Electrical Wholesaling Magazine http://ewweb.com/rss.xml en Hempstead, NY, to save $57 million by converting more than 50,000 street lights to Cree LEDs http://ewweb.com/new-york/hempstead-ny-save-57-million-converting-more-50000-street-lights-cree-leds <div class="node-body article-body">Hempstead, NY, the largest township in the country, is making the switch to LED technology with the conversion of more than 50,000 high-pressure sodium fixtures to LED street lights from Cree Inc., Durham, NC.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/new-york/hempstead-ny-save-57-million-converting-more-50000-street-lights-cree-leds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/new-york/hempstead-ny-save-57-million-converting-more-50000-street-lights-cree-leds#comments New York Cree LED lighting NY Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:37:00 +0000 37421 at http://ewweb.com <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">Cree was selected for the project after a test installation on the Sunrise Highway quickly demonstrated impressive annual energy savings of $75,000, about 63% over the previous technology for that roadway alone.&nbsp;</span></p> WAC Lighting hosts first-ever Landscape Lighting Summit http://ewweb.com/lighting/wac-lighting-hosts-first-ever-landscape-lighting-summit <div class="node-body article-body">WAC Lighting, Port Washington, NY, hosted its first Landscape Lighting Summit on Nov. 4-5 for landscape contractors and other industry professionals from around the nation. The event was held at WAC Lighting headquarters in Port Washington.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/lighting/wac-lighting-hosts-first-ever-landscape-lighting-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/lighting/wac-lighting-hosts-first-ever-landscape-lighting-summit#comments New York Lighting LED WAC Lighting Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:23:00 +0000 37411 at http://ewweb.com New “Facing the Forces” Report http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/new-facing-forces-report <div class="node-body article-body">“Navigating the Seas of Disruption”, provides wholesaler-distributors, their suppliers, customers, and other stakeholders with strategic insights into the key business and economic trends affecting the wholesale distribution supply chain through 2020. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/new-facing-forces-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/new-facing-forces-report#comments Bulletin Board Silver Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:40:00 +0000 37401 at http://ewweb.com Photo: National Association of Wholesaler-DIstributors IMARK 2017 Distinguished Performance Awards http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/imark-2017-distinguished-performance-awards <div class="node-body article-body">The members were recognized based on objective criteria tracked by IMARK HQ for their effective implementation of IMARK marketing and training programs and their exemplary support of IMARK preferred suppliers.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/imark-2017-distinguished-performance-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/imark-2017-distinguished-performance-awards#comments Bulletin Board Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:37:00 +0000 37391 at http://ewweb.com Lighting Makes an Icon of Houston Skyscraper http://ewweb.com/lighting/lighting-makes-icon-houston-skyscraper <div class="node-body article-body">The balconies are on every floor, and they’re curved — creating a wavy, organic appearance up and down the building’s gleaming façade. At night, those curves are accentuated by lines of Plexineon, which outline the edges of the balconies and form what appears, from a distance, to be a wave of light.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/lighting/lighting-makes-icon-houston-skyscraper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/lighting/lighting-makes-icon-houston-skyscraper#comments Bulletin Board Lighting Silver Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:08:00 +0000 37291 at http://ewweb.com Photo: iLight Technologies Dodge Says October Construction Starts Pulled Back 4% http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/dodge-says-october-construction-starts-pulled-back-4 <div class="field-byline"> Dodge Data &amp; Analytics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">​New construction starts in October decreased 4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $678.9 billion, settling back from the elevated amount that was reported in September, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/dodge-says-october-construction-starts-pulled-back-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/dodge-says-october-construction-starts-pulled-back-4#comments Economic Indicators construction Dodge Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:21:00 +0000 37281 at http://ewweb.com DOE Announces Community Solar Competition with Millions in Incentives and Prize Money http://ewweb.com/solar/doe-announces-community-solar-competition-millions-incentives-and-prize-money <div class="node-body article-body">The SunShot Prize: Solar in Your Community Challenge is a prize competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that aims to expand solar electricity access to all Americans.