Electrical Marketing http://electricalmarketing.com/rss.xml en European Commission expected to approve GE bid to buy Alstom http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/european-commission-expected-approve-ge-bid-buy-alstom <div class="node-body blog-body">GE expects its plan to acquire Alstom to pass muster with the European Commission and that the deal could close as early as mid-September. </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/european-commission-expected-approve-ge-bid-buy-alstom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/european-commission-expected-approve-ge-bid-buy-alstom#comments Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:16:00 +0000 24671 at http://electricalmarketing.com Hackers attack Grainger but fail to get any banking or credit card data http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/hackers-attack-grainger-fail-get-any-banking-or-credit-card-data <div class="node-body blog-body">Grainger says it hasn’t uncovered any evidence at this stage that any banking information or credit/debit card information has been compromised by this incident.</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/hackers-attack-grainger-fail-get-any-banking-or-credit-card-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/hackers-attack-grainger-fail-get-any-banking-or-credit-card-data#comments Ecommerce Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:14:00 +0000 24661 at http://electricalmarketing.com Electrical People: Wright Picked to Lead Osram Sylvania http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-wright-picked-lead-osram-sylvania <div class="node-body article-body">Southwire Co. named Rich Stinson as its president as the company begins a transition in leadership. Stinson, now group president of electrical systems and services for Eaton Corp., will join Southwire on Oct. 15. After initially serving as president under president and CEO Stu Thorn, Stinson will assume the role of CEO following an orderly transition period.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-wright-picked-lead-osram-sylvania" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-wright-picked-lead-osram-sylvania#comments People News Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:04:00 +0000 24641 at http://electricalmarketing.com Electrical Marketing’s Key Economic Indicators - July 24, 2015 http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/electrical-marketing-s-key-economic-indicators-july-24-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Building permits on fast track in June. Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,343,000. This is 7.4% above the revised May rate of 1,250,000 and 30% above the June 2014 estimate of 1,033,000.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/electrical-marketing-s-key-economic-indicators-july-24-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/electrical-marketing-s-key-economic-indicators-july-24-2015#comments Economy Premium Access Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:52:00 +0000 24621 at http://electricalmarketing.com Power Cable Increase of 4.1% Leads EPI http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-price-index/power-cable-increase-41-leads-epi <div class="node-body article-body">Power cable increased a surprising 4.1% over May in Electrical Marketing’s Electrical Price Index (EPI), a mark that was down 1.4% from its June 2014 level. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-price-index/power-cable-increase-41-leads-epi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-price-index/power-cable-increase-41-leads-epi#comments Electrical Price Index Premium Access Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:46:00 +0000 24611 at http://electricalmarketing.com Housing Starts Surge in June with 9.8% Monthly Increase and +26.6% YOY Boost http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/housing-starts-surge-june-98-monthly-increase-and-266-yoy-boost <div class="node-body article-body">Privately-owned housing starts in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,174,000, 9.8% above the revised May estimate of 1,069,000 and 26.6% above the June 2014 rate of 927,000. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/housing-starts-surge-june-98-monthly-increase-and-266-yoy-boost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/housing-starts-surge-june-98-monthly-increase-and-266-yoy-boost#comments Stats Electrical Economy Premium Access Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:39:00 +0000 24601 at http://electricalmarketing.com In Surprise Move, Anixter to Buy HD Supply Power Solutions Unit for $825 Million Cash http://electricalmarketing.com/utility/surprise-move-anixter-buy-hd-supply-power-solutions-unit-825-million-cash <div class="node-body article-body">HD Supply Holding, Inc., Atlanta, owner of HD Supply, says it has a definitive agreement to sell its HD Supply Power Solutions business unit to Anixter International for $825 million in cash. The deal is the largest-ever acquisition by Anixter, and suggests a departure for the company.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/utility/surprise-move-anixter-buy-hd-supply-power-solutions-unit-825-million-cash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/utility/surprise-move-anixter-buy-hd-supply-power-solutions-unit-825-million-cash#comments Mergers & Acquisitions Utility News Premium Access Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:23:00 +0000 24591 at http://electricalmarketing.com Home Depot Acquires Interline for $1.63 Billion in Bid to Bolster MRO Business http://electricalmarketing.com/supply-chain-disruptors/home-depot-acquires-interline-163-billion-bid-bolster-mro-business <div class="node-body article-body">In a move to bolster its business with the professional customers who already account for roughly one-third of its $83.2 billion in annual sales , Home Depot, Atlanta, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Jacksonville, Fla.