News Watch http://ewweb.com/taxonomy/term/7403/more en Eaton Corp. Announces Succession Plan http://ewweb.com/news-watch/eaton-corp-announces-succession-plan <div class="node-body article-body">The company’s board announced several senior leadership appointments in anticipation of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alexander “Sandy” Cutler’s retirement at the end of May 2016. Craig Arnold, 55, has been appointed president and chief operating officer of Eaton and a member of the board of directors, effective Sept. 1. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/eaton-corp-announces-succession-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/eaton-corp-announces-succession-plan#comments News Watch Eaton Sandy Cutler Tue, 23 Jun 2015 02:38:00 +0000 25671 at http://ewweb.com <p>Eaton&#39;s Craig Arnold</p> Getty Images Madison Electric Products Acquires Smart Box http://ewweb.com/news-watch/madison-electric-products-acquires-smart-box <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Madison Electric Products, Cleveland, acquired Smart Box, Inc., manufacturer of innovative non-metallic device boxes for the electrical industry, and said it has plans for further growth in the product category.</p> <p>Madison said it has a focus on obtaining a larger share of the non-metallic box market, and now with full control of Smart Box products, it plans to bring the line to its full potential.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/madison-electric-products-acquires-smart-box" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/madison-electric-products-acquires-smart-box#comments Mergers & Acquisitions News Watch Silver Wed, 27 May 2015 22:21:00 +0000 24811 at http://ewweb.com Panel at NAED Annual Conference Tackles Tough Issues in Today’s Market http://ewweb.com/news-watch/panel-naed-annual-conference-tackles-tough-issues-today-s-market <div class="node-body article-body">At this weekend’s annual meeting in Chicago, the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) kicked off its general session with a lively panel discuss in which three electrical distributors, one electrical manufacturer and a large Chicago-based electrical contractor sounded off on some of the electrical market’s most pressing concerns.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/panel-naed-annual-conference-tackles-tough-issues-today-s-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/panel-naed-annual-conference-tackles-tough-issues-today-s-market#comments News Watch Continental NAED National Association of Electrical Distributors Rexel Reynolds Schneider Shealy Square D Mon, 18 May 2015 12:23:00 +0000 24691 at http://ewweb.com <h3>Moderator Michael Marks of Indian River Consulting Group did a nice job getting an interesting group of industry execs to offer their insights on their most pressing concerns.</h3> WESCO Wins 5-Year Contract with The Cooperative Purchasing Network to Supply Schools, Colleges, Cities and Municipalities http://ewweb.com/news-watch/wesco-wins-5-year-contract-cooperative-purchasing-network-supply-schools-colleges-citie-0 <div class="node-body article-body">​WESCO International Inc., Pittsburgh, was awarded a five-year contract with The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN) for MRO services and supplies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/wesco-wins-5-year-contract-cooperative-purchasing-network-supply-schools-colleges-citie-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/wesco-wins-5-year-contract-cooperative-purchasing-network-supply-schools-colleges-citie-0#comments News Watch Cooperative Purchasing Network WESCO Sat, 16 May 2015 20:42:00 +0000 24681 at http://ewweb.com Kaman Rebrands Distribution Business http://ewweb.com/news-watch/kaman-rebrands-distribution-business <div class="node-body article-body">Kaman Corp.’s Distribution segment, Bloomfield, Conn., has announced that it has launched a new brand, Kaman Automation, Control & Energy or Kaman AC&E, to serve original equipment manufacturers, industrial production plants and infrastructure facilities throughout the world.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/kaman-rebrands-distribution-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/kaman-rebrands-distribution-business#comments News Watch Kaman Minarik Sat, 16 May 2015 20:35:00 +0000 24661 at http://ewweb.com Interline Brands Launches SupplyWorks http://ewweb.com/news-watch/interline-brands-launches-supplyworks <div class="field-deck"> While electrical products account for a small percentage of annual sales for Interline Brands, the company’s customers should be quite familiar. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>With electrical products accounting for 5% of its $1.7 billion in annual sales, Interline Brands Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., has kept a fairly low profile in the electrical market. But its approximately $84.4 million in annual electrical sales could grow if the company&rsquo;s new SupplyWorks strategy takes off.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/interline-brands-launches-supplyworks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/interline-brands-launches-supplyworks#comments News Watch Tue, 12 May 2015 21:11:00 +0000 24611 at http://ewweb.com Gexpro Launches Battery Energy Storage Solution Offering http://ewweb.com/news-watch/gexpro-launches-battery-energy-storage-solution-offering <div class="node-body article-body">The Gexpro subsidiary of Rexel will offer a battery energy storage solution (BESS) to commercial and industrial customers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/gexpro-launches-battery-energy-storage-solution-offering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/gexpro-launches-battery-energy-storage-solution-offering#comments Solar News Watch Wind battery storage Sun, 03 May 2015 02:02:00 +0000 24481 at http://ewweb.com David White Joins AD Board of Directors http://ewweb.com/news-watch/david-white-joins-ad-board-directors <div class="node-body article-body"> David White, president of Shealy Electrical Wholesalers Inc., Greenville, S.C., is now on Affiliated Distributors' board of directors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/david-white-joins-ad-board-directors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/david-white-joins-ad-board-directors#comments News Watch AD Affiliated Distributors buying group David White Shealy South Carolina Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:49:00 +0000 24381 at http://ewweb.com S&C Teams Up with Schneider to Build Microgrid for Oncor Utility http://ewweb.com/news-watch/sc-teams-schneider-build-microgrid-oncor-utility <div class="node-body video-body">Schneider Electric, Andover, Mass., and S&C Electric Co., Chicago, recently unveiled a microgrid in North America for Oncor, a Texas-based electric transmission and distribution company that operates the largest distribution and transmission system in Texas.</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/sc-teams-schneider-build-microgrid-oncor-utility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/sc-teams-schneider-build-microgrid-oncor-utility#comments News Watch Tue, 07 Apr 2015 15:24:00 +0000 24161 at http://ewweb.com Graybar Buys Georgia-Based Automation Distributor http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/graybar-buys-georgia-based-automation-distributor <div class="node-body article-body">Graybar Electric Co., St. Louis, has entered into an agreement to acquire Advantage Industrial Automation. Headquartered in Duluth, Ga., Advantage provides control and automation solutions to industrial users, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and system integrators.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/graybar-buys-georgia-based-automation-distributor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/graybar-buys-georgia-based-automation-distributor#comments Mergers & Acquisitions News Watch Advantage Industrial Automation automation Georgia Graybar Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:28:00 +0000 23861 at http://ewweb.com