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Industry 4.0 scenarios such as Predictive Maintenance are based on the provision of data and networked communication. For this to happen, IoT-compatible devices equipped with the necessary communication options are required. With its new IoT interface, Rittal is now laying the foundation for the optimal integration of cooling units and chillers in Industry 4.0 applications. 



Chris Barnes


Omron Canada Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Barnes to the position of   Account Manager, Infrastructure. Reporting directly to Mike Joy, Robotics Sales Manager, Canada,





Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” This quote from George Santayana usually refers to countries and nations, but now that corporations have been around for over 100 years, they too have acquired a wealth of business history. 





Because of shrinking demand for traditional lighting products made at LEDVANCE’s Drummondville, Quebec facility, LEDVANCE will close the facility by the end of 2018.





E.B. Horsman & Son, Western Canada’s largest independently owned full-line electrical distributor, and Intec Controls Inc. have agreed to a transaction in which E.B. Horsman & Son will acquire Intec Controls.





Steven comes to RAB Design Lighting from Apollo HBC, where he held the position of Senior Director, Operations and Supply Chain. Prior to that, he has held COO and VP positions at major CPG companies in Canada.





Torbram Electric Supply’s partnership with Acuity Lighting, the leading lighting manufacturer in North America, is effective this month.





Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, announced that Bill Hoyt has been named Vice President - Strategic Accounts, effective Jan. 8, 2018.





Molex, LLC, a global manufacturer of interconnect solutions, has acquired Triton assets in fabricating flexible power cable assemblies and custom bus bars used for current and heat transfer applications, including power transfer devices for computers, industrial electrical power distribution, transportation, aerospace and telecommunications.





Through the Green Ontario Fund and Ontario Centres of Excellence, the province will make funding available to large emitters and other industrial, commercial and institutional facilities with projects to reduce greenhouse gas pollution in buildings and the production of goods.



As part a family company, I have heard my father talking about business ever since I was a little boy. Although it had always interested me, I had never thought I would end up working alongside my father and my uncle in the company my grandfather started a long time ago.

I had been working in sales ever since I was 16 years old in many different markets than the one I was about to enter, but I thought it would be relatively easy to handle. Very quickly I started noticing the challenges of being a 22-year-old sales rep for electrical products entering a world where most of the manufacturers’ agents had been in the business for a long time.

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Laura Dempsey

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Laura Dempsey has been working as an outside sales representative for E.B. Horsman & Son for over 15 years, and is a member of the BCEA U40 network of young professionals. She lives in Langley, BC and is proud of her position and work with E.B. Horsman, particularly as she is the second Dempsey generation to work for the company.

Laura’s mother Shelly has worked at E.B. Horsman for over 25 years, and instilled in Laura a determination to succeed. Laura followed in her mother’s footsteps after witnessing how much her mother enjoyed her work and the people she works with at E.B. Horsman.

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