Electrical Marketing http://electricalmarketing.com/rss.xml en Philips Lighting Rises on Market Debut in Amsterdam http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/philips-lighting-rises-market-debut-amsterdam <div class="node-body blog-body">Royal Philips launched its lighting business out into the realm of the publicly held in a public offering this morning on Amsterdam’s EuroNext stock exchange.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/philips-lighting-rises-market-debut-amsterdam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/philips-lighting-rises-market-debut-amsterdam#comments Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 27 May 2016 20:28:00 +0000 28541 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p>Cairo Stadium in Cairo, Egypt, recently commissioned a new LED lighting system from Philips Lighting. (Photo courtesy of Philips Lighting)</p> Schneider Electric Launches Silicon Valley Innovation Center for New IoT Technologies http://electricalmarketing.com/news/schneider-electric-launches-silicon-valley-innovation-center-new-iot-technologies <div class="node-body article-body">Schneider’s new Silicon Valley Innovation program, led by Paul Campbell, the newly appointed vice president of innovation, will be based at the company’s new Silicon Valley Innovation Center, and will start with three partnerships with start-ups based in the Boston and Silicon Valley areas. </div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/news/schneider-electric-launches-silicon-valley-innovation-center-new-iot-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/news/schneider-electric-launches-silicon-valley-innovation-center-new-iot-technologies#comments Smart Grid News Fri, 20 May 2016 21:08:00 +0000 28531 at http://electricalmarketing.com Digital Lumens press image Obituary: William Anixter http://electricalmarketing.com/people/obituary-william-anixter <div class="node-body article-body">William Anixter, who co-founded the company that bears his name along with his brother Alan, passed away on May 8. </div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/people/obituary-william-anixter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/people/obituary-william-anixter#comments People Premium Access Fri, 20 May 2016 19:52:00 +0000 28461 at http://electricalmarketing.com Rep News: New Houston Wire rep in Ohio http://electricalmarketing.com/independent-reps/rep-news-new-houston-wire-rep-ohio <div class="node-body article-body">Houston Wire & Cable appointed Electro-Specialties Sales Group as their new sales representative covering the Ohio market. </div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/independent-reps/rep-news-new-houston-wire-rep-ohio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/independent-reps/rep-news-new-houston-wire-rep-ohio#comments Independent Reps Fri, 20 May 2016 19:50:00 +0000 28451 at http://electricalmarketing.com Electrical People: Van Meter names new CEO http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-van-meter-names-new-ceo <div class="node-body article-body">Also, NAED award winners, new managers at Border States, salespeople at Service Wire and more.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-van-meter-names-new-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-van-meter-names-new-ceo#comments People Premium Access Fri, 20 May 2016 19:44:00 +0000 28441 at http://electricalmarketing.com Electrical Marketing’s Leading Economic Indicators - May 2016 http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/electrical-marketing-s-leading-economic-indicators-may-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">After beginning the year with a decline, the Architecture Billings Index has posted three consecutive months of increasing demand for design activity at architecture firms. </div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/electrical-marketing-s-leading-economic-indicators-may-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/electrical-marketing-s-leading-economic-indicators-may-2016#comments Electrical Economy Premium Access Fri, 20 May 2016 19:37:00 +0000 28431 at http://electricalmarketing.com (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) April EPI Continues Decline with 0.1% Drop http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-price-index/april-epi-continues-decline-01-drop <div class="node-body article-body">It’s the same song with EM’s Electrical Price Index, with a 0.1% decline in April to 114.6 and 1.8% drop year-over-year (YOY) from April 2014. </div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-price-index/april-epi-continues-decline-01-drop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-price-index/april-epi-continues-decline-01-drop#comments Electrical Price Index Premium Access Fri, 20 May 2016 19:26:00 +0000 28421 at http://electricalmarketing.com (Photo Illustration by Tim Boyle/Getty Images) April Housing Data Mixed, with 6.6% Monthly Increase But 1.7% YOY Decline http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/april-housing-data-mixed-66-monthly-increase-17-yoy-decline <div class="node-body article-body">Privately-owned housing starts in April were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,172,000, 6.6% above the revised March estimate of 1,099,000, but 1.7% below the April 2015 rate of 1,192,000.