Electrical Wholesaling Magazine http://ewweb.com/rss.xml en Baynes Electric Supply Opens New Offices and Central Distribution Center http://ewweb.com/massachusetts/baynes-electric-supply-opens-new-offices-and-central-distribution-center <div class="node-body article-body">Baynes Electric Supply recently opened their new offices and Central Distribution Center at 321 Manley St., W. Bridgewater, Mass. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/massachusetts/baynes-electric-supply-opens-new-offices-and-central-distribution-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/massachusetts/baynes-electric-supply-opens-new-offices-and-central-distribution-center#comments Bulletin Board Massachusetts Baynes Electric Supply Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:43:00 +0000 36841 at http://ewweb.com <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">The new 60,000-square-foot facility provides expanded office space and a state-of -the art warehousing and logistics operation to service its contractor customers throughout New England and national account customers throughout North America.</span></p> Photo credit: Baynes Electric Supply Martinsville Speedway Goes LED http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/martinsville-speedway-goes-led <div class="field-deck"> Graybar and Eaton's Ephesus were in on the job, said to be first major motorsports facility to install LED lighting. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The project, dubbed “Light Up Martinsville,” is looking for better illumination around the perimeter and infield of the track, with greater flexibility and more efficiency than traditional metal halide lights for a better fan experience at the Speedway and at home on television.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/martinsville-speedway-goes-led" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/martinsville-speedway-goes-led#comments Bulletin Board Silver Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:12:00 +0000 36831 at http://ewweb.com Photo courtesy of Graybar Are Interest Rates Ready to Rise? http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/are-interest-rates-ready-rise <div class="node-body article-body">John Gross, publisher of The Copper Journal offers some insight into where interest rates may be headed, based on some past trends he has spotted.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/are-interest-rates-ready-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/are-interest-rates-ready-rise#comments Materials Pricing Copper Journal. copper John Gross wire and cable Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:53:00 +0000 36821 at http://ewweb.com Dodge Forecast 5% Increase in 2017 Construction Starts to $713 Billion http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/dodge-forecast-5-increase-2017-construction-starts-713-billion <div class="node-body article-body">Dodge Data & Analytics released its 2017 Dodge Construction Outlook, and 2017 looks reasonably strong in many key segments of the construction industry. #DodgeOutlook2017</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/dodge-forecast-5-increase-2017-construction-starts-713-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/dodge-forecast-5-increase-2017-construction-starts-713-billion#comments Market Forecasts construction Dodge forecasts Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:36:00 +0000 36811 at http://ewweb.com People On the Move - October 2016 http://ewweb.com/gallery/people-move-october-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body"> Buckles-Smith, Glen Dimplex, GE Energy Connections, LSI Lighting, Lighting Science, Nora Lighting, Omni Cable,</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/gallery/people-move-october-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/gallery/people-move-october-2016#comments People Gallery Buckles-Smith GE Energy Connections Glen Dimplex Lighting Science LSI Lighting Nora Lighting and Omni Cable. Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:18:00 +0000 36801 at http://ewweb.com The Market Has Got the Fed Confused, Too http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/market-has-got-fed-confused-too <div class="field-byline"> John Gross </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If the Federal Reserve Bank doesn’t quite understand what’s happening in the market, how can execs in the metals industry? An Oct. 14 article in The New York Times reported on Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s comments at a recent event sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and gave some insight into the complexity of current market cycles.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/market-has-got-fed-confused-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/market-has-got-fed-confused-too#comments Materials Pricing copper Copper Journal John Gross metals market Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:15:00 +0000 36791 at http://ewweb.com Obituary: Herb Slater - Leader of Slater Electric and Duplex Electrical Supply http://ewweb.com/people/obituary-herb-slater-leader-slater-electric-and-duplex-electrical-supply <div class="node-body article-body">Herb Slater, a well-known presence in electrical industry circles for decades as president of Slater Electric, Glen Cove and Duplex Electrical Supply, Port Washington, N.Y., passed away on Oct. 15 at age 84.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/people/obituary-herb-slater-leader-slater-electric-and-duplex-electrical-supply" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/people/obituary-herb-slater-leader-slater-electric-and-duplex-electrical-supply#comments People Duplex electric Herb slater slater electric wiring devices. Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:45:00 +0000 36781 at http://ewweb.com Top 10 Product Picks for October 2016 http://ewweb.com/gallery/top-10-product-picks-october-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Congratulations to the following companies for having new products selected by <em>Electrical Wholesaling&#39;s</em> editors for this month&#39;s Top 10:<br /> Arlington Industries, Burndy, GE Industrial, ILSCO, Legrand, Milwaukee Tool, Orbit Industries, Southwire, Specified Technologies and Wiremold.