Electrical Wholesaling Magazine http://ewweb.com/rss.xml en Rexel Energy Solutions Expands Lighting Solutions Team to Service ESCOs and other Key Energy Players http://ewweb.com/lighting/rexel-energy-solutions-expands-lighting-solutions-team-service-escos-and-other-key-energy-p <div class="node-body article-body">Rexel Energy Solutions (RES), a specialized business unit of Rexel USA based in Taunton, MA, recently unveiled a national team of lighting and controls experts to support ESCOs (energy service companies) across the country.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/lighting/rexel-energy-solutions-expands-lighting-solutions-team-service-escos-and-other-key-energy-p" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/lighting/rexel-energy-solutions-expands-lighting-solutions-team-service-escos-and-other-key-energy-p#comments Lighting ESCO LED lighting Munro Rexel Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:18:00 +0000 38781 at http://ewweb.com RepFiles Signs On Lumecon http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/repfiles-signs-lumecon <div class="node-body article-body">Lumecon is now delivering sales and marketing collateral to their sales reps and distributors through the RepFiles' NEMRA, NAED and Lighting applications.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/repfiles-signs-lumecon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/repfiles-signs-lumecon#comments Bulletin Board RepFiles Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:15:00 +0000 38771 at http://ewweb.com Milbank to Exit Generator Business http://ewweb.com/news-watch/milbank-exit-generator-business <div class="node-body article-body">Milbank, Kansas City, MO, will exit the generator market to focus resources on its principal business of metering equipment, electrical enclosures and enclosed controls.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/milbank-exit-generator-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/milbank-exit-generator-business#comments News Watch Milbank Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:11:00 +0000 38761 at http://ewweb.com All Over the Map http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/all-over-map <div class="field-byline"> John Gross </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Back in February, copper was trading in the +/- $2.70 range, and two of the world’s largest copper mines stopped producing due to labor and governmental issues. From that point on, the price of copper vacillated between $2.80 and $2.50 on a Spot basis – hardly what one would have expected.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/all-over-map" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/all-over-map#comments Materials Pricing copper John Gross Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:38:00 +0000 38751 at http://ewweb.com Minnesota Twins to Open Season Under New Lights http://ewweb.com/lighting/minnesota-twins-open-season-under-new-lights <div class="field-deck"> A new lighting and controls system from Eaton's Ephesus Lighting will cut energy consumption by up to 75%. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The system being installed at Target Field features Eaton’s Ephesus Stadium Pro fixtures to illuminate the playing field, plus color accent lighting under the perimeter of the seating area canopy.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/lighting/minnesota-twins-open-season-under-new-lights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/lighting/minnesota-twins-open-season-under-new-lights#comments Bulletin Board Lighting Silver Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:39:00 +0000 38741 at http://ewweb.com <p>The Minnesota Twins&#39; Target Field is one of five Major League Baseball parks that will be enjoying new Ephesus lighting systems this season.</p> Photo credit: Eaton Corp. EW's Top 10 Electrical Product Picks for March, 2017 http://ewweb.com/product-galleries/ews-top-10-electrical-product-picks-march-2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Electrical Wholesaling's Top 10 Electrical Product Picks for March, 2017 are in and this month we are highlighting products from ABB, AFC, Brady, Madison Electric Products, Magnetek, Milwaukee Tool, Pass & Seymour/Legrand, Platinum Tools, Southwire and Toshiba Security.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/product-galleries/ews-top-10-electrical-product-picks-march-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/product-galleries/ews-top-10-electrical-product-picks-march-2017#comments Product Galleries Gallery ABB AFC Brady Madison Electric Products Magnetek Milwaukee Tool Pass & Seymour/Legrand Platinum Tools Southwire Toshiba Security. