This week's PCBC show, a residential builder show in California that used to be called the Pacific Coast Builder Conference, has an exhibit by Eaton that pulls together three of the company's divisions and shows the potential that builders can embrace ...
 

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Eaton’s Whole Home

This week’s PCBC show, a residential builder show in California that used to be called the Pacific Coast Builder Conference, has an exhibit by Eaton that pulls together three of the company’s divisions and shows the potential that builders can embrace from one source, and the potential that distributors could benefit from by representing all three but more importantly marketing all three to their residential audience / in their community to be “the residential...

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GM Leader Drives Cultural Change, Innovation and Results

General Motors (GM) historically has been known as a “staid” company and the prototypical “old boys” company. And its had its share of “challenges” ranging from uninspiring design to consumers feeling there was “built in obsolescence”; from being extremely difficult to sell to due to its purchasing philosophy to the ultimate disaster … being the face of the automotive bailout. Not exactly an example for innovation.

But the company is going...

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Rockwell Training Future Automation Staff … Supporting Vets

At this week’s Rockwell Automation TechLED Rockwell announced a new partnership with Manpower to train (“upskill”) 1,000 veterans per year.  The new initiative, reported by Control magazine, is designed to help address the expected shortage in skilled automation staff that will be needed in manufacturing.

According to the article “The U.S. manufacturing sector is estimated to produce up to 3.5 million new jobs over the next decade. But with close to 2.5 million...

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Phase 3 of GE Exit from Electrical Industry

It appears that the company that Thomas Edison founded, GE, will shortly be out of the electrical industry … or mostly.

“Phase three” of the exit, as reported by the Edison Report via a copy of an internal letter, was the announcement, that GE Lighting is officially up for sale (which has long been rumored, and multiple times).

While it is not a surprise given the changes to the lighting market and given that Sylvania (now LEDVANCE) and Philips sold their lighting businesses,...

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The Future of Lighting has Arrived. Expect more!

Since the beginning of the year, Wendell Strong from Innovative Lighting has penned an exclusive series for ElectricalTrends titled ““Insights into the World of PoE Lighting Technology.”  Wendell has been in the lighting industry for “many” years and has used his insights as a lighting distributor and a manufacturer to share his thoughts with also an eye to history. In this installment he refers to a DoE meeting he attended in 1998 that foresaw much of which has come!

His...

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