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/gallery/top-10-product-picks-october-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/gallery/top-10-product-picks-october-2016#comments Product Galleries Gallery Gold Fri, 14 Oct 2016 21:32:00 +0000 36771 at http://ewweb.com Dodge Momentum Index Slides in September http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/dodge-momentum-index-slides-september <div class="node-body article-body">The Dodge Momentum Index fell 4.3% in September to 129.0 from its revised August reading of 134.8 (2000=100). The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/dodge-momentum-index-slides-september" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/dodge-momentum-index-slides-september#comments Economic Indicators Dodge Index Fri, 14 Oct 2016 19:20:00 +0000 36721 at http://ewweb.com Klein Tools Makes Donation to NECA, IBEW http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/klein-tools-makes-donation-neca-ibew <div class="node-body article-body">The double-down donation pledges Klein Tools’ support to IBEW, NECA and The Electrical Training Alliance training centers following Klein Tools’ original 5-year “Million Dollar Pledge” to this partnership.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/klein-tools-makes-donation-neca-ibew" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/klein-tools-makes-donation-neca-ibew#comments Bulletin Board Silver Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:56:00 +0000 36701 at http://ewweb.com <p>Mark Klein, co-president of Klein Tools, Greg Palese, vice president of marketing at Klein Tools presented the donation to John Grau, CEO of NECA, David Hardt, President of NECA, Geary Higgins, Vice President of NECA, Lonnie Stephenson, International President of IBEW, Jerry Westerholm, Assistant to the International President for Construction &amp; Maintenance and Business Development of IBEW, Jim Ross, Director, IBEW Construction and Maintenance Department of IBEW and Todd Stafford, Executive Director of The Electrical Training Alliance/NJATC.</p> Photo courtesy of Klein Tools Metals, Gas and Oil Markets Make Confusing Moves http://ewweb.com/electrical-economy/metals-gas-and-oil-markets-make-confusing-moves <div class="field-byline"> John Gross </div> <div class="node-body article-body">John Gross, publisher, The Copper Journal, as been busy again making sense of the wild-and-whacky metals markets. Here's what he sees this week.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/electrical-economy/metals-gas-and-oil-markets-make-confusing-moves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/electrical-economy/metals-gas-and-oil-markets-make-confusing-moves#comments Electrical Economy copper gross wire and cable Thu, 13 Oct 2016 21:44:00 +0000 36691 at http://ewweb.com ConEd Solutions to Install 15,576 PV Panels at University of Massachusetts http://ewweb.com/solar/coned-solutions-install-15576-pv-panels-university-massachusetts <div class="node-body article-body">The University of Massachusetts Amherst has retained ConEdison Solutions (CES) for a campus-wide solar power initiative expected to reduce university electric bills by $6.2 million over the next 20 years.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/coned-solutions-install-15576-pv-panels-university-massachusetts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/coned-solutions-install-15576-pv-panels-university-massachusetts#comments Solar ConEd Solutions photovoltaics PV solar Thu, 13 Oct 2016 21:36:00 +0000 36681 at http://ewweb.com LED Lighting Improves Comfort and Bottom Line for a Grocer in Canada http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/led-lighting-improves-comfort-and-bottom-line-grocer-canada <div class="node-body article-body">While designing a recent new-store build, Louie Pulice, Business Development Coordinator for Buy-Low Foods, began looking for lighting solutions to make the new Langdon, Alberta, store as cost efficient as possible, without sacrificing the shopper experience. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/led-lighting-improves-comfort-and-bottom-line-grocer-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/led-lighting-improves-comfort-and-bottom-line-grocer-canada#comments Bulletin Board Lighting Silver Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:51:00 +0000 36671 at http://ewweb.com Photo courtesy of Cree NAILD Seeks Lighting Industry's 'Forces Under 40' http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/naild-seeks-lighting-industrys-forces-under-40 <div class="node-body article-body">The Forces Under 40 Award will shine a spotlight on the up-and-coming leaders in the industry under the age of 40. NAILD invites distributors and others to help identify 2016’s most accomplished young lighting professionals by nominating someone with whom they have worked first-hand. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/naild-seeks-lighting-industrys-forces-under-40" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/naild-seeks-lighting-industrys-forces-under-40#comments Bulletin Board Silver Tue, 11 Oct 2016 19:49:00 +0000 36661 at http://ewweb.com Klein Tools Names 2016 Electrician of the Year Winner http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/klein-tools-names-2016-electrician-year-winner <div class="node-body article-body">Simmons was selected from more than 350 applicants and is recognized for his professional achievement, his dedication to safety and contributions to his local community. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/klein-tools-names-2016-electrician-year-winner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/klein-tools-names-2016-electrician-year-winner#comments Bulletin Board Silver Tue, 11 Oct 2016 19:26:00 +0000 36651 at http://ewweb.com <p>Las Vegas electrician Eric Simmons (right) was named Klein Tools&#39; 2016 Electrician of the Year. He accepted the award from David Klein, associate director of product management at Klein Tools.