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/april-housing-data-mixed-66-monthly-increase-17-yoy-decline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/april-housing-data-mixed-66-monthly-increase-17-yoy-decline#comments Electrical Economy Industry Stats Premium Access Fri, 20 May 2016 19:21:00 +0000 28411 at http://electricalmarketing.com NEMA and Lighting Manufacturers Ask for Changes to Proposed DOE Light Bulb Rule http://electricalmarketing.com/news/nema-and-lighting-manufacturers-ask-changes-proposed-doe-light-bulb-rule <div class="node-body article-body">The proposed rule would implement an efficiency standard for general-service lamps that would effectively eliminate energy-efficient halogen bulbs, compact-fluorescent lamps (CFLs), and many specialty incandescent bulbs starting in 2020.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/news/nema-and-lighting-manufacturers-ask-changes-proposed-doe-light-bulb-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/news/nema-and-lighting-manufacturers-ask-changes-proposed-doe-light-bulb-rule#comments Lighting News Premium Access Fri, 20 May 2016 18:52:00 +0000 28401 at http://electricalmarketing.com (Photo by Chris Maddaloni/Getty Images) Revere Electric Supply Acquires Glenbard Electric to Expand Operations in N. Illinois http://electricalmarketing.com/mergers-acquisitions/revere-electric-supply-acquires-glenbard-electric-expand-operations-n-illinois <div class="node-body article-body">In a move that brings together two of Illinois’ independent electrical distributors, Revere Electric Supply Co., Mokena, Ill., acquired the business of Glenbard Electric Supply, a one-location distributor in Lombard, Ill.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/mergers-acquisitions/revere-electric-supply-acquires-glenbard-electric-expand-operations-n-illinois" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/mergers-acquisitions/revere-electric-supply-acquires-glenbard-electric-expand-operations-n-illinois#comments Illinois Mergers & Acquisitions Distributors News Premium Access Fri, 20 May 2016 18:17:00 +0000 28381 at http://electricalmarketing.com Photo courtesy of Revere Electric Acquisitions of Top 200 Distributors Point Toward Steady Consolidation of the Industry http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/acquisitions-top-200-distributors-point-toward-steady-consolidation-industry <div class="node-body article-body">In 2015 and through the first five months of 2016, 14 Top 200 electrical distributors have been acquired, and Electrical Marketing’s editors conservatively estimate the total sales volume of these deals at no less than $2.89 billion. </div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/acquisitions-top-200-distributors-point-toward-steady-consolidation-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/acquisitions-top-200-distributors-point-toward-steady-consolidation-industry#comments Distributors Electrical Economy Premium Access Fri, 20 May 2016 15:58:00 +0000 28371 at http://electricalmarketing.com (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images) Electrical Marketing Digital Edition - May 20, 2016 http://electricalmarketing.com/current-issue/electrical-marketing-digital-edition-may-20-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">Download the latest issue of the Electrical Marketing Update Digital Edition</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/current-issue/electrical-marketing-digital-edition-may-20-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/current-issue/electrical-marketing-digital-edition-may-20-2016#comments Current Issue Premium Access Fri, 20 May 2016 14:43:00 +0000 28511 at http://electricalmarketing.com May 20, 2016 http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-marketing/2016-05-20 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body">In this issue: Acquisitions among the Top 200, Revere buys Glenbard, NEMA speaks out on lamp regulation, Schneider eyes IoT, and more!</div> <div class="field-desc"> <h3><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/current-issue/electrical-marketing-digital-edition-may-20-2016" target="_blank">Download the Digital Edition</a></h3> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/electrical-economy/acquisitions-top-200-distributors-point-toward-steady-consolidation-industry">Acquisitions of Top 200 Distributors Point Toward Steady Consolidation of the Industry</a> <a href="/mergers-acquisitions/revere-electric-supply-acquires-glenbard-electric-expand-operations-n-illinois">Revere Electric Supply Acquires Glenbard Electric to Expand Operations in N. Illinois</a> <a href="/news/nema-and-lighting-manufacturers-ask-changes-proposed-doe-light-bulb-rule">NEMA and Lighting Manufacturers Ask for Changes to Proposed DOE Light Bulb Rule</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-marketing/2016-05-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 20 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000 28521 at http://electricalmarketing.com LEDs make up a quarter of A-line lamp sales http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/leds-make-quarter-line-lamp-sales <div class="node-body blog-body">LED A-line lamp shipments surged 375.9% year-over-year during the first quarter of 2016. The technology is rapidly claiming ground in market share, accounting for more than a quarter of the consumer lamp market for the first time.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/leds-make-quarter-line-lamp-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/leds-make-quarter-line-lamp-sales#comments Lighting Electrical Economy Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Thu, 19 May 2016 19:59:00 +0000 28501 at http://electricalmarketing.com Lighting Science exploring using lighting to fight Zika virus http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/lighting-science-exploring-using-lighting-fight-zika-virus <div class="node-body blog-body">What if it's possible to use LED lighting to attract and distract disease-carrying mosquitoes and other bugs? Lighting Science Group intends to find out. Fortune magazine has the story on its website.