Electrical Wholesaling Magazine http://ewweb.com/rss.xml en LED Lighting Conversion Saves Church Energy http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/led-lighting-conversion-saves-church-energy <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/led-lighting-conversion-saves-church-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/led-lighting-conversion-saves-church-energy#comments Bulletin Board Tue, 21 Jun 2016 20:14:00 +0000 34801 at http://ewweb.com Courtesy of MaxLite Long-Wavelength LED Lights Reduce Impact on Wildlife http://ewweb.com/lighting/long-wavelength-led-lights-reduce-impact-wildlife <div class="field-deck"> Elemental LED is introducing a new amber version of an LED strip light that won Florida wildlife certification. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Elemental LED is introducing a new amber version of an LED strip light that won Florida wildlife certification. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/lighting/long-wavelength-led-lights-reduce-impact-wildlife" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/lighting/long-wavelength-led-lights-reduce-impact-wildlife#comments Bulletin Board Lighting Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:36:00 +0000 34791 at http://ewweb.com (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images) What’s New with the Top 200 Distributors? http://ewweb.com/top-200/what-s-new-top-200-distributors <div class="field-deck"> Electrical Wholesaling's annual Top 200 survey is a chance to catch up on more than just sales figures. Take a look at what respondents said is driving their companies' growth. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electrical Wholesaling's annual Top 200 survey is a chance to catch up on more than just sales figures. Take a look at what respondents said is driving their companies' growth.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/top-200/what-s-new-top-200-distributors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/top-200/what-s-new-top-200-distributors#comments Top 200 Gold Tue, 21 Jun 2016 17:21:00 +0000 34761 at http://ewweb.com <p>Summit Electric Supply was among many Top 200 distributors investing in new branches and expansions over the past year. This is Summit&#39;s new Corpus Christi location featuring the company&#39;s new modular branch design concept.</p> Courtesy of Summit Electric Supply DOE Invests $10 Million in Efficient Lighting R&D http://ewweb.com/lighting/doe-invests-10-million-efficient-lighting-rd <div class="field-deck"> Research and development funding program concentrates on improvements in LED and OLED lighting. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/lighting/doe-invests-10-million-efficient-lighting-rd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/lighting/doe-invests-10-million-efficient-lighting-rd#comments Bulletin Board Lighting Mon, 20 Jun 2016 21:07:00 +0000 34751 at http://ewweb.com (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Smart Grid Standard and User’s Manual Developed by NEMA and ASHRAE http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/smart-grid-standard-and-user-s-manual-developed-nema-and-ashrae <div class="node-body article-body">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</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/smart-grid-standard-and-user-s-manual-developed-nema-and-ashrae" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/smart-grid-standard-and-user-s-manual-developed-nema-and-ashrae#comments Bulletin Board Mon, 20 Jun 2016 19:42:00 +0000 34741 at http://ewweb.com (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Survey: Electricians Seeing More Smart Homes and Prefer High-Tech Installations http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/survey-electricians-seeing-more-smart-homes-and-prefer-high-tech-installations <div class="field-deck"> Klein Tools's second State of the Industry survey shows an increasing embrace of new technology. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Klein’s State of the Industry survey found electricians are seeing more smart or “connected” homes in residential areas. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/survey-electricians-seeing-more-smart-homes-and-prefer-high-tech-installations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/survey-electricians-seeing-more-smart-homes-and-prefer-high-tech-installations#comments Bulletin Board Silver Fri, 17 Jun 2016 19:50:00 +0000 34701 at http://ewweb.com Infographic courtesy of Klein Tools Sonepar Buys Belgian Electrical Distributor Cheyns http://ewweb.com/global/sonepar-buys-belgian-electrical-distributor-cheyns <div class="node-body article-body">Cheyns has 180 people operating 10 locations across Flanders and Wallonia, with its headquarters in Courtrai.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/global/sonepar-buys-belgian-electrical-distributor-cheyns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/global/sonepar-buys-belgian-electrical-distributor-cheyns#comments Global Mergers & Acquisitions News Watch Thu, 16 Jun 2016 22:12:00 +0000 34681 at http://ewweb.com Real World Innovation http://ewweb.com/commentary/real-world-innovation <div class="field-deck"> There are many innovators among electrical distributors. Joining them takes culture, not only books. