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Border States to Purchase Harris Electric Supply
Border States Electric (BSE), Fargo, N.D., plans to extend its reach into Tennessee with an agreement to purchase Harris Electric Supply Co., Clarksville,
Hurricane Havoc
It was an all-too-familiar scenario for electrical distributors and independent reps in storm-ravaged areas work 24/7 to supply area homes and businesses
Meet Ideal's New President and CEO
Jim James was named president and CEO of Ideal Industries in mid-August. He succeeds Dave Juday, who had been serving as interim president and CEO of
Distributors Ace NAED Par Report
Net profits for electrical distributors in 2007 slipped slightly to a median of 3.2 percent, according to the recently released National Association of
Distributors Recovering from Hurricane Ike
Electrical distributors who spoke with Electrical Marketing several days after Hurricane Ike devastated Texas’ Gulf Coast region said most of their branches were able to open within a few days after the storm hit on Sept. 13.
GE Explores Spin-Off of C&I Businesses
GE, Fairfield, Conn., is exploring all options for its Consumer & Industrial businesses with a primary focus on spinning off the entire unit Appliances,
Dallas Stands Proud
With strong commercial construction and a solid multi-family market, the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area is more than holding its own in a tough economic climate.
Thomas & Betts Sells PVC Conduit and Pipe Business to Mitsubishi
Thomas & Betts Corp. (T&B), Memphis, Tenn., has sold its plastic pipe operations to Mitsubishi Corp., Tokyo, Japan. The PVC conduit business will now
Ideal Industries Names Jim James Company's President and CEO
Jim James has been named by Ideal Industries Inc.'s board of directors as the company's president and chief executive officer. James was most recently
Emcor Boosts 2008 Sales Forecast
Contracting conglomerate Emcor Group Inc., Norwalk, Conn., expects its 2008 sales to be in the range of $6.8 billion to $7 billion, instead of the $6.3
Leviton Buys Back Thomas & Betts Minority Ownership Stake for $300 Million
Ending one of the more intriguing business relationships in recent electrical industry history, Thomas & Betts Corp., Memphis, Tenn., sold the 29.1 percent
Sylvania Files Lawsuit to Protect Patents
Osram Sylvania, Danvers, Mass., has filed a lawsuit against lighting distributor Green Energy Management, LLC, Westmoreland, N.H., for selling induction
South Korea's LS Cable to Purchase Superior Essex
LS Cable Ltd., Seoul, South Korea, is buying Superior Essex, Atlanta, for about $900 million in cash. The combined company would have consolidated 2007
Stuart Irby to Acquire Equity Utility Service in Bid to Grow Utility Business in Georgia
Increasing its already strong presence in the U.S. utility market, Stuart C. Irby Co., Jackson, Miss., a division of Sonepar USA, announced its intentions
Banking on Charlotte
Charlotte continues to cash in on construction in the financial sector, but the largest city in North Carolina is singing the homebuilding blues like


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