2020 30 Under 35 Profile: Alex Piwoschuk

Alex Piwoschuk is a 35-year-old Director, Electrical Sales at Graybar. Alex joined earned the “2012 Rookie of the Year” award in his first year at Graybar. In his current role, he has responsibility for more than $275 million of electrical sales in a five-state region.

US Industrial Production Jumps 1.6% in December

Industrial output is still about 3.3% below its level in February before the pandemic hit.

NAM Names Chair, Vice Chair for Council of Manufacturing Associations

Robb MacKie of the American Bakers Association will serve as chair, and Phil Bell of the Steel Manufacturers Association will serve as vice chair.

U.S. Retail Sales Fell in December for 3rd Straight Month

The report released Friday is yet another sign that the pandemic is slowing the U.S. economy.

HWCC to Sell Southwest Wire Rope Division

Proceeds from the sale will allow Houston Wire & Cable to reduce debt.

Amazon Expands in Metro Detroit, Creates Thousands of New Jobs

Amazon announced its continued investment in the metro Detroit area with five new buildings, creating more than 2,000 permanent full- and part-time jobs.

NEMRA Announces Board, Committee Appointments

Three new officers will join NEMRA’s Board of Directors and four new executive committee members will join the NEMRA Manufacturers Group (NMG). 

US Unemployment Claims Jump as Virus Takes Toll

The high pace of layoffs coincides with an economy that has faltered as consumers have avoided traveling, shopping, and eating out in the face of soaring viral caseloads.

Channel Marketing Group Names New VP

Gene Biben is a 30+ year veteran of the electrical industry, having led Biben Sales, an electrical manufacturer representative in the MidAtlantic region.

WESCO Inks Supply Agreement with Ozop Energy Solutions

This agreement allows Ozop access to global manufacturers as a key source of products and solutions for the renewable energy market.