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Golden anniversaries are celebrated by the mature, and our industry is allowed to celebrate this anniversary because it is indeed mature. Those who forecast the future for mature industries, particularly if they extrapolate from past industry experience, usually come pessimistic. On the other hand, if one recognizes the future is not necessarily an extrapolation of the past, a much more optimistic forecast can result.

 

The last 50 years have been exciting ones for the electrical industry but they won’t compare to what is going to happen in the next decade, let alone the next half century.

 

 

The ceiling that had been placed on membership fees remained a point of contention among members. Treasurer Dougherty said the ceiling should be raised to $220 million so that larger member companies would pay their share of increasing operating costs...

 

 

 

The year 1982 started on a relatively good note for electrical distributors. Sales in the first three months were at generally acceptable levels, due mainly to a carryover from the previous year. Then in the second quarter the bottom fell out of the market and most distributors ended the year with much smaller sales, and even smaller profits than they had experienced in many a year.

 

 

Locking Back DeficitAn $80,000 deficit from 1979 greeted the CEDA members at the 1980 Annual General Meeting...

 

 

At the January 1976 meeting of the Board of Directors, the title of the association’s manager was changed from General Manager to Executive Director...

 

 

 

History was made. For the first time a woman, Mrs. Jeannine Wood, was elected CEDA President...

 

 

CEDA 1974

The lack of a strong public image had been an ongoing concern for the association, and at the January Board meeting the problem was again addressed...

 

Looking Back CEDA 1973

The benefit and financial viability of CEDA Current continued to be an issue...

 

 

CEDA Jasper 1972

Introduction of the Performance Analysis Report (PAR Survey) was considered a milestone in the association’s statistical gathering activities...

 

 

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Some thoughts regarding doing business in the coronavirus era:

1. Take care of your people.  If they are concerned about family, they are less focused on business. 

 

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