News en Reps Go Big <div class="field-deck"> A string of rep agency mergers over the past few years show why the desire for size and geographic reach is reshaping the electrical market. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At the street level, conversations with some of the reps involved in these consolidations show the driving forces behind the trend and the benefits and challenges of merging rep agencies.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sales Rep News Gold Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:54:00 +0000 38061 at stevegraham/iStock/Thinkstock 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bulletin Board Silver Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:42:00 +0000 38051 at Rendering courtesy of Hubbell Lighting Republic Celebrates 100 Years in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bulletin Board Silver Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:55:00 +0000 38031 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mergers & Acquisitions Rep News Bagozzi EDG Reps Ewing Foley Moldenhauer Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:57:00 +0000 37981 at French Gerleman to Open New Branch in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bulletin Board Missouri French Gerleman MO St. Louis Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:00 +0000 37961 at Legrand Fundraiser Raises $76,000 for Building Homes for Heroes to Help Injured Afghanistan War Veterans <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bulletin Board Legrand Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:15:00 +0000 37951 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bulletin Board Eaton residential market Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:45:00 +0000 37941 at Lighting Brings Sophistication To 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bulletin Board Lighting Tue, 10 Jan 2017 21:16:00 +0000 37931 at <p>Changing rooms at the Gravity Club in Singapore use Soraa lighting to emphasize the architectural details.</p> Photo credit: Fitness First Group 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bulletin Board Electrical Events Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:56:00 +0000 37831 at Learn How to Sharpen Your Negotiating Skills at NAW Webinar on 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bulletin Board National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors NAW sales Fri, 06 Jan 2017 18:10:00 +0000 37821 at