Community & Opinions

Insights, observations and opinions on life in the electrical industry.


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EVs Hit a Rough Patch

Jan. 29, 2024
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Remembering 2023

Dec. 13, 2023
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Checking In on 2023

July 31, 2023


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Green Shoots Despite a Potential Drought

June 2, 2023
Top 150 distributors continue to invest in their businesses despite an uncertain economy.
Jim Lucy2015 1025

ChatGPT: Ready for its Electrical Market Debut?

March 31, 2023
You can now ask ChatGPT and other chatbots hundreds of questions about your business, but don’t trust their answers implicitly — yet.
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Robots Will Reshape Distribution Centers

March 31, 2023
The author believes the day when robotics become commonplace in the distribution industry is not far away.
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The Devil in the Details

Feb. 9, 2023
Less is seldom really more in this age of bite-sized chunks of news and information.
Jim Lucy2015 1025

A Season of Discontent

Jan. 9, 2023
Forecasting can be a frustrating business because of stale data and fast-changing economic conditions.
Jim Lucy2015 1025

Follow the Money

Feb. 10, 2022
2022 federal spending programs and utility rebates will generate electrical sales.
Jim Lucy2015 1025

Potholes & Pots of Gold for 2022

Nov. 29, 2021
Here are Electrical Wholesaling’s picks for the top challenges and business opportunities for 2022.
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A Timely Mosaic of Electrical Market Data

Sept. 30, 2021
Is your 2022 market planning now underway? These tips will help you find the fastest-growing market areas in the United States.
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Times & Trends: A New Era of Innovation

July 30, 2021
Technological advances are quietly creating some out-of-this-world sales opportunities.