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/lighting-science-exploring-using-lighting-fight-zika-virus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/lighting-science-exploring-using-lighting-fight-zika-virus#comments Green Lighting News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Thu, 19 May 2016 16:48:00 +0000 28361 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p><em><span>(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)</span></em></p> NSi Industries sold to another private equity firm http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/nsi-industries-sold-another-private-equity-firm <div class="node-body blog-body">NSi Industries, Huntersville, N.C., maker of Polaris insulated connectors, Tork time switches and lighting controls and Easy-Twist wire connectors, was sold by its owner, Summit Park, to another private equity firm,</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/nsi-industries-sold-another-private-equity-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/nsi-industries-sold-another-private-equity-firm#comments Mergers & Acquisitions News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Wed, 18 May 2016 19:57:00 +0000 28491 at http://electricalmarketing.com IDEA looks to next generation of Industry Data Warehouse http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/idea-looks-next-generation-industry-data-warehouse <div class="node-body blog-body">IDEA signed an agreement with Stibo Systems, Aarhus, Denmark, to build the next generation of IDEA’s cornerstone service, the Industry Data Warehouse (IDW).</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/idea-looks-next-generation-industry-data-warehouse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/idea-looks-next-generation-industry-data-warehouse#comments Service Providers News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Wed, 18 May 2016 19:55:00 +0000 28481 at http://electricalmarketing.com Philips puts price on Lighting IPO http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/philips-puts-price-lighting-ipo <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Royal Philips NV, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is planning to sell 37.5 million shares in its Philips Lighting business unit in a range between &euro;18.50 and &euro;22.50 per share, the company said. The offering will raise as much as &euro;970 million ($1.1 billion) from the 25% stake in the business being put up in the initial public offering on the Euronext stock exchange in Amsterdam. That puts the unit&rsquo;s value around &euro;3.38 billion ($4.26 billion). The lighting division reported adjusted earnings of &euro;547 million in 2015 on &euro;7.47 billion in sales.</p></div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/philips-puts-price-lighting-ipo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/philips-puts-price-lighting-ipo#comments Lighting News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Wed, 18 May 2016 19:54:00 +0000 28471 at http://electricalmarketing.com Border States Electric Names Serati Customer Supply Chain Manager http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/border-states-electric-names-serati-customer-supply-chain-manager <div class="node-body blog-body">Border States Electric (Fargo, N.D.): Tony Serati is now the company’s corporate customer supply chain manager. </div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/border-states-electric-names-serati-customer-supply-chain-manager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/border-states-electric-names-serati-customer-supply-chain-manager#comments People Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Tue, 17 May 2016 19:02:00 +0000 28351 at http://electricalmarketing.com Border States Names Major Branch Ops Manager in Lubbock http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/border-states-names-major-branch-ops-manager-lubbock <div class="node-body blog-body">Border States Electric (Fargo, N.D.): Stephen Major, a seven-year veteran at BSE, was named branch operations manager for the company's Lubbock, Texas, branch. </div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/border-states-names-major-branch-ops-manager-lubbock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/border-states-names-major-branch-ops-manager-lubbock#comments People Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Tue, 17 May 2016 18:51:00 +0000 28341 at http://electricalmarketing.com Summit Electric’s Jury Joins NAW Institute Board of Directors http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/summit-electric-s-jury-joins-naw-institute-board-directors <div class="node-body blog-body">Victor R. Jury, Jr., chairman and CEO, Summit Electric Supply, Albuquerque, N.M., was elected to a four-year term on the NAW Institute's board of directors.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/summit-electric-s-jury-joins-naw-institute-board-directors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/summit-electric-s-jury-joins-naw-institute-board-directors#comments Syndicate Jury National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors NAW Summit Electric Supply Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Tue, 17 May 2016 14:31:00 +0000 28331 at http://electricalmarketing.com Van Meter Appoints McBride as President & CEO http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/van-meter-appoints-mcbride-president-ceo <div class="node-body blog-body">Lura McBride has been appointed president and CEO by the company’s board of directors.