Electrical Wholesaling Magazine http://ewweb.com/rss.xml en Philly’s Geno’s Steaks Goes LED http://ewweb.com/lighting/philly-s-geno-s-steaks-goes-led <div class="node-body article-body">Their lights are on around the clock, and the electric bill reflected that. Geno’s was actively researching options for more energy efficient lighting without compromising the quality of light.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/lighting/philly-s-geno-s-steaks-goes-led" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/lighting/philly-s-geno-s-steaks-goes-led#comments Bulletin Board Lighting Silver Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:19:00 +0000 36021 at http://ewweb.com How Elon Musk Got His Start http://ewweb.com/electrical-vehicles/how-elon-musk-got-his-start <div class="node-body article-body">Ever wonder how Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and Spacex and the co-founder and chairman of Solar City got to where he is today? This infographic from <a href="http://www.visualcapitalist.com" title="www.visualcapitalist.com">www.visualcapitalist.com</a> hits the highlights of his amazing story.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/electrical-vehicles/how-elon-musk-got-his-start" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/electrical-vehicles/how-elon-musk-got-his-start#comments Electrical Vehicles Solar elon musk Solarcity tesla Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:12:00 +0000 36011 at http://ewweb.com Anna Vital / Visual Capitalist Appleton’s New Distributor Program Ensures Prompt Delivery of High Demand Products http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/appleton-s-new-distributor-program-ensures-prompt-delivery-high-demand-products <div class="node-body article-body">Emerson said its Appleton A+ Promise program is an added benefit that complements its existing programs and incentives.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/appleton-s-new-distributor-program-ensures-prompt-delivery-high-demand-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/appleton-s-new-distributor-program-ensures-prompt-delivery-high-demand-products#comments Bulletin Board Silver Thu, 18 Aug 2016 20:44:00 +0000 35981 at http://ewweb.com Vancouver Bets Big on Zero Emissions Building Code http://ewweb.com/green-market/vancouver-bets-big-zero-emissions-building-code <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The city of Vancouver, B.C., is staking a claim to being the greenest city in North America with a new law</p> </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/green-market/vancouver-bets-big-zero-emissions-building-code" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/green-market/vancouver-bets-big-zero-emissions-building-code#comments Bulletin Board Green Market Silver Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19:58:00 +0000 35971 at http://ewweb.com (Photo by Robert Giroux/Getty Images) Sonepar to Rebrand Hagemeyer-IDG as Vallen Distribution http://ewweb.com/news-watch/sonepar-rebrand-hagemeyer-idg-vallen-distribution <div class="node-body article-body">The new name is the first step in a comprehensive rebranding program, with a full brand launch scheduled for the week of October 10th, 2016, Sonepar said</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/sonepar-rebrand-hagemeyer-idg-vallen-distribution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/sonepar-rebrand-hagemeyer-idg-vallen-distribution#comments News Watch Silver Wed, 17 Aug 2016 20:57:00 +0000 35961 at http://ewweb.com EW's Top 10 LED Picks for August, 2016 http://ewweb.com/lighting/ews-top-10-led-picks-august-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Congratulations to Access Lighting, Acclaim Lighting, Barron Lighting, JESCO, Lunera, Maxlite, Lighting Science, Nora Lighting, Sigma Luminous and WAC Lighting for having LED products selected for EW's Aug. 2016 Top 10 LEDs.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/lighting/ews-top-10-led-picks-august-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/lighting/ews-top-10-led-picks-august-2016#comments Lighting Gallery Access Lighting Acclaim Lighting Barron Lighting JESCO Lighting Science Lunera Maxlite Nora Lighting Sigma Luminous WAC Lighting Mon, 15 Aug 2016 19:09:00 +0000 35951 at http://ewweb.com Lighting’s Inventory Puzzles http://ewweb.com/lighting/lighting-s-inventory-puzzles <div class="field-deck"> How electrical distributors are dealing with inventory in lighting’s new world of accelerated obsolescence. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The wondrous changes brought by LED lighting technology over the past few years also bring with them a fiendish set of puzzles for distributors to solve in terms of inventory.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/lighting/lighting-s-inventory-puzzles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/lighting/lighting-s-inventory-puzzles#comments Lighting Management Gold Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:10:00 +0000 35941 at http://ewweb.com jgroup/iStock/Thinkstock Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Under LED Lights http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/milwaukee-symphony-orchestra-under-led-lights <div class="node-body article-body">The MSO switched to LED lighting for the music stands and turned to LEDtronics, Torrance, Calif., for the solution. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/milwaukee-symphony-orchestra-under-led-lights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/milwaukee-symphony-orchestra-under-led-lights#comments Bulletin Board Silver Tue, 09 Aug 2016 16:41:00 +0000 35931 at http://ewweb.com Image courtesy of LEDtronics DG Macpherson to Succeed Ryan as Grainger CEO http://ewweb.com/people/dg-macpherson-succeed-ryan-grainger-ceo <div class="field-deck"> Macpherson has been COO since 2015 and will become CEO on Oct. 1. