Electrical Marketing http://electricalmarketing.com/rss.xml en Philips to Air Plans for Lighting IPO at Annual Meeting http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/philips-air-plans-lighting-ipo-annual-meeting <div class="node-body blog-body">Royal Philips, Eindhoven, Netherlands, told shareholders it plans to discuss prospects for a move to separate itself from its legacy lighting business via an initial public offering at its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on May 7.</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-air-plans-lighting-ipo-annual-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/philips-air-plans-lighting-ipo-annual-meeting#comments News LED lighting Philips Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:05:00 +0000 22951 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p>Frans van Houten, chairman, Royal Philips</p> Encore Wire announces 4Q financials http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/encore-wire-announces-4q-financials <div class="node-body blog-body">Encore Wire Corp., McKinney, Texas said unit volume, measured in copper pounds contained in the wire sold, increased 2.4% and was offset by a 6.3% decrease in the average selling price per copper pound sold in the fourth quarter of 2014 versus the same period in 2013.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Aggregated </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/encore-wire-announces-4q-financials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/encore-wire-announces-4q-financials#comments Wire & Cable Encore Wire wire and cable Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:47:00 +0000 22801 at http://electricalmarketing.com Quanta announces 4Q and 2014 annual results http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/quanta-announces-4q-and-2014-annual-results <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><span style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', HelveticaNeue, helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15.0000009536743px; line-height: 24.0000019073486px;">Quanta Services Inc., Houston, said its re</span><span style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', HelveticaNeue, helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15.0000009536743px; line-height: 24.0000019073486px;">venues in the fourth quarter of 2014 were $2.05 billion compared to revenues of $1.82 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013. <a href="http://finance.yahoo.com/news/quanta-services-reports-2014-fourth-110700724.html">Details</a></span></p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Aggregated </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/quanta-announces-4q-and-2014-annual-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/quanta-announces-4q-and-2014-annual-results#comments Contractors electrical contractors Quanta Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:45:00 +0000 22811 at http://electricalmarketing.com EPI Starts Off 2015 with Decline of -0.2% http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-price-index/epi-starts-2015-decline-02 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><em><img alt="" src="/site-files/electricalmarketing.com/files/uploads/2015/02/20150220emEPI_310.jpg" style="width: 310px; height: 419px; margin: 3px 2px; float: right;" />Electrical Marketing&rsquo;s</em> Electrical Price Index started off 2015 with some rather larger decreases, with Power Wire &amp; Cable sagging -3.2% and Telephone products down -7%. Wiring Devices &amp; Connectors were the only product category with an increase of more than 1% for the month. All other categories, with the exception of air conditioners (-1.4%), showed little change.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-price-index/epi-starts-2015-decline-02" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-price-index/epi-starts-2015-decline-02#comments Electrical Price Index Premium Access Fri, 20 Feb 2015 21:49:00 +0000 22931 at http://electricalmarketing.com Synergy Electrical Sales to rep additional General Cable products http://electricalmarketing.com/independent-reps/synergy-electrical-sales-rep-additional-general-cable-products <div class="node-body article-body"><p>General Cable, Highland Heights, Ky., said Synergy Electrical Sales Inc., Fairless Hills, Pa., has expanded its offering to represent and market General Cable&rsquo;s line of copper THHN, TFFN and XHHW building wire products in eastern Pennsylvania; southern New Jersey; and Delaware. Synergy has served as one of the General Cable&rsquo;s authorized Stabiloy brand agency representatives since 1961 when it was Olin Conductors. Synergy Electrical Sales was formed in 2001, with roots in the electrical business that date back in excess of 60 years.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/independent-reps/synergy-electrical-sales-rep-additional-general-cable-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/independent-reps/synergy-electrical-sales-rep-additional-general-cable-products#comments Independent Reps Premium Access Fri, 20 Feb 2015 21:36:00 +0000 22911 at http://electricalmarketing.com Anamet recognizes Casey Sales for sales performance http://electricalmarketing.com/independent-reps/anamet-recognizes-casey-sales-sales-performance <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Anamet Electrical, Mattoon, Ill., recently recognized Casey Sales, Bensenville, Ill., for outstanding performance in 2014 with its &ldquo;AAA&rdquo; Rep Agent of the year award for sales growth and new account attainment. Anamet Electrical is an Illinois-based manufacturer of flexible conduit and fittings, located in Mattoon, Ill., since 1956.