Electrical Wholesaling Magazine http://ewweb.com/rss.xml en 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 Springfield Electric Moves Hannibal, Mo., to New Location http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/springfield-electric-moves-hannibal-mo-new-location <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/ewweb.com/files/uploads/2015/10/Springfield_Electric_254.jpg" style="float: left; margin: 3px; width: 254px; height: 189px;" />Springfield Electric, Springfield, Ill., says its Hannibal, Mo., &nbsp;branch has recently moved to a new location at 7180 Veterans Rd.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/springfield-electric-moves-hannibal-mo-new-location" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/springfield-electric-moves-hannibal-mo-new-location#comments Bulletin Board Springfield Electric Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:11:00 +0000 35461 at http://ewweb.com Summit Electric Supply Releases Mobile App to Calculate Voltage Drop http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/summit-electric-supply-releases-mobile-app-calculate-voltage-drop <div class="node-body article-body">Summit Electric Supply’s new Voltage Drop Calculator helps users determine the right wire for a cable run. This latest mobile app by the Albuquerque, N.M.-based Summit Electric calculates voltage and percentage drop for any size job or project. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/summit-electric-supply-releases-mobile-app-calculate-voltage-drop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/summit-electric-supply-releases-mobile-app-calculate-voltage-drop#comments Bulletin Board Summit Electric Supply Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:51:00 +0000 35451 at http://ewweb.com The 15 Fastest Growing Towns & Cities in the Whole Darn Country http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/15-fastest-growing-towns-cities-whole-darn-country <div class="node-body article-body">Some towns and cities are growing like crazy. And if you live in Texas you might know a whole bunch of them. Here are the 15 places seeing most moving vans between 2014 and 2015.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/15-fastest-growing-towns-cities-whole-darn-country" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/15-fastest-growing-towns-cities-whole-darn-country#comments Economic Indicators Market Planning Texas U.S. Census Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:51:00 +0000 35441 at http://ewweb.com <p>It&#39;s no surprise that Sunbelt States dominate the list of town&#39;s and cities with the most new residents. Texas&nbsp;and Arizona have several towns on the list.</p> U.S. Census Bureau - Population Division Be the first to know... http://ewweb.com/be-first-know <div class="node-body page-body">Be the first to know...</div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/be-first-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newsletters Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:30:13 +0000 35431 at http://ewweb.com Becoming a Digital Distributor http://ewweb.com/white-papers/becoming-digital-distributor <div class="field-byline"> Content Sponsored by Epicor </div> <div class="field-deck"> Adoption of ERP, Mobile, Cloud, and e-Commerce in your digital journey </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/ewweb.com/files/uploads/2016/06/01/eCommerce-thumb-ebook%5B1%5D.png" style="width: 300px; height: 232px; float: left; margin: 4px;" />There&rsquo;s no question eCommerce has changed the distribution landscape.<br /> &middot; It&rsquo;s changed how you find, engage, and retain customers<br /> &middot; It&rsquo;s changed your relationship with customers and the skills your people need to serve them<br /> &middot; It&rsquo;s become a necessary business tool</p></div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/white-papers/becoming-digital-distributor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/white-papers/becoming-digital-distributor#comments White Papers Tue, 12 Jul 2016 19:56:00 +0000 35411 at http://ewweb.com Google Buys Entire Production of Wind Farms in Norway and Sweden to Power Data Centers http://ewweb.com/wind/google-buys-entire-production-wind-farms-norway-and-sweden-power-data-centers <div class="node-body article-body">Google continues to make news with its plans to eventually run its operations 100% from clean energy. According to its Google Green Blog, last year it purchased 942MW of addition renewable power. The company recently announced it's purchasing 236MW from two Scandinavian wind farms.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/wind/google-buys-entire-production-wind-farms-norway-and-sweden-power-data-centers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/wind/google-buys-entire-production-wind-farms-norway-and-sweden-power-data-centers#comments Wind AWEA Google wind Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:27:00 +0000 35401 at http://ewweb.com Photo credit: American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Lighting Science Exploring Use of Lighting to Fight Zika Virus http://ewweb.com/lighting/lighting-science-exploring-use-lighting-fight-zika-virus <div class="node-body article-body">Working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s entomology lab in Gainesville, Fla., Lighting Science began testing its light-based bug traps this spring. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/lighting/lighting-science-exploring-use-lighting-fight-zika-virus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/lighting/lighting-science-exploring-use-lighting-fight-zika-virus#comments Lighting Silver Fri, 08 Jul 2016 20:22:00 +0000 35311 at http://ewweb.com <p><span class="_Xbe kno-fv">Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, carriers of Zika and other viruses.