Electrical Wholesaling Magazine http://ewweb.com/rss.xml en Hubbell Lighting Unveils Renovated Lighting Solutions Center http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/hubbell-lighting-unveils-renovated-lighting-solutions-center <div class="node-body article-body">The 25,000 sq ft facility at Hubbell Lighting's Greenville headquarters that will serve as the centerpiece of the company’s commitment to training, education and developing new solutions as lighting technology continues to evolve, the company said</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/hubbell-lighting-unveils-renovated-lighting-solutions-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/hubbell-lighting-unveils-renovated-lighting-solutions-center#comments Bulletin Board Silver Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:42:00 +0000 38051 at http://ewweb.com Rendering courtesy of Hubbell Lighting The Competitive Advantage of Mobility http://ewweb.com/white-papers/competitive-advantage-mobility <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored content by Epicor </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Since mobile devices are so commonplace in our personal lives, we expect the same functionality in our work lives. This has become a challenge for distributors. In particular, many distributors are seeing rising expectations among their customers for faster and better service, wherever they&mdash;or their customers&mdash;are based. To meet these expectations, you need to ensure that your employees&mdash;wherever they are&mdash;can access your business system, and communicate quickly and efficiently with customers and employees at other locations.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/white-papers/competitive-advantage-mobility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/white-papers/competitive-advantage-mobility#comments White Papers Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:36:00 +0000 37901 at http://ewweb.com Republic Celebrates 100 Years in Style http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/republic-celebrates-100-years-style <div class="node-body article-body"> A capstone of the evening was the presentation of a $40,608 check to the Handicapped Development Center (HDC) to create the J.S. Kimmel Technology Training Center. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/republic-celebrates-100-years-style" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/republic-celebrates-100-years-style#comments Bulletin Board Silver Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:55:00 +0000 38031 at http://ewweb.com <p>Republic president Mark Kilmer addressed guests in the transformed iWireless Center to mark the company&rsquo;s 100th anniversary.</p> Photo: Republic Ewing Foley Merges with Arizona’s EDG Reps http://ewweb.com/rep-news/ewing-foley-merges-arizona-s-edg-reps <div class="node-body article-body">Ewing Foley Inc., Cupertino Ca. and EDG Reps, Phoenix AZ, have merged. A full integration of the representative agencies is expected to be complete by Feb 1. The combined entities will operate under the Ewing Foley Inc. brand.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/rep-news/ewing-foley-merges-arizona-s-edg-reps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/rep-news/ewing-foley-merges-arizona-s-edg-reps#comments Mergers & Acquisitions Rep News Bagozzi EDG Reps Ewing Foley Moldenhauer Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:57:00 +0000 37981 at http://ewweb.com French Gerleman to Open New Branch in Springfield, MO http://ewweb.com/missouri/french-gerleman-open-new-branch-springfield-mo <div class="node-body article-body">French Gerleman, St. Louis will be opening a new branch in Springfield, MO, at 764 North Miller. This expansion into Springfield is the company’s sixth branch. The new location is expected to open in February of 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/missouri/french-gerleman-open-new-branch-springfield-mo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/missouri/french-gerleman-open-new-branch-springfield-mo#comments Bulletin Board Missouri French Gerleman MO St. Louis Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:00 +0000 37961 at http://ewweb.com Legrand Fundraiser Raises $76,000 for Building Homes for Heroes to Help Injured Afghanistan War Veterans http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/legrand-fundraiser-raises-76000-building-homes-heroes-help-injured-afghanistan-war-ve <div class="node-body article-body"><p>During its recent annual sales meeting in Washington, D.C., Legrand&#39;s Electrical Wiring Systems (EWS) division and Building Control Systems division sales teams, executive leaders and participating partners held a fundraiser benefiting Building Homes for Heroes. Legrand employees raised more than $38,000, which was matched dollar for dollar by Legrand.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/legrand-fundraiser-raises-76000-building-homes-heroes-help-injured-afghanistan-war-ve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/legrand-fundraiser-raises-76000-building-homes-heroes-help-injured-afghanistan-war-ve#comments Bulletin Board Legrand Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:15:00 +0000 37951 at http://ewweb.com <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">U.S. Army Specialist Hugo Gonzalez, his family, and Andy&nbsp;</span>Pujol<span style="font-size: 16px;">, president and founder of Building Homes for Heroes, accept Legrand&rsquo;s initial donation during the annual sales meeting. Attendees were so moved by Specialist Gonzalez&rsquo;s speech that an additional $4,000 was raised after the check presentation ceremony.