Electrical Marketing http://electricalmarketing.com/rss.xml en GE Bets Big on Fuel Cell Startup http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/ge-bets-big-fuel-cell-startup <div class="node-body blog-body">General Electric announced plans to build a pilot plant near Saratoga Springs, N.Y., to develop and commercialize fuel cells.</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-bets-big-fuel-cell-startup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/ge-bets-big-fuel-cell-startup#comments Energy News distributed generation fuel cells GE Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:29:00 +0000 20031 at http://electricalmarketing.com PEARL Meets with NEMA on Codes and Standards for Refurbishing Electrical Products http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/pearl-meets-nema-codes-and-standards-refurbishing-electrical-products <div class="node-body blog-body"><p style="margin-left:.25in;">The Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League (PEARL), Aurora, Colo., said it recently met with the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) to discuss several subjects, including participating on NEMA&#39;s Codes and Standards Task Force on refurbishing electrical products.</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/pearl-meets-nema-codes-and-standards-refurbishing-electrical-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/pearl-meets-nema-codes-and-standards-refurbishing-electrical-products#comments Associations News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:04:00 +0000 20021 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p>If anyone in the U.S. electrical market can work on circuit breakers like these 15,500V units from a 1932 photo at Battersea Power station, London, it may be the PEARL members.</p> <p>(Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)</p> Researchers Develop Tool to Predict Driver Discomfort from LED Lighting http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/researchers-develop-tool-predict-driver-discomfort-led-lighting <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/electricalmarketing.com/files/uploads/2014/07/Streetlight_glare_76431_web_320.jpg" style="width: 320px; height: 240px; margin: 3px; float: right;" title="Researchers found that vertical illuminance is the most significant factor affecting discomfort glare among drivers. " />A team of researchers from China and the Netherlands has developed a way to evaluate the human impact of uncomfortable glare caused by LED road lights.</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/researchers-develop-tool-predict-driver-discomfort-led-lighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/researchers-develop-tool-predict-driver-discomfort-led-lighting#comments Lighting LED lighting streetlighting Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:21:00 +0000 20011 at http://electricalmarketing.com GE Invests in Expansion at Iowa Industrial Solutions Plant http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/ge-invests-expansion-iowa-industrial-solutions-plant <div class="node-body blog-body">GE Industrial Solutions announced that it’s investing $1.3 million in its West Burlington, Iowa, manufacturing plant, adding two product lines to its operations and creating about 50 new jobs. </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-invests-expansion-iowa-industrial-solutions-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/ge-invests-expansion-iowa-industrial-solutions-plant#comments Iowa News expansion General Electric industrial Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:40:00 +0000 20001 at http://electricalmarketing.com Curious Copper: Prices Up Despite Expectations of Oversupply http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/curious-copper-prices-despite-expectations-oversupply <div class="node-body blog-body">Copper prices are showing quite a bit of lift, hitting a 5-month high recently despite expectations that increases in production from new mines and decreases in demand from China would lead to oversupply. </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/curious-copper-prices-despite-expectations-oversupply" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/curious-copper-prices-despite-expectations-oversupply#comments Metals Markets Wire & Cable copper pricing Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:01:00 +0000 19991 at http://electricalmarketing.com Shealy Electrical Wholesalers to Acquire Nova Lighting http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/shealy-electrical-wholesalers-acquire-nova-lighting <div class="node-body blog-body">Shealy Electrical Wholesalers, West Columbia, S.C., announced today its intentions to acquire Nova Lighting, a lighting specialist that provides customers in the Southeast with a robust package of lighting products and energy management solutions.</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/shealy-electrical-wholesalers-acquire-nova-lighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/shealy-electrical-wholesalers-acquire-nova-lighting#comments Mergers & Acquisitions Lighting lighting distributors m&a Nova Lighting Shealy Electrical Wholesalers Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:27:00 +0000 19981 at http://electricalmarketing.com Researchers Achieve 10Gbps Li-Fi Transmissions http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/researchers-achieve-10gbps-li-fi-transmissions <div class="node-body blog-body">A team at software development company Si-Soft, Mexico City, Mexico, is reported to have achieved 10Gbps transmission speeds using a Li-Fi LED lighting network.