Electrical Market 101

A comprehensive overview of the key markets and dynamics of doing business in the electrical products supply channel, including introductions to the residential, commercial, industrial and utility markets and the products and services they require, along with sales tips, supplier relations and working with independent manufacturers' reps.


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Learning Lighting

Feb. 5, 2018


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Schools & Universities 101

May 5, 2020
Although the COVID-19 crisis will impact school and university funding for new projects and retrofits, educational construction should still be a comparatively strong niche over...
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The largest manufacturers in the electrical industry are part of a global supply network that ships electrical products from the Vancouver port (shown in this photo) to Pacific Rim markets, but also to every continent on earth. And while many industry observers are most familiar with the $100 billion channel in electrical products sold in the U.S. market through electrical distributors, the biggest players source and sell products globally.

The Five Big Deals of the Day

Sept. 14, 2017
EW’s editors make their picks for the five biggest things now happening with the world’s largest electrical manufacturers.
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Homes Get Smart

Feb. 14, 2017
A burst of new interest in connected devices and responsive systems is bringing old dreams of the smart home to the real world.
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As oil & gas companies unlock new sources of domestic oil and natural gas in North Dakota, Texas and the Marcellus Shale deposits in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York, it’s having a direct business impact on the electrical market.

10 Electrical Manufacturers to Watch

Sept. 25, 2014
By watching how these 10 manufacturers are recalibrating their companies to adapt to the new realities of the electrical market, you can see where this industry is headed in the...


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Electric Vehicle eBook

April 27, 2023
From batteries to charging stations to the actual vehicles, we take stock of our switch to electric mobility as it picks up ever more speed.
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The 2009 Electrical Marketer's Survival Guide

Oct. 1, 2008
Back by popular demand, Electrical Wholesaling’s Electrical Marketer’s Survival Guide will help you brush up on the basics of the electrical industry.

Forward Looking Statements

Sept. 1, 2008
A look at the latest quarterly financial reports by publicly held companies in the electrical industry reveals a general mood of cautious optimism.

Dallas Stands Proud

Sept. 1, 2008
With its population growing faster than any other metropolitan area in the United States, Dallas is seeing strong commercial and multi-family growth.

Schneider Electric Goes Green in Las Vegas

Sept. 1, 2008
When a company with 120,000 employees in 102 countries and $23.7 billion in sales puts its weight behind the green movement, it can make a pretty big splash in the electrical ...