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EHRC recently released the Returnship Toolkit, a guide for electricity sector employers to support the return of individuals back into the workforce after a period of absence due to child or elder care responsibilities.

 

 

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City Electric Supply has been certified as a Great Place to Work for 2 years in a row. This certification is based on direct feedback from employees, provided as part of an extensive and anonymous survey about their workplace experience.

 

 

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Cree Lighting, a division of IDEAL Industries, has endorsed the NEMRA POS / POT Minimum Recommended Standards as part of its commitment to its independent manufacturer representatives and lighting agents.

 

 

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Manufacturing is vital to the economy contributing over 10% of GDP and 68% of exports in Canada.  The lifeblood of communities and drivers of innovation, manufacturing is critical for maintaining a nation’s innovative capacity.

 

 

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Hubbell Incorporated has been recognized as one of the 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere. This is the second time Hubbell has achieved this recognition. Hubbell’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Gerben Bakker stated, “We are honored to be listed among the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the second consecutive year."

 

 

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Do you know a Quebec Region EFC member who has significantly contributed to the industry? Nominate this person for the 2021 Personality of the Year and help EFC pay him/her the recognition he/she deserves at the 2022 Quebec Region Golf Day.

 

 

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Last year, the BCEA sent out a survey to launch their ARAP program. BCEA is collecting anonymous information from individuals in the electrical industry to see how much the needle has moved since the last survey 14 months ago.

 

 

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The Industrial Product Price Index rose 3.1% month over month in February and 16.4% year over year. The Raw Materials Price Index rose 6.0% month over month in February and 29.8% year over year. In February 2022, the Industrial Product Price Index rose 3.1% month over month and 16.4% year over year.

 

 

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AD associates participated in a giving back event on March 17 by supporting Cradles to Crayons, a Philadelphia-area nonprofit organization providing children from birth through age 12 living in homeless or low-income situations with the essential items they need to thrive.

 

 

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Adrian Thomas has been with Schneider Electric for 6 years, serving in several roles before taking on the challenge of Canadian President for Schneider Electric in January of 2021. We spoke to him about his experience in the role so far, his approach to leadership, energy management, supply chain resilience, how digitalization is enabling sustainability, and the importance of diversity and inclusion.

 

Contribute Your Product Knowledge to Develop the Industry’s Harmonized Data Model (HDM)

IDEA Harmonized Data ModelHave you heard about the industry’s Harmonized Data Model (HDM) initiative? IDEA, in partnership with NAED, is calling all product experts to get involved and be recognized by the industry. People who join the Product Expert Task Force will impact the future of the electrical distribution channel.

In the next 6 months, subject matter experts (SMEs) will be harmonizing the categorization for dozens of product categories. It’s an opportunity for industry experts to participate as a SME in the HDM initiative.

 

 

 

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McKenna

By Rhonda Cox, Regional Sales Manager, Western Canada, EGLO Canada

It is with pleasure that EGLO Canada annouces the nomination of McKenna Agencies as our representation in the specification market as well as electrical distributor channel for the markets of Alberta, Yukon, Northwest Territories and parts of B.C.

Covering various interveners within the specification market (engineers, architechts and designers), McKenna Agencies is a privately-owned-andoperated company whose history under its current ownership dates back to 1988. 

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Sonepar CioffiRenato

Sonepar has officially signed an agreement for the acquisition of 100% of shares in CioffiRenato. Founded in 1974, CioffiRenato is a company active in the distribution of electrical material operating in the Lecce province, with its headquarters in Casarano.

In 2021, with its two branches serving all the area, the company recorded sales of around €10 million. It employs 17 associates and 2 sales representatives. Thanks to this acquisition, Sonepar, already present in Puglia with six branches, will strengthen its business in the region.

 

 

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Chris Farrah

Electrozad have recently announced the retirement of Sales Representative Chris Farrah, on July 29th, 2022. Chris began his career with Electrozad on February 20th, 1983. His first position was doing deliveries as a truck driver, then advanced to a warehouse position, then a Customer service/Counter sales representative.

Finally in 1991, Chris was promoted to the position of Sales Representative where he continued to excel and increase his relationships with customers and vendors for the remainder of his career. Chris had been a valuable member not only of Electrozad's business but of the Electrozad family too. 

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Franklin Electric

 

Franklin Electric Co., Inc. released its third annual Sustainability Report this month, once again providing transparency, insight and data related to the Company’s performance toward Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives and goals. The commitment to these initiatives and goals led the Company to be named to Newsweek’s 2022 list of America’s Most Responsible Companies.

This year’s report includes several details related to product advancements, employee health and wellness programs, and manufacturing initiatives. 

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Doug Bunting

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Doug Bunting as Senior Sales Manager, Western Ontario District effective Aug 2nd, 2022. Doug will continue to report directly to me. Doug is a well-known industry veteran who has held many leadership positions over his 35 years with Westburne.

In this role, Doug will drive commercial sales activities and will help recruit, mentor, and develop our team of commercial account managers, branch staff, and project managers. He will focus on accelerating sales growth in the Western Ontario District and will play a key role in supporting vendor and customer relationships.

 

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Greg Parsons

It is with mixed feelings that Stanpro recently announced that Greg Parsons, Vice-President of Sales, will be retiring at the end of the year. Greg has been with Stanpro for the last 18 years as well as four years with Standard prior to joining Stanpro. Greg has been a key contributor to the success and growth Stanpro has known. He has been the face and leader of the sales force; he has built strong long-lasting relationships with customers and partners and he has been a pillar and mentor for many.

With Greg retiring, Stanpro are very pleased to announce the nomination of Adam Silverman as the National Sales Director. This nomination is effective immediately. 

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Jennifer Penton

Magic Lite is proud to announce the appointment of Jennifer (Jen) Penton to the position of National Sales Manager. Jen joins the team with a proven track record having spent the last 10 years in business development and project management with engineering consulting firm GHD.


Prior to this she earned a PhD at the University Of Western Australia. As the daughter of Magic Lite founder and CEO Tom Penton, Jen is very familiar with the company and its operations and is looking forward to bringing her passion and drive to the family company.

 

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AES Acquisition

RESA Power, LLC has recently announced the acquisition of Advanced Electrical Services, Ltd. Based in Alberta, Canada, Advanced Electrical Services (AES) is a NETA accredited company that has two locations in Calgary and Edmonton from which it has been providing electrical testing services since 2008 throughout Western Canada.

AES specializes in providing medium and high voltage services and products into the renewable energy, mining, commercial, utility, and oil & gas market segments in Western Canada. RESA Power was acquired by Investcorp, a leading global alternative investment firm, in December 2021 and this marks the first add-on acquisition under their ownership.

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