</span></p> Copyright Mario Tama, Getty Images German Football Museum Uses Lighting to Engage http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/german-football-museum-uses-lighting-engage <div class="node-body article-body">Zumtobel's lighting management system plays a key role in making the museum kick.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/german-football-museum-uses-lighting-engage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/german-football-museum-uses-lighting-engage#comments Bulletin Board Lighting Silver Fri, 08 Jul 2016 20:03:00 +0000 35301 at http://ewweb.com Photo courtesy of Zumtobel People On the Move - July 2016 http://ewweb.com/people/people-move-july-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Check out these executive appointments and honors at Border States, Eaton, T&B/ABB, Omni Cable, Encore Wire, Appleton/Emerson, NorthEast Electrical Distributors, Irby/ Sonepar, and GG LED.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/people/people-move-july-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/people/people-move-july-2016#comments People Appleton/Emerson Border States Eaton Encore Wire Irby Northeast Electrical Distributors Omni Cable Sonepar T&B Thomas and Betts Fri, 08 Jul 2016 19:43:00 +0000 35281 at http://ewweb.com EW's Top 10 LED Picks for July 2016 http://ewweb.com/lighting/ews-top-10-led-picks-july-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">In Electrical Wholesaling's Top 10 LED Product Picks for July 2016 we showcase products from Acclaim Lighting, Alloy LED, Bayco, Bulbrite, Cree, Legrand, Milwaukee Tool, Organic Lighting Products, SEPCO, and U.S. Architectural Lighting.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/lighting/ews-top-10-led-picks-july-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/lighting/ews-top-10-led-picks-july-2016#comments Lighting Gallery Gold LED LED Product Picks lighting Top 10 Fri, 08 Jul 2016 17:14:00 +0000 35271 at http://ewweb.com Times & Trends: The Right Stuff – Today & Tomorrow http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/times-trends-right-stuff-today-tomorrow <div class="field-deck"> Distributors will have to adapt the service basics of the past to meet the challenges of distributing new tech products in the future. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Today, traditional distributors probably sell more than 70% of all electrical products with a well-known package of value-added services. But will these time-tested services work in the future for electrical products that incorporate IoT-enabled sensors, or the latest LED and solid-state technology?</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/times-trends-right-stuff-today-tomorrow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/times-trends-right-stuff-today-tomorrow#comments Editorial Commentary Gold Thu, 07 Jul 2016 21:26:00 +0000 35201 at http://ewweb.com <p>Jim Lucy, Chief Editor</p> Thomas & Betts Donates $50,000 to Memphis Electrical JATC http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/thomas-betts-donates-50000-memphis-electrical-jatc <div class="node-body article-body">Thomas & Betts (T&B), Memphis, Tenn., donated $50,000 to the Memphis Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC), to be paid over the next 10 years. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/thomas-betts-donates-50000-memphis-electrical-jatc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/thomas-betts-donates-50000-memphis-electrical-jatc#comments Bulletin Board ABB T&B Thomas and Betts Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:46:00 +0000 35171 at http://ewweb.com <p><span style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 20px;">(Left to right): C. Lyn McCrory, president, McCrory Electric Co.; Thomas Migliaccio , president, T.A.M. Electric Co.; R. Michael Haley, assistant business manager, Local 474 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; David Kendall, director of industry affairs, Thomas &amp; Betts/ABB; J. Glenn Greenwell, assistant business manager, Local 474 of the IBEW; Clovis D. Brown, training director, Memphis Electrical JATC; Wayne A. Lowrie, president, Lowrie Electric Co.; and&nbsp;J. Allen Anderson, general foreman, Miller Electric Co. </span></p> Klein Tools Opens Nominations for the 2016 Electrician of the Year http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/klein-tools-opens-nominations-2016-electrician-year <div class="node-body article-body">In a new twist on the competition, Klein Tools will make fan voting part of the selection process this year. Fans will be able to vote on the grand prize winner after six regional winners are announced in mid-August. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/klein-tools-opens-nominations-2016-electrician-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/bulletin-board/klein-tools-opens-nominations-2016-electrician-year#comments Bulletin Board Silver Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:47:00 +0000 35151 at http://ewweb.com Copper, Brexit and a Confusing Stew of Market Indicators http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/copper-brexit-and-confusing-stew-market-indicators <div class="node-body article-body">Metals analyst and EW Contributing Author John Gross penned an interesting post this week analyzing the market’s recent moves in light of the Brexit vote.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/copper-brexit-and-confusing-stew-market-indicators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/copper-brexit-and-confusing-stew-market-indicators#comments Materials Pricing copper wire and cable Tue, 05 Jul 2016 14:11:00 +0000 35131 at http://ewweb.com Tip of the Week: How to Maximize the Benefits of Training http://ewweb.com/%5Bprimary-term%5D/tip-week-how-maximize-benefits-training <div class="node-body article-body"><div>Well-rested, engaged employees will get the most out of training sessions.