News Watch http://ewweb.com/taxonomy/term/7403/more en RepFiles Says NAED Edition App is Ready to Role http://ewweb.com/news-watch/repfiles-says-naed-edition-app-ready-role <div class="node-body article-body">RepFiles, LLC and the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) recently announced that the RepFiles NAED Edition application is now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/repfiles-says-naed-edition-app-ready-role" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/repfiles-says-naed-edition-app-ready-role#comments News Watch NAED RepFiles Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:07:00 +0000 18641 at http://ewweb.com Affiliated Distributors Q2 Sales Grew 8% http://ewweb.com/news-watch/affiliated-distributors-q2-sales-grew-8 <div class="node-body article-body">Affiliated Distributors (AD), Wayne, Pa., reported 8% growth across all of its divisions in the second quarter. Total sales for the first half of the year were $15 billion. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/affiliated-distributors-q2-sales-grew-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/affiliated-distributors-q2-sales-grew-8#comments News Watch Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:50:00 +0000 18401 at http://ewweb.com Graybar Reports Record 2Q Results http://ewweb.com/news-watch/graybar-reports-record-2q-results <div class="node-body article-body">Graybar Electric Co., St. Louis, reported record net sales for the second quarter and the first six months of the year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/graybar-reports-record-2q-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/graybar-reports-record-2q-results#comments News Watch Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:46:00 +0000 18391 at http://ewweb.com IDEA’s Bob Gaylord Step Down, Schneider’s Chris Curtis to Manage Day-to-Day Operations During Search for New Exec Officer http://ewweb.com/news-watch/idea-s-bob-gaylord-step-down-schneider-s-chris-curtis-manage-day-day-operations-during-se <div class="node-body article-body">The IDEA Board of Directors, chaired by Jack Carlson (president of Southwire’s North American Business), announced today that CEO and President Bob Gaylord has stepped down to pursue other areas of interest.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/idea-s-bob-gaylord-step-down-schneider-s-chris-curtis-manage-day-day-operations-during-se" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/idea-s-bob-gaylord-step-down-schneider-s-chris-curtis-manage-day-day-operations-during-se#comments News Watch Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:25:00 +0000 18191 at http://ewweb.com <p>IDEA&#39;s Bob Gaylord is stepping down.</p> Photo credit: www.militarychild.org An incredible copper shortage by the end of the decade? One analyst thinks so http://ewweb.com/news-watch/incredible-copper-shortage-end-decade-one-analyst-thinks-so <div class="node-body article-body">In a post today from the Sprott Vancouver Natural Resource Symposium, Charlotte McLeod from Copper Investing News said Robert Friedland, executive chairman and director of Ivanhoe Mines, gave a great presentation on the future of the copper and platinum markets.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/incredible-copper-shortage-end-decade-one-analyst-thinks-so" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/incredible-copper-shortage-end-decade-one-analyst-thinks-so#comments News Watch Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:19:00 +0000 18001 at http://ewweb.com <p>Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons</p> WESCO reports record sales for 2Q 2014 http://ewweb.com/news-watch/wesco-reports-record-sales-2q-2014 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>WESCO International Inc., Pittsburgh, said its net sales for 2Q 2014 were $2,005.2 million compared to $1,894.0 million for the second quarter of 2013, an increase of 5.9%.&nbsp; Organic sales increased 6.0%, acquisitions positively impacted sales by 1.6%, and foreign exchange negatively impacted sales by 1.7%. &nbsp;Sequentially, sales increased 10.7%, and organic sales increased 7.9%. &nbsp;Gross profit was $411.8 million, or 20.5% of sales, for the second quarter of 2014, compared to $392.6 million, or 20.7% of sales, for the second quarter of 2013.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/wesco-reports-record-sales-2q-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/wesco-reports-record-sales-2q-2014#comments News Watch Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:47:00 +0000 17991 at http://ewweb.com Grainger Posts 5% Increase in 2Q 2014 Sales http://ewweb.com/news-watch/grainger-posts-5-increase-2q-2014-sales <div class="node-body article-body">W.W. Grainger Inc., Lake Forest, Ill., said its 2Q 2014 YTY sales increased 5% to $2.5 billion from $2.4 billion in the 2013 second quarter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/grainger-posts-5-increase-2q-2014-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/grainger-posts-5-increase-2q-2014-sales#comments News Watch Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:23:00 +0000 17731 at http://ewweb.com Google Plans to invest up to $500 million to compete with Amazon for local delivery services http://ewweb.com/news-watch/google-plans-invest-500-million-compete-amazon-local-delivery-services <div class="node-body article-body">Google plans to invest up to $500 million in its Google Shopping Express initiative in an effort to compete with Amazon Prime’s local delivery service.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/google-plans-invest-500-million-compete-amazon-local-delivery-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/google-plans-invest-500-million-compete-amazon-local-delivery-services#comments News Watch Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:16:00 +0000 17461 at http://ewweb.com Google Shopping Express - Coming soon to a town near you? Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons EW Economic Indicators: Still Growing, Slowly http://ewweb.com/news-watch/ew-economic-indicators-still-growing-slowly <div class="node-body article-body">After consecutive months of decreasing demand for design services, the AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI), returned to positive territory, and industrial purchasing continues to show strength but housing permits have softened.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/ew-economic-indicators-still-growing-slowly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/ew-economic-indicators-still-growing-slowly#comments News Watch Tue, 01 Jul 2014 23:03:00 +0000 17891 at http://ewweb.com NAHB’s Hottest Housing Markets http://ewweb.com/news-watch/nahb-s-hottest-housing-markets <div class="node-body article-body">Of the approximately 350 metro markets nationwide, 56 returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI)</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/nahb-s-hottest-housing-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/nahb-s-hottest-housing-markets#comments News Watch Tue, 01 Jul 2014 23:01:00 +0000 17881 at http://ewweb.com