Fluctuations in the price of copper have a direct impact on the value of an electrical distributor's inventory, and changing prices of other key materials such as steel, aluminum and zinc have their own effects on prices in the market.
Metals expert and EW contributing writer John Gross provides some historical perspective on some trends he sees in the current pricing of copper and other metals, as well as some other key economic indicators.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) said it welcomes progress in trade negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and urged the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to pursue consensus among the...
Price increases are rolling through the channels for electrical equipment and construction materials of all kinds. This is the time for distributors to take a look at the effects on their profitability and the outlook for projects in their markets.