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/commentary/real-world-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/commentary/real-world-innovation#comments Commentary Gold Wed, 15 Jun 2016 17:52:00 +0000 34601 at http://ewweb.com Vadmary/iStock/Thinkstock Times & Trends: Lessons Learned from the Top 200 http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/times-trends-lessons-learned-top-200 <div class="field-deck"> Here are the five most important things I learned from this year’s Top 200 ranking. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Hearing about what&rsquo;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&rsquo;s ranking.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/times-trends-lessons-learned-top-200" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/times-trends-lessons-learned-top-200#comments Editorial Commentary Top 200 Commentary Gold Tue, 14 Jun 2016 20:39:00 +0000 34521 at http://ewweb.com The Top 200 http://ewweb.com/top-200-0 <div class="field-content-source"> <span>Content Source:&nbsp;</span> <a href="/ewweb">EWWEB</a> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://ewweb.com/site-files/ewweb.com/files/uploads/2016/06/EW-Top-200-Box-2016-Rev_595x335_BLACK.jpg?1466538134" /> </div> </fieldset> <div class="node-body curated_topic-body">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. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/top-200-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Top 200 Gold Tue, 14 Jun 2016 20:18:00 +0000 34511 at http://ewweb.com May was a Bad Month for Power Outages - Eaton’s BlackOut Tracker http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/may-was-bad-month-power-outages-eaton-s-blackout-tracker <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/may-was-bad-month-power-outages-eaton-s-blackout-tracker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/may-was-bad-month-power-outages-eaton-s-blackout-tracker#comments Bulletin Board blka data centers Eaton Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:20:00 +0000 34451 at http://ewweb.com Electrical Industry on Hold http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/electrical-industry-hold <div class="field-deck"> Most of the largest electrical distributors in North America expect growth in 2016, despite challenges in the energy and industrial markets. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/electrical-industry-hold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/electrical-industry-hold#comments Market Forecasts Gold Mon, 13 Jun 2016 20:47:00 +0000 34411 at http://ewweb.com The 2016 Top 200: Analysis http://ewweb.com/top-200/2016-top-200-analysis <div class="field-deck"> Most of the largest electrical distributors in North America expect growth in 2016, despite challenges in the energy and industrial markets. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/top-200/2016-top-200-analysis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/top-200/2016-top-200-analysis#comments Economic Indicators Top 200 Gold Mon, 13 Jun 2016 20:03:00 +0000 34401 at http://ewweb.com Energy Ministers from Around the Globe Visit Google http://ewweb.com/solar/energy-ministers-around-globe-visit-google <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Google was part of the recent seventh&nbsp;Clean Energy Ministerial, known as CEM7. Energy ministers from around the world discussed how to achieve the goals set in the Paris climate change deal and to see some of the innovations coming out of Silicon Valley to tackle the issue head on, according to <a href="http://googlegreenblog.blogspot.com/">a post on the Google Green Blog.</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/energy-ministers-around-globe-visit-google" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/energy-ministers-around-globe-visit-google#comments Solar data centers Google photovoltaics PV solar Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:42:00 +0000 34391 at http://ewweb.com <p><span style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 20px;">U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest&nbsp;</span>Moniz<span style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;(sixth from right)&nbsp;led the visit to Google and was joined by ministers and officials from countries like the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Chile, India, Indonesia&nbsp;and South Africa.</span></p> Google Green Solar Array at New Apple Headquarters to Produce 16MW http://ewweb.com/solar/solar-array-new-apple-headquarters-produce-16mw <div class="node-body article-body">If you have been tracking the construction of Apple’s new headquarters, scheduled to open in 2017, you might get a kick out of Popular Science magazine’s video report on the progress. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/solar-array-new-apple-headquarters-produce-16mw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/solar-array-new-apple-headquarters-produce-16mw#comments Solar Apple photovoltaics solar Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:24:00 +0000 34381 at http://ewweb.com www.cupertino.org DOE Invests More than $10 Million in Solid-State R&D http://ewweb.com/lighting/doe-invests-more-10-million-solid-state-rd <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/ewweb.com/files/uploads/2015/10/DOE_Rectangular-logo_150_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 38px; float: left; margin: 3px;" />Building on the new commitments to the Global Lighting Challenge announced last week during the Clean Energy Ministerial, the Energy Department is announcing funding for nine research and development projects that will support solid-state lighting (SSL) core technology research, product development, and manufacturing research and development.