Electrical Marketing http://electricalmarketing.com/rss.xml en WESCO Reports Record Sales for 2Q 2014 http://electricalmarketing.com/news/wesco-reports-record-sales-2q-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">WESCO International Inc., Pittsburgh, said its net sales for 2Q 2014 were $2,005.2 million compared to $1,894.0 million for the second quarter of 2013, an increase of 5.9%. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/news/wesco-reports-record-sales-2q-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/news/wesco-reports-record-sales-2q-2014#comments Distributors Electrical Economy News Premium Access Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:49:00 +0000 20111 at http://electricalmarketing.com Group CBS Wins Distribution Exclusive for IntelliSAW Switchgear Monitoring System http://electricalmarketing.com/news/group-cbs-wins-distribution-exclusive-intellisaw-switchgear-monitoring-system <div class="node-body article-body">Group CBS, Inc., Addison, Texas, entered into an exclusive master distributor agreement for the United States with IntelliSAW, a provider of wireless temperature, humidity and soon-to-be-released partial discharge (PD) monitoring systems for all power applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/news/group-cbs-wins-distribution-exclusive-intellisaw-switchgear-monitoring-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/news/group-cbs-wins-distribution-exclusive-intellisaw-switchgear-monitoring-system#comments News Premium Access Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:43:00 +0000 20101 at http://electricalmarketing.com GE Builds Pilot Manufacturing Plant in Upstate New York for Fuel Cell Startup http://electricalmarketing.com/energy/ge-builds-pilot-manufacturing-plant-upstate-new-york-fuel-cell-startup <div class="node-body article-body">General Electric announced plans to build a pilot plant near Saratoga Springs, N.Y., to develop and commercialize fuel cells based on advances the company’s Global Research team has made in ways to manufacture them at lower cost.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/energy/ge-builds-pilot-manufacturing-plant-upstate-new-york-fuel-cell-startup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/energy/ge-builds-pilot-manufacturing-plant-upstate-new-york-fuel-cell-startup#comments Energy News Premium Access Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:30:00 +0000 20091 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p>Johanna Wellington, advanced technology leader at GE Global Research and the head of GE&rsquo;s fuel cell business (left) inside GE&#39;s new fuel cell pilot plant near Saratoga Springs, N.Y.</p> GE photo Market Areas with More than 50% of Their States’ Sales Potential http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/market-areas-more-50-their-states-sales-potential <div class="node-body article-body">Electrical Marketing’s editors were recently looking at local market employment data for a new data product that we will soon be offering EM subscribers as part of their annual subscriptions, and we were struck by just how much certain MSAs completely dominate the employment data for their states. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/market-areas-more-50-their-states-sales-potential" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/market-areas-more-50-their-states-sales-potential#comments Economy Stats Premium Access Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:16:00 +0000 20081 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p>New Orleans looms large seen from space, and looms large in the Louisiana economy as well, but doesn&#39;t dominate its state the way cities such as Phoenix, Las Vegas, Atlanta and Anchorage do.</p> (NASA/Getty Images) Schneider Teams Up for Microgrid Play http://electricalmarketing.com/energy/schneider-teams-microgrid-play <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The spread of microgrids for corporate, school and government campuses is one of the more interesting aspects of the shift to decentralized power production. Last week Schneider Electric, Paris, formed a partnership with Green Energy Corp., Nashville, to develop standardized microgrid solutions for public and private clients.</p> <p>The partnership will combine Schneider Electric&rsquo;s expertise in distributed energy resources and advanced power control with Green Energy&rsquo;s open source Linux tools for controlling the systems and improving returns on customer investments.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/energy/schneider-teams-microgrid-play" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/energy/schneider-teams-microgrid-play#comments Energy Utility News Premium Access Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:56:00 +0000 20071 at http://electricalmarketing.com Arrow Electronics Veteran McNally Appointed Executive V.P. and CEO of Rexel North America http://electricalmarketing.com/people/arrow-electronics-veteran-mcnally-appointed-executive-vp-and-ceo-rexel-north-america <div class="node-body article-body">The appointment comes after the previously announced decision by Christopher Hartmann, executive V.P. and CEO of Rexel Holdings USA to leave the company, as well as Jeff Hall’s recent decision to retire as senior V.P. and CEO of Rexel Canada Electrical Inc., after 21 years with Rexel.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/people/arrow-electronics-veteran-mcnally-appointed-executive-vp-and-ceo-rexel-north-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/people/arrow-electronics-veteran-mcnally-appointed-executive-vp-and-ceo-rexel-north-america#comments People News Premium Access Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:48:00 +0000 20061 at http://electricalmarketing.com Shealy Electrical Wholesalers Announces Intentions to Acquire Nova Lighting http://electricalmarketing.com/mergers-acquisitions/shealy-electrical-wholesalers-announces-intentions-acquire-nova-lighting <div class="node-body article-body">Shealy Electrical Wholesalers, West Columbia, S.C., recently announced its intentions to acquire Nova Lighting, Charlotte, N.C., a lighting specialist that provides customers in the Southeast with lighting products and energy management solutions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/mergers-acquisitions/shealy-electrical-wholesalers-announces-intentions-acquire-nova-lighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/mergers-acquisitions/shealy-electrical-wholesalers-announces-intentions-acquire-nova-lighting#comments Mergers & Acquisitions North Carolina South Carolina News Premium Access Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:35:00 +0000 20051 at http://electricalmarketing.com Electrical People: Cosgriff Tapped to Lead NEMA http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-cosgriff-tapped-lead-nema <div class="node-body article-body">Kevin Cosgriff takes over at NEMA upon Evan Gaddis's retirement; Jim Clark named executive VP and CFO at Boston distributor Arthur J. Hurley Co.; Todd Roy promoted to national sales director at Progress Lighting, and more.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-cosgriff-tapped-lead-nema" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/people/electrical-people-cosgriff-tapped-lead-nema#comments People Premium Access Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:27:00 +0000 20151 at http://electricalmarketing.com Electrical Marketing Digital Edition: July 25, 2014 http://electricalmarketing.com/current-issue/electrical-marketing-digital-edition-july-25-2014 <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-25-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/current-issue/electrical-marketing-digital-edition-july-25-2014#comments Current Issue Premium Access Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 20121 at http://electricalmarketing.com July 25, 2014 http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-marketing/2014-07-25 <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-25-2014" target="_blank">Electrical Marketing July 25, 2014, DIGITAL EDITION (PDF Download)</a></p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/mergers-acquisitions/shealy-electrical-wholesalers-announces-intentions-acquire-nova-lighting">Shealy Electrical Wholesalers Announces Intentions to Acquire Nova Lighting</a> <a href="/people/arrow-electronics-veteran-mcnally-appointed-executive-vp-and-ceo-rexel-north-america">Arrow Electronics Veteran McNally Appointed Executive V.P. and CEO of Rexel North America</a> <a href="/energy/schneider-teams-microgrid-play">Schneider Teams Up for Microgrid Play</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 20161 at http://electricalmarketing.com McNally Named to Lead Rexel in North America http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/mcnally-named-lead-rexel-north-america <div class="node-body blog-body">Rexel announced that Brian McNally, formerly of Arrow Electronics, will take on the newly-created position of Executive Vice President and CEO of Rexel North America, effective August 1. </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/mcnally-named-lead-rexel-north-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/mcnally-named-lead-rexel-north-america#comments People News Rexel Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:19:00 +0000 20041 at http://electricalmarketing.com 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