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ryan's transition will bring to a close a career of nearly 36 years of continuous service and eight years as CEO.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/people/dg-macpherson-succeed-ryan-grainger-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/people/dg-macpherson-succeed-ryan-grainger-ceo#comments People Silver Mon, 08 Aug 2016 16:54:00 +0000 35921 at http://ewweb.com Van Meter’s Osako Wins National Award from Workforce Magazine http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/van-meter-s-osako-wins-national-award-workforce-magazine <div class="node-body article-body">Van Meter's Stacie Osako was recently named a 2016 Game Changer by Workforce magazine, which reviews applications from across the world and selects only 25 HR professionals under the age of 40 for this recognition. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/van-meter-s-osako-wins-national-award-workforce-magazine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/van-meter-s-osako-wins-national-award-workforce-magazine#comments Bulletin Board Osako Van Meter Thu, 04 Aug 2016 22:32:00 +0000 35891 at http://ewweb.com Are the Metals Markets Hard of Hearing? http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/are-metals-markets-hard-hearing <div class="field-byline"> John Gross, The Copper Journal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">John Gross, publisher of The Copper Journal and president, of J.E. Gross Inc., a consulting firm that tracks the metals markets, says pricing in these base metals once again seem to be out of step with reality.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/are-metals-markets-hard-hearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/are-metals-markets-hard-hearing#comments Materials Pricing copper John Gross metals pricing wire and cable Thu, 04 Aug 2016 22:15:00 +0000 35881 at http://ewweb.com Photo credit: BHP Billiton Sonepar Senior V.P. Now CEO of NJ-Based Solar Firm http://ewweb.com/people/sonepar-senior-vp-now-ceo-nj-based-solar-firm <div class="node-body article-body">CenterStar Energy Services, a national solar construction and installation firm, has appointed Kathy Rusko as CEO and a member of its board of directors. Rusko was most recently senior V.P. for Sonepar North America.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/people/sonepar-senior-vp-now-ceo-nj-based-solar-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/people/sonepar-senior-vp-now-ceo-nj-based-solar-firm#comments Solar People Rusko solar Sonepar Thu, 04 Aug 2016 22:02:00 +0000 35871 at http://ewweb.com Dodge Momentum Index Inches Higher in July http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/dodge-momentum-index-inches-higher-july <div class="node-body article-body">The Dodge Momentum Index moved slightly higher in July, increasing 0.5% to 134.7 (2000=100) from its revised June reading of 134.1. 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-inches-higher-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/dodge-momentum-index-inches-higher-july#comments Economic Indicators Dodge Momentum Index Thu, 04 Aug 2016 21:49:00 +0000 35861 at http://ewweb.com AD Member Sales Up 5.3% Through First Half, Electrical Flat http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/ad-member-sales-53-through-first-half-electrical-flat <div class="node-body article-body">On a same store basis by country, AD U.S. was flat; AD Canada was up 8% and AD Mexico grew 25%. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/ad-member-sales-53-through-first-half-electrical-flat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/ad-member-sales-53-through-first-half-electrical-flat#comments Bulletin Board Silver Wed, 03 Aug 2016 20:37:00 +0000 35851 at http://ewweb.com A Journey to Reality with IIOT http://ewweb.com/management/journey-reality-iiot <div class="field-deck"> The Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) is an opportunity, not a threat for electrical distributors. Here’s why. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Today, in spite of the current industrial slowdown, the experts remain bullish. With this massive potential for growth, one can only wonder why more companies haven’t positioned themselves as early adopters in the IIoT movement.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/management/journey-reality-iiot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/management/journey-reality-iiot#comments Management Gold Tue, 02 Aug 2016 20:47:00 +0000 35841 at http://ewweb.com <p>Thanks to the IIOT, remote monitoring of plant-floor processes can slash maintenance expenses. With the burdened cost of a journeyman control engineer at up to $100 per hour, losing a couple days of production due to downtime can cost thousands.</p> microolga/iStock/Thinkstock Legrand Launches New Pro Website http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/legrand-launches-new-pro-website <div class="field-deck"> Legrand says its new site Professional customers are presented with products, technical information and tools that help them secure new business and get the job done. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Features include mobile optimization to provide fast access to products and information while on the go, a new level of personalization, delivering dynamic content, resources and practical solutions specific to the visitor and what's relevant to them.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/legrand-launches-new-pro-website" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/legrand-launches-new-pro-website#comments Bulletin Board Silver Tue, 02 Aug 2016 20:42:00 +0000 35831 at http://ewweb.com <p>Still from Legrand&#39;s new website shows its clean design.