Electrical Wholesaling Magazine http://ewweb.com/rss.xml en What's New Among the Top 200? http://ewweb.com/top-200/whats-new-among-top-200 <div class="field-deck"> In response to our 2014 survey, many of the Top 200's top executives brought us up to date on the latest changes at their companies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Atlanta Light Bulbs</strong>, Tucker, Ga., is moving onto a new ERP this year, and Doug Root, CEO, says the company is making a &ldquo;heavy investment&rdquo; into online branding, a new website, blog platform, and email marketing capabilities.</p> <p>In Colorado Springs, Colo., Steve Blazer, president, said <strong>Blazer Electric Supply</strong> recently started up the Blazer ProFab division to provide customers with custom pipe bending and threading and labor-saving pre-assembled boxes, switches and plug drops.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/top-200/whats-new-among-top-200" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/top-200/whats-new-among-top-200#comments Top 200 Gold Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:09:00 +0000 18051 at http://ewweb.com Top 200 Distributors Sound Off on AmazonSupply http://ewweb.com/top-200/top-200-distributors-sound-amazonsupply <div class="field-deck"> Anecdotal comments in response to a question in the 2014 Top 200 survey show a mix of reactions to the industry's latest outside threat. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><em>Electrical Wholesaling</em> asked Top 200 survey respondents about the chances of AmazonSupply taking significant market share away from electrical distributors and their responses were mixed. While some executives said AmazonSupply is or will be a big threat to their business, generally speaking, most of the respondents who commented said that while AmazonSupply will take some market share, customers will still go first to distributors of electrical supplies for their purchases.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/top-200/top-200-distributors-sound-amazonsupply" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/top-200/top-200-distributors-sound-amazonsupply#comments Top 200 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:03:00 +0000 18041 at http://ewweb.com THE TOP 200 http://ewweb.com/top-200/top-200-3 <div class="field-deck"> The industry’s largest distributors believe 2014 will be a solid year, and they are investing in their companies now to handle the future growth. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The industry’s largest distributors believe 2014 will be a solid year, and they are investing in their companies now to handle the future growth. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/top-200/top-200-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/top-200/top-200-3#comments Top 200 Gold Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:55:00 +0000 18011 at http://ewweb.com An incredible copper shortage by the end of the decade? One analyst thinks so http://ewweb.com/news-watch/incredible-copper-shortage-end-decade-one-analyst-thinks-so <div class="node-body article-body">In a post today from the Sprott Vancouver Natural Resource Symposium, Charlotte McLeod from Copper Investing News said Robert Friedland, executive chairman and director of Ivanhoe Mines, gave a great presentation on the future of the copper and platinum markets.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/incredible-copper-shortage-end-decade-one-analyst-thinks-so" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/incredible-copper-shortage-end-decade-one-analyst-thinks-so#comments News Watch Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:19:00 +0000 18001 at http://ewweb.com <p>Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons</p> WESCO reports record sales for 2Q 2014 http://ewweb.com/news-watch/wesco-reports-record-sales-2q-2014 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>WESCO International Inc., Pittsburgh, said its net sales for 2Q 2014 were $2,005.2 million compared to $1,894.0 million for the second quarter of 2013, an increase of 5.9%.&nbsp; Organic sales increased 6.0%, acquisitions positively impacted sales by 1.6%, and foreign exchange negatively impacted sales by 1.7%. &nbsp;Sequentially, sales increased 10.7%, and organic sales increased 7.9%. &nbsp;Gross profit was $411.8 million, or 20.5% of sales, for the second quarter of 2014, compared to $392.6 million, or 20.7% of sales, for the second quarter of 2013.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/wesco-reports-record-sales-2q-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/wesco-reports-record-sales-2q-2014#comments News Watch Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:47:00 +0000 17991 at http://ewweb.com Ideal promotes Dukes to national account manager http://ewweb.com/people/ideal-promotes-dukes-national-account-manager <div class="node-body article-body">John Dukes was promoted to national account manager from senior area sales manager for the Chicago region.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/people/ideal-promotes-dukes-national-account-manager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/people/ideal-promotes-dukes-national-account-manager#comments People Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:33:00 +0000 17981 at http://ewweb.com HD Supply opens 14,000-sq-ft branch in Anchorage http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/hd-supply-opens-14000-sq-ft-branch-anchorage <div class="node-body article-body">HD Supply Power Solutions, Atlanta, has opened a new 14,000 square-foot facility at 6050 Tuttle Place in Anchorage, AK</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/hd-supply-opens-14000-sq-ft-branch-anchorage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/hd-supply-opens-14000-sq-ft-branch-anchorage#comments Bulletin Board Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:11:00 +0000 17971 at http://ewweb.com CNBC Report: ABB CEO monitoring Russian situation on a daily basis http://ewweb.com/videos/cnbc-report-abb-ceo-monitoring-russian-situation-daily-basis <div class="node-body article-body">Ulrich Spiesshofer, ABB's CEO, told CNBC today that his company is monitoring the situation in Russia on a daily basis and is ready to take "appropriate action" if needed.