Electrical Marketing http://electricalmarketing.com/rss.xml en Energy, Condo Construction and Population Growth Drive EM’s 25 Hottest Markets http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/energy-condo-construction-and-population-growth-drive-em-s-25-hottest-markets <div class="node-body article-body"><p>While the overall U.S. economy may have finally shaken off its post-recession jitters, some local market areas are definitely seeing much better growth than others.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/energy-condo-construction-and-population-growth-drive-em-s-25-hottest-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/energy-condo-construction-and-population-growth-drive-em-s-25-hottest-markets#comments Economy Premium Access Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:09:00 +0000 22081 at http://electricalmarketing.com Joe Raedle, Getty Images News Regal-Beloit Expands Power Transmission Brands with Deal for Emerson PTS Unit http://electricalmarketing.com/mergers-acquisitions/regal-beloit-expands-power-transmission-brands-deal-emerson-pts-unit <div class="node-body article-body">Emerson Electric, St. Louis, agreed to sell its Power Transmission Solutions (PTS) business unit to Regal Beloit Corp., Beloit, Wis., giving Regal Beloit, long known for motors, drives, generators, controllers and pumps, a major platform for expansion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/mergers-acquisitions/regal-beloit-expands-power-transmission-brands-deal-emerson-pts-unit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/mergers-acquisitions/regal-beloit-expands-power-transmission-brands-deal-emerson-pts-unit#comments Industrial Mergers & Acquisitions News Premium Access Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:02:00 +0000 22071 at http://electricalmarketing.com NREL Finds Keys to Promoting Solar Adoption in State Policies http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/nrel-finds-keys-promoting-solar-adoption-state-policies <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>A team of analysts at the U.S. Department of Energy&rsquo;s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) went to work on state solar market policies to better understand why policies in certain states are more successful than in others. Based statistics and detailed case studies, the analysts found that while no standard formula for solar implementation exists, a combination of foundational policies and localized strategies can increase solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in any state.</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/nrel-finds-keys-promoting-solar-adoption-state-policies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/nrel-finds-keys-promoting-solar-adoption-state-policies#comments Solar Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:11:00 +0000 22061 at http://electricalmarketing.com Regal-Beloit Expands Power Transmission Brands with Deal for Emerson PTS Unit http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/regal-beloit-expands-power-transmission-brands-deal-emerson-pts-unit <div class="node-body blog-body">Emerson Electric, St. Louis, agreed to sell its Power Transmission Solutions business unit to Regal Beloit Corp., Beloit, Wis., giving Regal Beloit, long known for motors, drives, generators, controllers and pumps, a major platform for engagement in the utility transmission and distribution market.</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/regal-beloit-expands-power-transmission-brands-deal-emerson-pts-unit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/regal-beloit-expands-power-transmission-brands-deal-emerson-pts-unit#comments News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:33:00 +0000 22051 at http://electricalmarketing.com Graybar's Giglio to Retire; Clifford Named Senior Vice President and Elected to Board of Directors http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/graybars-giglio-retire-clifford-named-senior-vice-president-and-elected-board-directors <div class="node-body blog-body">Graybar, St. Louis, announced the retirement of Senior Vice President-Operations Lawrence Giglio, after more than 36 years with the company, and the promotion of Scott Clifford to Senior Vice President-Supply Chain Management, botheffective Feb. 1.</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/graybars-giglio-retire-clifford-named-senior-vice-president-and-elected-board-directors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/graybars-giglio-retire-clifford-named-senior-vice-president-and-elected-board-directors#comments People Graybar people Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:16:00 +0000 22041 at http://electricalmarketing.com GE Working on Microgrid Research Project to Improve Grid Reliability in Upstate New York http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/ge-working-microgrid-research-project-improve-grid-reliability-upstate-new-york <div class="node-body blog-body">GE along with National Grid, DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Clarkson University recently announced a partnership on a research project to improve the reliability and resiliency of electricity delivery in northern New York.</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/ge-working-microgrid-research-project-improve-grid-reliability-upstate-new-york" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/ge-working-microgrid-research-project-improve-grid-reliability-upstate-new-york#comments Utility Department of Energy DOE GE microgrid Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:32:00 +0000 22031 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p>A typical GE control platform used to host intelligent grid management software for microgrids.