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/van-meter-appoints-mcbride-president-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/van-meter-appoints-mcbride-president-ceo#comments News Iowa Van Meter Mon, 16 May 2016 19:29:00 +0000 28321 at http://electricalmarketing.com Williams joins Carlo Gavazzi as Area Sales Manager in Midwest http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/williams-joins-carlo-gavazzi-area-sales-manager-midwest <div class="node-body blog-body">Michael Williams is Carlo Gavazzi’s new area sales manager for southern Illinois, Missouri and Kansas.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/williams-joins-carlo-gavazzi-area-sales-manager-midwest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/williams-joins-carlo-gavazzi-area-sales-manager-midwest#comments Syndicate Carlo Gavazzi Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Mon, 16 May 2016 16:10:00 +0000 28311 at http://electricalmarketing.com Sullivan Named IEWC Senior V.P. http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/sullivan-named-iewc-senior-vp <div class="node-body blog-body">Paul Sullivan, an industry veteran with more than 40 years of sales experience, is now senior V.P., North American Sales for IEWC. </div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/sullivan-named-iewc-senior-vp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/sullivan-named-iewc-senior-vp#comments Syndicate IEWC wire and cable Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Mon, 16 May 2016 15:43:00 +0000 28301 at http://electricalmarketing.com Border States Electric Names Tepley Alliance Manager http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/border-states-electric-names-tepley-alliance-manager <div class="node-body blog-body">BSE has promoted Ryan Tepley to alliance manager serving Xcel Energy. Tepley joined BSE in October 1999. </div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/border-states-electric-names-tepley-alliance-manager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/border-states-electric-names-tepley-alliance-manager#comments Border States BSE Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Mon, 16 May 2016 15:31:00 +0000 28291 at http://electricalmarketing.com Summit Electric’s Jury a Finalist in Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Competition http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/summit-electric-s-jury-finalist-ernst-young-entrepreneur-year-competition <div class="node-body blog-body">One of the electrical market’s own is among the finalists in the prestigious Ernest & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 Award in the Mountain Desert Region, which includes Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/summit-electric-s-jury-finalist-ernst-young-entrepreneur-year-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/summit-electric-s-jury-finalist-ernst-young-entrepreneur-year-competition#comments Summit Electric Supply Victor Jury Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Mon, 16 May 2016 15:10:00 +0000 28281 at http://electricalmarketing.com Service Wire Adds Sales Reps http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/service-wire-adds-sales-reps <div class="node-body blog-body">Service Wire has hired several new salespeople.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/service-wire-adds-sales-reps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/service-wire-adds-sales-reps#comments Syndicate Service Wire Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Mon, 16 May 2016 14:55:00 +0000 28271 at http://electricalmarketing.com Update on Tesla's Gigafactory http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/update-teslas-gigafactory <div class="node-body blog-body">Bloomberg recently published an update on the construction progress of Tesla's $5 billion-dollar gigafactory.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/update-teslas-gigafactory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/update-teslas-gigafactory#comments Global electric vehicles EV tesla Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Tue, 10 May 2016 19:19:00 +0000 28261 at http://electricalmarketing.com NSi appoints Convergence in Kansas and Western MO http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/nsi-appoints-convergence-kansas-and-western-mo <div class="node-body blog-body">NSi Industries, Huntersville, N.C., has appointed Convergence, North Kansas City, Mo., as its rep for their electrical products, including Polaris and Tork brand products, in western Missouri and Kansas.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/nsi-appoints-convergence-kansas-and-western-mo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/nsi-appoints-convergence-kansas-and-western-mo#comments Independent Reps Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Mon, 09 May 2016 20:36:00 +0000 28241 at http://electricalmarketing.com AD member sales up 9% in Q1 http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/ad-member-sales-9-q1 <div class="node-body blog-body">Members of distributor buying/marketing group Affiliated Distributors (AD), Wayne, Pa., reported sales across all seven divisions and three countries grew by 9% in 2016 Q1 year-to-date to a record $8.7 billion.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/ad-member-sales-9-q1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/ad-member-sales-9-q1#comments Buying/Marketing Groups Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 06 May 2016 20:35:00 +0000 28231 at http://electricalmarketing.com