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/videos/cnbc-report-abb-ceo-monitoring-russian-situation-daily-basis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/videos/cnbc-report-abb-ceo-monitoring-russian-situation-daily-basis#comments Videos Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:34:00 +0000 17961 at http://ewweb.com Editorial Highlights http://ewweb.com/editorial-highlights <div class="node-body page-body"><h3> <strong>September Issue</strong><br /> <strong style="font-size: 13px;">Issue Focus: The Global Market</strong></h3> <p><strong style="color: #CB2030">10 Global Electrical Manufacturers to Watch in the Years to Come</strong><br /> In this month&rsquo;s cover story, <em>Electrical Wholesaling</em> magazine&rsquo;s editors will report on 10 electrical manufacturers from around the world now making the biggest moves to reposition their companies for the future.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/editorial-highlights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Advertising Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:32:08 +0000 17951 at http://ewweb.com Jerre Stead named Chairman of the American Writers Museum Foundation; NEMA’s O’Hagan Continues On as President http://ewweb.com/people/jerre-stead-named-chairman-american-writers-museum-foundation-nema-s-o-hagan-continues-presid <div class="node-body article-body">Jerre L. Stead, once CEO of Square D Co., is the new chairman of the American Writers Museum (AWM) Foundation. The Museum has additional electrical ties, as Malcolm O'Hagan, formerly president of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Rosslyn, Va., is its founding chairman and president.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/people/jerre-stead-named-chairman-american-writers-museum-foundation-nema-s-o-hagan-continues-presid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/people/jerre-stead-named-chairman-american-writers-museum-foundation-nema-s-o-hagan-continues-presid#comments People Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:43:00 +0000 17941 at http://ewweb.com <p>Jerre Stead, former CEO of Square D, is now chairman of the American Writers Museum (AWM) Foundation. Sensor-controlled LED security light http://ewweb.com/lighting/sensor-controlled-led-security-light <div class="node-body article-body">Featuring two adjustable 12W LED floodlights equivalent to 150W halogen floods, RAB Lighting's Smart Bullet is Energy Star-certified and qualifies for rebates.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/lighting/sensor-controlled-led-security-light" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/lighting/sensor-controlled-led-security-light#comments Product Galleries Lighting Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:17:00 +0000 17931 at http://ewweb.com WECS Expands in Texas to Service Growth of Wind Farms http://ewweb.com/wind/wecs-expands-texas-service-growth-wind-farms <div class="node-body article-body">WECS Electric Supply, Palm Springs, Calif., has added a new distribution location in Abilene Texas, to service the wind farms in the region.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/wind/wecs-expands-texas-service-growth-wind-farms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/wind/wecs-expands-texas-service-growth-wind-farms#comments Solar Wind Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:58:00 +0000 17921 at http://ewweb.com <p>WECS, Palm Springs, Calif., is right down the street from a large wind farm, and several years ago Bruce Hammett, the company's president, sent EW this beautiful image of a rainbow over the wind turbines. Said Hammett in an email accompanying this photo, “Untouched photo taken 8 a.m. in Palm Springs area looking west where WECS is now involved in commercial solar farming… Storm coming in from west coast brought wind and clouds toward the valley. High winds blow out the clouds, but brings in sprinkles from miles away. Morning sun in east creates the rainbow.” Boston’s Arthur J. Hurley Co. Broadens Management Team http://ewweb.com/people/boston-s-arthur-j-hurley-co-broadens-management-team <div class="node-body article-body">The Arthur J. Hurley Co. has appointed Jim Clark as the executive V.P. and CFO; Kevin Sodden as account manager for the utility/municipal/engineering market in New England; and Camilo Pereira as the company’s business manager in charge of key national accounts and overall expansion in the transit, utility and construction markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/people/boston-s-arthur-j-hurley-co-broadens-management-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/people/boston-s-arthur-j-hurley-co-broadens-management-team#comments People Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:15:00 +0000 17911 at http://ewweb.com Bulletin Board - June and July 2014 http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/bulletin-board-june-and-july-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p><strong>Ideas, finds and resources:</strong> charitable events, contests, new promotions, anniversaries and grand openings from around the electrical industry.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/bulletin-board-june-and-july-2014#comments Bulletin Board Gallery Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:50:00 +0000 17781 at http://ewweb.com People on the Move: July 2014 http://ewweb.com/gallery/people-move-july-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Want to find out who has been promoted or taken a new job in the electrical market? Check out this gallery.