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/doe-announces-community-solar-competition-millions-incentives-and-prize-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/doe-announces-community-solar-competition-millions-incentives-and-prize-money#comments Solar photovoltaics PV solar Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:16:00 +0000 37271 at http://ewweb.com Getty Images Tesla Finalizes Solar City Acquisition http://ewweb.com/solar/tesla-finalizes-solar-city-acquisition <div class="node-body article-body">Tesla’s shareholders have overwhelmingly approved our acquisition of SolarCity.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/tesla-finalizes-solar-city-acquisition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/tesla-finalizes-solar-city-acquisition#comments Solar photovoltaics PV Solarcity tesla Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:08:00 +0000 37261 at http://ewweb.com Tesla / Solar City MaxLite to Save Oakland $160,000-Plus with Necklace of Lights Project http://ewweb.com/lighting/maxlite-save-oakland-160000-plus-necklace-lights-project <div class="node-body article-body">The City of Oakland needed a solution that would deliver high-quality illumination, energy savings and longevity. Working with local MaxLite distributor San Leandro Electric Supply, the city recently replaced the 4,500 cold cathode bulbs with MaxLite 2.5W LED Marquee Lamps.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/lighting/maxlite-save-oakland-160000-plus-necklace-lights-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/lighting/maxlite-save-oakland-160000-plus-necklace-lights-project#comments Lighting CA California LED lighting Maxlite Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:55:00 +0000 37251 at http://ewweb.com <p>By switching from cold-cathode fluorescent bulbs to LED, the City of Oakland will reduce energy consumption at the Necklace of Lights by 17%, saving 9,855 kWh and $2,538 in energy and maintenance costs annually.</p> Photo credit: Albert Benichou/DeNoise Studios Top 10 Product Picks for November 2016 http://ewweb.com/product-galleries/top-10-product-picks-november-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Congratulations to the following companies for having new products selected by Electrical Wholesaling's editors for this month's Top 10: ASCO, Atkore, Minerallac, Bridgeport Fittings, Burndy, CBS ArcSafe, Cree, Earthtronics, Greenlee and Southwire. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/product-galleries/top-10-product-picks-november-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/product-galleries/top-10-product-picks-november-2016#comments Product Galleries Gallery ASCO Atkore Bridgeport Fittings Burndy CBS ArcSafe Cree Earthtronics Greenlee and Southwire Minerallac Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:34:00 +0000 37241 at http://ewweb.com EYE Lighting Celebrates 25th Anniversary http://ewweb.com/lighting/eye-lighting-celebrates-25th-anniversary <div class="node-body article-body">EYE Lighting International, Mentor, OH, celebrated its history and growth in the lighting industry during a 25th anniversary event on Friday, Nov. 18, at its headquarters and manufacturing operations in Mentor.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/lighting/eye-lighting-celebrates-25th-anniversary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/lighting/eye-lighting-celebrates-25th-anniversary#comments Lighting EYE LED lighting Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:01:00 +0000 37231 at http://ewweb.com <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">Tom Salpietra, president &amp; COO of EYE Lighting, (right), accepts congratulations on EYE&rsquo;s Silver Anniversary from Ohio State Senator John Eklund. </span></p> NEMA Honors Industry Execs at Annual Meeting in Cleveland http://ewweb.com/people/nema-honors-industry-execs-annual-meeting-cleveland <div class="node-body article-body">NEMA announced the 2016 winners of its annual awards during the association's 90th Annual Membership Meeting in Cleveland, last week. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/people/nema-honors-industry-execs-annual-meeting-cleveland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/people/nema-honors-industry-execs-annual-meeting-cleveland#comments People Chris Curtis NEMA Schneider Electric Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:17:00 +0000 37211 at http://ewweb.com Questions People Ask About Copper Prices, the Dollar and their Impact on the U.S. Economy http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/questions-people-ask-about-copper-prices-dollar-and-their-impact-us-economy <div class="field-byline"> John Gross, Publisher, The Copper Journal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">John Gross, publisher of The Copper Journal, has some questions on the dramatic but somewhat puzzling increases in copper prices, the strength of the U.S. dollar, and the continuing rise of the stock market. