Electrical Wholesaling Magazine http://ewweb.com/rss.xml en Nora Lighting Hosts New Reps at Sales Training Event http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/nora-lighting-hosts-new-reps-sales-training-event <div class="field-deck"> Reps from all across the country gathered for the last meeting in Nora's old showroom. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Nora Lighting, Commerce, CA, welcomed more than 30 new sales representatives to a National Sales Training Meeting at the company&rsquo;s headquarters in Commerce, CA. The three-day event was hosted by Nora Lighting President and CEO Fred Farzan and Executive Vice President Jilla Farzan, and featured demonstration workshops and social events.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/nora-lighting-hosts-new-reps-sales-training-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/nora-lighting-hosts-new-reps-sales-training-event#comments Bulletin Board Rep News Silver Tue, 23 May 2017 20:41:00 +0000 39201 at http://ewweb.com Photo credit: Nora Lighting University Student Engineering Teams Find Temporary Home at Meyda Factory http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/university-student-engineering-teams-find-temporary-home-meyda-factory <div class="field-deck"> SUNY POLY engineering students were concerned about the lack of a location to build their projects for extracurricular programs and competitions during renovations. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When he learned about the dilemma, Cohen offered them space at Meyda Lighting’s factory and access to its state of the art equipment at no charge to the students and faculty of SUNY POLY.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/university-student-engineering-teams-find-temporary-home-meyda-factory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/university-student-engineering-teams-find-temporary-home-meyda-factory#comments Bulletin Board Silver Mon, 22 May 2017 19:19:00 +0000 39191 at http://ewweb.com EW's Top 10 Product Picks for May 2017 http://ewweb.com/product-galleries/ews-top-10-product-picks-may-2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Congratulations to the product development and marketing teams of the following companies for having their products selected in this month's picks: ABB, Bridgeport Fittings, Burndy, Cognex, Extech, Knipex, Leviton, Lutron, Milwaukee Tool and Service Wire.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/product-galleries/ews-top-10-product-picks-may-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/product-galleries/ews-top-10-product-picks-may-2017#comments Product Galleries ABB Bridgeport Fittings Burndy Cognex Extech Knipex Leviton Lutron Milwaukee Tool Service Wire Thu, 18 May 2017 22:08:00 +0000 39181 at http://ewweb.com EW's Top 10 LED Picks from LightFair 2017 http://ewweb.com/product-galleries/ews-top-10-led-picks-lightfair-2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body">We saw dozens of new products at LightFair 2017 in Philadelphia earlier this month, and we selected a few that really stood out for our Top 10 LED Product Picks this month. Congratulations to the product management and marketing teams at Acuity Brands, Cree, Eaton, Eye Lighting, Forest Lighting, Fulham, Kim/Hubbell Lighting, Legrand, Maxlite, Sylvania/Ledvance,</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/product-galleries/ews-top-10-led-picks-lightfair-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/product-galleries/ews-top-10-led-picks-lightfair-2017#comments Product Galleries Lighting Acuity Brands Cree Eaton EYE Lighting Forest Lighting Fulham Kim/Hubbell Lighting LEDVANCE Legrand Maxlite Sylvania Thu, 18 May 2017 20:30:00 +0000 39171 at http://ewweb.com Leviton’s Bill Marshall Wins Edison Report’s Lifetime Achievement Award at Lightfair http://ewweb.com/lighting/leviton-s-bill-marshall-wins-edison-report-s-lifetime-achievement-award-lightfair <div class="node-body article-body">Leviton's Bill Marshall was awarded the 2017 Edison Report’s Lifetime Achievement Award, presented annually to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the lighting industry over their career.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/lighting/leviton-s-bill-marshall-wins-edison-report-s-lifetime-achievement-award-lightfair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/lighting/leviton-s-bill-marshall-wins-edison-report-s-lifetime-achievement-award-lightfair#comments Lighting Leviton lighting Marshall Thu, 18 May 2017 17:24:00 +0000 39161 at http://ewweb.com General Cable Gets First UL Power Over HDBaseT Certification for Communication Cables http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/general-cable-gets-first-ul-power-over-hdbaset-certification-communication-cables <div class="field-deck"> PoE cabling will be used in IoT-enabled applications </div> <div class="node-body article-body">General Cable, Highland Heights, Ky., recently acquired the first Underwriters Laboratories’ (UL) Power over HDBaseT (PoH) Cable Certification.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/general-cable-gets-first-ul-power-over-hdbaset-certification-communication-cables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/general-cable-gets-first-ul-power-over-hdbaset-certification-communication-cables#comments Bulletin Board General Cable iot wire and cable Thu, 18 May 2017 15:35:00 +0000 39151 at http://ewweb.com IoT-Ready Alliance Working on Standards for IoT Sensors in LED Fixtures http://ewweb.com/lighting/iot-ready-alliance-working-standards-iot-sensors-led-fixtures <div class="node-body article-body">The IoT-Ready Alliance has been established with the goal of upgrading lighting fixtures for the commercial IoT as simple as screwing in a light bulb.