</p> Times & Trends: The Arc of Technology http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/times-trends-arc-technology <div class="field-deck"> The electrical market usually accepts new technology at its own pace, but the basic tenets of new product acceptance still apply. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Say what you want about the IoT, it’s rocking the lighting and industrial automation worlds because of its ability to remotely and wirelessly control an awful lot of industrial processes on the factory floor and lighting systems in virtually any kind of building.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/times-trends-arc-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/times-trends-arc-technology#comments Editorial Commentary Gold Mon, 01 Aug 2016 22:03:00 +0000 35991 at http://ewweb.com Nora Lighting Recognized for Humanitarian Efforts http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/nora-lighting-recognized-humanitarian-efforts <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Fred and Jilla Farzan, co-founders of Nora Lighting, Commerce, Calif., were honored by the showroom cooperative Lighting One with the organization&rsquo;s Humanitarian Award. The award was present at the Lighting One convention in Dallas during Lightovation.</p> <p>The annual award is presented to a Lighting One supplier who has exemplified the mission of promoting human welfare and social reform, said Angie Prost, Lighting One product and supplier manager.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/nora-lighting-recognized-humanitarian-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/nora-lighting-recognized-humanitarian-efforts#comments Bulletin Board Silver Mon, 01 Aug 2016 20:05:00 +0000 35821 at http://ewweb.com <p>Angie Prost (left), Lighting One product and supplier manager; Fred Farzan, Nora Lighting CEO and president; Jilla Farzan, Nora Lighting executive vice president; and Madie Young, Lighting One marketing associate.</p> A New Game Plan for Performance Reviews http://ewweb.com/management/new-game-plan-performance-reviews <div class="field-deck"> This High-Performance Coaching strategy can help distributors, reps and manufacturers manage the appraisal process more effectively. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electrical distributors, manufacturers, and reps that have kicked old-style annual performance appraisals to the curb and retrained their managers to give continual performance feedback through monthly high-performance coaching sessions achieve both higher employee productivity and employee satisfaction.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/management/new-game-plan-performance-reviews" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/management/new-game-plan-performance-reviews#comments Management Gold Mon, 01 Aug 2016 19:43:00 +0000 35811 at http://ewweb.com Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Thinkstock 10 Great Quotes to Get You Through the Summer http://ewweb.com/gallery/10-great-quotes-get-you-through-summer <div class="node-body gallery-body">Searching for some motivation to get through the summer? Check out these inspiring quotes from poets, authors, business leaders, politicians and athletes. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/gallery/10-great-quotes-get-you-through-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/gallery/10-great-quotes-get-you-through-summer#comments Gallery Edison Mon, 01 Aug 2016 16:03:00 +0000 35801 at http://ewweb.com Buckles-Smith Opens Two New Service Centers http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/buckles-smith-opens-two-new-service-centers <div class="node-body article-body">Buckles-Smith Electric, San Jose, Calif., opened two new stores in San Leandro and Santa Rosa, Calif., extending distribution rights for Rockwell Automation throughout the entire San Francisco Bay Area.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/buckles-smith-opens-two-new-service-centers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/buckles-smith-opens-two-new-service-centers#comments Bulletin Board Buckles Smith California Mon, 01 Aug 2016 14:14:00 +0000 35791 at http://ewweb.com August 2016 http://ewweb.com/ewweb/2016-08-01 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body">In this issue we feature an in-depth look at the challenges facing electrical distributors in the changing lighting market and the potential for the Internet of Things in the industrial market. </div> <div class="field-desc"> <h3><a href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/41380327">Download the Digital Edition</a></h3> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/lighting/lighting-s-inventory-puzzles">Lighting’s Inventory Puzzles</a> <a href="/management/journey-reality-iiot">A Journey to Reality with IIOT</a> <a href="/management/new-game-plan-performance-reviews">A New Game Plan for Performance Reviews</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/ewweb/2016-08-01" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 01 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000 36001 at http://ewweb.com NAW to Air Free Sept. 14 Webinar on M&As for Distributors http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/naw-air-free-sept-14-webinar-mas-distributors <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8820789528817722114"><img alt="" src="/site-files/ewweb.com/files/uploads/2015/10/NAW_.jpg" style="width: 357px; height: 141px; float: left; margin: 3px;" /></a>Distribution leaders are invited to join the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors&rsquo; &nbsp;Institute for Distribution Excellence and Lincoln International on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 1 p.m -2 p.m.