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/questions-people-ask-about-copper-prices-dollar-and-their-impact-us-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/questions-people-ask-about-copper-prices-dollar-and-their-impact-us-economy#comments Materials Pricing copper John Gross The Copper Journal wire and cable Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:56:00 +0000 37201 at http://ewweb.com DISC Corp. Makes Two Senior Management Appointments http://ewweb.com/people/disc-corp-makes-two-senior-management-appointments <div class="node-body article-body"><p><em><img alt="" src="/site-files/ewweb.com/files/uploads/2016/11/07/DISC_logo_250.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 108px; float: left; margin: 3px;" />​DISC</em><em> (Distributor Information Services Corp.) (Orange, CT):</em><strong> Gil Isenstein</strong> and <strong>Rebecca Drew</strong> have been appointed to chief marketing officer and COO, respectively. DISC Founder and President <strong>Herm Isenstein</strong> will continue to serve in his current role as the company&rsquo;s chief executive.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/people/disc-corp-makes-two-senior-management-appointments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/people/disc-corp-makes-two-senior-management-appointments#comments People DISC Isenstein Tue, 15 Nov 2016 19:05:00 +0000 37191 at http://ewweb.com 2017 Market Planning Guide http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2017-market-planning-guide-0 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The electrical industry is at yet another interesting economic flashpoint. Growth over the past three or four years has been around 3% to 4%, which is at the low end of the historical industry average. And the 3.1% growth rate that distributor readers of Electrical Wholesaling forecast in a recent survey is accurate, we are in for another year of slow growth.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2017-market-planning-guide-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2017-market-planning-guide-0#comments Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Mon, 14 Nov 2016 18:28:00 +0000 37111 at http://ewweb.com AD Honors Distributors and Suppliers at 2016 North American Meeting http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/ad-honors-distributors-and-suppliers-2016-north-american-meeting <div class="node-body article-body">AD’s Electrical North American Meeting held Oct. 19-21 in National Harbor, MD attracted more 1,000 attendees, including 144 first-time attendees and representatives from over 331 companies in the United States, Canada and Mexico.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/ad-honors-distributors-and-suppliers-2016-north-american-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/ad-honors-distributors-and-suppliers-2016-north-american-meeting#comments Bulletin Board Illinois Indiana Iowa Michigan New York Affiliated Distributors Mon, 14 Nov 2016 16:37:00 +0000 37181 at http://ewweb.com <p>Dave Kinsella, AD (left) and&nbsp;AD&rsquo;s Ed Crawford (right), present&nbsp;Drew Esce, Sandy Rosecrans of City Electric, Syracuse, N.Y., with AD&#39;s U.S. Member of the Year, Performance &ndash; Over $10 million.</p> NAED Names Granite City's Greg Smith Incoming Eastern Region V.P.-Elect http://ewweb.com/people/naed-names-granite-citys-greg-smith-incoming-eastern-region-vp-elect <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="text"><span style="background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><em>National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) (St. Louis):</em> &nbsp;<strong>Greg Smith, </strong>executive V.P. for Quincy, Mass.-based Granite City Electric Supply Co., is the incoming vice president-elect of NAED&rsquo;s Eastern Region. He has been in the industry 30 years and has served on NAED&rsquo;s Eastern Region Council several times.</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/people/naed-names-granite-citys-greg-smith-incoming-eastern-region-vp-elect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/people/naed-names-granite-citys-greg-smith-incoming-eastern-region-vp-elect#comments Massachusetts People Granite City Greg Smith MA Mon, 14 Nov 2016 15:31:00 +0000 37171 at http://ewweb.com Plasti-Bond Names West Pacific Power Products as Rep in Hawaii http://ewweb.com/hawaii/plasti-bond-names-west-pacific-power-products-rep-hawaii <div class="node-body article-body">West Pacific Power Products Inc. will now rep Plasti-Bond in Hawaii. Plasti-Bond is a manufacturer of ETL-Verified PVC-001 rigid conduit and PVC-coated fittings. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/hawaii/plasti-bond-names-west-pacific-power-products-rep-hawaii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/hawaii/plasti-bond-names-west-pacific-power-products-rep-hawaii#comments Hawaii Rep News HI. Hawaii NEMRA Plasti-Bond reps West Pacific Power Products Mon, 14 Nov 2016 03:54:00 +0000 37161 at http://ewweb.com ECN/Korns Names Bell & McCoy to Rep Line in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Oklahoma http://ewweb.com/rep-news/ecnkorns-names-bell-mccoy-rep-line-texas-louisiana-mississippi-and-oklahoma <div class="node-body article-body">Bell & McCoy will rep the ECN/KORNS product line of elbows, couplings, nipples and clamps in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Oklahoma. The move was effective Nov. 10. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/rep-news/ecnkorns-names-bell-mccoy-rep-line-texas-louisiana-mississippi-and-oklahoma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/rep-news/ecnkorns-names-bell-mccoy-rep-line-texas-louisiana-mississippi-and-oklahoma#comments Louisiana Mississippi Oklahoma Texas Rep News Bell & McCoy ECN/KORNS NEMRA reps Mon, 14 Nov 2016 03:49:00 +0000 37151 at http://ewweb.com Buelow Appointed Milbank’s V.P. of Sales & Marketing http://ewweb.com/people/buelow-appointed-milbank-s-vp-sales-marketing <div class="node-body article-body">Chris Buelow has been appointed vice president of sales and marketing for Milbank Manufacturing, Kansas City. He will lead the sales and marketing teams in growing market share and increasing profitability for all Milbank products, and work to expand Milbank's footprint in new and existing sales channels.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/people/buelow-appointed-milbank-s-vp-sales-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/people/buelow-appointed-milbank-s-vp-sales-marketing#comments People Milbank Mon, 14 Nov 2016 03:27:00 +0000 37141 at http://ewweb.com 2017 Electrical Outlook by Region http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2017-electrical-outlook-region <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Electrical Wholesaling&#39;s annual Market Planning Guide puts a wealth of regional data at your fingertips and gives you the numbers you need to create a custom forecast for electrical product sales in any of the U.S. Census Bureau&#39;s nine geographic regions, down to the metropolitan statistical area.</p> <p>This gallery highlights the factors influencing growth prospects for each of the regions with links to a more in-depth look for each, including the big projects on the boards or underway and market trends that may affect the region&#39;s fortunes over the coming year.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2017-electrical-outlook-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2017-electrical-outlook-region#comments Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Thu, 10 Nov 2016 21:08:00 +0000 37131 at http://ewweb.com Times & Trends: The Haves & the Have Nots http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/times-trends-haves-have-nots <div class="field-deck"> Some major megatrends seem to be driving an awful lot of the business to a relatively small number of local markets. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Although individual MSAs have always marched to the beat of their own economic drums, it seems like the U.S. economy is evolving into a land of haves and have nots, with some metropolitan areas seeing growth far outpacing the national average and others struggling to maintain much growth at all.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/times-trends-haves-have-nots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/times-trends-haves-have-nots#comments Editorial Commentary Electrical Economy Gold Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:14:00 +0000 37121 at http://ewweb.com <p>Jim Lucy, Chief Editor</p> Brick Anchor Brew House Features Custom Chandeliers http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/brick-anchor-brew-house-features-custom-chandeliers <div class="node-body article-body">The Chandel-Airs, says Meyda Custom Lighting, provide enough illumination for the 3,000 square foot-space with 20-foot ceilings while keeping it cool or warm depending on the season.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/brick-anchor-brew-house-features-custom-chandeliers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/brick-anchor-brew-house-features-custom-chandeliers#comments Bulletin Board Silver Tue, 08 Nov 2016 21:06:00 +0000 37091 at http://ewweb.com Photo courtesy of Meyda Custom Lighting Managing Your Resources in Uneven Markets http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/managing-your-resources-uneven-markets <div class="field-deck"> The electrical distributor’s marketplace has seen a sluggish year, particularly in industrial sectors, but the view ahead does reveal some opportunities. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At the top, our outlook for next year is for industry sales to advance 4.7% from the 2016 level. Not coincidentally, the Electrical Wholesaling team is forecasting industry sales to grow 3.1% next year, after gaining 3.7% this year, compared to our minus 1.3% for 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/managing-your-resources-uneven-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/managing-your-resources-uneven-markets#comments Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Tue, 08 Nov 2016 20:40:00 +0000 37081 at http://ewweb.com Source: DISC Corp. NICOR Opens New Lighting Technology Center http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/nicor-opens-new-lighting-technology-center <div class="node-body article-body">The training center’s 20,000 sq ft expansion includes a dedicated training space of 2,500 sq ft, plus upgraded engineering, testing and photometry labs, a larger ManTech product customization area, as well as additional office space.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/nicor-opens-new-lighting-technology-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/nicor-opens-new-lighting-technology-center#comments Bulletin Board Lighting Silver Tue, 08 Nov 2016 20:17:00 +0000 37071 at http://ewweb.com Photo courtesy of NICOR EW's Top 100 Metro Stars in Population Growth http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/ews-top-100-metro-stars-population-growth <div class="node-body article-body">Ever wonder which cities and towns are adding the most population? EW's Top 100 Metros Stars in Population Growth on the map below all enjoyed population increases between 2010 and 2015 of at least 5.9%, more than two percentage points over the 4.1% population growth the United States saw as a whole.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/ews-top-100-metro-stars-population-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/ews-top-100-metro-stars-population-growth#comments Economic Indicators Market Planning Guide Mon, 07 Nov 2016 17:44:00 +0000 37061 at http://ewweb.com <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">Leading the pack with an amazing 27.3% percent increase &ndash; and 25,471 new residents - was The Villages MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) in Florida, a retirement community that has enjoyed explosive growth over the past few years.</span></p> Photo credit: www.55places.com Sylvania Comes Home http://ewweb.com/lighting/sylvania-comes-home <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Sylvania brand will be front-and-center in LEDVANCE’s plans to build its position with distributors in the North American lighting market.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/lighting/sylvania-comes-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/lighting/sylvania-comes-home#comments Lighting LED LEDVANCE lighting Sylvania Mon, 07 Nov 2016 17:05:00 +0000 37051 at http://ewweb.com Dodge Momentum Index Shows Construction Increase in October http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/dodge-momentum-index-shows-construction-increase-october <div class="node-body article-body">The Dodge Momentum Index grew 4.1% in October to 133.6 from its revised September reading of 128.3 (2000=100). October’s gain nearly reversed the loss in September, and returns the Momentum Index to the rising trend that began earlier in the year. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/dodge-momentum-index-shows-construction-increase-october" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/dodge-momentum-index-shows-construction-increase-october#comments Market Forecasts Dodge forecast Market Planning Mon, 07 Nov 2016 16:53:00 +0000 37041 at http://ewweb.com DISC Pegs 2017 Growth at 4.7% http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/disc-pegs-2017-growth-47-0 <div class="node-body article-body">DISC Corp.’s new monthly flash update points toward a soft electrical market for the rest of 2016, but Herm Isenstein, DISC’s president, sees solid growth for 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/disc-pegs-2017-growth-47-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/disc-pegs-2017-growth-47-0#comments Market Forecasts DISC Isenstein market forecasts Mon, 07 Nov 2016 16:43:00 +0000 37031 at http://ewweb.com Today's Copper Market - The Acid Test Is Now Upon Us http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/todays-copper-market-acid-test-now-upon-us <div class="field-byline"> John Gross, publisher, The Copper Journal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Copper is on the move, but John Gross, publisher of The Copper Journal, says it's tough to gauge whether price increases will continue.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/todays-copper-market-acid-test-now-upon-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/todays-copper-market-acid-test-now-upon-us#comments Materials Pricing Electrical Economy copper Copper Journal John Gross wire and cable Mon, 07 Nov 2016 16:28:00 +0000 37011 at http://ewweb.com