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/lighting/doe-invests-more-10-million-solid-state-rd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/lighting/doe-invests-more-10-million-solid-state-rd#comments Lighting Cree Department of Energy DOE GE LED lighting Lumileds Mon, 13 Jun 2016 14:39:00 +0000 34371 at http://ewweb.com Encore Wire’s Daniel Jones Wins Top Wire & Cable Industry Award http://ewweb.com/people/encore-wire-s-daniel-jones-wins-top-wire-cable-industry-award <div class="node-body article-body">Daniel Jones, Encore Wire's chairman, president & CEO, was presented the 2016 Mordica Memorial Award on June 8 at this year's WAI Operations Summit & Wire Expo (Wire Association International). </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/people/encore-wire-s-daniel-jones-wins-top-wire-cable-industry-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/people/encore-wire-s-daniel-jones-wins-top-wire-cable-industry-award#comments People Daniel Jones Encore Wire wire and cable Fri, 10 Jun 2016 15:14:00 +0000 34261 at http://ewweb.com Obituary: Stephen Chaika, November, 2015 http://ewweb.com/people/obituary-stephen-chaika-november-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Stephen Chaika, 93, of Long Island, N.Y., passed away in Nov. 2015, according to Herb Slater, one of Chaika's friends and co-workers from their days at Herb’s company, Slater Electric Co.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/people/obituary-stephen-chaika-november-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/people/obituary-stephen-chaika-november-2015#comments People Fri, 10 Jun 2016 14:45:00 +0000 34251 at http://ewweb.com LED Lighting Lights and Protects Native American Artifacts in Wyoming Museum http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/led-lighting-lights-and-protects-native-american-artifacts-wyoming-museum <div class="node-body article-body">Located on the 620-acre historic Quarter Circle A Ranch in Big Horn, the eco-conscious museum houses one of the most significant and extensive 19th and 20th century Western and American Indian Art collections in the U.S.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/led-lighting-lights-and-protects-native-american-artifacts-wyoming-museum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/led-lighting-lights-and-protects-native-american-artifacts-wyoming-museum#comments Bulletin Board Lighting Tue, 07 Jun 2016 20:32:00 +0000 34161 at http://ewweb.com Photo credit: David K. Aday Border States Electric to Purchase Shealy Electrical Wholesalers http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/border-states-electric-purchase-shealy-electrical-wholesalers <div class="node-body article-body">Border States Electric (BSE), Fargo, N.D., has acquired Shealy Electrical Wholesalers, West Columbia, S.C., a Top 200 electrical distributor with more than 350 employees and 17 locations in North Carolina and South Carolina. Shealy will join BSE Aug. 1, pending regulatory approval.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/border-states-electric-purchase-shealy-electrical-wholesalers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/border-states-electric-purchase-shealy-electrical-wholesalers#comments Mergers & Acquisitions Border States Shealy Electrical Wholesalers Tue, 07 Jun 2016 18:50:00 +0000 34151 at http://ewweb.com <p>The Shealy acquisition would give BSE access to the Carolinas region, which has some of the faster-growing metros in the nation.</p> EW's Top 10 LED Picks for June 2016 http://ewweb.com/gallery/ews-top-10-led-picks-june-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Electrical Wholesaling's Top 10 LED Product Picks for June 2016 we showcase products from Beacon Product, EYE Lighting, Cree, Lutron, RAB Lighting, WAC Lighting, Feit Electric, Forest Lighting, Soraa and Litetronics.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/gallery/ews-top-10-led-picks-june-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/gallery/ews-top-10-led-picks-june-2016#comments Lighting Gallery Beacon Product Cree EYE Lighting Feit Electric Forest Lighting Lutron RAB Lighting Soraa and Litetronics WAC Lighting Mon, 06 Jun 2016 18:18:00 +0000 34121 at http://ewweb.com More Manufacturers Delivering Sales & Marketing Content Through RepFiles http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/more-manufacturers-delivering-sales-marketing-content-through-repfiles <div class="node-body article-body">​RepFiles, Norcross, Ga., has busy signing new manufacturers for its digital delivery system of sales and marketing content and over the past few months Ericson Manufacturing Co., Leviton and Hammond Manufacturing now deliver sales and marketing collateral to their sales representatives and distributors through the RepFiles NEMRA and NAED Editions.