Electrical Marketing http://electricalmarketing.com/rss.xml en Lighting Science Group Wins Summary Judgment in Patent Suit http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/lighting-science-group-wins-summary-judgment-patent-suit <div class="node-body blog-body">LED lighting manufacturer Lighting Science Group Corp., Melbourne, Fla., announced that on August 5, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio granted Lighting Science’s motion for summary judgment, dismissing GE Lighting’s patent infringement claims against Lighting Science.</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-science-group-wins-summary-judgment-patent-suit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/lighting-science-group-wins-summary-judgment-patent-suit#comments Lighting News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:17:00 +0000 25071 at http://electricalmarketing.com Osram Sylvania Recalls T8 LED Tubes Due to Burn Hazard http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/osram-sylvania-recalls-t8-led-tubes-due-burn-hazard <div class="node-body blog-body">Osram Sylvania and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall on almost 50,000 T8 LED lamps due to concerns about burns. According to the CPSC, the lamps can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard.</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/osram-sylvania-recalls-t8-led-tubes-due-burn-hazard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/osram-sylvania-recalls-t8-led-tubes-due-burn-hazard#comments Global Lighting Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:48:00 +0000 25061 at http://electricalmarketing.com LEDucation call for speakers http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/leducation-call-speakers <div class="node-body blog-body">The Designers Lighting Forum of New York has officially issued its “Call for Speakers” to be considered to present at LEDucation 10 on March 3-4, 2016, in New York City. LEDucation will be celebrating its 10th year as the largest tabletop expo and educational event dedicated solely to LED technology.</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/leducation-call-speakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/leducation-call-speakers#comments Lighting News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:30:00 +0000 25051 at http://electricalmarketing.com IES Presents New Method for Measuring SSL Color Rendering http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/ies-presents-new-method-measuring-ssl-color-rendering <div class="node-body blog-body">The new technical memorandum, TM-30-15, takes aim at the weaknesses of the International Commission on Illumination’s (CIE) Color Rendering Index (CRI) and proposes alternatives. What the IES task force came up with is a two-part measurement, based on 99 color evaluation samples.</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/ies-presents-new-method-measuring-ssl-color-rendering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/ies-presents-new-method-measuring-ssl-color-rendering#comments Lighting Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Tue, 25 Aug 2015 20:43:00 +0000 25041 at http://electricalmarketing.com NEMA looking for innovators http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/nema-looking-innovators <div class="node-body blog-body">NEMA is soliciting nominations for its inaugural Business Innovation Council (BIC) Illuminations Award.</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/nema-looking-innovators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/nema-looking-innovators#comments Associations News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Mon, 24 Aug 2015 21:33:00 +0000 25011 at http://electricalmarketing.com Hoffman, Ilsco, Legrand expand VMI http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/hoffman-ilsco-legrand-expand-vmi <div class="node-body blog-body">Vendor-managed inventory specialist Datalliance, Cincinnati, recently announced Hoffman Enclosures, Ilsco and Legrand’s Wiremold line are expanding their VMI programs for distributors and utilities.</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/hoffman-ilsco-legrand-expand-vmi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/hoffman-ilsco-legrand-expand-vmi#comments Ecommerce News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Mon, 24 Aug 2015 21:32:00 +0000 25001 at http://electricalmarketing.com Electrical Marketing’s Leading Economic Indicators http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/electrical-marketing-s-leading-economic-indicators-2 <div class="node-body article-body">“On top of what has been a flurry of design activity in recent months, some architects are reporting a break in the logjam created by clients placing projects on hold for indefinite periods, which bodes well for business conditions in the months ahead,” said AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/electrical-marketing-s-leading-economic-indicators-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/electrical-marketing-s-leading-economic-indicators-2#comments Economy Premium Access Mon, 24 Aug 2015 21:16:00 +0000 24951 at http://electricalmarketing.com L-Prize lamp holding up well under long-term testing http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/l-prize-lamp-holding-well-under-long-term-testing <div class="node-body blog-body">The report gives results of long-term testing at Pacific Northwest National Laboratories on the 200 lamps selected for the initial 8,000-hour L-Prize evaluation process and then continued, with measurements summarized at certain intervals.