-based Interline Brands, Inc., a national distributor and direct marketer of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products that has 90 locations throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/supply-chain-disruptors/home-depot-acquires-interline-163-billion-bid-bolster-mro-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/supply-chain-disruptors/home-depot-acquires-interline-163-billion-bid-bolster-mro-business#comments Supply Chain Disruptors News Premium Access Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:16:00 +0000 24581 at http://electricalmarketing.com Solar Blockbuster: SunEdison Buys Vivint http://electricalmarketing.com/solar/solar-blockbuster-sunedison-buys-vivint <div class="node-body article-body"> SunEdison, Inc., based in Maryland Heights, Mo., along with its “yieldco” TerraForm Power, made a huge move this week to expand its residential market presence with a $2.2 billion deal to acquire the #2 player in residential rooftop solar, Vivint Holdings Inc., Provo, Utah.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/solar/solar-blockbuster-sunedison-buys-vivint" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/solar/solar-blockbuster-sunedison-buys-vivint#comments Solar M&A Watch News Premium Access Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:01:00 +0000 24571 at http://electricalmarketing.com (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Schneider Electric Goes Bigger in Industrial Software Via Deal with Britain’s Aveva http://electricalmarketing.com/global/schneider-electric-goes-bigger-industrial-software-deal-britain-s-aveva <div class="node-body article-body">Schneider Electric SE, Rueil Malmaison, France, and Aveva Group Plc, Cambridge, UK, announced they’ve agreed to join forces to create a more comprehensive software offering for the industrial market. Under terms of the deal, Aveva will take ownership of certain parts of Schneider’s industrial software product lines and Schneider will buy a controlling stake (53.5%) in the enlarged Aveva for approximately $858 million. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/global/schneider-electric-goes-bigger-industrial-software-deal-britain-s-aveva" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/global/schneider-electric-goes-bigger-industrial-software-deal-britain-s-aveva#comments Global Industrial M&A Watch Premium Access Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:50:00 +0000 24561 at http://electricalmarketing.com (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Sensity Closes $36 Million Private Funding Round to Fuel Expansion http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/sensity-closes-36-million-private-funding-round-fuel-expansion <div class="node-body blog-body">Sensity Systems Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif., a developer of the Light Sensory Networks (LSNs) that use internet protocol nodes in lighting fixtures to integrate lighting with control, security, audio and other communications systems, has closed a private funding round of $36 million led by Cisco Investments and includes industry leaders Acuity Brands, GE Ventures and Simon Venture Group (corporate investment arm of Simon Property Group). </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/sensity-closes-36-million-private-funding-round-fuel-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/sensity-closes-36-million-private-funding-round-fuel-expansion#comments Lighting Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:11:00 +0000 24651 at http://electricalmarketing.com Electrical Marketing Digital Edition - July 24, 2015 http://electricalmarketing.com/current-issue/electrical-marketing-digital-edition-july-24-2015 <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-july-24-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/current-issue/electrical-marketing-digital-edition-july-24-2015#comments Current Issue Premium Access Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:43:00 +0000 24681 at http://electricalmarketing.com July 24, 2015 http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-marketing/2015-07-24 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <h3><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/current-issue/electrical-marketing-digital-edition-july-24-2015" target="_blank">Download the Digital Edition</a></h3> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/global/schneider-electric-goes-bigger-industrial-software-deal-britain-s-aveva">Schneider Electric Goes Bigger in Industrial Software Via Deal with Britain’s Aveva</a> <a href="/utility/surprise-move-anixter-buy-hd-supply-power-solutions-unit-825-million-cash">In Surprise Move, Anixter to Buy HD Supply Power Solutions Unit for $825 Million Cash</a> <a href="/solar/solar-blockbuster-sunedison-buys-vivint">Solar Blockbuster: SunEdison Buys Vivint</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000 24691 at http://electricalmarketing.com Tesla Tweaks its Lithium-Ion Batteries http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/tesla-tweaks-its-lithium-ion-batteries <div class="node-body blog-body">Tesla increases the range of its electric vehicles.</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/tesla-tweaks-its-lithium-ion-batteries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/tesla-tweaks-its-lithium-ion-batteries#comments Green Business electric vehicles EV tesla Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:59:00 +0000 24551 at http://electricalmarketing.com HD Supply to Sell Power Solutions Unit to Anixter http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/hd-supply-sell-power-solutions-unit-anixter <div class="node-body blog-body">HD Supply Holding, Inc., Atlanta, owner of HD Supply, says it has a definitive agreement to sell its HD Supply Power Solutions business unit to Anixter International for $825 million in cash.</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/hd-supply-sell-power-solutions-unit-anixter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/hd-supply-sell-power-solutions-unit-anixter#comments Mergers & Acquisitions anixter HD Supply utility Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Wed, 15 Jul 2015 21:05:00 +0000 24531 at http://electricalmarketing.com Electrical People: New CFO for Summit and More http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-new-cfo-summit-and-more <div class="node-body article-body">Thomas Klemp is now CFO and V.P. of finance for the company. He was recently the V.P. of finance and administration for a division of Layne Christensen.