Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

Building Permits JuneJune saw a total of $8 billion issued in building permits, with Quebec and Alberta leading the provincial postings. 

Building PermitsThe month of May saw municipalities issue building permits worth a combined $6.9 billion, StatsCan reported. That’s up 13.8% from April and follows a 2.2% rise in the previous month. The increase in May was primarily from higher construction intentions for commercial buildings in Ontario and Manitoba, as well as multi-family dwellings in British Columbia. “The total value of permits has been on a slight upward trend since the beginning of 2014,” StatsCan noted.

Women in TradesWomen think and drive change differently than men.  Women do business differently than men.  And, women sell differently than men, writes Frank Hurtte. A look at women in distribution. I squint my eyes and let my mind wander back to those days spent inside the ivy covered walls of the Illinois Engineering campus.  Drab colors, institutional sanitizer and well-worn army surplus furniture stood against the backdrop of overly caffeinated students hustling, bustling and shuffling off to the next class.  And, those students came from every continent, every culture; literally every walk of life. Except one thing was missing: women. 

Today's Business EnvironmentIf you’re feeling comfortable, that might be a bad thing. The key to tomorrow’s success is how you anticipate opportunities and continuously invent and reinvent yourself, writes David Gordon...

 

 

 

FXG InfographicExchange rate fluctuations is the leading concern holding back Canadian from increasing their export sales, says Export Development Canada. Here’s how to manage it. According to Export Development Canada (EDC), “volatile foreign exchange (FX) rates can pose substantial risks to a business’s cash flow, profitability and competitiveness. In fact, exchange-rate fluctuations is the leading concern that holds back many Canadian companies from increasing their export sales.”

CSA GroupThe Canadian Electrical Safety Conference Series raises awareness of electrical installation, maintenance and safety issues in a dynamic, interactive forum that provides the latest, most up-to-date information for effectively addressing them. It will allow participants to gain a first-hand view of important changes and updates in both the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code and the latest version of CSA Z462 Workplace Electrical Safety. It will also feature insight from the recently-released CSA Z463 Guideline - Maintenance of Workplace Electrical Systems. This conference is designed for those in electrical contracting, plant electrical, electrical engineering, HVAC.

NaftaPaul Eitmant remembers the days before NAFTA. And it wasn’t fun. But now, it’s a good show on all sides. Here’s what you need to know, plus some resources, for shipping between Canada and the U.S...

 

 

Copper PricesIs the future of copper extremely bleak or is it about to skyrocket? Jim Williams takes a closer look at red metal prices.

Data CentreIs it possible to save energy in a data center? In this two-part series, Michel Chartier takes a look at the power consumption of data centers, how energy is distributed within a data center, and where the potential savings can be found.  Over the years, the power consumption of data centers have grown steadily to the point where now, a small data center consumes enough energy to power 50 homes during cold winter periods, close to 1000kW.

IrobotYes, distributors should sell robots, writes Rick McCarten. And here are four reasons why...

 

 

 

 

 

Flir Application SpotlightWithout power, factory operations cannot continue. That’s why regular scheduled maintenance is important to ensure your electrical distribution system is in working order. A combination of a thermal imager and a clamp meter can help you detect hot spots and diagnose electrical issues at the point of failure before an outage occurs, quickly and safely.  Download the Application Spotlight today.

 

 

 

 

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3M Canada WebinarRegister for 3M Canada’s upcoming webinar: How TTS™ Heat Trace Cables can help you on site.

3M Canada will be hosting a heat trace cables webinar, where you’ll learn about heat trace, heat trace applications (i.e.: pipe freeze protection, roof and gutter, and surface snow and ice melting), and the benefits of self-regulating heat trace cables—TTS™ Heat Trace Cables.

 

 

 

 

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Stephanie MedeirosBy Blake Marchand

Stephanie Medeiros leads ABB Canada’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure team, as well as transit bus charging in the United States and Canada. She has been with ABB in various positions for 10 years, compiling a diverse skillset that includes work all over the world. 

