Electrical Marketing http://electricalmarketing.com/rss.xml en 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 October Housing Starts Slide 2.8% But Still +7.8% Over Sept. 2013 Year-Over-Year http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/october-housing-starts-slide-28-still-78-over-sept-2013-year-over-year <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Privately-owned housing starts in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,009,000, 2.8% below the revised September estimate of 1,038,000 but 7.8% above the Oct. 2013 rate of 936,000. Single-family housing starts in October were at a rate of 696,000, 4.2% above the revised September figure of 668,000.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/october-housing-starts-slide-28-still-78-over-sept-2013-year-over-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/october-housing-starts-slide-28-still-78-over-sept-2013-year-over-year#comments Electrical Economy Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:06:00 +0000 21671 at http://electricalmarketing.com 2015 Dodge Construction Outlook Pegs Total Construction Market Growth at 9% http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/2015-dodge-construction-outlook-pegs-total-construction-market-growth-9 <div class="node-body article-body">At the 2015 Dodge Construction Outlook meeting on Nov. 6 in Washington, D.C., Murray said the overall construction market is “beginning to get a contribution from a number of different sectors that makes it less vulnerable to shock.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/2015-dodge-construction-outlook-pegs-total-construction-market-growth-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/2015-dodge-construction-outlook-pegs-total-construction-market-growth-9#comments Electrical Economy Premium Access Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:54:00 +0000 21651 at http://electricalmarketing.com Joe Raedle, Getty Images News NRG eVgo to bring EV fast charging to Chicago http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/nrg-evgo-bring-ev-fast-charging-chicago <div class="node-body blog-body">NRG eVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy that concentrates on electric vehicle charging systems, said it’s expanding its charging offerings to the Chicago market. In partnership with Chicago-based JNS Holdings Corp., eVgo will operate a network of direct current (DC) fast chargers. </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/nrg-evgo-bring-ev-fast-charging-chicago" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/nrg-evgo-bring-ev-fast-charging-chicago#comments Green Business Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:16:00 +0000 21721 at http://electricalmarketing.com Panduit and General Cable join forces on industrial automation http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/panduit-and-general-cable-join-forces-industrial-automation <div class="node-body blog-body">Connecter and device maker Panduit and wire giant General Cable have joined forces again to offer an industrial automation connection package. </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/panduit-and-general-cable-join-forces-industrial-automation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/panduit-and-general-cable-join-forces-industrial-automation#comments Industrial Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:13:00 +0000 21711 at http://electricalmarketing.com Electrical People - Sonepar USA Realigns Top Management http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-sonepar-usa-realigns-top-management <div class="node-body article-body">Sonepar USA (Philadelphia): John Hardy, president of CapitalTristate will be joining the Sonepar USA management team as executive V.P. of business development effective Jan. 1, 2015. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-sonepar-usa-realigns-top-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-sonepar-usa-realigns-top-management#comments People News Premium Access Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:10:00 +0000 21701 at http://electricalmarketing.com SunPower Adds to Package for Complete Solar Systems with SolarBridge Acquisition http://electricalmarketing.com/news/sunpower-adds-package-complete-solar-systems-solarbridge-acquisition <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Solar manufacturer and developer SunPower, San Jose, Calif., added another critical piece to its package last week with the acquisition of SolarBridge Technologies, Austin, Texas, a manufacturer of integrated microinverters. The acquisition moves SunPower closer to being able to offer a complete plug-and-play solar power system that can be used in residential and commercial applications by those who embrace the promise of distributed generation, a move that promises to reshape the electrical market substantially over the coming years.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/news/sunpower-adds-package-complete-solar-systems-solarbridge-acquisition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/news/sunpower-adds-package-complete-solar-systems-solarbridge-acquisition#comments Solar News Premium Access Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:10:00 +0000 21641 at http://electricalmarketing.com Scott Olson, Getty Images News Electrical Marketing’s Leading Electrical Indicators http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/electrical-marketing-s-leading-electrical-indicators <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Building permits rise 4.8% in October.</strong> Building permits in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,080,000, 4.8% above the revised September rate of 1,031,000 and 1.2% above the October 2013 estimate of 1,067,000. Single-family authorizations in October were at a rate of 640,000, 1.4% above the revised September figure of 631,000. Authorizations of units in buildings with five units or more were at a rate of 406,000 in October.