</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/researchers-achieve-10gbps-li-fi-transmissions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/researchers-achieve-10gbps-li-fi-transmissions#comments Lighting News LED lighting Li-Fi Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:41:00 +0000 19961 at http://electricalmarketing.com Obituaries: George Farley, Phil Rosenfield, Edward Mohr http://electricalmarketing.com/people/obituaries-george-farley-phil-rosenfield-edward-mohr <div class="node-body article-body">Former Executive Editor of Electrical Wholesaling, founder of Romac Supply and longtime Johnson Electric Supply pass on.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/people/obituaries-george-farley-phil-rosenfield-edward-mohr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/people/obituaries-george-farley-phil-rosenfield-edward-mohr#comments People Premium Access Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:46:00 +0000 19941 at http://electricalmarketing.com Electrical People: Muse steps down from Hubbell http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-muse-steps-down-hubbell <div class="node-body article-body">Amato named Exec VP of Hubbell Electrical; Weaver named VP of sales for Halco; a shakeup at Cree and more...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-muse-steps-down-hubbell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-muse-steps-down-hubbell#comments People Premium Access Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:26:00 +0000 19931 at http://electricalmarketing.com Thea & Schoen expands General Cable’s Stabiloy offering http://electricalmarketing.com/independent-reps/thea-schoen-expands-general-cable-s-stabiloy-offering <div class="node-body article-body">Thea & Schoen Inc., Clifton, N.J., one of General Cable’s reps for 35 years, has expanded its offering to represent and market all of General Cable’s Stabiloy brand of aluminum building wire, service entrance cable and underground residential distribution products in metropolitan New York and Northern New Jersey markets. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/independent-reps/thea-schoen-expands-general-cable-s-stabiloy-offering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/independent-reps/thea-schoen-expands-general-cable-s-stabiloy-offering#comments Independent Reps Premium Access Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:24:00 +0000 19921 at http://electricalmarketing.com Regal Beloit buys Benshaw controls http://electricalmarketing.com/mergers-acquisitions/regal-beloit-buys-benshaw-controls <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Regal Beloit Corp., Beloit, Wis., has acquired Benshaw Inc., a manufacturer of custom low- and medium-voltage drives and soft starters from Curtiss-Wright Corp.&nbsp; for a purchase price of was approximately $50 million. Benshaw has estimated annual revenues of approximately $60 million and manufactures electric motors, motion controls and power generation products.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://electricalmarketing.com/mergers-acquisitions/regal-beloit-buys-benshaw-controls#comments Mergers & Acquisitions News Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:23:00 +0000 19911 at http://electricalmarketing.com GE to sell LED lighting with wireless control through Home Depot http://electricalmarketing.com/news/ge-sell-led-lighting-wireless-control-through-home-depot <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers at GE have helped develop an affordable LED light bulb that can talk to its owners’ tablets and smartphones. The company will sell the system through Home Depot starting this fall.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/news/ge-sell-led-lighting-wireless-control-through-home-depot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/news/ge-sell-led-lighting-wireless-control-through-home-depot#comments News Premium Access Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:21:00 +0000 19901 at http://electricalmarketing.com U.S. Census Bureau Pegs May Value of New Construction at 6.6% Above May 2013 http://electricalmarketing.com/industry-stats/us-census-bureau-pegs-may-value-new-construction-66-above-may-2013 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/[primary-term]/value-new-construction-put-place-may-2014" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/site-files/electricalmarketing.com/files/uploads/2014/07/20140711emVALCONS_TBL.jpg" style="width: 320px; height: 388px; margin: 3px; float: right;" /></a>The U.S. Census Bureau said construction spending during May 2014 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $956.1 billion, 0.1% above the revised April estimate of $955.1 billion. The May figure is 6.6% above the May 2013 estimate of $896.6 billion.