News Watch http://ewweb.com/taxonomy/term/7403/more en Ouch! CNN Report Blasts GE Stock http://ewweb.com/news-watch/ouch-cnn-report-blasts-ge-stock <div class="node-body article-body">GE has been in the news recently because of recurring rumors that its lighting business is on the block. Now this CNN video says investors aren't happy with the stock's performance and that Jeffrey Immelt, GE's CEO, should restructure the company.</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/ouch-cnn-report-blasts-ge-stock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/ouch-cnn-report-blasts-ge-stock#comments News Watch GE General Electric Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:15:00 +0000 19581 at http://ewweb.com Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) McGraw-Hill Construction Says August Construction Starts Fell 9% http://ewweb.com/news-watch/mcgraw-hill-construction-says-august-construction-starts-fell-9 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px;">At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $540.6 billion, new construction starts in August dropped 9%, <a href="http://construction.com/about-us/press/august-construction-falls-9-percent.asp">according to McGraw Hill Construction.</a> The decline followed July&rsquo;s elevated volume, the strongest so far in 2014, and brought activity back to the average pace reported during the first seven months of this year.&nbsp; By major sector, nonresidential building fell sharply, after being lifted in July by the start of several large manufacturing plant </span></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/mcgraw-hill-construction-says-august-construction-starts-fell-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/mcgraw-hill-construction-says-august-construction-starts-fell-9#comments News Watch McGraw-Hill Construction Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:01:00 +0000 19391 at http://ewweb.com McGraw-Hill_Construction_August_Index Sonepar acquires Industrial Distribution Group http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/sonepar-acquires-industrial-distribution-group <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Sonepar North America, a subsidiary of the French privately held Sonepar Group, announced that Industrial Distribution Group (IDG), a portfolio company held by affiliates of LKCM Capital Group, LLC and headquartered in Belmont, N.C., has signed an agreement to join the Sonepar Group.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/sonepar-acquires-industrial-distribution-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/sonepar-acquires-industrial-distribution-group#comments Mergers & Acquisitions News Watch Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:20:00 +0000 19311 at http://ewweb.com Hunzicker and SESCO join forces in Oklahoma http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/hunzicker-and-sesco-join-forces-oklahoma <div class="node-body article-body"><p style="margin-left:6.0pt;">Hunzicker Brothers, Inc., Oklahoma City, has agreed to acquire what it says is &ldquo;the leading electrical distributor in southern Oklahoma,&rdquo; SESCO Electric Supply Co., based in Lawton, Okla. Mike Lockard, president and CEO of Hunzicker Bros., said the deal with David Dyer, president and CEO of SESCO, unites two independent electrical distributors in a bid to fend off national chains.</p> <p style="margin-left:6.0pt;">SESCO has four locations in Oklahoma, with branches in Duncan, Chickasha and Ardmore as well as the Lawton headquarters.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/hunzicker-and-sesco-join-forces-oklahoma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/mergers-acquisitions/hunzicker-and-sesco-join-forces-oklahoma#comments Mergers & Acquisitions News Watch Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:45:00 +0000 19301 at http://ewweb.com Copper Investment News: Analyst at Haywood Securities Sees Possibility of $4/Pound Copper by 2016 http://ewweb.com/news-watch/copper-investment-news-analyst-haywood-securities-sees-possibility-4pound-copper-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">In this Copper Investment News Q&A Stefan Ioannou, mining analyst at Haywood Securities, lays a medium- and long-term pricing outlook for copper pricing. Here’s a snippet of what Ioannou had to say in this interesting interview by Teresa Matich.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/copper-investment-news-analyst-haywood-securities-sees-possibility-4pound-copper-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/copper-investment-news-analyst-haywood-securities-sees-possibility-4pound-copper-2016#comments News Watch cable Copper Investment News copper pricing wire Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:58:00 +0000 19071 at http://ewweb.com Wikimedia Commons Electrostats: EBCI Now at Highest Level in Three Years http://ewweb.com/news-watch/electrostats-ebci-now-highest-level-three-years <div class="node-body article-body">NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America climbed to 68.2 points in August, its highest level in more than three years, from 54.5 points in July.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/electrostats-ebci-now-highest-level-three-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/electrostats-ebci-now-highest-level-three-years#comments News Watch Mon, 08 Sep 2014 20:12:00 +0000 19701 at http://ewweb.com Court Battles Continue Between Arlington Industries and Bridgeport Fittings http://ewweb.com/news-watch/court-battles-continue-between-arlington-industries-and-bridgeport-fittings <div class="node-body article-body">The long-running patent battle in the courts between Arlington Industries and Bridgeport Fittings is in the news again, with both companies issuing press release this week regarding their sides of the patent issue that continue to be under dispute.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/court-battles-continue-between-arlington-industries-and-bridgeport-fittings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/court-battles-continue-between-arlington-industries-and-bridgeport-fittings#comments News Watch Arlington Industries Bridgeport Fittings Fri, 05 Sep 2014 19:36:00 +0000 19031 at http://ewweb.com Layoffs and Acquisitions Signal Shift at OSRAM http://ewweb.com/news-watch/layoffs-and-acquisitions-signal-shift-osram <div class="node-body article-body">The move to add Clay Paky comes as OSRAM is restructuring to adapt to changing dynamics in the lighting market. OSRAM saw its solid-state lighting performance grow rapidly in the third quarter and a faster than expected decline in traditional general illumination business. Against that backdrop, the company announced plans to continue on its cost-cutting path in its legacy business by eliminating 7,800 jobs worldwide over a period of three years</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/layoffs-and-acquisitions-signal-shift-osram" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/layoffs-and-acquisitions-signal-shift-osram#comments News Watch Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:41:00 +0000 19761 at http://ewweb.com Leviton Acquires ClickOn for Home and Building Automation http://ewweb.com/news-watch/leviton-acquires-clickon-home-and-building-automation <div class="node-body article-body">Leviton Manufacturing, Melville, N.Y., announced it has acquired all shares of ClickOn Technology, Pretoria, South Africa, a manufacturer of automation technology ranging from remote-control switching to fully integrated building automation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/leviton-acquires-clickon-home-and-building-automation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/leviton-acquires-clickon-home-and-building-automation#comments News Watch Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:40:00 +0000 19751 at http://ewweb.com IDEA Begins Leader Search http://ewweb.com/news-watch/idea-begins-leader-search <div class="node-body article-body">The board of directors at the Industry Data Exchange Association (IDEA), Arlington, Va., announced a search for a new president following the decision by Robert Gaylord, president and CEO of the data association, to pursue other interests. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/idea-begins-leader-search" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/idea-begins-leader-search#comments News Watch Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:37:00 +0000 19741 at http://ewweb.com