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/naw-air-free-sept-14-webinar-mas-distributors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/naw-air-free-sept-14-webinar-mas-distributors#comments Mergers & Acquisitions acquisitions M&A Mergers National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors NAW Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:01:00 +0000 35781 at http://ewweb.com The New Yorker Takes an Interest in LED Lifespans http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/new-yorker-takes-interest-led-lifespans <div class="node-body article-body"> J.B. MacKinnon of The New Yorker focuses on the LED lighting market’s upending of product life expectations </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/new-yorker-takes-interest-led-lifespans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/new-yorker-takes-interest-led-lifespans#comments Bulletin Board Lighting Silver Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:46:00 +0000 35771 at http://ewweb.com Livermore Centennial Bulb webcam still Wait a Minute, I Thought There Was a Global Surplus of Copper http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/wait-minute-i-thought-there-was-global-surplus-copper <div class="node-body article-body">The International Copper Study Group report that the global copper market posted a near 120,000 MT deficit during the first four months of 2016, as compared to a 13,000 MT surplus during the comparable 2015 period.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/wait-minute-i-thought-there-was-global-surplus-copper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/wait-minute-i-thought-there-was-global-surplus-copper#comments Materials Pricing copper John Gross pricing wire and cable Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:12:00 +0000 35761 at http://ewweb.com Crescent Electric Supply to Acquire Home Products Etc. LLC http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/crescent-electric-supply-acquire-home-products-etc-llc <div class="node-body article-body">Crescent Electric Supply Co., East Dubuque, Ill., has signed a definitive agreement to purchase online retailer Home Products Etc. LLC (HPE). HPE was founded in 2012 to be the online source for home products serving both B2B and B2C markets. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/crescent-electric-supply-acquire-home-products-etc-llc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/crescent-electric-supply-acquire-home-products-etc-llc#comments Mergers & Acquisitions Crescent Electric Supply Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:47:00 +0000 35741 at http://ewweb.com Choosing the Right Cable Insulation for Medium-Voltage Installations http://ewweb.com/electrical-jobs-today/choosing-right-cable-insulation-medium-voltage-installations <div class="node-body article-body"><div>As compared to small commercial and residential projects, choosing the appropriate power cable insulation for large industrial installations can be a bit more complex, especially for medium-voltage (MV) applications. For the purposes of this article, MV is defined as 2,001V through 35,000V. </div> <p></p></div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/electrical-jobs-today/choosing-right-cable-insulation-medium-voltage-installations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/electrical-jobs-today/choosing-right-cable-insulation-medium-voltage-installations#comments Electrical Jobs Today Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:56:00 +0000 35711 at http://ewweb.com EW's Top 10 Product Picks for July 2016 http://ewweb.com/product-galleries/ews-top-10-product-picks-july-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Check out the new products from Thomas and Betts, Cope/Atkore, Milwaukee Tool, Ideal Networks, Galvan, Jennings/T&amp;B, Legrand, Siemens, Intermatic and Greenlee in Electrical Wholesaling&#39;s&nbsp;&nbsp;Top 10 New Product Picks for July 2016. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/product-galleries/ews-top-10-product-picks-july-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/product-galleries/ews-top-10-product-picks-july-2016#comments Electrical Jobs Today Product Galleries Gallery Cope/Atkore Galvan Ideal Networks Intermatic and Greenlee Jennings Legrand Milawaukee Tool Siemens T&B Thomas and Betts Top 10 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:25:00 +0000 35581 at http://ewweb.com Why are Copper Markets Rising? http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/why-are-copper-markets-rising <div class="field-byline"> John Gross, The Copper Journal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wondering what's happening with copper pricing? Check out John Gross' latest take on the recent increase in prices of the red metal.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/why-are-copper-markets-rising" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/why-are-copper-markets-rising#comments Materials Pricing copper John Gross wire and cable Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:17:00 +0000 35571 at http://ewweb.com Photo credit: BHP Billiton Cree Plans to Sell Wolfspeed Power and RF Division for $850 Million http://ewweb.com/lighting/cree-plans-sell-wolfspeed-power-and-rf-division-850-million <div class="node-body article-body">Cree, Inc., Durham, N.C., plans to sell its Wolfspeed Power and RF division, its including its silicon-carbide substrate business for power, RF and gemstone applications, to Infineon Technologies AG for $850 million in cash. The move is part of Cree’s plans to focus more on LED lighting.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/lighting/cree-plans-sell-wolfspeed-power-and-rf-division-850-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/lighting/cree-plans-sell-wolfspeed-power-and-rf-division-850-million#comments Lighting News Watch Cree LED lighting Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:32:00 +0000 35471 at http://ewweb.com