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/electrical-marketing-s-leading-electrical-indicators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/electrical-marketing-s-leading-electrical-indicators#comments Electrical Economy Premium Access Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:08:00 +0000 21691 at http://electricalmarketing.com October Electrical Price Index Drops 0.1% http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-price-index/october-electrical-price-index-drops-01 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In another month of slow growth, EM&rsquo;s Electrical Price Index (EPI) slid 0.1% from September, a mark that&rsquo;s up 1.1% from Oct. 2013. With the exception of power wire and cable (+2.1%) and air conditioners (-2%) all product categories showed less than a 1% change. Year-over-year, lamps (+3.9%); electrical measurement instruments (+3.5%); and fans &nbsp;&amp; blowers (+3.2%) were up most.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/site-files/electricalmarketing.com/files/uploads/2014/11/uploads/2014/11/20141121emepi.jpg" style="width: 595px; height: 806px; margin: 3px;" /></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-price-index/october-electrical-price-index-drops-01" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-price-index/october-electrical-price-index-drops-01#comments Electrical Price Index Premium Access Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:38:00 +0000 21681 at http://electricalmarketing.com Electrical Marketing Digital Edition: November 21, 2014 http://electricalmarketing.com/current-issue/electrical-marketing-digital-edition-november-21-2014 <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-november-21-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/current-issue/electrical-marketing-digital-edition-november-21-2014#comments Current Issue Premium Access Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0000 21751 at http://electricalmarketing.com November 21, 2014 http://electricalmarketing.com/2014-11-21 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <h3 style="font-size: 16px; color: rgb(36, 36, 36); margin-top: 0.5em; margin-bottom: 0.5em; height: auto; font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; line-height: normal;"> <a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/current-issue/electrical-marketing-digital-edition-november-21-2014" style="color: rgb(14, 95, 139);">Download the Digital Edition</a></h3> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/news/sunpower-adds-package-complete-solar-systems-solarbridge-acquisition">SunPower Adds to Package for Complete Solar Systems with SolarBridge Acquisition</a> <a href="/electrical-economy/2015-dodge-construction-outlook-pegs-total-construction-market-growth-9">2015 Dodge Construction Outlook Pegs Total Construction Market Growth at 9% </a> <a href="/blog/lighting-control-survey-finds-specifiers-satisfied-led-lighting-and-controls">Lighting Control Survey Finds Specifiers Satisfied with LED Lighting and Controls</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 +0000 21741 at http://electricalmarketing.com GE Idles Soft White Halogen Line in Circleville http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/ge-idles-soft-white-halogen-line-circleville <div class="node-body blog-body">The GE Lighting plant in Circleville, Ohio, will idle its “Soft White” halogen lamp assembly line for about five weeks to let retailer demand catch up with inventory.</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/ge-idles-soft-white-halogen-line-circleville" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/ge-idles-soft-white-halogen-line-circleville#comments News halogen lighting Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:55:00 +0000 21631 at http://electricalmarketing.com Rockwell Automation Beats 4Q Profit Forecasts http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/rockwell-automation-beats-4q-profit-forecasts <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Industrial automation manufacturer Rockwell Automation, Milwaukee, reported an increase in quarterly profit of almost 16% for the company&#39;s fiscal fourth quarter (4Q) ended Sept. 30.</p> <p>On the strength of increased sales in motion control and industrial safety products, the company overall reported net income of $248.7 million for the quarter, up from $215.3 million in the same quarter last year. Revenue rose 4% to $1.78 billion.</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/rockwell-automation-beats-4q-profit-forecasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/rockwell-automation-beats-4q-profit-forecasts#comments Industrial Industrial Automation Manufacturers economy Rockwell Automation Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:18:00 +0000 21621 at http://electricalmarketing.com GE Lighting Invests $40 Million in LED Circuit Board Plant http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/ge-lighting-invests-40-million-led-circuit-board-plant <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>GE put the finishing touches on a three-year, $40 million expansion at GE Lighting&rsquo;s Hendersonville, N.C., production plant for manufacturing LED circuit boards. The boards, which were previously outsourced to overseas vendors, bring new capabilities into the plant, while accelerating customer response times, GE said.</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/ge-lighting-invests-40-million-led-circuit-board-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/ge-lighting-invests-40-million-led-circuit-board-plant#comments News GE LED lighting Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:24:00 +0000 21611 at http://electricalmarketing.com DOE Releases New Recommendations for Testing and Reporting LED Luminaire Reliability http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/doe-releases-new-recommendations-testing-and-reporting-led-luminaire-reliability <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The U.S. Department of Energy&rsquo;s Solid-State Lighting group and the Next Generation Lighting Industry Alliance (NGLIA) have published new recommendations for reporting and testing the reliability of LED lighting systems. Long lifetime ranks high on solid-state lighting&#39;s list of potential advantages, the DOE said in an e-mail. &ldquo;But accurately predicting that lifetime is no easy matter, because &ndash; unlike most other lighting technologies &ndash; SSL has many different components, each one of which can cause system failure.