At the recent Linemen's Rodeo in the KC area, co-sponsored by EW's sister publication Transmission & Distribution magazine, several lineman told KCUR-FM in the podcast below about the need to attract younger workers to their industry.
Electrical Wholesaling's Top 10 Electrical Product Picks for March, 2017 are in and this month we are highlighting products from ABB, AFC, Brady, Madison Electric Products, Magnetek, Milwaukee Tool, Pass & Seymour/Legrand, Platinum Tools, Southwire and Toshiba Security.
Our March, 2017 picks are in for the Top 10 LEDs of the month and we would like to congratulate the folks from Barron Lighting, Douglas Lighting Controls, Focal Point, Hubbell Lighting, HyLiteLED Lighting/ARVA, Killark Lighting, Leviton, Nora Lighting, Tridonic and Zumtobel.
Congratulations to the following companies for having new products selected by Electrical Wholesaling's editors for this month's Top 10: Bedrock Automation, Bridgeport Fittings, Carlo Gavazzi, Extech, HellermannTyton, Ilsco, Killark, Milwaukee Tool, Platinum Tools and Sola HD.
February's Top 10 LED Products are in and EW's editors would like to congratulate the product management teams from Acclaim Lighting, Alloy LED, Aquarii Inc., Erco, Lutron, Nora Lighting, Sylvania LEDVANCE, Universal Lighting Technologies, WAC Landscape Lighting, and Zumtobel.
January's Top 10 Electrical Product Picks are in and EW's editors would like to congratulate the product management teams from AFC/Atkore, Arlington Fittings, Carlo Gavazzi, Cope/Atkore, Electro Industries, Schneider Electric, Southwire, Rittal Enclosures and Thomas and Betts.
January's Top 10 LED Products are in and EW's editors would like to congratulate the product management teams from Acclaim Lighting, Appleton Emerson, Auroralight, Barron Lighting, Bulbrite, Easy Lite Co., Econosense, HyLite LED Lighting, JESCO Lighting and Wattstopper/Legrand.
It will be important to watch the national electrical contractor employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Through the summer it had been tracking well above 880,000 — historically a very healthy level — but it dipped below this threshold sharply in September. It’s hard to determine if this will be anything more than a brief aberration or a regular cycle as construction employment typically slows down as winter approaches.
Congratulations to the product development teams at Arlington Industries, Brady, Carlo Gavazzi, Empire Level, Lutron, Milwaukee Tool, Plastibond, Powerbox, Raychem and Stahlin for having new products selected for Electrical Wholesaling's Top 10 New Products for December, 2016.
Congratulations to Acclaim Lighting, Appleton/Emerson, Barron Lighting, Cree, Killark/Hubbell Lighting, Litetronics, Modern Forms, Shat-R-Shield, Wattstopper/Legrand and WAC Lighting for having their LED products selected this month as EW's Top 10 LEDs for December, 2016.
Since mobile devices are so commonplace in our personal lives, we expect the same functionality in our work lives. This has become a challenge for distributors. In particular, many distributors are seeing rising expectations among their customers for faster and better service, wherever they—or their customers—are based. To meet these expectations, you need to ensure that your employees—wherever they are—can access your business system, and communicate quickly and efficiently with customers and employees at other locations....More
There’s no question eCommerce has changed the distribution landscape.
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· It’s changed your relationship with customers and the skills your people need to serve them
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