</p> Photo courtesy of Klein Tools Eaton Marks 75 Years of Recloser Innovations in South Milwaukee http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/eaton-marks-75-years-recloser-innovations-south-milwaukee <div class="node-body article-body">The facility manufactured the first automatic circuit recloser technology to the electric utility industry, which helps automatically restore service after momentary outages.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/eaton-marks-75-years-recloser-innovations-south-milwaukee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/eaton-marks-75-years-recloser-innovations-south-milwaukee#comments Bulletin Board Gold Mon, 10 Oct 2016 19:57:00 +0000 36641 at http://ewweb.com Acuity Takes Two Supplier Awards at Graybar Conference http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/acuity-takes-two-supplier-awards-graybar-conference <div class="node-body article-body">By winning both the Graybar Growth Award and Graybar Alliance Award, Acuity became the first supplier in Graybar’s history to capture two of its top three Supplier Excellence Awards.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/acuity-takes-two-supplier-awards-graybar-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/acuity-takes-two-supplier-awards-graybar-conference#comments Bulletin Board Gold Mon, 10 Oct 2016 19:40:00 +0000 36631 at http://ewweb.com Photo courtesy of Acuity Brands LED Lighting Systems: Energy and Beyond http://ewweb.com/lighting/led-lighting-systems-energy-and-beyond <div class="node-body article-body">Installing LED lighting systems will offer electrical contractors new opportunities to increase profits, but to succeed in the new world of lighting they will have to keep up with this quickly evolving technology and work closely with building owners and other buying influences to learn what they want in new lighting systems.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/lighting/led-lighting-systems-energy-and-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/lighting/led-lighting-systems-energy-and-beyond#comments Lighting electrical contractors LED lighting NECA Sun, 09 Oct 2016 00:57:00 +0000 36621 at http://ewweb.com Doris Kearns Goodwin Gives Keynote at NECA Annual http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/doris-kearns-goodwin-gives-keynote-neca-annual <div class="node-body article-body">​NECA attendees were treated to some rare insight into the U.S Presidency by Doris Kearns Goodwin, who has been writing books about American Presidents since the Lyndon Johnson Administration and recently published The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/doris-kearns-goodwin-gives-keynote-neca-annual" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/doris-kearns-goodwin-gives-keynote-neca-annual#comments Bulletin Board electrical contractors NECA Sun, 09 Oct 2016 00:53:00 +0000 36611 at http://ewweb.com Pride of Ownership: ESOPs in electrical distribution http://ewweb.com/management/pride-ownership-esops-electrical-distribution <div class="field-deck"> Electrical distributors who have embraced employee ownership find unique advantages in motivation and teamwork. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Employee ownership alone will not transform your company into Graybar or Border States. But if you have a certain cast of mind, a transition to employee ownership can be a positive way to unify your organization, ensure its continuity as a growing business, and share some of the benefits of ownership more broadly.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/management/pride-ownership-esops-electrical-distribution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/management/pride-ownership-esops-electrical-distribution#comments Management Gold Fri, 07 Oct 2016 19:30:00 +0000 36601 at http://ewweb.com michaeljung/iStock/Thinkstock John Gross On Making Sense of Today’s Copper Market: Back To The Basics http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/john-gross-making-sense-today-s-copper-market-back-basics <div class="field-byline"> John Gross </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Last week saw another 15,600 metric tonnes of copper go into Comex and LME warehouses, bringing the total held to 436,250 metric tonnes, representing the highest level held since Nov. 2013, yet the price continues its sideways move.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/john-gross-making-sense-today-s-copper-market-back-basics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/john-gross-making-sense-today-s-copper-market-back-basics#comments Materials Pricing copper John Gross wire and cable Tue, 04 Oct 2016 15:10:00 +0000 36591 at http://ewweb.com Times & Trends: The New Game in Town http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/times-trends-new-game-town <div class="field-deck"> It’s not your mom and dad’s lighting market anymore. Now is the time to adapt to it. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Now you need to know how LED lighting systems link to HVAC, security and other building networks. This union is intended to create a more flexible environment that can be controlled remotely and provide additional energy savings through down-to-the-second analysis of energy use.