After receiving a degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, Medeiros got her start in the industry by volunteering with the Canadian government as an electrical engineering intern, where she travelled to Peru to help improve their water treatment infrastructure. 

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Wholesale SalesWholesale sales rose 0.6% to $64.1 billion in June, partly offsetting the 1.9% decline in May. Sales were up in four of seven subsectors, representing 54% of total wholesale sales.

In dollar terms, two subsectors — miscellaneous, and machinery, equipment and supplies — contributed the most to the increase in June, while the motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories subsector posted the largest decline.

 

 

 

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Changing Scene

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Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the twin lighting shows - the  ...
WESCO has announced the appointment of Nelson Squires as its Senior Vice President and Chief ...
A Friday night, the end of summer, the weather is mild, and 2,500 people — customers, suppliers, ...
Sonepar Canada has announced the launch of new mobile applications for Gescan Vallen, Sesco and ...
From September 11th to 13th, close to 150 senior executives from IMARK Canada member distributors ...
The electrical market continues to change and NEMRA is preparing its members to meet the challenge. ...
The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum-Forum Canadien sur l’Apprentissage (CAF-FCA) has announced ...
EFC and Kerrwil Publications have partnered again this year to bring you the annual ...
Service Wire Co. is pleased to announce that Charles F. (Chuck) Oldaker, Jr. has been elevated to ...
Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) has issued a call for nominations for the 2019 Awards of ...

ImarkDuring the recently held IMARK Canada 2019 meeting in Niagara Falls, executives from 14 of the leading manufacturers in the Canadian electrical and lighting industry participated in the IMARK Canada Product Stampede on September 13th.

Select manufacturer executives had precisely five minutes to present a key product with superior growth potential to the members of IMARK Canada. Distributor member executives then rated each supplier based on the quality of the presentation and the perceived sales potential of the product being demonstrated.

 

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Endress+HauserEndress+Hauser has broken ground for its new $28 million Customer Experience Centre for Central and Eastern Canada. When construction of the approximately 47,000 sq ft facility in Burlington is completed late next year, it will provide customers from Manitoba to Atlantic Canada with a generously equipped, state-of-the-art training and support hub for selecting and familiarizing themselves with the company’s latest innovations for process automation.

Last week’s official groundbreaking included a traditional Land Acknowledgment Ceremony performed by Chief R. Stacey Laforme of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations.

 

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Peers & Profiles

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Jon Llewellyn is the Branch Manager City Electric Supply’s Nanaimo, BC location. “I've worn many ...
Stephanie Medeiros leads ABB Canada’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure team, as well as ...
Earlier this month Canadian Electrical Wholesaler had the pleasure of tabling a few questions to ...
Canadian Electrical Wholesaler was able to catch up with Sonepar Canada’s Stacey Corley, which was ...
OmniCable was founded in 1977 by partners with deep experience in the US electrical marketplace. ...
On a regular basis, our publications profile members of our industry through their responses to a ...
First and foremost, sitting down with Susan Uthayakumar feels more like sitting down and conversing ...
Sales of electrical supplies from full-line electrical distributors capture the geographic ...
Laura Dempsey has been working as an outside sales representative for E.B. Horsman & Son for ...
Michael Gentile, President and CEO of Philips Lighting Canada, has had a long and distinguished ...

 

Lori BagazzoliBy Blake Marchand

Lori Bagazzoli, Regional Sales Manager for Viscor, is a 20-year industry veteran that has built an interesting career from the bottom up. Beginning as a 19-year old just out of college in customer service with EXM, she gained an intimate knowledge of the electrical and lighting supply business by working her way through various organizational levels.

“I was definitely able to learn the different roles, and understand all the different aspects of the business,” she said, “starting so young, I really had to put in my time to be able to move up.”

 

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Looking Back

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The best memory I keep from CEDA is the way that they accepted me when I came into the business. ...
In the 1930s to 1940s, CEDA’s Western Canada membership was very stable with old line independent ...
Prior to the late 1950s there was little if any involvement in CEDA by the so-called “national ...
  As 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation, we take a look back at an aspect of ...

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