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/industry-stats/us-census-bureau-pegs-may-value-new-construction-66-above-may-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/industry-stats/us-census-bureau-pegs-may-value-new-construction-66-above-may-2013#comments Electrical Economy Industry Stats Premium Access Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 19891 at http://electricalmarketing.com NAED PAR report shows increased net margins in 2013 http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/naed-par-report-shows-increased-net-margins-2013 <div class="node-body article-body">The report shows that electrical distributor profit margins increased to a median of 3.4% in 2013, consistent with 2012’s median. Among the top performing “high profit” distributors, the 2013 profit margin was 6.6%, up slightly from last year’s profit margin of 6.3%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/naed-par-report-shows-increased-net-margins-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/naed-par-report-shows-increased-net-margins-2013#comments Associations Economy Premium Access Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:09:00 +0000 19871 at http://electricalmarketing.com Google plans to compete with Amazon on local delivery services http://electricalmarketing.com/supply-chain-disruptors/google-plans-compete-amazon-local-delivery-services <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Google plans to invest up to $500 million in its Google Shopping Express initiative in an effort to compete with Amazon Prime&rsquo;s local delivery service. For now, the Google Shopping Express service is retail-oriented and is focused on delivering products from big-box stores and groceries, but who knows where it might lead. It&rsquo;s a sign that Google doesn&rsquo;t want to give Amazon an open road to the home delivery market with its popular Amazon Prime delivery service.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://electricalmarketing.com/supply-chain-disruptors/google-plans-compete-amazon-local-delivery-services#comments Supply Chain Disruptors News Premium Access Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:07:00 +0000 19861 at http://electricalmarketing.com General Cable Announces 1,000 Layoffs in Restructuring for Better Profitability http://electricalmarketing.com/news/general-cable-announces-1000-layoffs-restructuring-better-profitability <div class="node-body article-body">General Cable, Highland Heights, Ky., this week announced a restructuring program that the wire and cable giant expects to produce annual savings of $75 million. The wire giant expects to eliminate approximately 1,000 positions globally, representing nearly 7% of the company’s workforce, which will happen over the next 12 months.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/news/general-cable-announces-1000-layoffs-restructuring-better-profitability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/news/general-cable-announces-1000-layoffs-restructuring-better-profitability#comments Wire & Cable News Premium Access Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:05:00 +0000 19851 at http://electricalmarketing.com Sonepar Expands Global Reach with New Acquisitions in Germany and Australia http://electricalmarketing.com/global/sonepar-expands-global-reach-new-acquisitions-germany-and-australia <div class="node-body article-body">Sonepar SA, Paris, France, the largest electrical distributor in the world, has been investing quite a bit lately in new geographic expansion. Following recent acquisitions in Canada and Latin America, the company announced over the past couple of weeks that distributors in Australia and central Germany have joined the group.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/global/sonepar-expands-global-reach-new-acquisitions-germany-and-australia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/global/sonepar-expands-global-reach-new-acquisitions-germany-and-australia#comments Global Mergers & Acquisitions Premium Access Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:02:00 +0000 19841 at http://electricalmarketing.com Multi-Family Housing Continues to Roll http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/multi-family-housing-continues-roll <div class="node-body article-body">According to the U.S. Census Dept.’s most recent value of new construction data, spending on multi-family construction through May is up 30.7% YOY in 2014 to $40.5 billion, while spending on single-family housing is up 10.9% YOY over the same time period to $187.9 billion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/multi-family-housing-continues-roll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/multi-family-housing-continues-roll#comments Residential Electrical Economy Premium Access Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:09:00 +0000 19821 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p>While it&rsquo;s important to consider national housing data, the real and perhaps more interesting story in the multi-family segment is what&rsquo;s happening in the local housing markets.</p> Copyright Joe Raedle, Getty Images ABB Sells T&B’s Meyer Steel Structures to Trinity Industries for $600 Million http://electricalmarketing.com/mergers-acquisitions/abb-sells-tb-s-meyer-steel-structures-trinity-industries-600-million <div class="node-body article-body">When ABB, Zurich, Switzerland announced its intentions late last month to sell the Meyer Steel Structures business of Thomas & Betts for $600 million to Trinity Industries, it was the second divestiture in the past few months of a T&B business unit that didn't have primary business focus on the mainstream electrical market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/mergers-acquisitions/abb-sells-tb-s-meyer-steel-structures-trinity-industries-600-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/mergers-acquisitions/abb-sells-tb-s-meyer-steel-structures-trinity-industries-600-million#comments Mergers & Acquisitions News Premium Access Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:58:00 +0000 19811 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p>Meyer Steel Structures serves North American utilities with engineered steel mono pole structures for power transmission &amp; distribution. It will now be part of Trinity Industries&#39; Energy Equipment Group.