</p> Acuity Brands Looks for OLED Fixtures to Claim Their Share of Lighting Market http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/acuity-brands-looks-oled-fixtures-claim-their-share-lighting-market <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Now that The Home Depot has begun offering four Acuity Brands luminaires using organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), the technology appears to be taking its first big step toward the mass market in lighting. This move, combined with news that Korean electronics giant LG Chem has an OLED system capable of producing 100 lumens per watt ready for manufacturers to start integrating into their fixture designs and that other OLED suppliers are close behind, suggests we&rsquo;ll soon see OLEDs as a major factor in the lighting market.</p></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-looks-oled-fixtures-claim-their-share-lighting-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/acuity-brands-looks-oled-fixtures-claim-their-share-lighting-market#comments News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Tue, 09 Dec 2014 21:46:00 +0000 22021 at http://electricalmarketing.com DOE Looks at U.S.-Based Manufacturing of Solid-State Lighting http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/doe-looks-us-based-manufacturing-solid-state-lighting <div class="node-body blog-body">"Prospects for U.S.-Based Manufacturing in the SSL Industry" was based insights gathered from DOE-sponsored roundtables and workshops in which lighting industry executives talked about what would lead a company to place its manufacturing and engineering facilities in the United States.</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/doe-looks-us-based-manufacturing-solid-state-lighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/doe-looks-us-based-manufacturing-solid-state-lighting#comments News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Tue, 09 Dec 2014 21:36:00 +0000 22011 at http://electricalmarketing.com Copper Investing News: 2014 Copper Market Quiets Down After Chinese Shadow Lending Drama http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/copper-investing-news-2014-copper-market-quiets-down-after-chinese-shadow-lending-drama-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">Always enjoy the copper market analysis by the folks at Copper Investing News. In this article they review the major news and trends in the 2014 Copper Market. </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/copper-investing-news-2014-copper-market-quiets-down-after-chinese-shadow-lending-drama-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/copper-investing-news-2014-copper-market-quiets-down-after-chinese-shadow-lending-drama-0#comments Market Segments Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:34:00 +0000 22001 at http://electricalmarketing.com Lux Review: The 10 Most Annoying Things About LEDs http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/lux-review-10-most-annoying-things-about-leds <div class="node-body blog-body">Check out this informative and entertaining article about the things that LED manufacturers don’t like to talk about, from our lighting friends across the pond at Lux Review. </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/lux-review-10-most-annoying-things-about-leds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/lux-review-10-most-annoying-things-about-leds#comments Lighting LED Lux Review Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:15:00 +0000 21981 at http://electricalmarketing.com China’s Queen of Lighting Opens European Headquarters in the Netherlands http://electricalmarketing.com/lighting/china-s-queen-lighting-opens-european-headquarters-netherlands-0 <div class="node-body article-body">Interesting commentary in <a href="http://www.energywatchnews.com" title="www.energywatchnews.com">www.energywatchnews.com</a> and <a href="http://www.luxreview.com" title="www.luxreview.com">www.luxreview.com</a> on Opple, a rising Chinese lighting manufacturer managed by CEO Ma Xuihui, who's apparently called China’s “queen of lighting.”</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/lighting/china-s-queen-lighting-opens-european-headquarters-netherlands-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/lighting/china-s-queen-lighting-opens-european-headquarters-netherlands-0#comments Lighting Mon, 08 Dec 2014 15:52:00 +0000 21971 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p>China&#39;s Queen of Lighting, Opple&#39;s CEO Ma Xuihu (third from left), gets ready to enjoy some cake with employees at the company&#39;s new European headquarters in Eindhoven, Netherlands. If that city sounds familiar, it&#39;s because Philips has a major facility there.</p> Opple China’s Queen of Lighting Opens European Headquarters in the Netherlands http://electricalmarketing.com/lighting/china-s-queen-lighting-opens-european-headquarters-netherlands <div class="node-body article-body">Interesting commentary in <a href="http://www.energywatchnews.com" title="www.energywatchnews.com">www.energywatchnews.com</a> and <a href="http://www.luxreview.com" title="www.luxreview.com">www.luxreview.com</a> on Opple, a rising Chinese lighting manufacturer managed by CEO Ma Xuihui, who's apparently called China’s “queen of lighting.”