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/lighting/iot-ready-alliance-working-standards-iot-sensors-led-fixtures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/lighting/iot-ready-alliance-working-standards-iot-sensors-led-fixtures#comments Lighting iot IoT Alliance LED lighting Thu, 18 May 2017 15:27:00 +0000 39141 at http://ewweb.com Kohler Power Helps Build Habitat for Humanity Home http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/kohler-power-helps-build-habitat-humanity-home <div class="node-body article-body">Hundreds of associates from Kohler’s engines and generators business are volunteering their time over the next several months to help build the home from the ground up. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/kohler-power-helps-build-habitat-humanity-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/kohler-power-helps-build-habitat-humanity-home#comments Bulletin Board Wed, 17 May 2017 20:51:00 +0000 39131 at http://ewweb.com <p>Kohler Power and Habitat for Humanity executives joined the home-buyer family and local dignitaries at a recent groundbreaking ceremony.</p> Bulbrite Challenge Builds and Donates Bikes for Kids http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/bulbrite-challenge-builds-and-donates-bikes-kids <div class="node-body article-body">All Bulbrite employees were divided into five interdepartmental bike building teams. Each team set out to build a bicycle by hand and then create a commercial for the bike.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/bulbrite-challenge-builds-and-donates-bikes-kids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/bulbrite-challenge-builds-and-donates-bikes-kids#comments Bulletin Board Wed, 17 May 2017 20:40:00 +0000 39121 at http://ewweb.com <p>Team &ldquo;Cool Beans&rdquo; won this year&rsquo;s Bike Build event with a funny and original video based on a famous infomercial spot.</p> Times & Trends: Some Bumps & Bruises in the Early Days of IoT http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/times-trends-some-bumps-bruises-early-days-iot <div class="field-deck"> IoT-enabled electrical devices are still in the early days of mainstream adoption, but some distributors and their customers have already bought into the Internet of Things. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One of the most interesting parts of my job as an EW editor has always been researching those technologies “just over the next hill” — those products that have not yet hit a point of critical mass in the marketplace.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/times-trends-some-bumps-bruises-early-days-iot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/times-trends-some-bumps-bruises-early-days-iot#comments Editorial Commentary Gold Wed, 17 May 2017 20:24:00 +0000 39111 at http://ewweb.com Speaking Out: Distribution's Digital Divide http://ewweb.com/commentary/speaking-out-distributions-digital-divide <div class="field-byline"> By Doug Smith </div> <div class="field-deck"> Epicor's Doug Smith says a “business as usual” IT strategy won’t cut it in today’s digital economy. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In an ever-changing business landscape, wholesalers must adapt to their surroundings or risk getting left behind.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/commentary/speaking-out-distributions-digital-divide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/commentary/speaking-out-distributions-digital-divide#comments E-biz Commentary Silver Wed, 17 May 2017 17:43:00 +0000 39101 at http://ewweb.com Utility Market 101 http://ewweb.com/electrical-market-101/utility-market-101-0 <div class="field-deck"> New energy sources are reshaping the electric utility market and starting to generate additional sales opportunities for utility distributors. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Distributors that have succeeded in supplying utilities with their emergency, MRO or general supply needs tend to be either full-line electrical distributors with a time-tested specialty in the business, or niche distributors that focus just on the utility market. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/electrical-market-101/utility-market-101-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/electrical-market-101/utility-market-101-0#comments Electrical Market 101 Management Tue, 16 May 2017 17:32:00 +0000 39091 at http://ewweb.com gyn9038/iStock/Thinkstock Real Talk on IoT http://ewweb.com/management/real-talk-iot <div class="field-deck"> This article will help you cut through the confusing gibberish that all too often surrounds the Internet of Things by offering real-world examples of IoT in the field. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"> It’s true that billions of IoT-enabled devices are being connected every year. But more important to the electrical wholesaling industry is that many of these IoT sensors are going into electrical products like lighting fixtures, industrial controls on the plant floor, wiring devices and smart utility meters.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/management/real-talk-iot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/management/real-talk-iot#comments Management Gold Tue, 16 May 2017 17:11:00 +0000 39081 at http://ewweb.com jamesteohart/iStock/Thinkstock Speaking Out: Marketing to Win http://ewweb.com/commentary/speaking-out-marketing-win <div class="field-byline"> By Ted Simpson </div> <div class="field-deck"> Preparation goes a long way to developing a winning marketing strategy. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">I learned the importance of shared objectives early in my career when I was trusted with the largest product introduction of the year.