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-new-cfo-summit-and-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-new-cfo-summit-and-more#comments People Premium Access Fri, 10 Jul 2015 21:06:00 +0000 24501 at http://electricalmarketing.com NEMA’s EBCI for Current Conditions Slides for Third Straight Month In June http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/nema-s-ebci-current-conditions-slides-third-straight-month-june <div class="node-body article-body">The index fell to 47.2 points from 50 points a month ago and from 54.8 in April as a higher proportion of panelists (28%) reported business conditions deteriorated in June than reported they improved (22%.) The balance (50%) reported conditions were unchanged.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/nema-s-ebci-current-conditions-slides-third-straight-month-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/nema-s-ebci-current-conditions-slides-third-straight-month-june#comments Electrical Economy Premium Access Fri, 10 Jul 2015 21:01:00 +0000 24491 at http://electricalmarketing.com Value of New Construction Sees Mild Increase in May to $1,035.8 Billion http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/value-new-construction-sees-mild-increase-may-10358-billion <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="/site-files/electricalmarketing.com/files/uploads/2015/07/20150710emVALCON1_600.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/site-files/electricalmarketing.com/files/uploads/2015/07/20150710emVALCON1_320.jpg" style="width: 320px; height: 371px; margin: 3px; float: right;" /></a>The U.S. Census Bureau said construction spending during May 2015 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,035.8 billion, 0.8% above the revised April estimate of $1,027 billion. The May figure is 8.2% above the May 2014 estimate of $957.6 billion.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/value-new-construction-sees-mild-increase-may-10358-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/value-new-construction-sees-mild-increase-may-10358-billion#comments Economy Stats Premium Access Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:46:00 +0000 24481 at http://electricalmarketing.com Bruised and Battered: Many Electrical Stocks Taking Their Lumps in 2015 http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/bruised-and-battered-many-electrical-stocks-taking-their-lumps-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Electrical Marketing&rsquo;s editors heard the howls of rage from investors over the 14% drop in Cree&rsquo;s stock price last month, so we thought it was a good time to see what&rsquo;s happening with the stocks of other publicly held electrical manufacturers, distributors and contractors over the past year.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/bruised-and-battered-many-electrical-stocks-taking-their-lumps-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/bruised-and-battered-many-electrical-stocks-taking-their-lumps-2015#comments Economy Premium Access Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:23:00 +0000 24461 at http://electricalmarketing.com Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images New IEEE Standard on LED Flicker Provokes Opposition from Lighting Manufacturer http://electricalmarketing.com/lighting/new-ieee-standard-led-flicker-provokes-opposition-lighting-manufacturer <div class="node-body article-body">The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), New York, recently published a new recommended practice regarding flicker in lighting systems and provoked a formal challenge from lighting manufacture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/lighting/new-ieee-standard-led-flicker-provokes-opposition-lighting-manufacturer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/lighting/new-ieee-standard-led-flicker-provokes-opposition-lighting-manufacturer#comments Green Lighting Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:10:00 +0000 24451 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p>LED lighting under a highway overpass in Shanghai.</p> Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images Electrical Marketing Digital Edition - July 10, 2015 http://electricalmarketing.com/current-issue/electrical-marketing-digital-edition-july-10-2015 <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-july-10-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/current-issue/electrical-marketing-digital-edition-july-10-2015#comments Current Issue Premium Access Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:43:00 +0000 24521 at http://electricalmarketing.com July 10, 2015 http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-marketing/2015-07-10 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <h3><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/current-issue/electrical-marketing-digital-edition-july-10-2015" target="_blank">Download the Digital Edition (PDF)</a></h3> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/lighting/new-ieee-standard-led-flicker-provokes-opposition-lighting-manufacturer">New IEEE Standard on LED Flicker Provokes Opposition from Lighting Manufacturer</a> <a href="/economy/bruised-and-battered-many-electrical-stocks-taking-their-lumps-2015">Bruised and Battered: Many Electrical Stocks Taking Their Lumps in 2015</a> <a href="/blog/eck-supply-co-joins-sonepar">Eck Supply Co. Joins Sonepar</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000 24511 at http://electricalmarketing.com Report Forecasts U.S. Microgrid Investments Over Next Five Years http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/report-forecasts-us-microgrid-investments-over-next-five-years <div class="node-body blog-body">According to a new report from the research team at Greentech Media (GTM), cumulative investment in microgrids in the United States over the next five years may surpass $3.5 billion.</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/report-forecasts-us-microgrid-investments-over-next-five-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/report-forecasts-us-microgrid-investments-over-next-five-years#comments Energy Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Thu, 09 Jul 2015 20:55:00 +0000 24441 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p>A microgrid in Sendai, Japan. Public domain.