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Business Briefs for the Week of Nov. 17, 2008

Autodesk, Mister Sparky, NESCO

  • Mountain View, Calif.-based Clarizen, a provider of on-demand, online project management software, recently announced its integration with San Rafael, Calif.-based Autodesk’s AutoCAD software. The partnership lets engineers and developers using AutoCAD software work directly with Clarizen’s SaaS project management solution to update and manage their projects directly without leaving their AutoCAD system.

  • Clockwork Home Services, Sarasota, Fla., parent company of the Mister Sparky America’s On-time Electrician franchise system, has launched a $500,000 marketing campaign to propel consumer awareness of the company’s home services contracting brands. A competition offering a $26,000 cash prize is the centerpiece of the program, according to Clockwork CEO Jim Abrams, who introduced the campaign to franchisees at the company’s annual Clockwork Congress held recently in Washington, D.C.

  • Needham Electric Supply (NESCO), Canton, Mass., a leading full-service electrical distributor serving electrical contractors, national retail accounts, commercial and industrial companies, and institutional accounts, recently announced that the Rutland, Vt.-based branch of Walsh Electric Supply will join its Yankee Electric Supply family, NESCO’s Vermont and New Hampshire-based division. “We are thrilled to have Walsh Electric Supply in Rutland join the NESCO family and look forward to working with the associates to strengthen our presence in Vermont,” states Gregory Wilson, president of NESCO.

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