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PRESS RELEASE: tED magazine Recognizes Industry's Young Professionals

tED magazine, the official publication of the National Association of Electrical Distributors, has released its 2018 “30 Under 35” list of rising stars from across the electrical industry. Representing today’s top emerging leaders, this list recognizes ...

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PRESS RELEASE: NAED Announces 2018 Award Recipients

St. Louis, Mo…The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) will honor four industry leaders who have made significant contributions to the electrical industry with NAED Annual Achievement Awards.  The awards, recognizing individuals and ...

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written by Tom Naber

Learn from Leaders from Apple, Tesla, and IBM

Next month we will be in Chicago for our annual National Meeting. It’s an occasion to get out of our offices and expand our thinking. Listening to an exciting keynote presenter – or two – is bound to provide new insights into how the industry is evolving ...

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PRESS RELEASE: NAED Announces 2018 Women in Industry Trailblazer

The National Association of Electrical Distributors announced today that Kathy Jo Van, formerly of Southwire, is the 2018 Women in Industry Trailblazer Award recipient. Van will be recognized at a luncheon during the Women in Industry Forum taking place ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Lutron Contributes to NAED Education & Research Foundation 

The National Association of Electrical Distributors today recognizes the generous support of Lutron for their contribution to the NAED Education & Research Foundation’s Future Fund.

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written by Tom Naber

It's Your Business

When running a company, you have a bird’s eye view of all of its moving parts. You probably have a pretty good sense of each department, product and service. But your customers only see the external-facing part of your company. And their entire view of ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Leviton Contributes to NAED Education & Research Foundation

The National Association of Electrical Distributors today recognizes the generous support of Leviton for their contribution to the NAED Education & Research Foundation’s Future Fund.

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What is the ROI of training?

How to quantify the benefit.

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Government Affairs Update: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Reform of the Federal Tax Code

This morning, the US House of Representatives accepted the conference report on the Tax Cut and Jobs Act to reform the federal tax code. The conference report is the agreement worked out to reconcile differences between tax reform bills passed by the ...

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Government Affairs Update: Tax Reform – Where do we stand?

Last month, the House passed a tax reform plan. Last week, the Senate followed suit. But they are very different plans. So where do we stand? And specifically, what do the details mean for your distribution business? Ed Orlet explains the reconciliation ...

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PRESS RELEASE: NAED Foundation Receives Contribution from CED

The National Association of Electrical Distributors today recognized the generous support of CED for becoming a Foundation Fellow with their $25,000 contribution to the NAED Education & Research Foundation.

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written by Michelle McNamara

Get the Most Out of Your Training Program

We know most employees value continuing education, but according to human resources organization go2HR, 40% of employees who leave their jobs within a year cite lack of skills training and development as their main reason. Training helps employees ...

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written by Michelle McNamara

Your Chance to Make a Difference in Our Future Workforce Training

 

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House Passes Historic Tax Reform

 

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What is the Internet of Things?

 

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written by Michelle McNamara

Are your company's recruitment efforts strategic?

 

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LIFO in Jeopardy

Your help is needed to protect LIFO in tax reform, contact your Congressman and Senators.

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Government Affairs Update: Storms of September

  Congress has returned from the August recess and the immediate concerns of hurricanes Harvey and Irma have postponed starting on the promised tax reform. In addition, President Trump has come to an agreement with Congressional Democrats that raises the ...

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Electrical distributors embrace digitization

In his inaugural tED magazine column as NAED chair, Dan Dungan introduced his theme of “People. Process. Products.” Dan addressed the importance of digitization and the need for real-time, multilevel data to make intelligent business decisions, and he ...

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Government Affairs Update: Status of Healthcare

Last week the Senate failed to pass the "skinny" repeal of Obamacare. The vote was 49-51, with Senators Collins (R-ME), McCain (R-AZ), and Murkowski (R-AK) joining all 48 Democrats in opposition. That may end the Senate's consideration of Obamacare ...

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Government Affairs Update: Tax Reform

Last Thursday, in this joint statement, the "Big Six," House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin ...

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NAED Announces Recent EPEC Graduates

Today the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) announces the Electrical Products Education Course (EPEC) graduates for the first half of 2016. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, EPEC has become the cornerstone of sales and ...

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Government Affairs Update: House Ways and Means Comments

NAED recently sent comments to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady and Tax Policy Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam on comprehensive tax reform.