</p> Administration Moves to Expand Solar Power Access http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/administration-moves-expand-solar-power-access <div class="node-body blog-body">The administration today unveiled a new program intended to provide greater access to solar power to renters and those who do not have adequate roof space to install solar panels by offering support to state programs to develop community solar. </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/administration-moves-expand-solar-power-access" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/administration-moves-expand-solar-power-access#comments Solar News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Tue, 07 Jul 2015 20:51:00 +0000 24431 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p>Getty Images</p> Southwire Buys ABB's Huntersville HVDC Cable Plant http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/southwire-buys-abbs-huntersville-hvdc-cable-plant <div class="node-body blog-body">ABB said it has signed an agreement to sell its Huntersville, N.C., high-voltage cable factory to Southwire Co. The companies won’t say how much Southwire paid for it.</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/southwire-buys-abbs-huntersville-hvdc-cable-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/southwire-buys-abbs-huntersville-hvdc-cable-plant#comments Wire & Cable News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:50:00 +0000 24421 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p>(Image from ABB HVDC page)</p> Intelligent Lighting Controls Forecast to More Than Double in a Decade http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/intelligent-lighting-controls-forecast-more-double-decade <div class="node-body blog-body">Research firm Navigant in its latest study estimates that global networked lighting controls revenue will grow from $2.2 billion in 2015 to $4.8 billion in 2024. With this growth, the market is seeing innovation in all directions, Navigant said.</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/intelligent-lighting-controls-forecast-more-double-decade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/intelligent-lighting-controls-forecast-more-double-decade#comments Lighting News controls lighting Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:31:00 +0000 24411 at http://electricalmarketing.com Emerson Slims Down with Spin Off of Network Power Business http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/emerson-slims-down-spin-network-power-business <div class="node-body blog-body">Emerson said it will also explore strategic alternatives for its motors and drives, power generation and remaining storage businesses, and will conduct a complete review and assessment of its corporate services and structure to bring them into alignment with its smaller scale and sharper focus.</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/emerson-slims-down-spin-network-power-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/emerson-slims-down-spin-network-power-business#comments Global M&A Watch Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:42:00 +0000 24401 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p>Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images</p> General Cable Moves Out of Asia Pacific Markets http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/general-cable-moves-out-asia-pacific-markets <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>General Cable Corp., Highland Heights, Ky., said it will sell its Asia Pacific operations to MM Logistics Co., Ltd., for approximately $205 million. The company&rsquo;s operations in the region include businesses in Thailand, China, New Zealand and Australia. The sale is part of a divestiture program announced last fall and will simplify General Cable&rsquo;s geographic coverage.</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/general-cable-moves-out-asia-pacific-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/general-cable-moves-out-asia-pacific-markets#comments M&A Watch Wire & Cable wire & cable Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:06:00 +0000 24381 at http://electricalmarketing.com DOE Recognizes 18 Organizations for Efficient Parking Facility Retrofits http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/doe-recognizes-18-organizations-efficient-parking-facility-retrofits <div class="node-body blog-body">The Better Buildings Alliance, part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy office, recognized 18 organizations for their achievements in improving the energy-efficiency of their parking facilities. </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/doe-recognizes-18-organizations-efficient-parking-facility-retrofits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/doe-recognizes-18-organizations-efficient-parking-facility-retrofits#comments Energy Lighting LED lighting Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:40:00 +0000 24371 at http://electricalmarketing.com Mersen Expands Surge Suppression Lines with Acquisition in China http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/mersen-expands-surge-suppression-lines-acquisition-china <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Fuse, switchgear and motor part manufacturer Mersen, based in Paris, France, signed an agreement to acquire ASP, a specialist in surge protection devices based in China.</p> <p>Mersen said the deal is part of a strategy to expand Mersen&#39;s electrical segment in the overvoltage protection market. The ASP deal follows Mersen&rsquo;s acquisition of a majority stake in Cirprotec, based in Spain, in Feb. 2014, which brought the group expertise in IEC standards along with product lines in lighting and overvoltage protection.</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/mersen-expands-surge-suppression-lines-acquisition-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/mersen-expands-surge-suppression-lines-acquisition-china#comments Global Mergers & Acquisitions circuit protection surge suppression Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:20:00 +0000 24391 at http://electricalmarketing.com