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://electricalmarketing.com/independent-reps/anamet-recognizes-casey-sales-sales-performance#comments Independent Reps Premium Access Fri, 20 Feb 2015 21:34:00 +0000 22901 at http://electricalmarketing.com OneSource to rep Electri-Flex http://electricalmarketing.com/independent-reps/onesource-rep-electri-flex <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Electri-Flex Company, Roselle, Ill., recently appointed One Source Associates Inc., Columbia, Md., as its representative for Maryland, southern Delaware and the Washington D.C. metro area, including parts of northern Virginia. One Source Associates Inc. has been&nbsp; in business since 1939.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://electricalmarketing.com/independent-reps/onesource-rep-electri-flex#comments Independent Reps Premium Access Fri, 20 Feb 2015 21:30:00 +0000 22891 at http://electricalmarketing.com Universal Lighting Technologies recognizes top reps at NEMRA http://electricalmarketing.com/independent-reps/universal-lighting-technologies-recognizes-top-reps-nemra <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Universal Lighting Technologies, Nashville, Tenn., recognized its top-performing agents at the recent National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA) conference in San Diego. Agents receiving acknowledgment included the Alabama division of UES, Callas Kingsley of Chicago, Hawkins Sales in Ohio, and Gemco of Pittsburgh. George Callas, Jim Kingsley and Dave Alonzo accepted the award for Callas Kingsley; Will Hawkins accepted the award for Hawkins Sales; and Jay Hample and Willis Milner accepted the award on behalf of the Alabama division of UES.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/independent-reps/universal-lighting-technologies-recognizes-top-reps-nemra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/independent-reps/universal-lighting-technologies-recognizes-top-reps-nemra#comments Independent Reps Premium Access Fri, 20 Feb 2015 21:29:00 +0000 22881 at http://electricalmarketing.com Arlington presents national and regional sales awards at NEMRA http://electricalmarketing.com/independent-reps/arlington-presents-national-and-regional-sales-awards-nemra <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Arlington Industries Inc., Scranton, Pa.,&nbsp; presented its 2014 sales performance awards at the recent 2015 NEMRA (National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association) meeting in San Diego. The awards recognize national and regional sales achievement for overall sales and special product sales of Arlington products in 2014. Here are the winners:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/independent-reps/arlington-presents-national-and-regional-sales-awards-nemra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/independent-reps/arlington-presents-national-and-regional-sales-awards-nemra#comments Independent Reps Premium Access Fri, 20 Feb 2015 21:28:00 +0000 22871 at http://electricalmarketing.com Rep News: NEMRA Officers for 2015-2016 http://electricalmarketing.com/independent-reps/rep-news-nemra-officers-2015-2016 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><em>The National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA) (Portsmouth, N.H.): </em>The association elected the following officers and directors to its board of directors at its recently held 45th annual conference in San Diego. Officers elected included: Chairman, <strong>William Devereaux,</strong> R/B Sales Corp., Marion, Iowa; Chairman Elect, <strong>Tim Klinger,</strong> I-PRO Inc.; Treasurer, <strong>Brian Gardner,</strong> A.A. MacPherson Company, Canton, Mass.; and Immediate Past Chairman, <strong>Greg Baker</strong> of J.D. Martin Company, Dallas.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/independent-reps/rep-news-nemra-officers-2015-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/independent-reps/rep-news-nemra-officers-2015-2016#comments Independent Reps Premium Access Fri, 20 Feb 2015 21:26:00 +0000 22861 at http://electricalmarketing.com Electrical People: Hardy named president of Crawford Electric (Sonepar) http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-hardy-named-president-crawford-electric-sonepar <div class="node-body article-body"><p><em>Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA), (Arlington, Va.):</em> IDEA announced its 2015-2016 Board of Directors and officers. <strong>Wes Smith,</strong> president, Mayer Electric Supply, is now chairman, from vice chair, and <strong>Christopher Curtis,</strong> senior advisor, Schneider Electric, is now vice chair/chairman elect. <strong>Rick Gigliotti,</strong> V.P., sales operations, WESCO Distribution, and <strong>Andrew Quinn,</strong> president, ILSCO Corp., have joined the IDEA Board as voting directors, replacing outgoing directors <strong>Bob Siegel,</strong> V.P.