</span></p> Eaton Inks Three-Year Deal with Century Communities to Provide Residential Electrical Products in New Homes http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/eaton-inks-three-year-deal-century-communities-provide-residential-electrical-product <div class="node-body article-body">Eaton signed an exclusive agreement with Century Communities, one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, for its housing developments in Colorado, Georgia, Nevada, Texas and Utah. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/eaton-inks-three-year-deal-century-communities-provide-residential-electrical-product" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/eaton-inks-three-year-deal-century-communities-provide-residential-electrical-product#comments Bulletin Board Eaton residential market Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:45:00 +0000 37941 at http://ewweb.com Lighting Brings Sophistication To Fitness Club http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/lighting-brings-sophistication-fitness-club <div class="node-body article-body">The club chose Soraa’s LED lamps for all its downlighting needs, as well as for spotlights throughout the space. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/lighting-brings-sophistication-fitness-club" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/lighting-brings-sophistication-fitness-club#comments Bulletin Board Lighting Tue, 10 Jan 2017 21:16:00 +0000 37931 at http://ewweb.com <p>Changing rooms at the Gravity Club in Singapore use Soraa lighting to emphasize the architectural details.</p> Photo credit: Fitness First Group Green Events in 2017 http://ewweb.com/lighting/green-events-2017 <div class="node-body article-body">Here are some of key events in the solar, wind, lighting and electric vehicle markets this year.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/lighting/green-events-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/lighting/green-events-2017#comments Lighting Solar Wind electric vehicles lighting solar wind Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:42:00 +0000 37921 at http://ewweb.com See What Tesla’s Elon Musk Has to Say About His Company’s New Solar Roof http://ewweb.com/solar/see-what-tesla-s-elon-musk-has-say-about-his-company-s-new-solar-roof <div class="node-body article-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/dRqSkR4ENAg" width="560"></iframe></p></div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/see-what-tesla-s-elon-musk-has-say-about-his-company-s-new-solar-roof" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/see-what-tesla-s-elon-musk-has-say-about-his-company-s-new-solar-roof#comments Electrical Vehicles Solar electric vehicles Musk Photovoltaic PV solar tesla Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:39:00 +0000 37911 at http://ewweb.com Smart Lighting’s Future Footprint http://ewweb.com/lighting/smart-lighting-s-future-footprint <div class="field-deck"> Connected lighting will eventually revolutionize the lighting world, but there’s plenty of work to be done in standards, online security, IoT, cross-system integration, training and finding the new IT talent that understands it all. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Although it seems like LEDs have been around forever, the panelists agreed most lighting systems still utilize traditional lighting technology. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/lighting/smart-lighting-s-future-footprint" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/lighting/smart-lighting-s-future-footprint#comments Lighting Gold Mon, 09 Jan 2017 21:00:00 +0000 37891 at http://ewweb.com zhudifeng/iStock/Thinkstock Times & Trends: PoE: The Next Game Changer to Watch? http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/times-trends-poe-next-game-changer-watch <div class="field-deck"> Power over Ethernet cabling is the real deal, and it’s revolutionizing the lighting industry. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Another fascinating element of PoE is that it’s also the key bridge from the lighting world to the IT world, where Cisco and other companies now see lighting as part of their domain. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/times-trends-poe-next-game-changer-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/times-trends-poe-next-game-changer-watch#comments Editorial Commentary Gold Mon, 09 Jan 2017 20:22:00 +0000 37851 at http://ewweb.com <p>Jim Lucy, Chief Editor</p> 2017 National Factbook http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/2017-national-factbook <div class="node-body gallery-body">It will be important to watch the national electrical contractor employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Through the summer it had been tracking well above 880,000 — historically a very healthy level — but it dipped below this threshold sharply in September. It’s hard to determine if this will be anything more than a brief aberration or a regular cycle as construction employment typically slows down as winter approaches.