News Watch en It's Top 200 Survey Time! <div class="node-body article-body">Electrical Wholesaling magazine is once again collecting data for its annual ranking of the Top 200 electrical distributors. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Watch Top 200 Mon, 01 May 2017 00:53:00 +0000 38951 at Milbank to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Watch Milbank Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:11:00 +0000 38761 at Big Gainers & Losers in Construction Employment (Jan. 2017 YOY) <div class="node-body data_table-body">Several Sunbelt metros led the nation in year-over-year construction employment increases through Jan. 2017.</div> <div class="field-csv-file"> <span>CSV File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-text-csv" alt="text/csv icon" src="" /><a href="" type="text/csv; length=998">AGC_data.csv</a></div> </div> <div class="field-disable-sidebar"> Disable Right Sidebar Display </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"><legend>Images</legend> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="Construction_Employment_Jan_2017" src="" /> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic Indicators News Watch Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:53:00 +0000 38731 at AIA’s Baker Sees Solid Year for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market Forecasts News Watch Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:36:00 +0000 38581 at (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Watch Wed, 01 Mar 2017 21:53:00 +0000 38661 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Watch Wed, 01 Mar 2017 21:51:00 +0000 38651 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Watch Wed, 01 Mar 2017 21:47:00 +0000 38641 at Cree Nixes Plans to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Watch Wed, 01 Mar 2017 21:45:00 +0000 38631 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Watch Wed, 01 Mar 2017 21:42:00 +0000 38621 at Legrand North America Moves Into Lighting Fixtures with Purchase of 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Watch Wed, 01 Mar 2017 21:35:00 +0000 38611 at