</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/lighting/china-s-queen-lighting-opens-european-headquarters-netherlands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/lighting/china-s-queen-lighting-opens-european-headquarters-netherlands#comments Lighting Mon, 08 Dec 2014 15:52:00 +0000 21961 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p>China&#39;s &quot;Queen of Lighting,&quot; Opple&rsquo;s CEO Ma Xuihui&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 20px;">(third from left)</span><span style="font-size: 16px;">, gets ready to enjoy some cake with employees at the company&rsquo;s new European headquarters in Eindhoven, Netherlands. If that city sounds familiar, it&rsquo;s because Philips has a major facility there.</span></p> Opple Rep News - December 5, 2014 http://electricalmarketing.com/independent-reps/rep-news-december-5-2014 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><em>Ilsco, </em>Cincinnati, has appointed <strong>Apex Electrical Sales Inc. </strong>as the rep for its electrical connectors in Arizona, and <strong>Electro Link Sales, LLC </strong>as the rep for its electrical connectors in New Mexico and western Texas. Apex Electrical Sales, Phoenix, was established in 2002. Rick Kostewa, principal, manages a staff of 15 to serves the electrical distribution community in their territory.&nbsp; Electro Link Sales, Albuquerque, N.M., was established in 2002.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/independent-reps/rep-news-december-5-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/independent-reps/rep-news-december-5-2014#comments Independent Reps Premium Access Sat, 06 Dec 2014 00:15:00 +0000 21931 at http://electricalmarketing.com Electrical People - Molitor Picked to Head IDEA http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-molitor-picked-head-idea <div class="node-body article-body"><p><em>IDEA (Arlington, Va.):</em> IDEA&rsquo;s board of directors named <strong>Paul Molitor</strong> of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) as CEO and president, effective Dec. 15. According to an IDEA press release, Molitor has held several positions with NEMA, including his most recent role as assistant vice president, strategy and policy. His tenure with NEMA has been highlighted by his leadership in establishing technical standards for the Smart Grid.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-molitor-picked-head-idea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-molitor-picked-head-idea#comments People Premium Access Sat, 06 Dec 2014 00:12:00 +0000 21921 at http://electricalmarketing.com Construction Employment Increases in 228 out of 339 Metros from Oct 2013-Oct 2014 http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/construction-employment-increases-228-out-339-metros-oct-2013-oct-2014 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Construction employment expanded in 228 metro areas, declined in 64 and was stagnant in 47 between Oct. 2013 and Oct. 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va., and the most recent employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/construction-employment-increases-228-out-339-metros-oct-2013-oct-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/construction-employment-increases-228-out-339-metros-oct-2013-oct-2014#comments Electrical Economy Premium Access Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:58:00 +0000 21911 at http://electricalmarketing.com Justin Sullivan, Getty Images News GE Opens Advanced Manufacturing Lab and Looks to 2015 Launch of New Breaker Line http://electricalmarketing.com/news/ge-opens-advanced-manufacturing-lab-and-looks-2015-launch-new-breaker-line <div class="node-body article-body"><p>GE&rsquo;s Industrial Solutions business officially opened its new Advanced Manufacturing Lab (AML) in Plainville, Conn., on Nov. 19. The AML is using robotics and automated manufacturing systems to design and build production lines for the new GuardEon molded case circuit breaker (MCCB) platform to be launched in 2015.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/news/ge-opens-advanced-manufacturing-lab-and-looks-2015-launch-new-breaker-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/news/ge-opens-advanced-manufacturing-lab-and-looks-2015-launch-new-breaker-line#comments News Premium Access Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:54:00 +0000 21851 at http://electricalmarketing.com Photo courtesy of GE Value of New Construction Up 5.8% YOY to $939.9 Billion for First 10 Months of 2014 http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/value-new-construction-58-yoy-9399-billion-first-10-months-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">Construction spending during Oct. 2014 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $971 billion, 1.1% above the revised September estimate of $960.3 billion. The October figure is 3.3% above the Oct. 2013 estimate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/value-new-construction-58-yoy-9399-billion-first-10-months-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/value-new-construction-58-yoy-9399-billion-first-10-months-2014#comments Stats Electrical Economy Premium Access Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:49:00 +0000 21841 at http://electricalmarketing.com Electrical Distributors and Granite Electrical Join Forces to Expand Northern CA Coverage http://electricalmarketing.com/ma-watch/electrical-distributors-and-granite-electrical-join-forces-expand-northern-ca-coverage <div class="node-body article-body">Two of the largest independent electrical distributors remaining in the Northern California market are joining forces to gain a larger footprint and economies of scale. Electrical Distributors Co., based in San Jose, Calif., and Granite Electrical Supply, based in Sacramento, have merged under the name Edges Electrical Group.