</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/l-prize-lamp-holding-well-under-long-term-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/l-prize-lamp-holding-well-under-long-term-testing#comments Green Lighting Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 21 Aug 2015 21:30:00 +0000 24991 at http://electricalmarketing.com GE signs large battery energy storage deal in California http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/ge-signs-large-battery-energy-storage-deal-california <div class="node-body blog-body">General Electric announced it will provide Coachella Energy Storage Partners (CESP) with a 30-MW battery energy storage system as part of CESP’s supply contract with the Imperial Irrigation District (IID). </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-signs-large-battery-energy-storage-deal-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/ge-signs-large-battery-energy-storage-deal-california#comments Energy News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 21 Aug 2015 21:28:00 +0000 24981 at http://electricalmarketing.com Rep News: Vanguard Lighting adds Civilight http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/rep-news-vanguard-lighting-adds-civilight <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><em>Civilight North America,</em> Cary, N.C., recently appointed the Connecticut-based <strong>Vanguard Lighting</strong> as the company&rsquo;s newest sales representative for New England states. Vanguard Lighting&rsquo;s territory will include Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Vanguard Lighting will represent Civilight&rsquo;s entire line of high-quality, high-performing LED lamps.</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/rep-news-vanguard-lighting-adds-civilight#comments Independent Reps Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 21 Aug 2015 21:26:00 +0000 24971 at http://electricalmarketing.com Electrical People: Johnston named CEO at WinWholesale http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-johnston-named-ceo-winwholesale <div class="node-body article-body">In other moves, Car Charging Group Inc., Miami Beach, Fla., said Mike Calise has been appointed as the company’s CEO; Rick Schmidt was named national sales manager for WECS, Palm Springs, Calif.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-johnston-named-ceo-winwholesale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-johnston-named-ceo-winwholesale#comments People Premium Access Fri, 21 Aug 2015 21:18:00 +0000 24961 at http://electricalmarketing.com Wire and Cable Lead EPI’s Decline in July http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-price-index/wire-and-cable-lead-epi-s-decline-july <div class="node-body article-body">EM’s Electrical Price Index (EPI) declined again in July, dropping a half percentage point from June and 0.6% year-over-year (YOY) from June 2014. Power Wire & Cable saw a particularly large drop.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-price-index/wire-and-cable-lead-epi-s-decline-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-price-index/wire-and-cable-lead-epi-s-decline-july#comments Electrical Price Index Premium Access Fri, 21 Aug 2015 21:05:00 +0000 24941 at http://electricalmarketing.com Monthly Data for Housing Starts Flat in July But Shows 10.1% Year-Over-Year Increase http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/monthly-data-housing-starts-flat-july-shows-101-year-over-year-increase <div class="node-body article-body">“This month’s drop in the more volatile multi-family side is a return to trend after an unusually high June,” NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe said.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/monthly-data-housing-starts-flat-july-shows-101-year-over-year-increase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/monthly-data-housing-starts-flat-july-shows-101-year-over-year-increase#comments Economy Stats Residential Premium Access Fri, 21 Aug 2015 20:57:00 +0000 24931 at http://electricalmarketing.com Commercial & Multi-Family Projects Leading Construction Market in 2015 http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/commercial-multi-family-projects-leading-construction-market-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">According to some recent data from Dodge Data & Analytics, 12 of the 20 largest metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in terms of commercial and multi-family construction are enjoying year-over-year growth rates of more than 20% and 10 of these markets are seeing YOY growth rates of better than 40%. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/commercial-multi-family-projects-leading-construction-market-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/commercial-multi-family-projects-leading-construction-market-2015#comments Commercial Economy Stats Residential Premium Access Fri, 21 Aug 2015 20:43:00 +0000 24921 at http://electricalmarketing.com (Wikimedia) Edge Endures Brazil Market Challenges http://electricalmarketing.com/global/edge-endures-brazil-market-challenges <div class="node-body article-body">“It’s been an interesting year for the Brazilian economy. A lot has changed even from a year ago,” Eisenbrown said, citing three factors making an impact on the economy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/global/edge-endures-brazil-market-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/global/edge-endures-brazil-market-challenges#comments Global Electrical Economy Premium Access Fri, 21 Aug 2015 19:20:00 +0000 24911 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p>Protests in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 16, 2015, called for the ouster of President Dilma Rousseff following revelations of corruption involving the government and the oil company Rousseff chaired for years before being elected president.