</p> Image courtesy of Thomas & Betts Philips Unveils Plans to Combine Lumileds and Auto Lighting in Stand-Alone Business http://electricalmarketing.com/global/philips-unveils-plans-combine-lumileds-and-auto-lighting-stand-alone-business <div class="node-body article-body">Part of Philips' plan is to combine Lumileds with its automotive lighting business as a stand-alone company and pursue third-party financing, with Philips retaining a stake. The company said it hopes to explore strategic options to attract capital, and will consider an initial public offering among other options.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/global/philips-unveils-plans-combine-lumileds-and-auto-lighting-stand-alone-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/global/philips-unveils-plans-combine-lumileds-and-auto-lighting-stand-alone-business#comments Global Green Business Lighting Premium Access Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:01:00 +0000 19801 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p>Royal Philips CEO Frans van Houten introducing the Hue smartphone-controllable lighting system in 2012</p> Photo courtesy of Philips Lighting July 11, 2014 http://electricalmarketing.com/2014-07-11 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/current-issue/electrical-marketing-digital-edition-july-11-2014" target="_blank"><em style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-decoration: underline; color: rgb(14, 95, 139); font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif;">Electrical Marketing</em><font color="#0e5f8b" face="Georgia, Times, Times New Roman, serif" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-decoration: underline; color: rgb(14, 95, 139); font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: normal;"> July 11, 2</span></font><font color="#0e5f8b" face="Georgia, Times, Times New Roman, serif" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-decoration: underline; color: rgb(14, 95, 139); font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: normal;">014, Digital Edition (PDF Download)</span></font></a></p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/global/philips-unveils-plans-combine-lumileds-and-auto-lighting-stand-alone-business">Philips Unveils Plans to Combine Lumileds and Auto Lighting in Stand-Alone Business</a> <a href="/mergers-acquisitions/abb-sells-tb-s-meyer-steel-structures-trinity-industries-600-million">ABB Sells T&amp;B’s Meyer Steel Structures to Trinity Industries for $600 Million</a> <a href="/news/general-cable-announces-1000-layoffs-restructuring-better-profitability">General Cable Announces 1,000 Layoffs in Restructuring for Better Profitability</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 19971 at http://electricalmarketing.com Security Firm Hacks Connected LED Lighting System http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/security-firm-hacks-connected-led-lighting-system <div class="node-body blog-body">Amid all the froth around the Internet of Things we’ve heard very little discussion of the security implications of those widget-packed networks. A recent report by a security company that its team had taken over a LIFX system could start that discussion.</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/security-firm-hacks-connected-led-lighting-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/security-firm-hacks-connected-led-lighting-system#comments Green Lighting connected lighting LED lighting Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:16:00 +0000 19791 at http://electricalmarketing.com Reality Check on Distributors' Amazon Worries http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/reality-check-distributors-amazon-worries <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Distribution consultant Frank Hurtte of River Heights Consulting, Davenport, Iowa, posted a piece on his blog last week that casts a far more realistic light than we usually see on the challenges facing distributors from the rise of internet-native commerce giants such as AmazonSupply. Hurtte doesn&rsquo;t name names, but his piece is a reaction to articles with overheated visions of traditional distribution being gutted and left for dead by the likes of Jeff Bezos.</p> <p class="rteindent1"><strong><em>Upping the ante in a game we can win.</em></strong></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/reality-check-distributors-amazon-worries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/reality-check-distributors-amazon-worries#comments Supply Chain Disruptors AmazonSupply disintermediation Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:16:00 +0000 19781 at http://electricalmarketing.com General Cable Announces 1,000 Layoffs in Restructuring for Better Profitability http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/general-cable-announces-1000-layoffs-restructuring-better-profitability <div class="node-body blog-body">General Cable, Highland Heights, Ky., today announced a restructuring program that the wire and cable giant expects to produce annual savings of $75 million, in part by eliminating approximately 1,000 positions, or 7% of the company's global workforce.