Electrical Wholesaling's annual listing of the largest distributors of electrical products in the North American market is an industry touchstone, a yearly survey that provides a look at how the top distributors have performed and their expectations for the year ahead.
At a time when many distributors would be happy with growth somewhere in the industry’s historical range of 4% to 8%, a surprising number of respondents to this year’s survey expect double-digit sales growth in 2016....More
Electrical industry sales were down more than 1.5% in the first quarter, and we view first quarter performance as history, not a forecast. But let’s try to put this in some context. Few if any industries can thrive against the tide of a slow-growing economy....More
Hearing about what’s on the minds of dozens of distribution executives from the largest electrical distributors in North America is an education in entrepreneurship that has got to be worth a few college credits from some business school. Each year I learn something new about this business from our Top 200 respondents. Below are the five things I learned while working on this year’s ranking....More
The reality is that many distributors are innovators and continue to innovate — for their customers, suppliers and themselves. In many cases, the original innovator within a distributor, manufacturer or manufacturer rep was the founder. They found a need (perhaps an unserved market), took a risk and invested into a business....More
Codale Electric Supply, a subsidiary of Sonepar USA based in Salt Lake City, announced the acquisition of Grove Madsen Industries, an independent electrical and automation distributor with locations in Reno and Las Vegas....More
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....More
The program provides classroom instruction, on-the-job training, key work/life skills, mentoring and employment opportunities for students to keep them motivated to stay in school, graduate and go on to become successful, productive members of the communities in which they live....More