</div> <p></p></div> http://ewweb.com/%5Bprimary-term%5D/tip-week-how-maximize-benefits-training#comments Electrical Jobs Today Tue, 05 Jul 2016 12:00:00 +0000 35751 at http://ewweb.com GE, Schneider and Software http://ewweb.com/news-watch/ge-schneider-and-software <div class="node-body article-body">The reason for the excitement about industrial software is becoming clearer with time. The potential market is huge and the potential for improving efficiency in manufacturing operations around the world may be even bigger.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/ge-schneider-and-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/ge-schneider-and-software#comments News Watch Silver Fri, 01 Jul 2016 21:48:00 +0000 35251 at http://ewweb.com Gexpro Gets Hawaiian Utility Approval on Energy Storage http://ewweb.com/news-watch/gexpro-gets-hawaiian-utility-approval-energy-storage <div class="node-body article-body">With the certification in place, Hawaiian Electric customers will be able to interconnect commercial solar PV systems using Gexpro’s battery energy storage solution to the Hawaiian Electric grid.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/gexpro-gets-hawaiian-utility-approval-energy-storage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/gexpro-gets-hawaiian-utility-approval-energy-storage#comments News Watch Silver Fri, 01 Jul 2016 21:47:00 +0000 35241 at http://ewweb.com Robroy Adds Attabox to Expand Industrial Enclosure Offering http://ewweb.com/news-watch/robroy-adds-attabox-expand-industrial-enclosure-offering <div class="node-body article-body">Robroy said the acquisition will complement Robroy’s Stahlin non-metallic enclosures business, which has been making fiberglass electrical enclosures for more than 60 years.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/robroy-adds-attabox-expand-industrial-enclosure-offering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/robroy-adds-attabox-expand-industrial-enclosure-offering#comments News Watch Silver Fri, 01 Jul 2016 21:46:00 +0000 35231 at http://ewweb.com IDEA Hires Stibo Systems to Upgrade the IDW http://ewweb.com/news-watch/idea-hires-stibo-systems-upgrade-idw <div class="node-body article-body">The upgrade was necessary because the original system, in use for 18 years, had outlived its usefulness, said Maan Hashem, who recently joined IDEA as vice president of products and services. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/idea-hires-stibo-systems-upgrade-idw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/idea-hires-stibo-systems-upgrade-idw#comments News Watch Silver Fri, 01 Jul 2016 21:43:00 +0000 35221 at http://ewweb.com July 2016 http://ewweb.com/ewweb/2016-07-01 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"><p>In this issue, Electrical Wholesaling revisits its Electrical Pyramid, the simplest way we've found to study the multiplicity of channels for getting electrical products to market and a key resource for electrical distributors, independent reps and manufacturers to study their market strategies.</p> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <h3><a href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4f038aad" target="_blank">Download the Digital Edition</a></h3> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/electrical-pyramid/2016-ew-electrical-pyramid-update">2016 EW Electrical Pyramid Update</a> <a href="/electrical-jobs-today/battling-energy-pirates">Battling the Energy Pirates</a> <a href="/e-biz/ati-takes-e-commerce">ATI Takes on E-Commerce</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/ewweb/2016-07-01" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000 35211 at http://ewweb.com 2016 EW Electrical Pyramid Update http://ewweb.com/electrical-pyramid/2016-ew-electrical-pyramid-update <div class="field-deck"> Here are our picks for what will be the biggest changes to the channels of distribution in our industry over the next few years. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While updating the EW Electrical Pyramid for this issue, EW’s editors were struck by a few “hot spots” amidst the various channels of distribution that will represent significant competitive challenges for the independent electrical distributors that still account for the bulk of sales in the electrical wholesaling industry, and potential business partners for electrical manufacturers looking for new options in their market strategies.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/electrical-pyramid/2016-ew-electrical-pyramid-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/electrical-pyramid/2016-ew-electrical-pyramid-update#comments Electrical Pyramid Gold Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:19:00 +0000 34971 at http://ewweb.com Battling the Energy Pirates http://ewweb.com/electrical-jobs-today/battling-energy-pirates <div class="field-deck"> Wondering how the Internet of Things (IoT) might impact the electrical market? Check out how Boss Controls uses the IoT to remotely control electrical loads for its customers and helps them market the savings to electric utilities. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Puschnigg looks at the ability to mass control the smart plugs to turn off devices during peak demand periods as a “virtual power plant” that users can utilize to produce savings and lessen the load on the local utility.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/electrical-jobs-today/battling-energy-pirates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/electrical-jobs-today/battling-energy-pirates#comments Company Profiles Electrical Jobs Today Gold Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:59:00 +0000 34961 at http://ewweb.com <p>The folks at Boss Controls love being on the cutting edge of new technology. Several are &ldquo;serial entrepreneurs&rdquo; who worked for other startups before coming to BOSS Controls. (Left-right) Paulette Duderstadt, the company&rsquo;s CMO and CXO, marketing for C-Leveled; Abby Kougher, C-Leveled; Greg Puschnigg; Dan Brailer; and Tara Mocco, BOSS&rsquo;s corporate controller.</p> Jim Lucy