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/ma-watch/electrical-distributors-and-granite-electrical-join-forces-expand-northern-ca-coverage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/ma-watch/electrical-distributors-and-granite-electrical-join-forces-expand-northern-ca-coverage#comments California M&A Watch News Premium Access Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:29:00 +0000 21801 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p>Construction such as this residential project in Petaluma, Calif., is a key market for Edges Electrical Group, San Jose, Calif.</p> Justin Sullivan, Getty Images News Distributors Look to Niches for 2014 M&As http://electricalmarketing.com/mergers-acquisitions/distributors-look-niches-2014-mas <div class="node-body article-body">On the M&A front, 2014 will be remembered not for an overwhelming number of acquisitions of electrical distributors or the size of any of the deals, but for the tight focus many acquirers had on industries like oil and gas, lighting, automation, electric utilities, security and safety products.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/mergers-acquisitions/distributors-look-niches-2014-mas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/mergers-acquisitions/distributors-look-niches-2014-mas#comments Mergers & Acquisitions Premium Access Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:14:00 +0000 21821 at http://electricalmarketing.com Acuity Brands Sees OLED Fixtures Stepping Up to Claim Their Share of Lighting Market http://electricalmarketing.com/lighting/acuity-brands-sees-oled-fixtures-stepping-claim-their-share-lighting-market <div class="node-body article-body">There’s a lot to be excited about with OLEDs, because they make it possible to design lighting in ways it can’t be done with legacy lighting technologies, Jeannine Fisher Wang, director of business development and marketing for Acuity’s OLED Business Group, told Electrical Marketing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/lighting/acuity-brands-sees-oled-fixtures-stepping-claim-their-share-lighting-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/lighting/acuity-brands-sees-oled-fixtures-stepping-claim-their-share-lighting-market#comments Green Business Lighting Premium Access Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:01:00 +0000 21811 at http://electricalmarketing.com Photo courtesy of Acuity Brands Electrical Marketing Digital Edition: December 5, 2014 http://electricalmarketing.com/current-issue/electrical-marketing-digital-edition-december-5-2014 <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-december-5-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/current-issue/electrical-marketing-digital-edition-december-5-2014#comments Current Issue Premium Access Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:00:00 +0000 21941 at http://electricalmarketing.com December 5, 2014 http://electricalmarketing.com/2014-12-05 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <h3> <a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/current-issue/electrical-marketing-digital-edition-december-5-2014" target="_blank">Download the Digital Edition</a></h3> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/ma-watch/electrical-distributors-and-granite-electrical-join-forces-expand-northern-ca-coverage">Electrical Distributors and Granite Electrical Join Forces to Expand Northern CA Coverage</a> <a href="/lighting/acuity-brands-sees-oled-fixtures-stepping-claim-their-share-lighting-market">Acuity Brands Sees OLED Fixtures Stepping Up to Claim Their Share of Lighting Market</a> <a href="/mergers-acquisitions/distributors-look-niches-2014-mas">Distributors Look to Niches for 2014 M&amp;As</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 21951 at http://electricalmarketing.com Omni donates to Heart Association http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/omni-donates-heart-association <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Omni Cable Corp., West Chester, Pa., has donated $1,790 to the American Heart Association (AHA). In late October, Omni Cable employees raised $895 for the non-profit organization and participated in the West Chester, Pa., American Heart Association Heart Walk. According to the American Heart Association, the walk is a fund-raising event to help fight against heart disease and stroke. This is the first year that the company participated in the walk.</p> </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> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/omni-donates-heart-association#comments News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 21891 at http://electricalmarketing.com Pentair to expand Hoffman brand with Steinhauer purchase http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/pentair-expand-hoffman-brand-steinhauer-purchase <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Pentair announced it has signed an agreement to purchase Steinhauer Elektromaschinen AG, Germany, a producer of enclosure machining and related technologies. The planned acquisition will further enhance Pentair&rsquo;s brand of Hoffman equipment protection solutions by expanding its services capabilities to provide best-in-class tools for customers to design and select the right electrical protection solutions for their applications and automate the panel-building process.</p></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/pentair-expand-hoffman-brand-steinhauer-purchase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/pentair-expand-hoffman-brand-steinhauer-purchase#comments News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Thu, 04 Dec 2014 23:59:00 +0000 21881 at http://electricalmarketing.com Alpha Wire acquires Coast Wire and Plastic Tech http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/alpha-wire-acquires-coast-wire-and-plastic-tech <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Alpha Wire, Elizabeth, N.J., is looking to boost its custom cable capabilities with the acquisition of Coast Wire and Plastic Tech, Carson, Calif. Coast specializes in custom wire and cable for the medical, instrumentation, industrial, semiconductor, and commercial electronic markets.