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tED magazine Recognizes Industry's Young Professionals

tED magazine, the official publication of the National Association of Electrical Distributors, has released its 2017 “30 Under 35” list of rising stars from across the electrical industry.    Representing today’s top emerging leaders, this list ...

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Government Affairs Issue Alert: Dodd-Frank

Last week House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) introduced and held a hearing on the Financial CHOICE Act which will repeal parts of Dodd-Frank.  The bill would repeal the conflict minerals disclosure requirement for ...

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NAED Pleased to See Repeal of the Estate Tax in White House Tax Principles

St. Louis, MO – The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) has been a long time opponent of the federal estate tax, often referred to as the death tax, and is pleased to see repeal of the death tax listed among the principles for tax ...

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Industry Leaders to be Honored at the National Meeting

The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) will honor four industry leaders who have made significant contributions to the electrical industry with NAED Annual Achievement Awards.

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NAED Announces New Product Cross Reference Service

St. Louis–The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) today announces Cross Check, a new product cross-reference service from DATAgility and powered by EnterWorks.

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Delivering Training That Matters

The word has been out for a few months now that NAED recommends a minimum amount of 40 hours of formal training for each employee every year. In order to come to that number the NAED Education & Research Foundation looked at industry standards, what our ...

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Leviton Contributes to NAED Foundation

The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) today recognizes the generous support of Leviton for their contribution to the NAED Education & Research Foundation’s Future Fund.   “We continue to enjoy supporting the Foundation and look ...

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How Much is Enough Training?

During the Western Region Conference, NAED President & CEO Tom Naber spoke at the General Session about the training and education of staff. Mentioning that he is frequently asked, “How much is enough training?” He had the team at the NAED Education & ...

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NAED Announces “Light Up the Hill” Initiative

Today the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) announced its 2017 “Light Up the Hill” initiative to repeal the federal estate tax. As part of the initiative NAED supports Senator John Thune (R-SD) and Congresswoman Kristi Noem’s (R-SD) ...

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5 Tips to Retain Great Employees

If you don’t want your best employees walking out the door, you need to have a strategy in place that meets their individual needs for career development, work/life balance, and recognition. Foster employee development. Your best employees must have the ...

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NAED Launches New EPEC Automation Program

Today the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) announces the launch of the new EPEC Automation program. This series of online modules and workbooks provide a hands-on experience.   “EPEC Automation was built from the knowledge of ...

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5 Tips on Recruiting Through Social Media

Twitter. LinkedIn. Facebook. Love it or hate it – social media is here to stay! Recruiters have been turning to social media in order to help widen their pool of candidates. Here are 5 tips on how to use social media to your advantage as you recruit for ...

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written by Lauren Rapp

How’s the Electrical Distributor Industry Looking?

We recently released our annual State of the Industry Report, an important industry research that provides benchmarks from your peers and their thoughts on the future. Listed below are just a few highlights that I thought were interesting: Just 2% of all ...

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Embrace Automation Opportunities with EPEC

2016 NAED Market Overview studies have demonstrated 79% of distributors are selling automation products. The most successful distributors have trained their associates to read and understand the language of automation, and others have just a handful of ...

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written by Dennis Harris

How do we get to the INTENT of Diversity Programs?

Nearly weekly I get a phone call or email from a prime contractor or manufacturer asking how we can work together to “process” an order that requires a diverse market spend. As I go through the now routine process of explaining how we prefer to engage ...

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Building a Culture of Learning

The world moves fast. Trying to keep pace with change is a challenge. And, the ability to adapt has become a necessity – especially when it comes to the workplace. This rapidly changing business environment keeps the pressure on in order to try and learn ...

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A Quick Way to Feel More Powerful

“I’m just not feeling it.” Have you ever thought this to yourself before facing a difficult challenge or unpleasant task? We all have. Sometimes we feel this way before giving presentations as well. Whether it’s the topic, the audience, or the time of ...

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written by Jamie Brooks

7 Signs Your Distribution Firm Needs a New Intelligence System

Suppliers and distributors generate volumes of data every day. This data is becoming critical to help firms understand how well their businesses are doing, and more importantly, what they can do to improve. Some have called data the modern-day currency, ...

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Tips from an EPEC Reviewer

I have been an EPEC reviewer for the past 14 years and I work for Nedco, a division of Rexel Canada, as a Branch Operations Manager. I got involved in the EPEC course as a management trainee. Early in my career at Nedco, we were involved in all sorts of ...

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