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/2017-national-factbook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/2017-national-factbook#comments Economic Indicators Market Planning Guide Gold Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:51:00 +0000 37841 at http://ewweb.com 2017 Electrical Events http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/2017-electrical-events <div class="node-body article-body">Here are the industry trade shows, conferences and other events for 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/2017-electrical-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/2017-electrical-events#comments Bulletin Board Electrical Events Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:56:00 +0000 37831 at http://ewweb.com Learn How to Sharpen Your Negotiating Skills at NAW Webinar on Jan. 17 http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/learn-how-sharpen-your-negotiating-skills-naw-webinar-jan-17 <div class="node-body article-body">Distributors are invited to join the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) Institute for Distribution Excellence and sponsor Strategic Pricing Associates (SPA) on Jan. 17 for a free one-hour webinar entitled “Maximizing Profits – You Get What Your People Can Negotiate.” </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/learn-how-sharpen-your-negotiating-skills-naw-webinar-jan-17" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/learn-how-sharpen-your-negotiating-skills-naw-webinar-jan-17#comments Bulletin Board National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors NAW sales Fri, 06 Jan 2017 18:10:00 +0000 37821 at http://ewweb.com McCammon Appointed President at Anamet http://ewweb.com/people/mccammon-appointed-president-anamet <div class="node-body article-body">Sam McCammon is now president of Anamet, effective Jan. 1.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/people/mccammon-appointed-president-anamet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/people/mccammon-appointed-president-anamet#comments People News Anamet McCammon Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:13:00 +0000 37811 at http://ewweb.com Schrotenboer Joins NSi as CEO http://ewweb.com/people/schrotenboer-joins-nsi-ceo <div class="node-body article-body">NSi has hired a new CEO. Prior to his new role with NSi, G.R. Schrotenboer was the president/CEO of Hartland Controls, an electrical component manufacturer/distributor supporting the HVAC industry.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/people/schrotenboer-joins-nsi-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/people/schrotenboer-joins-nsi-ceo#comments People NSi Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:01:00 +0000 37801 at http://ewweb.com Tesla and Panasonic to Manufacture PV Products in Buffalo http://ewweb.com/solar/tesla-and-panasonic-manufacture-pv-products-buffalo <div class="node-body article-body">As Tesla and Panasonic begin production, Buffalo will continue to expand Tesla’s American manufacturing base and create thousands of new jobs in the coming years. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/tesla-and-panasonic-manufacture-pv-products-buffalo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/tesla-and-panasonic-manufacture-pv-products-buffalo#comments Solar Silver Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:24:00 +0000 38041 at http://ewweb.com Photo courtesy of Tesla GE Looks to Sell Industrial Solutions Business Unit http://ewweb.com/news-watch/ge-looks-sell-industrial-solutions-business-unit <div class="node-body article-body">Immelt said the combined divestitures would potentially add $4 billion in cash to the company’s existing $30 billion “unallocated capital” fund for investing in further growth. GE hopes to close a deal to sell Industrial Solutions in late 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/ge-looks-sell-industrial-solutions-business-unit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/ge-looks-sell-industrial-solutions-business-unit#comments News Watch Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:54:00 +0000 37991 at http://ewweb.com More Action in Industrial Software with Siemens Deal http://ewweb.com/news-watch/more-action-industrial-software-siemens-deal <div class="node-body article-body">Mentor has about 5,700 employees in 32 countries worldwide and generated revenue of approximately $1.2 billion in its fiscal 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/more-action-industrial-software-siemens-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/more-action-industrial-software-siemens-deal#comments News Watch Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:58:00 +0000 38001 at http://ewweb.com Legrand Launches Cloud-Based IoT Program for Existing Buildings http://ewweb.com/news-watch/legrand-launches-cloud-based-iot-program-existing-buildings <div class="node-body article-body">The system, called ELIOT, for electrical internet of things (IoT), consists of a purpose-built cloud environment, gateways for legacy technologies, an array of new natively connected devices and new intelligent technologies and services. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/legrand-launches-cloud-based-iot-program-existing-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/legrand-launches-cloud-based-iot-program-existing-buildings#comments News Watch Tue, 03 Jan 2017 17:03:00 +0000 38021 at http://ewweb.com Western Tube Joins Wheatland in Zeckleman Portfolio http://ewweb.com/news-watch/western-tube-joins-wheatland-zeckleman-portfolio <div class="node-body article-body">The company will continue to offer customers products under both the Wheatland and Western brands. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/western-tube-joins-wheatland-zeckleman-portfolio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/western-tube-joins-wheatland-zeckleman-portfolio#comments News Watch Tue, 03 Jan 2017 17:01:00 +0000 38011 at http://ewweb.com Orgatech and Organic Lighting Move to New Factory http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/orgatech-and-organic-lighting-move-new-factory <div class="node-body article-body"><p>U.S.-based Orgatech Lighting and sister company Organic Lighting Systems announced that a move to a new modern factory and office space in Orange, CA, last month. The new building effectively expands offices and customer-support facilities over the company&rsquo;s previous facility in Azusa, which it occupied for 16 years.