• AC Electronics, Arlington, Texas, and SLI Lighting, Mullins, S.C., have entered into an exclusive lighting distribution agreement. AC Electronics will be the exclusive OEM distributor of SLI Lighting's products, including a wide variety of fluorescent, incandescent, halogen, and HID lamps for architectural, industrial, commercial, residential, and outdoor applications.

  • CDM, Cambridge, Mass., a consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, has been retained by Partners HealthCare Systems, Boston, to prepare a strategic energy master plan (SEMP) to reduce energy consumption at nine health care facilities, comprising 13.8 million sq ft of operating space. These facilities include Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, McLean Hospital, Faulkner Hospital, North Shore Medical Center, Nantucket Cottage Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape and Islands, and Shaughnessy-Kaplan Rehabilitation Hospital.

  • Para Systems, Carrollton, Texas, recently announced a marketing and sales agreement with GE's Digital Power Systems division . Under the terms of the agreement, GE’s LP-33U and SG series of three-phase uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) will be available to IT distributors currently selling Para Systems’ Minuteman brand of power products.

  • Schaedler Yesco Distribution (SYD), Indiana, Pa., recently acquired the Indiana, Pa.-based branch of Gertz Electric, Falls Creek, Pa. The 3,500 sq ft facility will provide products and services for industrial, OEM, contractor, commercial, and government customers in Indiana, Pa., and the surrounding areas.

  • Schneider Electric, Palatine, Ill., recently announced that its Nashville, Tenn.-based facility has obtained certification in the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. The facility, which handles marketing, accounting, finance and engineering operations for Schneider Electric, is the largest facility, and one of only three facilities that are LEED for commercial interiors in Nashville and the state of Tennessee.