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-hardy-named-president-crawford-electric-sonepar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-hardy-named-president-crawford-electric-sonepar#comments People Premium Access Fri, 20 Feb 2015 21:17:00 +0000 22851 at http://electricalmarketing.com Electrical Marketing’s Leading Economic Indicators http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/electrical-marketing-s-leading-economic-indicators-4 <div class="node-body article-body">The Institute for Supply Management, Tempe, Ariz., said the January Purchasing Managers Index registered 53.5%, a decrease of 1.6 percentage points from December’s seasonally adjusted reading of 55.1%. Any reading over 50 indicates a growth environment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/electrical-marketing-s-leading-economic-indicators-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/electrical-marketing-s-leading-economic-indicators-4#comments Electrical Economy Industry Stats Premium Access Fri, 20 Feb 2015 20:51:00 +0000 22831 at http://electricalmarketing.com Housing Starts Slide 2% in January But are Tracking 18.7% Above Jan. 2014 http://electricalmarketing.com/stats/housing-starts-slide-2-january-are-tracking-187-above-jan-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Census Bureau said privately-owned housing starts in January were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,065,000, 2% below the revised December estimate of 1,087,000, but 18.7% above the January 2014 rate of 897,000. Single-family housing starts in January were at a rate of 678,000, 6.7% below the revised December figure.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/stats/housing-starts-slide-2-january-are-tracking-187-above-jan-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/stats/housing-starts-slide-2-january-are-tracking-187-above-jan-2014#comments Stats Electrical Economy Premium Access Fri, 20 Feb 2015 20:42:00 +0000 22821 at http://electricalmarketing.com Texas and Houston Lead Nation in 2014 with 30,000 New Construction Jobs http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/texas-and-houston-lead-nation-2014-30000-new-construction-jobs <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Construction employment expanded in 257 metro areas, declined in 43 and was stagnant in 39 between December 2013 and December 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va. Association officials said the construction industry should continue to expand in 2015, noting that 80% of contractors report plans to add new employees this year.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/texas-and-houston-lead-nation-2014-30000-new-construction-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/texas-and-houston-lead-nation-2014-30000-new-construction-jobs#comments Texas Electrical Economy Premium Access Fri, 20 Feb 2015 19:42:00 +0000 22791 at http://electricalmarketing.com Heard at the NAED South Central Regional http://electricalmarketing.com/news/heard-naed-south-central-regional <div class="node-body article-body">Distributors in the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) South Central Region gathered at the J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa in sunny San Antonio, Texas, were cautiously upbeat about the outlook for the year as the economy regains steam.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/news/heard-naed-south-central-regional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/news/heard-naed-south-central-regional#comments Associations News Premium Access Fri, 20 Feb 2015 19:40:00 +0000 22771 at http://electricalmarketing.com Fights Over Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Reflect the Evolution of an Opportunity http://electricalmarketing.com/solar/fights-over-net-metering-rooftop-solar-reflect-evolution-opportunity <div class="node-body article-body">The most recent battles over setting rates and tariffs for connecting small-scale solar power to the electrical grid are playing out in a setting that is extremely contentious and inevitably turns on local politics and balances of power. Therefore, drawing hard conclusions on a national scale will be difficult for a time, but it’s not too soon to see how the various possible outcomes might affect the market for residential and commercial power systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/solar/fights-over-net-metering-rooftop-solar-reflect-evolution-opportunity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/solar/fights-over-net-metering-rooftop-solar-reflect-evolution-opportunity#comments Solar Premium Access Fri, 20 Feb 2015 19:37:00 +0000 22761 at http://electricalmarketing.com Anixter Agrees to Sell OEM Fasteners Business to Private Equity Firm for $380M http://electricalmarketing.com/mergers-acquisitions/anixter-agrees-sell-oem-fasteners-business-private-equity-firm-380m <div class="node-body article-body">Anixter International agreed to sell its OEM Fasteners segment, a global distributor and manufacturer of highly-engineered fasteners for customers in the heavy truck, power train, luxury automotive, agriculture, construction, recreational vehicles and other verticals, to American Industrial Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, for $380 million in cash. