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ANAMET, nVent, Southwire & TradeTech Solutions Join ETIM North America

March 23, 2022
More than 30 electrical companies now participate in ETIM NA.
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Rockwell Donates $500,000 to Five Ukrainian Relief Charities

March 18, 2022
Rockwell’s $500,000 contribution follows a recent $50,000 employee challenge 2:1 match contribution made to Project HOPE.

OmniCable Opens Branch in Toronto

April 1, 2019
The 50,000-square-feet Toronto facility opened its doors on April 1 and is OmniCable’s 13th branch and services electrical distributors throughout Canada.
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Lighting Merger in Canada: Standard and Stanpro Join Forces

Feb. 15, 2019
The combined business will be 100% Canadian owned and managed, and will be one of the largest lighting companies in Canada.
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Human-Centric Lighting at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Aug. 8, 2018
BMW M Motorsport team to employed an innovative tool, human-centric lighting, to maintain endurance levels during key racing events.


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Sonepar Names New CEO

July 31, 2017
Delpech spent the past 17 years with UTC, where he was president of the Otis Elevator business unit.

Sonepar Buys Belgian Electrical Distributor Cheyns

June 16, 2016
Cheyns has 180 people operating 10 locations across Flanders and Wallonia, with its headquarters in Courtrai.
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Asset Recovery Center in Germany Under Sensor-based Lights

March 8, 2016
The lighting intensity varies between 80 percent and 20 percent based on movement patterns in the site. By dimming the facility when employees are not present, the lifespan of...
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Protests in Rio de Janeiro Brazil Aug 16 2015 called for the ouster of President Dilma Rousseff following revelations of corruption involving the government and the oil company Rousseff chaired for seven years before being elected president

Bruisings in Brazil

Sept. 1, 2015
“What the government wants to and has to do long term is simplify taxes state-to-state. We cover Rio and Sao Paulo, and you might be incented to have warehouse in nearby state...