News & Announcements

Closing of transaction follows receipt of all regulatory approvals LEDVANCE and MLS to focus on synergies The sale of LEDVANCE by OSRAM to the Chinese investment consortium, consisting of the strategic investor IDG Capital, the LED packaging manufacturer MLS CO., LTD. (MLS) and Yiwu State-Owned Assets Operation Center (Yiwu), was successfully completed effective today, March 3rd, 2017 and with economic effect as of March 1st, 2017. This follows the parties obtaining all necessary approvals from the relevant authorities.

New Britain, Connecticut (March 9, 2017) -- Stanley Black & Decker announced today that it successfully completed its purchase of the Craftsman Brand from Sears Holdings Corporation.

KOHLER, Wis. – March 6, 2017 – Attendees at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 will have a chance to win a KOHLER PRO 7.5E portable generator as part of the company’s “Passport to Power” giveaway. Attendees who visit all three KOHLER booths during the show and receive all three passport stamps will be entered into a drawing to win the generator, which is valued at more than $1,400. The company will showcase its wide range of generators and engines at CONEXPO 2017 at booths B-7414, B-7415 and S-84053, March 7-11 in Las Vegas.

Mundelein, IL, March, 1 2017—Egret Consulting Group, the largest search firm dedicated solely to the electrical industry, has recently launched a new company, ElectriConnect. ElectriConnect helps manufacturers connect with distributors, independent reps, and specifiers. You can visit the site at for more information.

Texas-based company to join Osram service division Sylvania Lighting Solutions

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Concordville, Pa., February 1, 2017— Southco, Inc., the global leader in engineered access solutions, has recently launched its new online Resource Center. The Southco Resource Center hosts Southco’s industry-leading access hardware resources in one, centralized location, and is designed to provide engineering professionals worldwide with the tools they need to solve their design challenges.

Quantum Total Light Management and Vive wireless systems have been listed on the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) Qualified Products List (QPL) in the Networked Lighting Control (NLC) Systems category Coopersburg, PA (January 27, 2017) – Lutron Electronics, the leader in energy-saving, wired and wireless lighting and shade control, announced today that its Quantum Total Light Management System and Vive wireless system have been listed on the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) Qualified Products List (QPL) in the Networked Lighting Control Systems category.

Acquisition strengthens & expands Southwire’s Tools and Equipment product offering Carrollton, Ga., Dec. 19, 2016—Southwire Company, LLC announces the acquisition of Sumner Manufacturing of Houston, Texas - a recognized leading manufacturer of material lifts, jack stands, welding tools, material carts and other tools and equipment for the construction market. Sumner is a key supplier to the welding and mechanical contracting industries and has a market presence in more than 50 countries around the world.

December 16, 2016 – You would be hard-pressed to find a holiday shopping list today that doesn’t include a device, toy, tool or new technology that contains lithium ion batteries. To help consumers take care when using smart phones, laptops, scooters, remote control gadgets, wearable technology, and a host of other products on the market right now, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has developed a lithium ion battery safety tip sheet for consumers.Fire issues related to lithium ion batteries have dominated news reports for more than a year.