&rdquo;</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/doe-releases-new-recommendations-testing-and-reporting-led-luminaire-reliability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/doe-releases-new-recommendations-testing-and-reporting-led-luminaire-reliability#comments News LED lighting Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:48:00 +0000 21601 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p>Soraa&#39;s LED MR16 replacement lamps</p> Obituary - George Feldstein of Crestron Electronics http://electricalmarketing.com/people/obituary-george-feldstein-crestron-electronics <div class="node-body article-body">George Feldstein, founder and chairman of Crestron Electronics, Rockleigh, N.J., passed away Nov. 4 after a year-long battle with brain cancer. He was 73.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/people/obituary-george-feldstein-crestron-electronics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/people/obituary-george-feldstein-crestron-electronics#comments People Premium Access Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:42:00 +0000 21571 at http://electricalmarketing.com Electrical People - NEMA Names Kite & Key Recipients http://electricalmarketing.com/news/electrical-people-nema-names-kite-key-recipients <div class="node-body article-body"><p><em>National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) (Rosslyn, Va.):</em> NEMA will honor three Kite &amp; Key award winners during its annual meeting, Illuminations Weekend, on Nov. 8, in San Diego. This year&rsquo;s winners are <strong>Kevin Coderre,</strong> technical director at RSCC Wire &amp; Cable; <strong>Pekka Hakkarainen,</strong> PhD, vice president of Lutron Electronics Co.; and <strong>Mike Leibowitz,</strong> program manager at NEMA.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/news/electrical-people-nema-names-kite-key-recipients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/news/electrical-people-nema-names-kite-key-recipients#comments News Premium Access Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:39:00 +0000 21561 at http://electricalmarketing.com Mix of Energy and Retirement Markets Dominate the 25 Hottest Housing MSAs http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/mix-energy-and-retirement-markets-dominate-25-hottest-housing-msas <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="/site-files/electricalmarketing.com/files/uploads/2014/11/uploads/2014/11/20141107emhotmkts2595.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/site-files/electricalmarketing.com/files/uploads/2014/11/20141107emHOTMKTS_280.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 305px; margin: 3px; float: right;" /></a>When you see data on the U.S. housing markets with the most building permit activity, it&rsquo;s easy to be dazzled by the huge numbers the largest metros log and overlook some busy housing markets in smaller metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/mix-energy-and-retirement-markets-dominate-25-hottest-housing-msas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/mix-energy-and-retirement-markets-dominate-25-hottest-housing-msas#comments Economy Premium Access Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:24:00 +0000 21521 at http://electricalmarketing.com Department of Commerce Reports Sept. 2014 Value of New Construction Up 6.1% http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/department-commerce-reports-sept-2014-value-new-construction-61 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/[primary-term]/value-new-construction-put-place-september-2014" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/site-files/electricalmarketing.com/files/uploads/2014/11/20141107emVALCON1_280.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 326px; float: right; margin: 3px;" /></a>The Department of Commerce says construction spending during Sept. 2014 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $950.9 billion, 0.4% below the revised August estimate of $955.2 billion. The September figure is 2.9% above the Sept. 2013 estimate of $924.2 billion.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/department-commerce-reports-sept-2014-value-new-construction-61" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/department-commerce-reports-sept-2014-value-new-construction-61#comments Economy Premium Access Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:12:00 +0000 21511 at http://electricalmarketing.com Group CBS Expands Manufacturing Breadth by Buying Electric Control Equipment Co. http://electricalmarketing.com/ma-watch/group-cbs-expands-manufacturing-breadth-buying-electric-control-equipment-co <div class="node-body article-body">Group CBS, Inc., Addison, Texas, added to its capabilities in custom manufacturing, restoration, distribution and servicing of switchgear, circuit breakers and other electrical equipment with a deal announced this week to buy Electric Control Equipment Co., Norwalk, Conn.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/ma-watch/group-cbs-expands-manufacturing-breadth-buying-electric-control-equipment-co" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/ma-watch/group-cbs-expands-manufacturing-breadth-buying-electric-control-equipment-co#comments M&A Watch Premium Access Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:10:00 +0000 21491 at http://electricalmarketing.com Robroy Names Rob McIlroy CEO, Peter McIlroy to Remain Chairman http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/robroy-names-rob-mcilroy-ceo-peter-mcilroy-remain-chairman <div class="node-body blog-body">Robroy Industries announced that, after a 50 year career at Robroy Industries, Peter McIlroy has decided to hand over the leadership reins of the fourth-generation family business to his two sons. Effective immediately Rob McIlroy will be promoted to the position of chief executive officer. </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/robroy-names-rob-mcilroy-ceo-peter-mcilroy-remain-chairman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/robroy-names-rob-mcilroy-ceo-peter-mcilroy-remain-chairman#comments People people Robroy Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:02:00 +0000 21471 at http://electricalmarketing.com Sonepar’s Chicago-Based Brook Electrical Acquires Platinum Electrical Supply http://electricalmarketing.com/ma-watch/sonepar-s-chicago-based-brook-electrical-acquires-platinum-electrical-supply <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Brook Electrical Supply, Chicago, has purchased Platinum Electrical Supply, a one-location electrical distributor based in Streamwood, Ill.