Electrical History

Electrical Wholesaling has been covering this industry since the first issue of The Jobber's Salesman rolled off the presses in 1920. To celebrate our 95th year we gathered some gems from the industry's past and we'll keep adding to the story as we go.


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Eye on Acquisitions: More Electrical Distributor Mergers Ahead

May 1, 2015
"The primary drivers will continue to be the presence of active buyers, and many potential sellers. The pace of M&As, and the industry’s merger/acquisition climate will continue...
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FutureView 2015

May 1, 2015
In the coming years, electric utilities will be in the middle of a huge battle between proponents of centralized versus decentralized power production.
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Fads Can Fade

May 1, 2015
Residential datacom installations, of course, were mooted by WiFi routers and broad bandwidth connections. And yet the idea of the Smart House is now being revived and embellished...
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The Numbers Tell Our Story: Economics and the Electrical Industry

May 1, 2015
"The biggest impact for the electrical industry was in 2009 when industry sales tanked by more than 20%. We were seeing things as early as 2007 and 2008 in the overall U.S. economy...
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EW's Top 100 in 1970

March 29, 2015
The Way We Were
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Giants of Our Times

July 11, 2014
10 People, Companies and Trends that Made A Difference in the Electrical Market.

90 Years Strong

May 1, 2010
In publishing a monthly business magazine, as in life, passion for what you do makes all the difference in the world.

Some Things Never Grow Old

May 1, 2010
Get a few old friends together from the St. Louis electrical market and the stories fly. But so do the ideas about what the electrical wholesaling industry can learn from where...
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10 Trends that Changed the Electrical Market

May 1, 2010
Here are our picks for the trends that have had the most impact on the electrical wholesaling industry.