</p> (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Erico Fasteners to Join Hoffman Enclosures as Part of Pentair Technical Solutions http://electricalmarketing.com/ma-watch/erico-fasteners-join-hoffman-enclosures-part-pentair-technical-solutions <div class="node-body article-body">Century-old fastener manufacturer Erico Global Co. agreed to be acquired by U.K. industrial specialist Pentair plc for $1.8 billion in cash. Erico joins well-known brands including Hoffman and Schroff enclosures and Raychem heat tracing equipment as part of Pentair Technical Solutions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/ma-watch/erico-fasteners-join-hoffman-enclosures-part-pentair-technical-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/ma-watch/erico-fasteners-join-hoffman-enclosures-part-pentair-technical-solutions#comments Global M&A Watch Premium Access Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:34:00 +0000 24901 at http://electricalmarketing.com Electrical Marketing Digital Edition - August 21, 2015 http://electricalmarketing.com/current-issue/electrical-marketing-digital-edition-august-21-2015 <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-august-21-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/current-issue/electrical-marketing-digital-edition-august-21-2015#comments Current Issue Premium Access Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:43:00 +0000 25021 at http://electricalmarketing.com August 21, 2015 http://electricalmarketing.com/2015-08-21 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <h3><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/current-issue/electrical-marketing-digital-edition-august-21-2015">Download the Digital Edition</a></h3> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/ma-watch/erico-fasteners-join-hoffman-enclosures-part-pentair-technical-solutions">Erico Fasteners to Join Hoffman Enclosures as Part of Pentair Technical Solutions</a> <a href="/economy/commercial-multi-family-projects-leading-construction-market-2015">Commercial &amp; Multi-Family Projects Leading Construction Market in 2015</a> <a href="/global/edge-endures-brazil-market-challenges">Edge Endures Brazil Market Challenges</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000 25031 at http://electricalmarketing.com Pentair Agrees to Buy Erico Fasteners http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/pentair-agrees-buy-erico-fasteners <div class="node-body blog-body">ERICO Global Co., Solon, Ohio, has agreed to be acquired by U.K. industrial specialist Pentair plc, Manchester, U.K., for $1.8 billion in cash. ERICO joins well-known brands including Hoffmann and Schroff enclosures and Raychem heat tracing equipment as part of Pentair Technical Solutions.</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-agrees-buy-erico-fasteners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/pentair-agrees-buy-erico-fasteners#comments Mergers & Acquisitions News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:32:00 +0000 24891 at http://electricalmarketing.com 25 Interesting Construction Projects to Watch - Aug. 2015 http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/25-interesting-construction-projects-watch-aug-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Jim Lucy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some projects of note either planned, breaking ground soon or underway.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/25-interesting-construction-projects-watch-aug-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/25-interesting-construction-projects-watch-aug-2015#comments Economy Fri, 14 Aug 2015 15:39:00 +0000 24881 at http://electricalmarketing.com Value of New Construction Shows Slight Bump in June But Maintains Solid YOY Pace http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/value-new-construction-shows-slight-bump-june-maintains-solid-yoy-pace <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Census Bureau says construction spending during June 2015 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,064.6 billion, 0.1% above the revised May estimate of $1,063.5 billion. The June figure is 12% above the June 2014 estimate of $950.3 billion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/value-new-construction-shows-slight-bump-june-maintains-solid-yoy-pace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/value-new-construction-shows-slight-bump-june-maintains-solid-yoy-pace#comments Economy Stats Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:37:00 +0000 24871 at http://electricalmarketing.com Obituary: Jim Zimmerman of Buckles-Smith Electric http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/obituary-jim-zimmerman-buckles-smith-electric <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><strong>Jim Zimmerman</strong>, 87, former owner of Buckles-Smith Electric Co., San Jose, Calif., passed away on July 22 at his home in Pleasanton with his family by his side.&nbsp; Zimmerman became an owner of Buckles-Smith in 1959 and helping to lead the organization through many of its early transformations as the Santa Clara Valley evolved into the Silicon Valley. He is survived by his wife Pauline, daughter Janice, and son Ron, materials manager for&nbsp; Buckles-Smith.</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/obituary-jim-zimmerman-buckles-smith-electric" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/obituary-jim-zimmerman-buckles-smith-electric#comments People Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:18:00 +0000 24831 at http://electricalmarketing.com Electrical People: New Regional Managers at Shat-R-Shield http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-new-regional-managers-shat-r-shield <div class="node-body article-body">Shat-R-Shield (Salisbury, N.C.): The company has hired Bob Mochel as Southern regional manager and Christopher Dean as Western regional manager.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-new-regional-managers-shat-r-shield" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-new-regional-managers-shat-r-shield#comments People Premium Access Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:14:00 +0000 24821 at http://electricalmarketing.com Eaton provides power management for community solar projects http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/eaton-provides-power-management-community-solar-projects <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/electricalmarketing.com/files/uploads/2015/08/GettyImages-103772546_310.jpg" style="width: 310px; height: 208px; margin: 3px; float: left;" title="Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images" />Eaton Corp., Pittsburgh, won a contract to provide electrical distribution equipment and engineering services for an 8.2-megawatt (MW) community solar installation covering five sites in Colorado. Upon completion, the five community solar installations are predicted to generate enough to power more than 1,600 homes for 20 years. The terms of the contract were not disclosed.