</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/general-cable-announces-1000-layoffs-restructuring-better-profitability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/general-cable-announces-1000-layoffs-restructuring-better-profitability#comments Wire & Cable News General Cable wire Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:25:00 +0000 19771 at http://electricalmarketing.com Sonepar Germany Acquires BTF-Group http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/sonepar-germany-acquires-btf-group <div class="node-body blog-body">Sonepar, Paris, France, said its German division, Sonepar Deutschland, acquired a sizable distributor based in Germany's central region, BTF-Group.</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/sonepar-germany-acquires-btf-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/sonepar-germany-acquires-btf-group#comments Global Sonepar Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:06:00 +0000 19761 at http://electricalmarketing.com Philips Combines Lumileds and Automotive Lighting for Spin-Off http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/philips-combines-lumileds-and-automotive-lighting-spin <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Royal Philips, Amsterdam, Netherlands, which since its acquisition of Lumileds in 2005 has been pushing solid-state lighting research and product development about as hard as anyone, is moving to restructure its lighting business for faster growth.</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/philips-combines-lumileds-and-automotive-lighting-spin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/philips-combines-lumileds-and-automotive-lighting-spin#comments Global Lighting LED lighting Lumileds Philips Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:45:00 +0000 19751 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p>Image courtesy of Philips Lighting</p> Rep News: S-Squire to rep Halco in New Mexico http://electricalmarketing.com/independent-reps/rep-news-s-squire-rep-halco-new-mexico <div class="node-body article-body">Halco Lighting Technologies has appointed S-Squire Inc., Albuquerque, N.M., as the company’s new sales agency in the New Mexico and El Paso, Texas, markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/independent-reps/rep-news-s-squire-rep-halco-new-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/independent-reps/rep-news-s-squire-rep-halco-new-mexico#comments Independent Reps Premium Access Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:22:00 +0000 19681 at http://electricalmarketing.com Electrical People: Masino named Gardner Bender division president http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-masino-named-gardner-bender-division-president <div class="node-body article-body">New VPs of product management and business development at Graybar; new Northeast region manager for Border States; new OEM regional sales manager for Universal Lighting and more!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-masino-named-gardner-bender-division-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-masino-named-gardner-bender-division-president#comments People Premium Access Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:06:00 +0000 19671 at http://electricalmarketing.com May EPI Index Shows No Change Again http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-price-index/may-epi-index-shows-no-change-again <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/electricalmarketing.com/files/uploads/2014/06/20140627emEPI_320.jpg" style="width: 320px; height: 431px; margin: 3px; float: right;" />Continuing the long trend of virtually no monthly change, Electrical Marketing&rsquo;s May Electrical Price Index (EPI) remained the same as April and is up only 0.3% from May 2013. Power Wire &amp; Cable (+5.7%) showed the biggest monthly increase, followed by Ballasts (+2.2%), while Metal Conduit (-1.6%) and Switchgear (-1.5%) showed the biggest declines for the month.</p></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/electrical-price-index/may-epi-index-shows-no-change-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-price-index/may-epi-index-shows-no-change-again#comments Electrical Price Index Electrical Economy Premium Access Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:14:00 +0000 19661 at http://electricalmarketing.com Builders Cautious as Housing Starts Slump http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/builders-cautious-housing-starts-slump <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Census Bureau said privately-owned housing starts in May were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,001,000, 6.5% below the revised April estimate of 1,071,000, but 9.4% above the May 2013 rate of 915,000. </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/electrical-economy/builders-cautious-housing-starts-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/builders-cautious-housing-starts-slump#comments Electrical Economy Premium Access Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:04:00 +0000 19651 at http://electricalmarketing.com