Trade Service Forms Partnership
A leading source of information solutions to the construction supplies industry, Trade Service recently formed an alliance with Boston Ventures, a private equity group specializing in funding media communication management teams. The partnership will enable Trade Service to become more flexible in the construction market. This represents one of a series of moves for Trade Service, as the company becomes an e-commerce solutions leader in the construction arena. The move will also solidify other alliances with key partners, enhance customer service, broaden opportunities for employees, and add value to the entire construction industry.

Lutron Unveils New Seminar Schedule
In 2000, Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.’s Lighting Control Institute will offer a full schedule of training seminars on the newest lighting control technologies and product information. The first quarter schedule includes:

• Fundamentals of Lighting Control, Jan. 24-25 (residential focus) and March 2-3 (commercial focus)

• Specification Seminars, Feb. 17-18

• High-End Residential Seminar, March 27-28

• GRAFIK 6000 Training, Jan. 20-21 and March 13-14 The fee is $200, and seminars are limited to 28 participants. Call (610) 282-6280 for more information or visit