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/orgatech-and-organic-lighting-move-new-factory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/orgatech-and-organic-lighting-move-new-factory#comments Bulletin Board Silver Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:03:00 +0000 37791 at http://ewweb.com Photo: Orgatech Lighting Crescent Electric to Acquire Mesco Electrical Supply in Ohio http://ewweb.com/news-watch/crescent-electric-acquire-mesco-electrical-supply-ohio <div class="node-body article-body">Founded in 1981, Mesco is an IMARK member with 19 employees and a recognized regional supplier serving residential contractors and industrial customers in central and southern Ohio. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/crescent-electric-acquire-mesco-electrical-supply-ohio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/crescent-electric-acquire-mesco-electrical-supply-ohio#comments Mergers & Acquisitions News Watch Silver Thu, 29 Dec 2016 16:57:00 +0000 37781 at http://ewweb.com <p>Mesco&#39;s Miamitown location.</p> Photo: Mesco Ewing-Foley's Peter Ewing Passes On http://ewweb.com/rep-news/ewing-foleys-peter-ewing-passes <div class="node-body article-body">Ewing-Foley's Peter Elliot Ewing of Los Altos, CA, passed away at his home on Dec. 5 at the age of 81.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/rep-news/ewing-foleys-peter-ewing-passes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/rep-news/ewing-foleys-peter-ewing-passes#comments Rep News Ewing-Foley NEMRA Peter Ewing reps Wed, 28 Dec 2016 23:40:00 +0000 37771 at http://ewweb.com Loyola’s Business School Names Steiner Electric Family Business of the Year http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/loyola-s-business-school-names-steiner-electric-family-business-year <div class="node-body article-body">Steiner Electric was founded in 1916 by George Steiner, Rick Kerman’s grandfather. Rick and his father Harold were partners for 35 years before Harold’s passing in 2012.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/loyola-s-business-school-names-steiner-electric-family-business-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/loyola-s-business-school-names-steiner-electric-family-business-year#comments Bulletin Board Premium Wed, 28 Dec 2016 22:44:00 +0000 37761 at http://ewweb.com Print is Not Dead Yet http://ewweb.com/marketing/print-not-dead-yet <div class="field-deck"> Here’s how to use the power of print in the digital age. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A printed piece held in your hand sends a message to your brain: This is something of substance. In the same manner, a heavier weight paper creates an air of importance, just as a thick business card can bring a sense of gravitas to you and your company.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/marketing/print-not-dead-yet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/marketing/print-not-dead-yet#comments Management Marketing Gold Thu, 22 Dec 2016 18:12:00 +0000 37751 at http://ewweb.com severija/iStock/Thinkstock Solar and LED Cut Costs at Exhaust System Maker Factory Pipe http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/solar-and-led-cut-costs-exhaust-system-maker-factory-pipe <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Factory Pipe, a manufacturer of high-performance exhaust systems, recently installed the largest rooftop solar power system in Mendocino County on the roof of its Ukiah, CA, headquarters.</p> <p>The solar was just the beginning. In collaboration with General Electric&rsquo;s Current, the company is offsetting 75% of its energy use through Current&rsquo;s rooftop solar offering and saving close to 60% in lighting-related energy use with an LED lighting retrofit in its manufacturing warehouse.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/solar-and-led-cut-costs-exhaust-system-maker-factory-pipe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/solar-and-led-cut-costs-exhaust-system-maker-factory-pipe#comments Bulletin Board Lighting Silver Tue, 20 Dec 2016 19:18:00 +0000 37741 at http://ewweb.com Photo: GE Lighting Restoration Project Generates Savings for School District http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/lighting-restoration-project-generates-savings-school-district <div class="node-body article-body">The challenge was to retrofit the lighting fixtures with energy efficient components while maintaining the traditional historical aesthetic that fits the overall look of the middle school auditorium.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/lighting-restoration-project-generates-savings-school-district" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/lighting-restoration-project-generates-savings-school-district#comments Bulletin Board Lighting Silver Tue, 20 Dec 2016 18:07:00 +0000 37731 at http://ewweb.com <p>Restored lighting fixtures in Whitesboro&rsquo;s Middle School Auditorium after Meyda converted them to efficient LED lamping for energy and maintenance cost savings.</p> Photo: Meyda Lighting Donated LED Tubes Light Up Fort Worth JFK Tribute http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/donated-led-tubes-light-fort-worth-jfk-tribute <div class="node-body article-body">Kobi Electric, a Fort Worth-based manufacturer of commercial and industrial energy efficient lighting donated LED tubes to light the JFK Memorial and helped solve a maintenance issue for the facility. Kobi's LED lamps will be used to backlight the images on the walls of the JFK Tribute.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/donated-led-tubes-light-fort-worth-jfk-tribute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/donated-led-tubes-light-fort-worth-jfk-tribute#comments Bulletin Board Lighting Silver Tue, 20 Dec 2016 17:13:00 +0000 37721 at http://ewweb.com Photo credit: Kobi Electric