Electrical History


2015 marks 95 years of Electrical Wholesaling's coverage of the electrical industry. 

As part of Electrical Wholesaling magazine’s 95th anniversary celebration, I thought it would be a good time to recognize some of the people, companies and industry trends that changed the electrical market. In our second "Giants of Our Times" photo gallery, I have recognized a few of the industry leaders and key trends that made a difference in the electrical wholesaling industry. Over the next few months I will include others.

I borrowed the title of these retrospectives, “Giants of Our Times,” from several advertising sections that Tom Preston wrote for the magazine back in the 1980s in which he profiled some of the industry leaders from his generation who made a difference in our industry. I never learned to write quite as well as Tom, but I share the same love for the industry. I don’t think he will mind that I borrowed the title of his special advertising sections for this feature.

  • Dec 11, 2015
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    2015 Electrical Distributor Acquisitions  

    Anixter deal to buy HD Supply's electrical division led the list of major distributor acquisitions in 2015. This is a data table in support of our feature Top News Stories of 2015 from the December 2015 edition of Electrical Wholesaling....More

With our first 95 years of publication behind us, we've put together some of the best historical features and galleries for a look back at how the electrical wholesaling industry has changed since what would become Electrical Wholesaling magazine published its first issue in 1920. 


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