</p> <p>Platinum Electrical Supply, founded in 1994, is a family-owned and -operated business that serves residential, industrial and commercial contractors. Owners Joe and Judy Galambos, their son Mike Galambos and all of the Platinum associates will join the Brook, Sonepar USA team. A Brook Electrical release said the Galambos family brings over 30 years of contracting and distribution business experience to Brook.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/ma-watch/sonepar-s-chicago-based-brook-electrical-acquires-platinum-electrical-supply" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/ma-watch/sonepar-s-chicago-based-brook-electrical-acquires-platinum-electrical-supply#comments Illinois M&A Watch News Premium Access Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:01:00 +0000 21481 at http://electricalmarketing.com Affiliated Distributors sees Q3 2014 sales grow 8% http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/affiliated-distributors-sees-q3-2014-sales-grow-8 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Affiliated Distributors (AD), Wayne, Pa., reported 8% growth across all of its divisions in the third quarter. Total sales for the first three quarters of the year were $23 billion. All AD Divisions are projected to accomplish another record-breaking year in 2014 by exceeding $30 billion in 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><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/affiliated-distributors-sees-q3-2014-sales-grow-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/affiliated-distributors-sees-q3-2014-sales-grow-8#comments Electrical Economy News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19:37:00 +0000 21551 at http://electricalmarketing.com Former President Clinton visits JMC Steel Group in Chicago http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/former-president-clinton-visits-jmc-steel-group-chicago <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Chicago-based steel pipe and tube manufacturer JMC Steel Group recently hosted former President Bill Clinton, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Illinois Senator Dick Durbin for a fundraiser at the Wheatland Tube plant. Hundreds of people including dignitaries, labor and business leaders, local supporters and Wheatland Tube employees gathered to watch President Clinton and Governor Quinn speak about manufacturing and the critical role it plays in driving the country&rsquo;s economic recovery.</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/former-president-clinton-visits-jmc-steel-group-chicago" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/former-president-clinton-visits-jmc-steel-group-chicago#comments News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19:37:00 +0000 21541 at http://electricalmarketing.com GE gets French approval for its acquisition of Alstom energy assets http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/ge-gets-french-approval-its-acquisition-alstom-energy-assets <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>France&rsquo;s Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron this week authorized the sale of most of Alstom&rsquo;s energy assets to General Electric, clearing the way for a deal worth almost $17 billion. Pending approval at an Alstom shareholders&rsquo; general meeting Dec. 19, GE will gain a huge stake in the European power 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/ge-gets-french-approval-its-acquisition-alstom-energy-assets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/ge-gets-french-approval-its-acquisition-alstom-energy-assets#comments Global Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19:36:00 +0000 21531 at http://electricalmarketing.com NAHB Sees Stellar 2015 for Housing http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/nahb-sees-stellar-2015-housing <div class="node-body article-body">A growing economy, rising household formations, low mortgage rates and pent-up demand will help single-family housing production to rev up in 2015 while a growth in renters will keep the multi-family market at cruising altitude or higher, according to economists who participated in the recent National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 2014 Fall Construction Forecast Webinar. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/nahb-sees-stellar-2015-housing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/nahb-sees-stellar-2015-housing#comments Economy Premium Access Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18:54:00 +0000 21461 at http://electricalmarketing.com Electrical Wholesaling Forecasts 6.2% Growth for 2015 Distributor Sales http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/electrical-wholesaling-forecasts-62-growth-2015-distributor-sales <div class="node-body article-body">The 6.2% growth rate for sales through electrical distributors that Electrical Wholesaling’s readers are forecasting for 2015 falls in the industry’s historical growth range of 4% to 8%. EW’s editors think business in the electrical market should be at least 6% better overall in 2015 than 2014, and potentially much better for companies located in the right geographic areas and serving the right mix of markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/electrical-wholesaling-forecasts-62-growth-2015-distributor-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/electrical-wholesaling-forecasts-62-growth-2015-distributor-sales#comments Economy Premium Access Fri, 07 Nov 2014 17:17:00 +0000 21451 at http://electricalmarketing.com