tED magazine to host Twitter chat on role of electrical distributors, will hold the electrical distribution industry’s first official Twitter chat on Wednesday, August 8, at 10 a.m. CST.

Despite ongoing industry consolidation, manufacturers, contractors and end-users have more options than ever for buying and selling electrical supplies. Join and the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) as they take to Twitter to explore the critical role of electrical distributors in the supply chain.

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, 10 a.m. CST

WHERE: Follow @TEDMagazine and #tEDChat on Twitter.

WHO: Anyone with a background or interest in electrical distribution, manufacturing or related channel organizations is invited to tweet their questions, concerns and opinions during the chat.

WHY: To encourage industry debate and discussion around the purpose of electrical distributors, their strengths and values versus direct-selling methods, the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

HOW: Log on to Twitter during the time listed above and send tweets that include #tEDchat to track the conversation. tED will moderate the discussion from the @TEDMagazine Twitter handle, starting with questions submitted in advance by readers via tED‘s Facebook and Twitter pages. Questions can also be submitted in the comment section below. See more tips

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