Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

Sept 9, 2019

CEW CS NEMRA study 400The electrical market continues to change and NEMRA is preparing its members to meet the challenge.

NEMRA is conducting its Rep of the Future research and is soliciting input from manufacturer reps, manufacturers and distributors to gain a broad understanding of each channel stakeholder’s perspective.

The research, being conducted by Channel Marketing Group, is designed to understand what each audience sees as business drivers over the next five years and what their expectations and relationships will be and look like with manufacturer reps.

The research is being conducted via interviews and a survey. To participate go HERE or, if you prefer to discuss, schedule a time by contacting David Gordon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The industry’s input is used by the NEMRA Board and the NEMRA / Manufacturer Group (NMG) in the development of programs to support independent manufacturer reps and manufacturers.

Research results will be presented to the membership at this year’s NEMRA Annual Meeting and a series of webinars will be held in February.

Value of Building Permits - DecemberThe total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities increased 7.4% to $8.7 billion in December. Increases were reported in five provinces, led by Ontario (+10.5% to $3.4 billion) and Quebec (+15.8% to $2.2 billion). For 2019 overall, municipalities issued $102.4 billion worth of permits, up 2.6% compared with 2018.

Value of residential permits up

The total value of permits for multi-family dwellings was up 15.9% to $2.9 billion in December, mostly due to large projects in the census metropolitan areas (CMAs) of Montreal and Vancouver.

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Sean BernardBy Blake Marchand

Sean Bernard is the Intelligent Controls Manager, Canada for Ideal Industries. Sean resides in Whitby with his wife, Melissa and their daughter, Everleigh.

Sean joined Ideal Industries mid-2019 after 13-years in lighting, working for companies like Phillips, Franklin Empire, and Standard Products. Throughout that time, he made his way from inside sales, to outside sales and up into management.

 

 

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