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/mergers-acquisitions/anixter-agrees-sell-oem-fasteners-business-private-equity-firm-380m" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/mergers-acquisitions/anixter-agrees-sell-oem-fasteners-business-private-equity-firm-380m#comments Mergers & Acquisitions Premium Access Fri, 20 Feb 2015 19:24:00 +0000 22751 at http://electricalmarketing.com Electrical Marketing Digital Edition: February 20, 2015 http://electricalmarketing.com/current-issue/electrical-marketing-digital-edition-february-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-february-20-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/current-issue/electrical-marketing-digital-edition-february-20-2015#comments Current Issue Premium Access Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:00:00 +0000 22921 at http://electricalmarketing.com February 20, 2015 http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-marketing/2015-02-20 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <h3> <a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/current-issue/electrical-marketing-digital-edition-february-20-2015">Download the Digital Edition (PDF)</a></h3> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/mergers-acquisitions/anixter-agrees-sell-oem-fasteners-business-private-equity-firm-380m">Anixter Agrees to Sell OEM Fasteners Business to Private Equity Firm for $380M</a> <a href="/solar/fights-over-net-metering-rooftop-solar-reflect-evolution-opportunity">Fights Over Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Reflect the Evolution of an Opportunity</a> <a href="/news/heard-naed-south-central-regional">Heard at the NAED South Central Regional</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 22941 at http://electricalmarketing.com Deadline Saturday for IES Illumination Awards http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/deadline-saturday-ies-illumination-awards <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/electricalmarketing.com/files/uploads/2015/02/IES_MsftHQ_280.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 164px; margin: 3px; float: right;" title="Microsoft's headquarters building 121 received a Special Citation in the 2014 IES Illumination Awards" />Submissions are being accepted online for the 2015 IES Illumination Awards, and the deadline is this Saturday, Feb. 4.</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/deadline-saturday-ies-illumination-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/deadline-saturday-ies-illumination-awards#comments Lighting Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Tue, 10 Feb 2015 22:10:00 +0000 22741 at http://electricalmarketing.com EcoSense Lighting Closes $25 Million Financing Round http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/ecosense-lighting-closes-25-million-financing-round <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/electricalmarketing.com/files/uploads/2015/02/EcoSense_DSC_0549_280.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 263px; margin: 3px; float: right;" title="Image courtesy of EcoSense" />EcoSense Lighting, Los Angeles, a manufacturer of LED luminaires, closed over $25 million in financing led by Richmond Global Ventures, as well as follow-on investments from Bain Capital Ventures and Flagship Ventures.</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/ecosense-lighting-closes-25-million-financing-round" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/ecosense-lighting-closes-25-million-financing-round#comments Lighting News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Tue, 10 Feb 2015 21:43:00 +0000 22731 at http://electricalmarketing.com Sizing Up the LED Commercial Lighting Opportunity http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/sizing-led-commercial-lighting-opportunity <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Shipments of LED lamps and luminaires for commercial buildings are expected to total 10.7 billion from 2014 to 2023, according to a new study from Navigant Research, Chicago. The shift to LEDs is expected to be most dramatic in luminaires used for retrofit projects. The report, titled &ldquo;Energy Efficient Lighting for Commercial Markets,&rdquo; analyzes the global market for lighting in commercial buildings, including global market forecasts for unit sales, shipments and revenue through 2023.</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/sizing-led-commercial-lighting-opportunity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/sizing-led-commercial-lighting-opportunity#comments Lighting Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Tue, 10 Feb 2015 21:21:00 +0000 22721 at http://electricalmarketing.com AD distributors top $30 billion in total sales volume across all trades http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/ad-distributors-top-30-billion-total-sales-volume-across-all-trades <div class="node-body blog-body">Affiliated Distributors, Wayne, Pa., reported record sales in 2014. Sales for all AD members, across all AD divisions (which include electrical, plumbing, pipe, valves & fittings, HVAC and building materials) and all countries, grew by 9% to $31.2 billion.</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/ad-distributors-top-30-billion-total-sales-volume-across-all-trades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/ad-distributors-top-30-billion-total-sales-volume-across-all-trades#comments Buying/Marketing Groups News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Mon, 09 Feb 2015 17:42:00 +0000 22691 at http://electricalmarketing.com EC&M Survey Offers Fresh Insight Into Contractors’ Online Purchasing Habits http://electricalmarketing.com/ecommerce/ecm-survey-offers-fresh-insight-contractors-online-purchasing-habits <div class="node-body article-body">To no one’s surprise, online purchasing is a well-entrenched fact of life in the electrical market, and approximately 63% of the respondents currently make some of their electrical supply purchases online at the websites of vendors like Grainger, Amazon Supply, Home Depot, Lowe’s Econolight and Fastenal. