Almost 50 years after an Apollo space walk, a long-lost flat cable harness returned back home to Cicoil. The “Bio-Harness” Assembly, built by Cicoil for the 1969 Apollo 9 Space Flight, was acquired by Cicoil in a NASA Apollo Space Program auction.
In August, Buckles-Smith Electric’s headquarters and main distribution center will be relocating 4.5 miles north of their current San Jose location to Santa Clara. The new, larger facility will allow Buckles-Smith to further develop their capabilities and better serve their customers....More
The First Baptist Church of Bethalto, Ill., was looking to update its facility with improved lighting that provided energy savings. The 25,000-square-foot building and exterior were lit by an aging system of fluorescent and metal halide fixtures that had become prohibitively expensive to operate and labor intensive to maintain....More
DOE announced funding for nine research and development projects that will support solid-state lighting (SSL) core technology research, product development, and manufacturing research and development....More
The new standard 201-2016, Facility Smart Grid Information Model, provides a common basis for electrical energy consumers to describe, manage and communicate about electrical energy consumption and forecasts, and comes packaged with a user's manual...More
With its concerns for dependable power, Eaton Corp. tracks power outages in its Blackout Tracker. May 2016 was a bad month. According to a post at Eaton's ThePlug e-mail newsletter, last month there were 329 outages affecting nearly 900,000 people for more than nine days....More
Electrical Wholesaling’s annual survey of the Top 200 electrical distributors always offers one of the electrical market’s best spot checks on the economic health of the industry at mid-year. And as you might expect in a year where business prospects vary so wildly from metro-to-metro and niche-to-niche, one’s sense of the market climate will depend on with whom you speak.
In recent years, distributors have seen their markets drastically change with new competitors and new product categories appearing almost daily, and customers wanting to change the way they buy products and services. And when markets change, distributors must change....More