</p> <p>&ldquo;With the addition of Coast&rsquo;s expertise in custom cable design and manufacturing, we offer a superior array of cabling solutions for our targeted markets, including medical device manufacturers and industrial machine builders,&rdquo; said Mike Dugar, president of Alpha Wire.</p> </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> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/alpha-wire-acquires-coast-wire-and-plastic-tech#comments Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Wed, 03 Dec 2014 23:58:00 +0000 21871 at http://electricalmarketing.com HD Supply sells hardware business back to Home Depot http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/hd-supply-sells-hardware-business-back-home-depot <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>HD Supply began life as a bid by The Home Depot to enter the professional market. After spinning the pro side off as an independent company in a 2007 restructuring, it seems Home Depot again has a taste for wholesale distribution, at least the fastener side of the business. HD Supply said it will sell its HD Supply Hardware Solutions under undisclosed terms. Home Depot has been the unit&rsquo;s largest customer, accounting for as much as 98% of its sales.</p> </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> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/hd-supply-sells-hardware-business-back-home-depot#comments News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Wed, 03 Dec 2014 23:54:00 +0000 21861 at http://electricalmarketing.com Lutron Reopens Experience Center in South Florida http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/lutron-reopens-experience-center-south-florida <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="Image courtesy of Lutron" src="/site-files/electricalmarketing.com/files/uploads/2014/11/Lutron_shade_280.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 210px; margin: 3px; float: right;" />Lighting and shade control manufacturer Lutron Electronics, Coopersburg, Pa., opened the doors to its newly redesigned experience center in Plantation, Fla. The center offers residents of South Florida and Latin America a way to experience Lutron products in a setting that closely resembles their homes and offices.</p></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/lutron-reopens-experience-center-south-florida" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/lutron-reopens-experience-center-south-florida#comments Global Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:17:00 +0000 21771 at http://electricalmarketing.com Schneider Teams with Lighting Distributor to Offer Juno Lighting in Middle East http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/schneider-teams-lighting-distributor-offer-juno-lighting-middle-east <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/electricalmarketing.com/files/uploads/2014/11/Juno_Middle_East_595_0.jpg" style="width: 380px; height: 222px; margin: 3px; float: right;" />Schneider Electric&rsquo;a Juno Lighting Group, Des Plaines, Ill., has expanded distribution of its LED luminaires into the Middle East in a partnership with Lumasense, a master lighting distributor headquartered in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.</p></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/schneider-teams-lighting-distributor-offer-juno-lighting-middle-east" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/schneider-teams-lighting-distributor-offer-juno-lighting-middle-east#comments Global Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:41:00 +0000 21761 at http://electricalmarketing.com Staples to offer customers a solar marketplace http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/staples-offer-customers-solar-marketplace <div class="node-body blog-body"> Staples is stepping in to add incentives for customers to install rooftop solar systems. Through a partnership with EnergySage, providers of an online marketplace for connecting home owners with solar system installers, Staples will take part in a new co-branded solar shopping site.</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/staples-offer-customers-solar-marketplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/staples-offer-customers-solar-marketplace#comments Supply Chain Disruptors News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:19:00 +0000 21731 at http://electricalmarketing.com Lighting Control Survey Finds Specifiers Satisfied with LED Lighting and Controls http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/lighting-control-survey-finds-specifiers-satisfied-led-lighting-and-controls <div class="node-body blog-body">Electrical engineers and contractors are growing comfortable with solid-state lighting technology and controls, giving it generally positive ratings for a range of factors from system performance to technical support, but showed room for improvement in the ease of installation and commissioning, according to a study released this week by the Lighting Controls Association (LCA).</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/lighting-control-survey-finds-specifiers-satisfied-led-lighting-and-controls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/lighting-control-survey-finds-specifiers-satisfied-led-lighting-and-controls#comments Lighting News controls LED lighting Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:08:00 +0000 21661 at http://electricalmarketing.com