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/ecommerce/ecm-survey-offers-fresh-insight-contractors-online-purchasing-habits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/ecommerce/ecm-survey-offers-fresh-insight-contractors-online-purchasing-habits#comments Ecommerce Premium Access Fri, 06 Feb 2015 19:16:00 +0000 22601 at http://electricalmarketing.com Joe Raedle/Getty Images News First standard for energy storage systems now under development http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/first-standard-energy-storage-systems-now-under-development <div class="node-body blog-body">The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) have started work to draft the first international and U.S. standards for measuring and reporting energy storage system performance.</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/first-standard-energy-storage-systems-now-under-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/first-standard-energy-storage-systems-now-under-development#comments News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 06 Feb 2015 17:44:00 +0000 22701 at http://electricalmarketing.com Obituary: Karen Brusacoram http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/obituary-karen-brusacoram <div class="node-body blog-body">Karen Brusacoram, beloved wife of rep industry leader Gary Brusacoram, passed away on Jan. 30 after a long battle with cancer. Karen was a founding partner of Brusacoram Sales and a familiar and friendly face at NEMRA activities over the years. </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-karen-brusacoram" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/obituary-karen-brusacoram#comments People Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 06 Feb 2015 17:25:00 +0000 22671 at http://electricalmarketing.com Sonepar Acquisitions in Germany, Belgium, Italy and Romania Expand European Footprint http://electricalmarketing.com/global/sonepar-acquisitions-germany-belgium-italy-and-romania-expand-european-footprint <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The largest electrical distributor in the world made several moves to expand its operations in its home continent. Sonepar Group SA, Paris, France, announced that companies with operations in Germany, Belgium, Italy and Romania had joined the group.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/global/sonepar-acquisitions-germany-belgium-italy-and-romania-expand-european-footprint" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/global/sonepar-acquisitions-germany-belgium-italy-and-romania-expand-european-footprint#comments Global Premium Access Fri, 06 Feb 2015 17:24:00 +0000 22591 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p>Sonepar&#39;s geographic and brand coverage. From the company&#39;s website.</p> Rep News: Lester Sales picks up ECN/Korns http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/rep-news-lester-sales-picks-ecnkorns <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><strong>Lester Sales Co., </strong>Indianapolis, will now rep <em>ECN/KORNS, </em>Avinger, Texas, and its product line of elbows, couplings, nipples and clamps in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana, excluding the counties of Lake, Porter, La Porte, Starke, Ohio, Switzerland, Jefferson, Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Crawford, Perry, Spencer, Warrick, Vanderburgh and Posey.<br /> &nbsp;</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-lester-sales-picks-ecnkorns#comments Independent Reps Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 06 Feb 2015 17:22:00 +0000 22661 at http://electricalmarketing.com Electrical People: Henning to lead SE sales for Burndy http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-henning-lead-se-sales-burndy <div class="node-body article-body">Hennings will lead the Southeast region sales team which includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and Puerto Rico. He will lead both the commercial & industrial and utility sales force in this territory. Also important personnel moves at Appleton, JMC Steel, NAW and Nora Lighting.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-henning-lead-se-sales-burndy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-henning-lead-se-sales-burndy#comments People News Premium Access Fri, 06 Feb 2015 17:19:00 +0000 22651 at http://electricalmarketing.com NEMA’s EBCI Index for Current Conditions Sees Nice Rebound, Future Look Bright http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/nema-s-ebci-index-current-conditions-sees-nice-rebound-future-look-bright <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="/site-files/electricalmarketing.com/files/uploads/2015/02/20150206emEBCI_800.jpg"><img alt="" src="/site-files/electricalmarketing.com/files/uploads/2015/02/20150206emEBCI_340.jpg" style="width: 340px; height: 226px; float: right; margin: 3px;" /></a>NEMA&rsquo;s Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America rebounded in January, climbing to 57.5 points from 50 points in December. The index stood at 60.4 points in November. Thirty-five percent of January&rsquo;s panelists reported conditions improved during the month, up from 25% in December.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/nema-s-ebci-index-current-conditions-sees-nice-rebound-future-look-bright" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/nema-s-ebci-index-current-conditions-sees-nice-rebound-future-look-bright#comments Economy Premium Access Fri, 06 Feb 2015 17:08:00 +0000 22641 at http://electricalmarketing.com