Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

Photo caption: OmniCable Toronto branch’s employees are excited about their first order!! (OmniCable Toronto employees from left to right, Kevin Millington, Distribution Center Floor Lead; Sean Weir, Distribution Center Floor Lead; Adan Evanson, Distribution Center Manager)

 

The OmniCable Toronto branch recently completed its first customer order after opening the branch in April 2019. Omni Cable Corporation (OmniCable), headquartered in West Chester, PA, opened its first branch outside of the United States located in Toronto, Canada, on April 1, 2019.

 

 

BP and Schneider ElectricGlobal energy producer BP has selected Schneider Electric as one of its main electrical contractors in a five-year global framework agreement.

Show ReportThe Hannover Messe Trade Fair in Germany, held this year at the beginning of April, is the world’s largest trade show for integrated automation, motion, drives and energy, hosting 6,500 exhibitors and well over 200,000 attendees from around the world.

Roxanne LafondAs of April 12, 2019, Roxanne Lafond is now leading Electro-Federation Canada’s Quebec Region, supporting all activities and programs in the region.

National All-Star Manufacturing ConferenceExcellence in Manufacturing Consortium EMC’s Advantage through Excellence: Future of Manufacturing Conference is a 2½ day event exploring the competitive advantages, opportunities and successes that can be achieved by manufacturers through a variety of learning forums.

MundenOn March 29, Munden Enterprises moved into its new Atlantic Canada headquarters, located at 2 Bluewater Rd., Suite 105 in Bedford, Nova Scotia.

Tim MacDonaldThe Stratford and District Chamber of Commerce has presented its 2019 Business Leader of the Year Award to Tim MacDonald of Ideal Supply. The Business Leader of the Year is voted in secret ballot by the Chamber Board of Directors from a list of nominees.

ViscorAfter many years of servicing the specification market, Salex is taking on full responsibilities for representing Viscor in Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe.

Lande AssociatesAnnemarie Halvorsen, a Lande Associates employee for 26 years, assumes the position of Operations and Finance Manager. Mark Fonti, a 15-year employee, is now Distributor Sales Manager.

Anti-Counterfeiting NetworkThe Canadian Anti-Counterfeiting Network (CACN) invites you to attend the Spring 2019 MEET (Mitigate, Educate, Enforce & Train) Tour in Toronto, Ontario.

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Global energy producer BP has selected Schneider Electric as one of its main electrical ...
The Stratford and District Chamber of Commerce has presented its 2019 Business Leader of the Year ...
The company’s wholesale locations will be branded Robinson Supply, and the lighting and bath ...
GE has completed the sale of its Current, powered by GE business unit to American Industrial ...
Omni Cable Corporation (OmniCable), headquartered in West Chester, PA, is proud to announce the ...
In preparation for the retirement of Gabriel Massabni in 2020, Jason Prevost has joined Leviton as ...
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National ManufacturingExcellence in Manufacturing Consortium EMC’s Advantage through Excellence: Future of Manufacturing Conference is a 2½ day event exploring the competitive advantages, opportunities and successes that can be achieved by manufacturers through a variety of learning forums — up to 40 workshops, panel sessions, keynote presentations and best practice plant tours — providing delegates with outstanding opportunities for benchmarking, peer networking, learning and sharing of hundreds of best practices. An estimated 500 to 900 manufacturing leaders and stakeholders from across Canada are expected to attend. 

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Rick McCartenBy Rick McCarten

I think it was Bill Gates who said the Internet will not have an effect on society short term, but will have a profound effect on us long term. 

Long term versus short term fascinates me. Making the call for one over the other can determine the success (or failure) of companies today. 

Using Bill Gates’ long-term Internet effect example, means that business decisions about the Internet will not necessarily show short-term gain, but will show “profound” gain in the long term.

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CEW 3 Perspective 400

We often learn how to look forward by first looking back, or at the very least we realize that despite our best efforts we have not truly advanced quite so much as we had thought. Sure, technology is rapidly advancing. That’s beyond question. But what about our approach to selling it? Have we changed that much in the last 20, 40, 60 years? Inevitably there have been advances and changes in marketing, the Internet causing the biggest shift, but many of the concerns and directives that have driven the distribution and marketing of industrial electrical products remain, or at least planted the roots of the concerns of manufacturers and distributors today. 

To gain perspective of the perceptions and directions of electrical product distribution in 1960, we turn to Edwin H. Lewis. In 1960 Lewis published “The Distribution of Industrial Electrical Products” in the Journal of Marketing.

To fully define electrical product distribution in 1960, Lewis broke his study into several categories. We will follow his direction and provide his insights on the industry in each of the categories he identified.

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