Monthly Archives: August 2011

News Updates for the Week of August 29

1.    OUCH! More Bad Economic News – Gross domestic product growth rose at annual rate of 1.0 percent the Commerce Department said, a downward revision of its prior estimate of 1.3 percent.  In the first quarter, the economy advanced just

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News Updates for the Week of August 22

1. Cree Acquires Ruud Lighting, Inc. to Accelerate the LED Lighting Revolution – Cree, Inc. today announced the acquisition of Ruud Lighting, Inc., a leader in LED outdoor lighting, at an estimated net cost of approximately $525 million. Combining two

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News Updates for the Week of August 15

1.    Getting the LEDs Outby Doug Chandler– Solid-state lighting may save the free world. Someday. Probably not this month. The reality is that the whole lighting industry, and the broader electrical and construction and design and energy-efficiency markets of the world

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News Updates for the Week of August 8

1. Landmark US Building Codes Finalized – The changes represent the largest single-step efficiency increase in the history of the national energy code. It requires homes and buildings to achieve energy savings 30% higher than the 2006 code. Since homes

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Something to Think About…

Colin Powell’s speech… If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude. The less you associate with some people, the more your

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News Updates for the Week of August 1:

1. LG Innotek Walks-The-Walk with Huge LED Production Plant – Korean-based LG Innotek, a vertically-integrated manufacturer of LEDs for displays and lighting, claims it has built the single-largest LED production complex in the world in Paju, Korea. The manufacturing facility

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Monthly Special Feature

The July 2011 edition Electrical Wholesaling ranked the Top Electrical Distributors in 2010.

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