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:35:00 +0000 38721 at http://ewweb.com Top 10 LED Picks for March 2017 http://ewweb.com/gallery/top-10-led-picks-march-2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Our March, 2017 picks are in for the Top 10 LEDs of the month and we would like to congratulate the folks from Barron Lighting, Douglas Lighting Controls, Focal Point, Hubbell Lighting, HyLiteLED Lighting/ARVA, Killark Lighting, Leviton, Nora Lighting, Tridonic and Zumtobel.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/gallery/top-10-led-picks-march-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/gallery/top-10-led-picks-march-2017#comments Lighting Gallery Barron Lighting Douglas Lighting Controls Focal Point Hubbell Lighting HyLiteLED Lighting/ARVA Killark Lighting Leviton Nora Lighting Tridonic and Zumtobel Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:23:00 +0000 38711 at http://ewweb.com Lutron Electronics Recognizes Lighting Showroom Excellence http://ewweb.com/lighting/lutron-electronics-recognizes-lighting-showroom-excellence <div class="field-deck"> Now in their sixth year, Lutron’s 5-Star awards recognize exclusive lighting showrooms that are the ultimate destination for showcasing Lutron products. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The awards honor lighting showrooms that provide an immersive experience for customers to see and feel Lutron products, actively engaging and intriguing their clients. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/lighting/lutron-electronics-recognizes-lighting-showroom-excellence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/lighting/lutron-electronics-recognizes-lighting-showroom-excellence#comments Bulletin Board Lighting Silver Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:17:00 +0000 38701 at http://ewweb.com <p>The lighting showroom at Warshauer Electric&#39;s Lighting Design Center in Tinton Falls, NJ, helps them promote and merchandise Lutron&rsquo;s full line of shading solutions including dual roller shades, blackouts, Triathlon, pleated, venetians, draperies and romans.</p> Photo courtesy of Lutron Electronics Stanion’s Value-Added Service Tracking Draws Praise from Provider http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/stanion-s-value-added-service-tracking-draws-praise-provider <div class="field-deck"> Tour de Force chose it as the best innovation using its CRM and business intelligence systems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Stanion was given the 2016 Award for Best Innovation by the Tour de Force executive team for its use of Tour de Force to quantify and track value added services they provide to their customers.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/stanion-s-value-added-service-tracking-draws-praise-provider" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/stanion-s-value-added-service-tracking-draws-praise-provider#comments Bulletin Board Management Silver Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:22:00 +0000 38691 at http://ewweb.com <p>Matt Hartmann (left), president and CEO of Tour de Force, presented Dennis Guey, Stanion Wholesale Electric&#39;s VP of sales, with the software company&#39;s 2016 Award for Best Innovation for the way Stanion uses its systems to track value-added services.</p> Photo courtesy of Stanion Wholesale Electric More Sales, Smoother Ops and Better Relations through Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) http://ewweb.com/webinars/more-sales-smoother-ops-and-better-relations-through-vendor-managed-inventory-vmi <div class="node-body article-body">In this webinar, you will learn how manufacturers identify the right VMI distribution partners, the financial and operational benefits gained for manufacturers and distributors, and who really wins in the end.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/webinars/more-sales-smoother-ops-and-better-relations-through-vendor-managed-inventory-vmi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/webinars/more-sales-smoother-ops-and-better-relations-through-vendor-managed-inventory-vmi#comments Webinars Tue, 07 Mar 2017 21:30:00 +0000 38591 at http://ewweb.com AIA’s Baker Sees Solid Year for Nonresidential Construction http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/aia-s-baker-sees-solid-year-nonresidential-construction <div class="node-body article-body">According to current estimates, spending on offices increased more than 20% in 2016, hotel spending was up about 25%, and even retail and other commercial facilities saw growth of about 10%. Industrial construction was weak, as expected. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/aia-s-baker-sees-solid-year-nonresidential-construction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/aia-s-baker-sees-solid-year-nonresidential-construction#comments Market Forecasts News Watch Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:36:00 +0000 38581 at http://ewweb.com (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Times & Trends: Learning to Make Beautiful Music Together http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/times-trends-learning-make-beautiful-music-together <div class="field-deck"> When everything goes well on a construction project, it’s a well-orchestrated symphony. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">I have always had a soft spot in my heart for apprentices, helpers and other new employees on construction sites. I used to work construction jobs during college summers — three years as a helper for a test boring and drilling company and one summer sweeping up sawdust for a hilarious band of Estonian carpenters</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/times-trends-learning-make-beautiful-music-together" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/times-trends-learning-make-beautiful-music-together#comments Editorial Commentary Gold Mon, 06 Mar 2017 22:02:00 +0000 38571 at http://ewweb.com <p>Jim Lucy, Chief Editor</p> Speaking Out: The Shrinking Electrical Landscape for Reps http://ewweb.com/commentary/speaking-out-shrinking-electrical-landscape-reps <div class="field-deck"> A wave of consolidation in the rep world is now underway and it’s already reshaping the electrical channel in many local markets. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Following manufacturer consolidation and distributor consolidation, in the next three years the electrical market will experience accelerated manufacturers’ rep agency consolidation. This can pose either an opportunity or a threat.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/commentary/speaking-out-shrinking-electrical-landscape-reps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/commentary/speaking-out-shrinking-electrical-landscape-reps#comments Commentary Gold Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:52:00 +0000 38561 at http://ewweb.com Ecobain Vertical Farms in Canada Go LED http://ewweb.com/lighting/ecobain-vertical-farms-canada-go-led <div class="field-deck"> The facility converted to Philips GreenPower LEDs for improved crop quality. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The operation was established in 2013 and is the first commercial vertical farming operation in Saskatchewan. The facility produces 18,000 pounds of produce each year in less than 1,400 square feet.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/lighting/ecobain-vertical-farms-canada-go-led" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/lighting/ecobain-vertical-farms-canada-go-led#comments Lighting Silver Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:52:00 +0000 38551 at http://ewweb.com <p>Philips Lighting and Ecobain Gardens Transform First Commercial Vertical Farm Operation in Canada.</p> (Photo: Business Wire) Banking On Utility Rebates http://ewweb.com/business/banking-utility-rebates <div class="field-byline"> By Chris Cloutier </div> <div class="field-deck"> While utility rebates can fuel lighting sales, a recent survey of electrical distributors unveiled lots of frustration on the time and effort they take to process. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nowadays, most, if not all, utility rebates for lighting focus on LEDs. There are prescriptive, mid-stream and custom rebate programs, all designed to help accelerate your lighting sales.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/business/banking-utility-rebates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/business/banking-utility-rebates#comments Business Gold Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:11:00 +0000 38541 at http://ewweb.com poplasen/iStock/Thinkstock Solar Accounts for One in 50 New U.S. Jobs http://ewweb.com/solar/solar-accounts-one-50-new-us-jobs <div class="node-body article-body">Solar job growth in 2016 took place in all job sectors, including a 26% growth in manufacturing companies to 38,121 jobs nationwide. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/solar-accounts-one-50-new-us-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/solar-accounts-one-50-new-us-jobs#comments Solar Thu, 02 Mar 2017 21:58:00 +0000 38671 at http://ewweb.com zstockphotos/iStock/Thinkstock Warehouse Wizardry http://ewweb.com/management/warehouse-wizardry <div class="field-deck"> A look at some ways new technologies could make working in the warehouse the most exciting and desirable job in your company. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As technologies for handling materials begin to incorporate the promises of artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT), new tools promise to make life more magical for the wizards in your warehouse.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/management/warehouse-wizardry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/management/warehouse-wizardry#comments Management Gold Thu, 02 Mar 2017 21:53:00 +0000 38531 at http://ewweb.com <p>Whether wearable technology such as smart glasses will be accepted in general culture is debatable but their potential usefulness as a tool for improving accuracy and easing data capture in warehouse operations is clear.