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/gallery/people-move-july-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/gallery/people-move-july-2014#comments Gallery Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:50:00 +0000 17771 at http://ewweb.com <p>NEMA&#39;s new CEO: Kevin J. Cosgriff</p> 100 Marketing Tips that Really Work for Distributors http://ewweb.com/marketing/100-marketing-tips-really-work-distributors <div class="field-deck"> This checklist offers a blend of evergreen marketing truths that still ring true in the electrical market and ideas on how to harness the latest in digital marketing strategies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electrical distributors may have quite a few more digital marketing tools at their disposal now, but a surprising number of the basic tenets of creating demand for your company’s mix of products and services haven’t changed all that much.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/marketing/100-marketing-tips-really-work-distributors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/marketing/100-marketing-tips-really-work-distributors#comments Marketing Gold Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:53:00 +0000 17761 at http://ewweb.com Digital Vision/Photodisc/Thinkstock Why microgrids may really matter http://ewweb.com/wind/why-microgrids-may-really-matter <div class="node-body article-body">Interested in microgrids? Read what the former Deputy Secretary of the Interior, David Hayes, currently a visiting lecturer at Stanford Law School, had to say in a July 18 New York Times opinion piece.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/wind/why-microgrids-may-really-matter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/wind/why-microgrids-may-really-matter#comments Solar Wind Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:35:00 +0000 17751 at http://ewweb.com Hayes believes microgrids can change lives for people living in remote areas. Photo source: Official portrait Lighthouse Solar Sounds Off on PV Market Challanges as It Exits Solar Business in Colorado http://ewweb.com/solar/lighthouse-solar-sounds-pv-market-challanges-it-exits-solar-business-colorado <div class="node-body article-body">Lighthouse Solar, a Boulder, Colo.-based solar installation business, says it's getting out of the installation business in Colorado because of the lack of support for the PV industry from Xcel Energy and the public utility commission.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/lighthouse-solar-sounds-pv-market-challanges-it-exits-solar-business-colorado" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/lighthouse-solar-sounds-pv-market-challanges-it-exits-solar-business-colorado#comments Solar Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:08:00 +0000 17741 at http://ewweb.com Getty Images Grainger Posts 5% Increase in 2Q 2014 Sales http://ewweb.com/news-watch/grainger-posts-5-increase-2q-2014-sales <div class="node-body article-body">W.W. Grainger Inc., Lake Forest, Ill., said its 2Q 2014 YTY sales increased 5% to $2.5 billion from $2.4 billion in the 2013 second quarter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/grainger-posts-5-increase-2q-2014-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/grainger-posts-5-increase-2q-2014-sales#comments News Watch Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:23:00 +0000 17731 at http://ewweb.com Shealy Electrical Wholesalers Announces Intentions to Acquire Nova Lighting http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/shealy-electrical-wholesalers-announces-intentions-acquire-nova-lighting <div class="node-body article-body">Shealy Electrical Wholesalers, West Columbia, S.C., announced today its intentions to acquire Nova Lighting, Charlotte, N.C.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/shealy-electrical-wholesalers-announces-intentions-acquire-nova-lighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/shealy-electrical-wholesalers-announces-intentions-acquire-nova-lighting#comments Lighting Mergers & Acquisitions Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:58:00 +0000 17721 at http://ewweb.com New T&B Brochure Highlights Engineered Solutions for Renewable Energy Facilities http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/new-tb-brochure-highlights-engineered-solutions-renewable-energy-facilities <div class="node-body article-body">The new Thomas & Betts brochure, “Electrical Solutions for Renewable Energy,” outlines T&B‘s product solutions for wind farms and photovoltaic systems that support safe and continuous operation, reduce costs and protect distribution systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/new-tb-brochure-highlights-engineered-solutions-renewable-energy-facilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/new-tb-brochure-highlights-engineered-solutions-renewable-energy-facilities#comments Bulletin Board Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:27:00 +0000 17711 at http://ewweb.com Affiliated Distributors to Offer Distributor Members Noesis Suite of Energy-Efficiency Sales Tools http://ewweb.com/lighting/affiliated-distributors-offer-distributor-members-noesis-suite-energy-efficiency-sales-tool <div class="node-body article-body">Noesis Energy, Austin, Texas, a provider of financial services and sales tools such as an online savings estimator for energy efficiency projects, has been selected by the buying/marketing group Affiliated Distributors (AD), Wayne, Pa, to help its members close more energy-efficiency projects.