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Investment In Building ConstructionTotal investment in building construction decreased 0.5% from September to $15.5 billion in October. Investment in the non-residential sector was up (+0.5% to $4.9 billion), while the residential sector decreased (-1.0% to $10.6 billion). On a constant dollar basis (2012=100), investment in building construction was down 0.4% to $12.8 billion.

Rick McCartenWith the fast pace to digitalization, companies are forced to make quick decisions that can expose their business. Executives find themselves in a dilemma between moving forward or building a resistance to change and exposure. The easy route is to keep your cards close to your chest, and to not move forward.

Years of Experience by Percentage, VP SalesThe vast majority (74.6%) of vice presidents ofsSales are highly experienced, which is likely due to the senior nature of the position.

Siemens White PaperOur way of life is dependent on abundant and reliable energy supplies. Energy helps to give us warmth, mobility and food as well as satisfying our need for information and communication.

ABB ResearchIn times past, farmers were at the mercy of the elements to determine a successful yield of crops. As the global population grows and consumer preferences evolve, today’s modern farmer must also consider the scarcity of natural resources, the threat of climate change and the growing problem of food waste.

David GordonWith a tight economy, tight labour market and tight margins, increasing productivity is more important than ever, especially for warehouse operations where finding qualified staff that can meet HR requirements is harder than ever.

Economy EnergyPrimary energy production in Canada increased 4.4% in 2018 to 21,603 petajoules. This followed a 4.8% increase in 2017. Crude oil accounted for the largest proportion of primary energy production in Canada in 2018 at 48.7%, followed by natural gas (33.3%), primary electricity (8.5%), total coal (5.4%) and gas plant natural gas liquids (4.0%).

Value Of Building PermitsThe total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities decreased 1.5% to $8.3 billion in October. Declines were reported in five provinces, with the largest decrease in British Columbia (-21.2% to $1.3 billion). Quebec offset some of this decline, with the value of building permits in that province rising 12.3% to $1.7 billion.

GuillevinThe history and scope of Guillevin in Canada is immense. One of our oldest wholesale brands its breath of market coverage across Canada makes it one of the largest electrical distributors serving the electrical industry.

Katrina OlsonAs we enter the decade of the 20s, technology continues to open a world of opportunities for marketers in the electrical distribution supply chain. But, despite the increased digitization and automation of marketing, some trends reflect a move toward making marketing more human.

 

 

Carol McGloganBy Carol McGlogan

We are on the cusp of a major tidal wave hitting our industry; the onslaught of 10,000 new employees are set to replace the current base who are over 55 years of age and are on the horizon of retirement. This talent refresh brings on many opportunities for progress to address evolving customer needs, new product solutions and supply chain digitization. New skills and new ways of thinking will propel us forward. However, the challenge this talent pool will have is to understand the industry that they have settled in. This challenge is further magnified as the time required to absorb industry knowledge is compressed due to the accelerated exit of industry knowledge.

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Swati Vora-PatelBy Swati Vora-Patel

The Electrical industry is facing a runway of crossroads — and digital innovation intersects each one of the crossroads. Digital advancements in technology are transforming everything from product development and manufacturing to supply chain management and customer purchasing behaviours. While all of these changes have digitization at the core, there’s another factor that our industry needs to bring front and centre: People.

 

 

 

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Value of Building Permits - DecemberThe total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities increased 7.4% to $8.7 billion in December. Increases were reported in five provinces, led by Ontario (+10.5% to $3.4 billion) and Quebec (+15.8% to $2.2 billion). For 2019 overall, municipalities issued $102.4 billion worth of permits, up 2.6% compared with 2018.

Value of residential permits up

The total value of permits for multi-family dwellings was up 15.9% to $2.9 billion in December, mostly due to large projects in the census metropolitan areas (CMAs) of Montreal and Vancouver.

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Changing Scene

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The Alberta Electrical Alliance (AEA) proudly announces the launch of their multi-channel digital ...
Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) celebrated innovation and leadership in human resources ...
On January 31,2020, the new IDEA Connector will go live to over 6500 distributor locations with ...
Arlington Industries has announced the recipients of their rep sales awards for 2019.   ...
EDGE Global Supply, through its subsidiary Technology BSA, completed the acquisition of RK ...
AD is reporting total 2019 member sales across its 12 divisions were $46.3 billion, an increase of ...
WESCO International announces its results for the fourth quarter and full year 2019.   ...
After six years as president of AD’s Electrical Business Unit and chief marketing officer, Ed ...
WESCO International, Inc. and Anixter International Inc. have announced that their boards of ...
OmniCable has announced the promotion of Chip Barrett to Vice President of Supply Chain and ...

IDEA Connector LaunchOn January 31,2020, the new IDEA Connector will go live to over 6500 distributor locations with updates being fed daily by the IDW. Distributors will gain access to IDEA Connector’s Production Environment on February 14, 2020 to verify their migrated extracts and custom maps before they are fully cutover in a phased approach from the IDW to IDEA Connector beginning March 22, 2020.

The IDEA Team is working to ensure a smooth launch. If you are a distributor customer, you’ll receive communications on your cutover date and what you’ll need to do to prepare.

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SouthwireSouthwire has appointed Rahila Dhansi to the position of Manager, Human Resources. In her role, Rahila will be responsible for overseeing Southwire Canada’s HR plans in ways that support our mission and strategy.

Rahila holds a Bachelor’s degree in Employment and Industrial Relations from the University of Toronto and is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) under the Human Resources Association.

 

 

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Graybar TaylorGraybar Canada announced the retirement of Executive Vice President and General Manager, Brian Thomas, effective March 1, 2020. Upon his retirement, Jason Taylor will be appointed Executive Vice President and General Manager, assuming leadership of Graybar Canada.

Thomas started his career with Graybar Canada, and its predecessor Harris & Roome Supply, in 1987. Throughout his 39-year career in the electrical industry, Thomas held a variety of sales and senior management positions before being promoted to Executive Vice President and General Manager in 2016. 

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Peers & Profiles

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Sean Bernard is the Intelligent Controls Manager, Canada for Ideal Industries. Sean resides in ...
Christina Huang is a Senior Contracts Manager for Schneider Electric. She has a varied, technical ...
Jenny Ng is a Business Development Manager for the Power Solutions Division of Schneider Electric. ...
With over 60-years of experience in the lighting industry, CBC Lighting has established itself as a ...

Sean BernardBy Blake Marchand

Sean Bernard is the Intelligent Controls Manager, Canada for Ideal Industries. Sean resides in Whitby with his wife, Melissa and their daughter, Everleigh.

Sean joined Ideal Industries mid-2019 after 13-years in lighting, working for companies like Phillips, Franklin Empire, and Standard Products. Throughout that time, he made his way from inside sales, to outside sales and up into management.

 

 

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