News Watch http://ewweb.com/taxonomy/term/7403/more en Philadelphia Area LED Lighting Manufacturers Merge http://ewweb.com/news-watch/philadelphia-area-led-lighting-manufacturers-merge <div class="node-body article-body">LumenOptix LLC, Montgomeryville, Pa., a manufacturer of specification-grade LED retrofit products for downlights, and CeeLite Technologies LLC, Villanova, Pa., a maker of large area light panels and linear LED retrofit products, have announced a strategic merger. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/philadelphia-area-led-lighting-manufacturers-merge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/philadelphia-area-led-lighting-manufacturers-merge#comments News Watch Fri, 01 Apr 2016 20:54:00 +0000 32541 at http://ewweb.com Big Construction Projects Drive Market in February http://ewweb.com/news-watch/big-construction-projects-drive-market-february <div class="node-body article-body">At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $667.6 billion, Dodge Data & Analytics says new construction starts in February advanced 10% compared to the previous month. Much of the lift in February came from the nonbuilding construction sector.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/big-construction-projects-drive-market-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/big-construction-projects-drive-market-february#comments News Watch Fri, 01 Apr 2016 20:51:00 +0000 32531 at http://ewweb.com WESCO Boosts Residential and Commercial Presence in Atlanta with Purchase of Atlanta Electrical Distributors http://ewweb.com/news-watch/wesco-boosts-residential-and-commercial-presence-atlanta-purchase-atlanta-electrical-dist <div class="node-body article-body">WESCO Distribution moved to expand significantly in the Atlanta area’s residential and commercial construction and industrial MRO markets, buying Atlanta Electrical Distributors (AED).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/wesco-boosts-residential-and-commercial-presence-atlanta-purchase-atlanta-electrical-dist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/wesco-boosts-residential-and-commercial-presence-atlanta-purchase-atlanta-electrical-dist#comments Mergers & Acquisitions News Watch Gold Fri, 01 Apr 2016 20:48:00 +0000 32521 at http://ewweb.com IDEA Announces Milestone in Data Certification Program http://ewweb.com/news-watch/idea-announces-milestone-data-certification-program <div class="node-body article-body">Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA), Arlington, Va., recently announced the first quality milestone of its Data Certification Program. Twenty two manufacturers have achieved programmatic excellence for their compliant (complete and fully attributed) items in the Industry Data Warehouse (IDW), one month into the quality phase of the Data Certification Program.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/idea-announces-milestone-data-certification-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/idea-announces-milestone-data-certification-program#comments News Watch EDI EDX IDEA Wed, 16 Mar 2016 19:15:00 +0000 31561 at http://ewweb.com U.S. Copper Mine Production Decreases 8% in 2015 http://ewweb.com/news-watch/us-copper-mine-production-decreases-8-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">A new report by the U.S. Geological Survey Dept. said U.S. mine production of copper in 2015 decreased by 8% to about 1.25 million tons, and was valued at about $7.6 billion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/us-copper-mine-production-decreases-8-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/us-copper-mine-production-decreases-8-2015#comments News Watch cable copper wire Mon, 29 Feb 2016 02:59:00 +0000 31231 at http://ewweb.com N.J. Combo: Franklin Electric Buys Griffith Electric http://ewweb.com/news-watch/nj-combo-franklin-electric-buys-griffith-electric <div class="node-body article-body">In a move that unites two of New Jersey’s oldest family-owned electrical distributors, Franklin Electric Co., Moorestown, N.J., acquired Griffith Electric Supply, Co. Inc., Trenton, N.J., on Jan. 4.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/nj-combo-franklin-electric-buys-griffith-electric" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/nj-combo-franklin-electric-buys-griffith-electric#comments News Watch Silver Tue, 02 Feb 2016 22:41:00 +0000 30941 at http://ewweb.com NAED Forms Political Action Committee http://ewweb.com/news-watch/naed-forms-political-action-committee <div class="node-body article-body">NAED is laying the groundwork to establish a political action committee, called NAED PAC, to add more clout to its existing political advocacy work.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/naed-forms-political-action-committee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/naed-forms-political-action-committee#comments News Watch Gold Mon, 01 Feb 2016 22:37:00 +0000 30931 at http://ewweb.com Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images MSC to Sell 50,000 Schneider Electric SKUs in MRO Market http://ewweb.com/news-watch/msc-sell-50000-schneider-electric-skus-mro-market <div class="node-body article-body">MSC Industrial Supply Co., Melville, N.Y., one of the largest distributors of MRO (maintenance, repair and operations) products in North America, announced the launch of an extensive distribution agreement with Schneider Electric that provides MSC customers in the United States access to more than 50,000 electrical products marketed under the Square D, Schneider Electric and Telemecanique brand names.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/msc-sell-50000-schneider-electric-skus-mro-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/msc-sell-50000-schneider-electric-skus-mro-market#comments News Watch MSC Schneider Square D Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:08:00 +0000 30391 at http://ewweb.com Another Big Win for Boston – GE is Coming to Town http://ewweb.com/news-watch/another-big-win-boston-ge-coming-town <div class="node-body article-body"><p>GE&#39;s announcementthis week that it would be moving its corporate headquarters to Boston&rsquo;s trendy Seaport District from its suburban location in Fairfield, Conn.,&nbsp;has lit up the news wires over the past 24 hours with analysis of what the move may mean for GE and for the Boston economy.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/another-big-win-boston-ge-coming-town" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/another-big-win-boston-ge-coming-town#comments News Watch Boston GE Gold Thu, 14 Jan 2016 16:03:00 +0000 29151 at http://ewweb.com Leviton Expands Global Reach with Acquisition of Brand-Rex http://ewweb.com/news-watch/leviton-expands-global-reach-acquisition-brand-rex <div class="node-body article-body">Brand-Rex’s proprietary cabling solutions and robust European market presence are a natural complement to Leviton Network Solutions’ existing network infrastructure systems offerings and strength in the Americas, Leviton said.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/leviton-expands-global-reach-acquisition-brand-rex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/leviton-expands-global-reach-acquisition-brand-rex#comments News Watch Silver Mon, 11 Jan 2016 22:34:00 +0000 30921 at http://ewweb.com