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/commentary/speaking-out-marketing-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/commentary/speaking-out-marketing-win#comments Commentary Silver Tue, 16 May 2017 17:03:00 +0000 39071 at http://ewweb.com <p>Ted Simpson, Affiliated Distributors</p> California Code: The impact of Title 24 http://ewweb.com/lighting/california-code-impact-title-24 <div class="field-deck"> California’s Title 24 building energy code is changing the game in lighting and controls in the Golden State and beyond. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California's Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, generally known as Title 24, are moving the needle on product development and sales of lighting and controls for commercial and residential construction nationwide.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/lighting/california-code-impact-title-24" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/lighting/california-code-impact-title-24#comments California Lighting Gold Tue, 16 May 2017 16:35:00 +0000 39051 at http://ewweb.com <p>Key changes in the 2016 update of California&rsquo;s Title 24 energy standard include new performance parameters related to lighting quality, a color rendering index (CRI) of 90 or better, and correlated color temperature of 4,000K or lower.</p> Eaton Names Winners of SOURCE Lighting Design Competition http://ewweb.com/lighting/eaton-names-winners-source-lighting-design-competition <div class="field-deck"> Entries are judged on aesthetics, creativity and technical performance to address specific lighting needs while meeting project constraints and design concept goals. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Eaton Corp., Peachtree City, announced the winners of its annual SOURCE Awards, the 40<sup>th</sup> year the company (or predecessors) have selected what they consider the most exceptional new lighting design projects. The six professional awards and seven student awards were presented last week at Lightfair International 2017 in Philadelphia.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/lighting/eaton-names-winners-source-lighting-design-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/lighting/eaton-names-winners-source-lighting-design-competition#comments Bulletin Board Lighting Silver Mon, 15 May 2017 19:42:00 +0000 39041 at http://ewweb.com <p>Tec Studio Inc. and designer Ardra Paige Zinkon did the lighting for the Columbus Metropolitan Library-Main Branch, Columbus, Ohio, one of two winners in the Professional category.</p> Photo: Scott Pease Photography How the IoT Could Really Shake Up the Lighting Business http://ewweb.com/lighting/how-iot-could-really-shake-lighting-business <div class="node-body article-body">Tom Griffiths, senior marketing manager, Sensor Driven Lighting, sparked some spirited discussion during his seminar, "The Shotgun Marriage of Lighting, Integrated Controls and the IoT."</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/lighting/how-iot-could-really-shake-lighting-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/lighting/how-iot-could-really-shake-lighting-business#comments Lighting LEDs LightFair lighting Mon, 15 May 2017 15:07:00 +0000 39031 at http://ewweb.com Thoughts from Lightfair 2017 http://ewweb.com/lighting/thoughts-lightfair-2017 <div class="field-deck"> Lightfair International showcases ongoing trends in lighting, controls and applications </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This year, Lightfair is all about not only the deep penetration of LEDs into every nook and cranny of the lighting market but also a bunch of IoT-enabled, app-based lighting controls; tuneable light; and a whole new level of productivity tools.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/lighting/thoughts-lightfair-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/lighting/thoughts-lightfair-2017#comments Lighting Thu, 11 May 2017 21:45:00 +0000 39021 at http://ewweb.com Photo by Jim Lucy Graybar Opens Innovation Lab at University of Illinois http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/graybar-opens-innovation-lab-university-illinois <div class="node-body article-body">The Graybar Innovation Lab at Research Park will work both as a research facility to pursue fresh ideas and a way for the company to build relationships with new talent.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/graybar-opens-innovation-lab-university-illinois" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/graybar-opens-innovation-lab-university-illinois#comments Bulletin Board Mon, 08 May 2017 20:09:00 +0000 39001 at http://ewweb.com Photo courtesy University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Florida Legislature Passes Solar Bill http://ewweb.com/solar/florida-legislature-passes-solar-bill <div class="node-body article-body">The Florida state legislature passed a bill earlier this month that reduces tax barriers for Floridians who want to go solar, while also ensuring proper consumer protections are in place.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/florida-legislature-passes-solar-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/florida-legislature-passes-solar-bill#comments Solar photovoltaics PV SEIA solar Mon, 08 May 2017 14:55:00 +0000 38991 at http://ewweb.com Dodge Momentum Index Loses Steam in April http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/dodge-momentum-index-loses-steam-april <div class="node-body article-body">The Dodge Momentum Index fell 5.1% in April to 133.8 (2000=100) from its revised March reading of 140.9. 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-loses-steam-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/dodge-momentum-index-loses-steam-april#comments Economic Indicators Dodge Fri, 05 May 2017 16:26:00 +0000 38981 at http://ewweb.com Rebranding for PEARL http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/rebranding-pearl <div class="node-body article-body">Along with the new brand comes a new website and mission statement. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/rebranding-pearl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/rebranding-pearl#comments Bulletin Board Silver Thu, 04 May 2017 17:41:00 +0000 38971 at http://ewweb.com AD Electrical Member Sales up +10% in Q1 2017 http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/ad-electrical-member-sales-10-q1-2017 <div class="node-body article-body">AD, the Wayne, PA-based buying/marketing group, said sales for its electrical members were up 10% in the first quarter of 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/ad-electrical-member-sales-10-q1-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/ad-electrical-member-sales-10-q1-2017#comments Bulletin Board AD Affiliated Distributors Tue, 02 May 2017 15:50:00 +0000 38961 at http://ewweb.com It's Top 200 Survey Time! http://ewweb.com/news-watch/its-top-200-survey-time <div class="node-body article-body">Electrical Wholesaling magazine is once again collecting data for its annual ranking of the Top 200 electrical distributors. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/its-top-200-survey-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/its-top-200-survey-time#comments News Watch Top 200 Mon, 01 May 2017 00:53:00 +0000 38951 at http://ewweb.com EW's Top 10 Product Picks for April, 2017 http://ewweb.com/gallery/ews-top-10-product-picks-april-2017 <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: Bridgeport Fittings, CBS ArcSafe, Easy Heat/Emerson, Greenlee, Legrand, Milwaukee Tool, Platinum Tools, Rack-A-Tiers, T&B and Volt Claw.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/gallery/ews-top-10-product-picks-april-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/gallery/ews-top-10-product-picks-april-2017#comments Gallery CBS ArcSafe Easy Heat/Emerson Greenlee Legrand Milwaukee Tool Platinum Tools Rack-A-Tiers ridgeport Fittings T&B Volt Claw. Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:32:00 +0000 38941 at http://ewweb.com Graybar Takes Stand on Point of Sale Data http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/graybar-takes-stand-point-sale-data <div class="node-body article-body">NEMRA said it encourages all distributors to provide their suppliers with point of sale and point of transfer information to ensure accuracy and timeliness, especially distributors with regional distribution centers or central distribution centers.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/graybar-takes-stand-point-sale-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/graybar-takes-stand-point-sale-data#comments Bulletin Board Rep News News Silver Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:36:00 +0000 38931 at http://ewweb.com Getty Images EW's Top 10 LED Picks for April, 2017 http://ewweb.com/gallery/ews-top-10-led-picks-april-2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body">April's Top 10 LED Products are in and EW's editors would like to congratulate the product management teams from Acclaim Lighting, Atkore, EPCO, Focal Point llc, Leviton, Maxlite, Modern Forms, WAC Lighting and Wattsopper.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/gallery/ews-top-10-led-picks-april-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/gallery/ews-top-10-led-picks-april-2017#comments Lighting Gallery Acclaim Lighting Atkore EPCO Focal Point llc Leviton Maxlite Modern Forms WAC Lighting and Wattsopper. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:26:00 +0000 38921 at http://ewweb.com Industrial Market 101 http://ewweb.com/electrical-market-101/industrial-market-101-0 <div class="field-deck"> Need to know more about working with industrials? Check out this overview of the market’s key trends and sales opportunities. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When people think of the industrial market, too often they just think of massive industrial plants but a huge portion of the industrial market is in the smaller but more numerous manufacturers that produce products built into other products.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/electrical-market-101/industrial-market-101-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/electrical-market-101/industrial-market-101-0#comments Electrical Market 101 Gold Wed, 19 Apr 2017 21:16:00 +0000 38911 at http://ewweb.com Thossaphol/iStock/Thinkstock Times & Trends: The New Realities of Industrial America http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/times-trends-new-realities-industrial-america <div class="field-deck"> Here are five reasons the industrial market is ready for a rebound in 2017. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The industrial market will still provide plenty of sales opportunities for well-positioned distributors, manufacturers and reps.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/times-trends-new-realities-industrial-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/times-trends-new-realities-industrial-america#comments Editorial Commentary Gold Wed, 19 Apr 2017 21:11:00 +0000 38901 at http://ewweb.com Electrical Economy Back On Firm Footing http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/electrical-economy-back-firm-footing <div class="field-deck"> Although the electrical market tumbled into a mild recession in 2016, expect a strong comeback in 2017. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While better times are ahead for the electrical industry, it's important to note that in 2016 total industry revenues were negative for the first time since the Great Recession.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/electrical-economy-back-firm-footing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/electrical-economy-back-firm-footing#comments Market Forecasts Gold Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:54:00 +0000 38891 at http://ewweb.com