuity-partners-sensity-lighting-networks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/acuity-partners-sensity-lighting-networks#comments Lighting News Acuity Brands networked lighting Sensity Systems Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Tue, 17 Mar 2015 19:02:00 +0000 23161 at http://electricalmarketing.com Summit Electric Supply Names Paul Jeffries President, COO http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/summit-electric-supply-names-paul-jeffries-president-coo <div class="node-body blog-body">Summit Electric Supply, Albuquerque, N.M., has hired Paul Jeffries as president and chief operating officer, a new position within the company. Jeffries was previously a group vice president and general manager for WESCO Distribution. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/electrical-marketings-livewire">Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/summit-electric-supply-names-paul-jeffries-president-coo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/summit-electric-supply-names-paul-jeffries-president-coo#comments People Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:32:00 +0000 23151 at http://electricalmarketing.com Kriz-Davis Co. Acquires Chapman Metering http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/kriz-davis-co-acquires-chapman-metering <div class="node-body blog-body">Chapman Metering was established 55 years ago by Lawrence Chapman as a watt-hour meter testing service and has grown to provide services in the public power market to over 500 clients in 17 different states with more than 100,000 meters serviced per year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/electrical-marketings-livewire">Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/kriz-davis-co-acquires-chapman-metering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/kriz-davis-co-acquires-chapman-metering#comments Mergers & Acquisitions Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19:15:00 +0000 23191 at http://electricalmarketing.com IDEA Postpones E-Biz Forum to June 2016 http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/idea-postpones-e-biz-forum-june-2016 <div class="node-body blog-body">The E-Biz Forum will be held June 1-3, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. The E-Biz Forum has long been a highlight of the year for the electrical industry data-heads pursuing the dream of free-flowing electrical product data passed directly from the manufacturer to reps and distributors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/electrical-marketings-livewire">Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/idea-postpones-e-biz-forum-june-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/idea-postpones-e-biz-forum-june-2016#comments Data News e-commerce product data Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:16:00 +0000 23141 at http://electricalmarketing.com Sonepar USA Acquires QED http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/sonepar-usa-acquires-qed <div class="node-body blog-body">Moving to further strengthen its hand in the Rocky Mountains, following the acquisition of Codale Electric, Salt Lake City, in 2012, Sonepar USA, a subsidiary of the privately held Sonepar Group, Paris, announced that Denver-based Quality Electrical Distribution (QED), one of the nation’s largest wholesalers of electrical supplies, has signed an agreement to join Sonepar USA.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/electrical-marketings-livewire">Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/sonepar-usa-acquires-qed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/sonepar-usa-acquires-qed#comments Mountain News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Wed, 11 Mar 2015 19:00:00 +0000 23131 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p><em><span id="spanArtist">Michael Smith</span> / Hulton Archive / Getty Images</em></p> <div class="smI seeSimilar"> &nbsp;</div> Acuity Brands Adds to Building Control with Deal for Distech Controls http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/acuity-brands-adds-building-control-deal-distech-controls <div class="node-body blog-body">Acuity Brands Inc., Atlanta, will buy Canadian automation and energy management company Distech Controls Inc. for $252.8 million.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/electrical-marketings-livewire">Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/acuity-brands-adds-building-control-deal-distech-controls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/acuity-brands-adds-building-control-deal-distech-controls#comments Global Mergers & Acquisitions Lighting News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:31:00 +0000 23111 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p><em>Image from Distech Controls demo</em></p> Rep News: Locust Electric Sales to rep Universal Lighting http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/rep-news-locust-electric-sales-rep-universal-lighting <div class="node-body blog-body">Locust Electric Sales Inc., Ardmore, Penn., has been named a new sales agency for Universal Lighting Technologies</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/electrical-marketings-livewire">Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/rep-news-locust-electric-sales-rep-universal-lighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/rep-news-locust-electric-sales-rep-universal-lighting#comments Independent Reps Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 06 Mar 2015 19:03:00 +0000 23081 at http://electricalmarketing.com Obituary: Robert Sullivan of Southwire http://electricalmarketing.com/people/obituary-robert-sullivan-southwire <div class="node-body article-body">Southwire’s former vice president of sales and marketing, passed away Tuesday, March, 3. The following obituary prepared by the company asks all his industry friends and business associates to remember his family in their thoughts and prayers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/people/obituary-robert-sullivan-southwire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/people/obituary-robert-sullivan-southwire#comments People Premium Access Fri, 06 Mar 2015 19:00:00 +0000 23071 at http://electricalmarketing.com Electrical People: Maccarone to lead biz dev for Madison Electric Products http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-maccarone-lead-biz-dev-madison-electric-products <div class="node-body article-body"> Mark Linder joined the Sonepar USA senior management team as the new V.P. of eCommerce and Digital Marketing, effective Feb. 23. Linder will manage all aspects of the eCommerce initiative, including strategy, prioritization and implementation. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-maccarone-lead-biz-dev-madison-electric-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-maccarone-lead-biz-dev-madison-electric-products#comments People Premium Access Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:57:00 +0000 23061 at http://electricalmarketing.com NEMA EBCI Index Shows Current Business Conditions Remain in Growth Mode at 57.9 http://electricalmarketing.com/stats/nema-ebci-index-shows-current-business-conditions-remain-growth-mode-579 <div class="node-body article-body">NEMA’s EBCI for current conditions in North America was largely steady in February, inching upward to 57.9 from 57.5 in January. Thirty-seven percent of February’s panelists said conditions improved during the month, 21% indicated they worsened, and 42% claimed they were unchanged.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/stats/nema-ebci-index-shows-current-business-conditions-remain-growth-mode-579" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/stats/nema-ebci-index-shows-current-business-conditions-remain-growth-mode-579#comments Stats Premium Access Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:52:00 +0000 23051 at http://electricalmarketing.com