</p> Copyright Justin Sullivan, Getty Images Commercial Market 101 http://ewweb.com/electrical-market-101/commercial-market-101 <div class="field-deck"> Commercial construction probably accounts for a bigger selection of products from a distributor’s warehouse shelves than any other market. Here’s a look at the key trends now shaping this niche. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It’s a huge market that sweeps across big cities, small towns and rural areas — from Main Street America to malls and strip shopping centers. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/electrical-market-101/commercial-market-101" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/electrical-market-101/commercial-market-101#comments Electrical Market 101 Gold Thu, 02 Mar 2017 20:00:00 +0000 38521 at http://ewweb.com Sonepar USA West Region Announcement http://ewweb.com/people/sonepar-usa-west-region-announcement <div class="node-body article-body">Bob Zamarripa, currently president of the West Region for Sonepar USA, will be re-focusing his efforts on leading OneSource Supply Solutions. Effective, March 1st, he became the full-time leader of OneSource Supply Solutions.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/people/sonepar-usa-west-region-announcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/people/sonepar-usa-west-region-announcement#comments People Sonepar Zamarippa Wed, 01 Mar 2017 23:26:00 +0000 38511 at http://ewweb.com LSI Industries Buys Atlas Lighting Products http://ewweb.com/news-watch/lsi-industries-buys-atlas-lighting-products <div class="node-body article-body">The attraction of the deal is strategic and it lies in the companies’ complementary product lines and routes to market, LSI CEO Dennis Wells told analysts.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/lsi-industries-buys-atlas-lighting-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/lsi-industries-buys-atlas-lighting-products#comments News Watch Wed, 01 Mar 2017 21:53:00 +0000 38661 at http://ewweb.com Osram Lighting Services Unit Buys ESCO http://ewweb.com/news-watch/osram-lighting-services-unit-buys-esco <div class="node-body article-body">Osram moved to strengthen its lighting services business in the U.S. by acquiring the operations of Maneri-Agraz Enterprises, Houston, a national provider of energy-efficient lighting solutions in commercial and industrial facilities.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/osram-lighting-services-unit-buys-esco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/osram-lighting-services-unit-buys-esco#comments News Watch Wed, 01 Mar 2017 21:51:00 +0000 38651 at http://ewweb.com Revolution Lighting Lands $4 Million School Contract http://ewweb.com/news-watch/revolution-lighting-lands-4-million-school-contract <div class="node-body article-body">Revolution Lighting’s Energy Source and Tri-State LED provided turnkey services for school districts in New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island from assessment to installation of LED tubes and other fixtures.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/revolution-lighting-lands-4-million-school-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/revolution-lighting-lands-4-million-school-contract#comments News Watch Wed, 01 Mar 2017 21:47:00 +0000 38641 at http://ewweb.com Cree Nixes Plans to Sell Wolfspeed Business Unit http://ewweb.com/news-watch/cree-nixes-plans-sell-wolfspeed-business-unit <div class="node-body article-body">The intended sale, which includes Cree’s silicon carbide substrate business for power, RF and gemstone applications, ran aground on national security concerns from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and Cree and Infineon were unable to identify alternatives which would address those concerns. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/cree-nixes-plans-sell-wolfspeed-business-unit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/cree-nixes-plans-sell-wolfspeed-business-unit#comments News Watch Wed, 01 Mar 2017 21:45:00 +0000 38631 at http://ewweb.com Sonepar Buys Italian Distributor http://ewweb.com/news-watch/sonepar-buys-italian-distributor <div class="node-body article-body">Sacchi will keep its own management team while sharing best practices with Sonepar Italia and work together on value-added initiatives.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/sonepar-buys-italian-distributor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/sonepar-buys-italian-distributor#comments News Watch Wed, 01 Mar 2017 21:42:00 +0000 38621 at http://ewweb.com Legrand North America Moves Into Lighting Fixtures with Purchase of Original Cast Lighting http://ewweb.com/news-watch/legrand-north-america-moves-lighting-fixtures-purchase-original-cast-lighting <div class="node-body article-body">Legrand North America, West Hartford, CT, has made an interesting acquisition that gives it a play in a market where it hasn’t been active — architectural and decorative lighting. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/legrand-north-america-moves-lighting-fixtures-purchase-original-cast-lighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/legrand-north-america-moves-lighting-fixtures-purchase-original-cast-lighting#comments News Watch Wed, 01 Mar 2017 21:35:00 +0000 38611 at http://ewweb.com March 2017 http://ewweb.com/2017-03-01 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body">A refresher on the fundamentals of the Commercial Market, a look at technologies that may bring revolution to your warehouse, distributors' use of utility lighting rebates and much more!</div> <div class="field-desc"> <h3><a href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a8f2ddeb">Download the Digital Edition</a></h3> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/electrical-market-101/commercial-market-101">Commercial Market 101</a> <a href="/management/warehouse-wizardry">Warehouse Wizardry</a> <a href="/business/banking-utility-rebates">Banking On Utility Rebates</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/2017-03-01" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 01 Mar 2017 05:00:00 +0000 38681 at http://ewweb.com Lighting Showcases Design Firm's San Francisco Offices http://ewweb.com/lighting/lighting-showcases-design-firms-san-francisco-offices <div class="node-body article-body">The firm used an open floorplan, which presents challenges for lighting designers. “With few physical features to delineate workspaces, light fixtures must help define each area, highlight task areas, and direct traffic, all while being unobtrusive and easily managed.”</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/lighting/lighting-showcases-design-firms-san-francisco-offices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/lighting/lighting-showcases-design-firms-san-francisco-offices#comments Bulletin Board Lighting Silver Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:32:00 +0000 38501 at http://ewweb.com Scott Pease Photography, via Acuity Brands NAED South Central Attendees See Sunny Economic Climate in 2017 http://ewweb.com/news-watch/naed-south-central-attendees-see-sunny-economic-climate-2017 <div class="node-body article-body">NAED South Central Region Conference returned to the Marriott Tampa Waterside Hotel this week, and attendees are looking forward to a decent business year in 2017. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/naed-south-central-attendees-see-sunny-economic-climate-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/naed-south-central-attendees-see-sunny-economic-climate-2017#comments News Watch NAED National Association of Electrical Distributors Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:17:00 +0000 38491 at http://ewweb.com <p>Signs of a multi-billion urban redevelopment project in downtown Tampa are just starting to pop up. Over the next few years, a new convention hotel, office skyscraper and more retail development will be coming to the area.</p> Top 10 Electrical Product Picks for February 2017 http://ewweb.com/product-galleries/top-10-electrical-product-picks-february-2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Congratulations to the following companies for having new products selected by Electrical Wholesaling's editors for this month's Top 10: Bedrock Automation, Bridgeport Fittings, Carlo Gavazzi, Extech, HellermannTyton, Ilsco, Killark, Milwaukee Tool, Platinum Tools and Sola HD.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/product-galleries/top-10-electrical-product-picks-february-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/product-galleries/top-10-electrical-product-picks-february-2017#comments Product Galleries Gallery Bedrock Automation Bridgeport Fittings Carlo Gavazzi Extech HellermannTyton Ilsco Killark Milwaukee Tool Platinum Tools Sola HD. Sun, 19 Feb 2017 21:25:00 +0000 38481 at http://ewweb.com EW's Top 10 LED Picks for February, 2017 http://ewweb.com/gallery/ews-top-10-led-picks-february-2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body">February's Top 10 LED Products are in and EW's editors would like to congratulate the product management teams from Acclaim Lighting, Alloy LED, Aquarii Inc., Erco, Lutron, Nora Lighting, Sylvania LEDVANCE, Universal Lighting Technologies, WAC Landscape Lighting, and Zumtobel.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/gallery/ews-top-10-led-picks-february-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/gallery/ews-top-10-led-picks-february-2017#comments Gallery Acclaim Lighting Alloy LED Aquarii Inc. Erco Lutron Nora Lighting Sylvania LEDVANCE Universal Lighting Technologies WAC Landscape Lighting Zumtobel Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:11:00 +0000 38471 at http://ewweb.com