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SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO - APRIL 18: An employee of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) repairs power lines.

Update: Power Restored in Puerto Rico

April 18, 2018
Associated Press quoted officials saying an excavator accidentally downed a transmission line.
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Emerson to Acquire Greenlee and Klauke Tools and Test Equipment Business from Textron

April 18, 2018
$810 million purchase adds electrical specialty tools to Emerson’s Ridge Tool business
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Sonepar Acquires City Electric in Syracuse

April 13, 2018
City Electric's 12 branches will be part of Sonepar USA's East region.
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NEMA Comments on Import Restrictions on Steel and Aluminum

March 10, 2018
Association says tariffs will challenge U.S. electrical industry, seeks to mitigate consequences.
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Six Straight Years of Sales Records for Graybar

March 10, 2018
Sales up almost 4% but income down on tax reform impact.


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Littelfuse to Acquire IXYS Corp. for Power Control Electronics

Aug. 30, 2017
Littelfuse said the acquisition gives it a broader technology platform and capability to expand growth into industrial and electronics markets.

Circuit Breaker Sales Opens First Midwest Location in Indiana

Aug. 25, 2017
The Crown Point facility will provide electrical equipment, repair, remanufacturing, and life-extension services to commercial and industrial customers in the region.

Reuters: GE, ABB Restart Talks Over Industrial Solutions

Aug. 24, 2017
Schneider Electric said to have lost interest.
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PEARL Expands Technician Certification Program for Reconditioning Industry

Aug. 2, 2017
Technicians can now become Level II certified