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)

April 17, 2019

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.

“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, is OmniCable’s 13th branch and services electrical distributors throughout Canada.

“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)

To learn more about OmniCable’s products & services, please visit omnicable.ca.

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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Investment In Building ConstructionTotal investment in building construction decreased 0.9% in June to $15.1 billion, the first decline in eight months. A slight increase in non-residential investment (+1.0% to $4.8 billion) was offset by a decrease in the residential sector (-1.8% to $10.3 billion). On a constant dollar basis (2012=100), investment in building construction decreased 1.1% to $12.7 billion. Despite the monthly decrease, total investment grew 1.6% year over year in the second quarter.

 

 

 

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