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/more-manufacturers-delivering-sales-marketing-content-through-repfiles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/more-manufacturers-delivering-sales-marketing-content-through-repfiles#comments Bulletin Board Ericson Hammond Leviton RepFiles Thu, 02 Jun 2016 19:21:00 +0000 34091 at http://ewweb.com Summit Electric Supply Opens Branch in Corpus Christi with New Modular Building Design http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/summit-electric-supply-opens-branch-corpus-christi-new-modular-building-design <div class="node-body article-body">Summit Electric Supply, Albuquerque, N.M., has moved its Corpus Christi, Texas location into a newly constructed facility. Corpus Christi’s 33,500-square-foot service center includes a counter sales floor, office space, and 28,000 square feet of warehouse – an increase of 40% over its former location.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/summit-electric-supply-opens-branch-corpus-christi-new-modular-building-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/summit-electric-supply-opens-branch-corpus-christi-new-modular-building-design#comments Bulletin Board Corpus Christi Summit Electric Supply Thu, 02 Jun 2016 18:44:00 +0000 34081 at http://ewweb.com <p><span style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 20px;">The 33,500-sq-ft&nbsp;building showcases the company&rsquo;s new flagship building design that works to strengthen Summit&rsquo;s market presence, reinforce brand identity, and enable associates to provide greater customer and project support.&nbsp;</span></p> Southwire’s 12 for Life Recognizes 10th Class of Graduates http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/southwire-s-12-life-recognizes-10th-class-graduates <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/southwire-s-12-life-recognizes-10th-class-graduates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/southwire-s-12-life-recognizes-10th-class-graduates#comments Bulletin Board Wed, 01 Jun 2016 21:08:00 +0000 34661 at http://ewweb.com The Top 200 http://ewweb.com/white-papers/top-200 <div class="field-byline"> By Jim Lucy, Chief Editor, and Doug Chandler, Executive Editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/ewweb.com/files/uploads/2016/06/01/Screen%20Shot%202016-06-01%20at%204.29.57%20PM.png" style="width: 135px; height: 175px; float: left; margin: 6px;" />Electrical Wholesaling&rsquo;s annual survey of the Top 200 electrical distributors always offers one of the electrical market&rsquo;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&rsquo;s sense of the market climate will depend on with whom you speak.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/white-papers/top-200" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/white-papers/top-200#comments White Papers Wed, 01 Jun 2016 20:23:00 +0000 34071 at http://ewweb.com Revere Electric Buys Glenbard http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/revere-electric-buys-glenbard <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/revere-electric-buys-glenbard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/revere-electric-buys-glenbard#comments Mergers & Acquisitions News Watch Wed, 01 Jun 2016 18:45:00 +0000 34631 at http://ewweb.com Codale Electric Supply Acquires Grove Madsen in Nevada http://ewweb.com/node/34611 <div class="node-body article-body">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. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/node/34611" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/node/34611#comments Mergers & Acquisitions News Watch Wed, 01 Jun 2016 18:11:00 +0000 34611 at http://ewweb.com (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) GE Current Buys Daintree http://ewweb.com/news-watch/ge-current-buys-daintree <div class="node-body article-body">General Electric’s new Current business unit scored a major acquisition in Daintree Networks, a provider of open-standard building controls for commercial facilities. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/ge-current-buys-daintree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/ge-current-buys-daintree#comments Mergers & Acquisitions News Watch Wed, 01 Jun 2016 17:46:00 +0000 34621 at http://ewweb.com June 2016 http://ewweb.com/ewweb/2016-06-01 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <h3><a href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f5e4937d">Download the Digital Edition</a></h3> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/top-200-0">The Top 200</a> <a href="/top-200/2016-top-200-analysis">The 2016 Top 200: Analysis</a> <a href="/market-forecasts/electrical-industry-hold">Electrical Industry on Hold</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> Wed, 01 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000 34651 at http://ewweb.com <p>It&#39;s Top 200 time!</p> Desperately Seeking Objections http://ewweb.com/sales/desperately-seeking-objections <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Rockwood </div> <div class="field-deck"> Salespeople too often avoid customers’ objections. That’s too bad because they are missing out on a great learning tool to find out what customers really want. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Rather than minimize or avoid objections we should desperately seek them out throughout the whole sales process. Instead of avoiding such critical thinking, pursue it, and face each objection squarely. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/sales/desperately-seeking-objections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/sales/desperately-seeking-objections#comments Sales Silver Tue, 31 May 2016 21:55:00 +0000 33991 at http://ewweb.com ALLVISIONN/iStock/Thinkstock