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/lighting/affiliated-distributors-offer-distributor-members-noesis-suite-energy-efficiency-sales-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/lighting/affiliated-distributors-offer-distributor-members-noesis-suite-energy-efficiency-sales-tool#comments Lighting Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:49:00 +0000 17701 at http://ewweb.com Allied Wire & Cable Named “Business of the Year” By Main Line Chamber of Commerce http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/allied-wire-cable-named-business-year-main-line-chamber-commerce <div class="node-body article-body">Allied Wire & Cable, Collegeville, Pa., has been named “Business of the Year” by the Main Line Chamber of Commerce in recognition of the positive impact the company has had on the Philadelphia-area community.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/allied-wire-cable-named-business-year-main-line-chamber-commerce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/allied-wire-cable-named-business-year-main-line-chamber-commerce#comments Bulletin Board Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:27:00 +0000 17691 at http://ewweb.com Burtraw and Arnold Join Metro Wire & Cable-Detroit http://ewweb.com/people/burtraw-and-arnold-join-metro-wire-cable-detroit-0 <div class="node-body article-body">Metro Wire & Cable hired Matt Burtraw and Bruce Arnold as sales consultants.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/people/burtraw-and-arnold-join-metro-wire-cable-detroit-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/people/burtraw-and-arnold-join-metro-wire-cable-detroit-0#comments People Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:13:00 +0000 17681 at http://ewweb.com Swine Production Facility Upgrades to LED Utility Lights http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/swine-production-facility-upgrades-led-utility-lights <div class="node-body article-body">Engineered Products Company (EPCO), Minneapolis, said an electrical contractor has begun installing 700 of EPCO’s ProSeries LED utility lights in a huge swine production facility at Woodville Pork in Waseca, Minn.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/swine-production-facility-upgrades-led-utility-lights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/swine-production-facility-upgrades-led-utility-lights#comments Bulletin Board Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:16:00 +0000 17661 at http://ewweb.com Progress Lighting promotes Todd Roy and hires Jennifer Kis http://ewweb.com/people/progress-lighting-promotes-todd-roy-and-hires-jennifer-kis <div class="node-body article-body">Progress Lighting/Hubbell Lighting (Greenville, S.C.): Todd Roy, director of builder sales and marketing, was promoted to national sales director. In other Progress news, Jennifer Kis was hired as key account marketing manager.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/people/progress-lighting-promotes-todd-roy-and-hires-jennifer-kis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/people/progress-lighting-promotes-todd-roy-and-hires-jennifer-kis#comments Lighting People Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 17651 at http://ewweb.com NEMA appoints Kevin Cosgriff as president and CEO http://ewweb.com/people/nema-appoints-kevin-cosgriff-president-and-ceo <div class="node-body article-body">The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), Rosslyn, Va., announces that, as of Aug. 4, Kevin J. Cosgriff will take office as president and CEO. He replaces Evan Gaddis, NEMA’s current president and CEO, who is retiring.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/people/nema-appoints-kevin-cosgriff-president-and-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/people/nema-appoints-kevin-cosgriff-president-and-ceo#comments People Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:47:00 +0000 17621 at http://ewweb.com San Diego Gas & Electric wins approval to test drones for equipment inspection and emergency situations http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/san-diego-gas-electric-wins-approval-test-drones-equipment-inspection-and-emergency-s <div class="node-body article-body">The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently granted San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) a Special Airworthiness Certificate for a small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), allowing the utility to research, test and train flight crews on the UAS in a sparsely populated airspace in eastern San Diego County.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/san-diego-gas-electric-wins-approval-test-drones-equipment-inspection-and-emergency-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/san-diego-gas-electric-wins-approval-test-drones-equipment-inspection-and-emergency-s#comments Bulletin Board Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:50:00 +0000 17611 at http://ewweb.com Dallas Cormier, SDG&E project manager, electric distribution engineering, holds one of the drones the utility will be testing. Giants of Our Times http://ewweb.com/gallery/giants-our-times <div class="node-body gallery-body">10 People, Companies and Trends that Made A Difference in the Electrical Market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/gallery/giants-our-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/gallery/giants-our-times#comments Gallery Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:35:00 +0000 17601 at http://ewweb.com LED high-bay fixture http://ewweb.com/product-galleries/led-high-bay-fixture-0 <div class="node-body article-body">Available in 12,300, 18,000 and 23,650 lumens, the Lunabay LED High Bay offers an unmatched combination of efficiency, long life and low glare light to attractively light large interior spaces such as retail stores, light industrial facilities, gyms, and multi-purpose rooms in schools.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/product-galleries/led-high-bay-fixture-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/product-galleries/led-high-bay-fixture-0#comments Product Galleries Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:10:00 +0000 17591 at http://ewweb.com