Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

April 1, 2019

omnicable newbranch 400Omni Cable Corporation (OmniCable), headquartered in West Chester, PA, is proud to announce the opening of its first branch outside of the United States located in Toronto, Canada.

“For many years, Canadian electrical distributors have encouraged OmniCable to open a facility and bring our value-added services and solutions to the marketplace,” said Jeff Siegfried, OmniCable’s Chairman and CEO. “Our commitment to Canada has been well thought out and researched. OmniCable made significant investments so that we can bring the same deep and diverse inventories and services to the market.”

The Toronto facility, which is approximately 50,000 square feet, opened its doors on April 1, 2019. Toronto is OmniCable’s 13th branch and services electrical distributors throughout Canada. The branch is located at 8025 Dixie Rd., Brampton, ON L6T 3V1; 800-292-OMNI.

“OmniCable offers electrical distributors access to a multi-million dollar inventory from the top Canadian electrical industry manufacturers,” said Chris Bjorkman, OmniCable’s Director of Market Development. “In addition, OmniCable gives Canadians access to its many value-added services including striping and special cuts lengths. All from a partner that only sells through distributors.”

Why Partner With OmniCable?

Multi-Million Dollar Inventory

Armored Cables - Teck 90 Cables - 300V - 15kV
Aluminum Cables
Portable & Mining Cables

Electronic, Control, and Industrial Automation Cables

Top Industry Manufacturers

Prysmian/General

Belden - Full Line
Nexans
Southwire
TE Connectivity Products

Value-Added Services

Striping, Dyeing, Paralleling, Twisting, Lashing, Bundling, Emergency Service (24/7/365)

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This June, Canadians will commemorate Electrical Safety Month; June also marks the fourth month of the COVID-19 pandemic national lockdown. For many Canadians, working from home has become the new normal. As confinement continues, the demand for constant power feed to connect to the world we now live, work, and play in at home has grown substantially. Homes are being equipped with new technologies that offer plenty of benefits, but they also place high demand on electrical systems at home, potentially causing serious safety risks. 

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Building Permits - MarchThe total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities decreased 13.2% to $7.4 billion in March, with declines reported in seven provinces and two territories. The $1.1 billion national decrease was the largest since August 2014. This reflected notable drops in Ontario (-12.9%), Quebec (-18.1%) and British Columbia (-19.4%), which coincided with efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

 Value of residential permits down

The total value of residential permits decreased 13.1% to $4.6 billion in March.

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Harold HayesHarold Hayes, a stalwart of the electrical industry, passed away peacefully in Scarborough, Ontario at the age of 90 on May 9, 2020.

Harold joined the industry as an apprentice at age 18, working first for his father’s business, Power Cable Installations, and then for Comstock. Among his later accomplishments, he formed Federal Pioneer Electric’s electric heating division, served as president of the Ontario Electric League in 1985, and while in his 80s consulted for Intellimeter Canada Inc.

 

 

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