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/times-trends-new-game-town" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/times-trends-new-game-town#comments Editorial Commentary Gold Mon, 03 Oct 2016 21:35:00 +0000 36731 at http://ewweb.com <p>Jim Lucy, Chief Editor</p> October 2016 http://ewweb.com/ewweb/2016-10-03 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <h3><a href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/53209068">Download the Digital Edition</a></h3> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/electrical-economy/barely-reaching-new-heights">Barely Reaching New Heights</a> <a href="/management/pride-ownership-esops-electrical-distribution">Pride of Ownership: ESOPs in electrical distribution</a> <a href="/commentary/speaking-out-12-tips-reinventing-your-lighting-business">Speaking Out: 12 Tips for Reinventing Your Lighting Business</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> Mon, 03 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0000 36741 at http://ewweb.com Verizon Moves into Lighting with Sensity Systems Purchase http://ewweb.com/news-watch/verizon-moves-lighting-sensity-systems-purchase <div class="node-body article-body">Sensity has established itself as one of the companies to watch in the race to combine lighting with data networks and build new capabilities on those combined technologies. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/verizon-moves-lighting-sensity-systems-purchase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/verizon-moves-lighting-sensity-systems-purchase#comments News Watch Silver Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:52:00 +0000 36761 at http://ewweb.com Southwire Gets Bigger in Building Wire with United Copper Deal http://ewweb.com/news-watch/southwire-gets-bigger-building-wire-united-copper-deal <div class="node-body article-body">United Copper Industries has a workforce of approximately 300 employees and a 450,000-sq-ft-facility in Denton that includes sales and support resources, a copper rod mill, a manufacturing plant and distribution resources. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/southwire-gets-bigger-building-wire-united-copper-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/southwire-gets-bigger-building-wire-united-copper-deal#comments News Watch Silver Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:49:00 +0000 36751 at http://ewweb.com Barely Reaching New Heights http://ewweb.com/electrical-economy/barely-reaching-new-heights <div class="field-byline"> By Tom Zind </div> <div class="field-deck"> This year’s Top 50 electrical contracting firms score nearly $23 billion in revenue, but the pace of growth slows. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This year’s Top 50, 61% of whom characterized 2015 as business-friendly, exhibit a blend of tempered optimism, eagerness to explore emerging opportunities, and caution in how they approach the marketplace.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/electrical-economy/barely-reaching-new-heights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/electrical-economy/barely-reaching-new-heights#comments Electrical Economy Gold Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:01:00 +0000 36561 at http://ewweb.com <p>The new 380,000-square-foot, seven-story health care addition for Akron Children&rsquo;s Hospital offers 33 emergency treatment rooms, 75 NICU beds, behavioral health, procedures, outpatient surgery and diagnostic imaging.</p> Courtesy of Parsons Electric; photo credit: Blake Marvin / HKS, Inc. Speaking Out: 12 Tips for Reinventing Your Lighting Business http://ewweb.com/commentary/speaking-out-12-tips-reinventing-your-lighting-business <div class="field-byline"> By Bill Attardi </div> <div class="field-deck"> The author’s common-sense take on how traditional lighting distributors need to evolve to survive in today’s lighting market is short, sweet and real world. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Every single traditional lighting business will go out of business. It’s just a matter of time and it will happen faster than most would like.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/commentary/speaking-out-12-tips-reinventing-your-lighting-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/commentary/speaking-out-12-tips-reinventing-your-lighting-business#comments Commentary Silver Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:49:00 +0000 36551 at http://ewweb.com MaxLite Joins ENERGY STAR Change the World Tour Raising Funds for Habitat for Humanity http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/maxlite-joins-energy-star-change-world-tour-raising-funds-habitat-humanity <div class="node-body article-body">MaxLite will donate 10% of sales (up to a $5,000 threshold) from select ENERGY STAR certified products sold on the site throughout the month to Habitat.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/maxlite-joins-energy-star-change-world-tour-raising-funds-habitat-humanity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/maxlite-joins-energy-star-change-world-tour-raising-funds-habitat-humanity#comments Bulletin Board Silver Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:04:00 +0000 36541 at http://ewweb.com sculpies/iStock/Thinkstock Sydney’s Spice Room Lights Up http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/sydney-s-spice-room-lights <div class="node-body article-body">Located in the Circular Quay area of Sydney, the Spice Room restaurant’s dining tables now radiate with warm individual pools of light, providing functional light with beautiful color rendering. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/sydney-s-spice-room-lights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/sydney-s-spice-room-lights#comments Bulletin Board Lighting Silver Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:19:00 +0000 36521 at http://ewweb.com Photo credit: Brent Winstone Bulbrite Launches New LED Merchandising http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/bulbrite-launches-new-led-merchandising <div class="node-body article-body">Each display features colorful visuals to educate consumers on their LED purchase by providing light bulb buying tips that help them find the right bulb for their unique needs and for maximum flexibility. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/bulbrite-launches-new-led-merchandising" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/bulbrite-launches-new-led-merchandising#comments Bulletin Board Silver Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:11:00 +0000 36511 at http://ewweb.com