</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/eaton-provides-power-management-community-solar-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/eaton-provides-power-management-community-solar-projects#comments Solar News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 07 Aug 2015 16:34:00 +0000 24771 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p><em>Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images</em></p> NEMA’s EBCI for Current Conditions Jumps More Than 20 Points in July http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/nema-s-ebci-current-conditions-jumps-more-20-points-july <div class="node-body article-body">NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America improved by more than 20 points, marking an abrupt change of direction following three consecutive months of decline. The index rose to 67.5 from 47.2 a month ago and from 50 points in May. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/nema-s-ebci-current-conditions-jumps-more-20-points-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/nema-s-ebci-current-conditions-jumps-more-20-points-july#comments Economy Stats Premium Access Fri, 07 Aug 2015 16:13:00 +0000 24761 at http://electricalmarketing.com Revolution Lighting Technologies Buys an ESCO, Energy Source, for $30 Million http://electricalmarketing.com/ma-watch/revolution-lighting-technologies-buys-esco-energy-source-30-million <div class="node-body article-body">LED lighting manufacturer Revolution Lighting Technologies Inc., Stamford, Conn., has acquired Energy Source, LLC, Providence, R.I., a turnkey provider of LED lighting based energy savings projects within the commercial, industrial, hospitality, retail, education and municipal sectors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/ma-watch/revolution-lighting-technologies-buys-esco-energy-source-30-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/ma-watch/revolution-lighting-technologies-buys-esco-energy-source-30-million#comments M&A Watch Lighting News Fri, 07 Aug 2015 15:59:00 +0000 24751 at http://electricalmarketing.com Photo credit: Revolution Lighting Technologies Rumsey Electric Acquires TECO to Expand into Industrial and OEM Markets http://electricalmarketing.com/ma-watch/rumsey-electric-acquires-teco-expand-industrial-and-oem-markets <div class="node-body article-body">Rumsey Electric Co., Conshohocken, Pa., has acquired Transmission Engineering Company (TECO), Hatfield, Pa. The acquisition of TECO complements Rumsey’s automation and motion control business and expands its product offering into power transmission and power train components.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/ma-watch/rumsey-electric-acquires-teco-expand-industrial-and-oem-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/ma-watch/rumsey-electric-acquires-teco-expand-industrial-and-oem-markets#comments M&A Watch Pennsylvania News Premium Access Fri, 07 Aug 2015 15:40:00 +0000 24741 at http://electricalmarketing.com Photo source: Rumsey Electric Auto Market Powers Industrial Growth http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/auto-market-powers-industrial-growth <div class="node-body article-body">More than any other state, Michigan reflects this resurgence. Its June 2015 BLS data showing 603,800 industrial workers and 3.1% YOY increase outpaces the 1.3% increase in total U.S. manufacturing employment over the same period. The state’s manufacturing employment numbers top the nation in large part because of renewed investment in factories by the Big Three auto manufacturers and the suppliers that feed them. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/auto-market-powers-industrial-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/auto-market-powers-industrial-growth#comments Economy Industrial Michigan Premium Access Fri, 07 Aug 2015 15:30:00 +0000 24731 at http://electricalmarketing.com (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) General Electric Launches Cloud Service Customized for Industrial Application Data http://electricalmarketing.com/industrial/general-electric-launches-cloud-service-customized-industrial-application-data <div class="node-body article-body">GE moved this week to stake a claim to handling that industrial data in an ambitious new program it calls the Predix Cloud. GE proposes that the data coming from industrial machinery, much of it generated by sensors monitoring machine performance and environmental factors to provide predictive and diagnostic tools and signals, is of a different sort and requires a different kind of cloud, one built exclusively to capture and analyze machine data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/industrial/general-electric-launches-cloud-service-customized-industrial-application-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/industrial/general-electric-launches-cloud-service-customized-industrial-application-data#comments Industrial Fri, 07 Aug 2015 15:21:00 +0000 24721 at http://electricalmarketing.com (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) EECO Expands Virginia Automation Footprint with Acquisition of Williams Supply http://electricalmarketing.com/ma-watch/eeco-expands-virginia-automation-footprint-acquisition-williams-supply <div class="node-body article-body">Electrical Equipment Company (EECO), Raleigh, N.C., announced that it will acquire Williams Supply Inc., a combination of Top 200 distributors that extends EECO’s territory authorization from Rockwell Automation throughout Virginia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/ma-watch/eeco-expands-virginia-automation-footprint-acquisition-williams-supply" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/ma-watch/eeco-expands-virginia-automation-footprint-acquisition-williams-supply#comments M&A Watch Virginia News Premium Access Fri, 07 Aug 2015 15:17:00 +0000 24711 at http://electricalmarketing.com