Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

Sept 13, 2019

CEW CS IMARK Awards 400

From September 11th to 13th, close to 150 senior executives from IMARK Canada member distributors and IMARK Canada suppliers attended the annual meeting in Niagara Falls, Ontario. At a ceremony held during the event, Jim Taggart, President of IMARK Canada, announced the winners of the following awards for superior performance by IMARK Canada members and suppliers. 

Member of the Year based on overall growth rate, number of suppliers purchased from, gain share participation and gain share success: Aztec Electrical Supply.

Supplier Sales Growth Achievement based on overall sales volume and growth with IMARK Canada organization, number of IMARK Canada member customers, number of members with increased sales volume and gain share activity and success: Kidde United Technologies.

Member Purchasing Power based on overall purchase volume, number of IMARK Canada suppliers supported, number of suppliers with increased purchase volume and gain share activity and success: Alliance Electrical Supply Inc.

Supplier of the Year based on overall growth rate, number of members purchased from, gain share participation and gain share success: Southwire.

Left Photo: Southwire accepting Supplier of the Year Centre Photo: Alliance Electrical Supply accepting Member Purchasing Power Award Right Photo: George MacKinnon, President of Aztec Electrical Supply accepting Member of The Year award Top Photo: Kidde United Technologies accepting the award for Supplier Sales Growth Achievement.

Imark Southwire

Kidde

Alliance

 

 

Gurvinder ChopraBy Gurvinder Chopra

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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Sarah Silverstein is a principal with Liteline along side her two brothers Mark and Daniel. Together, they lead the company founded by their father, Steve Silverstein, who retired in 2018.

Although she initially pursued a career in outdoor education, Sarah was instrumental in the company’s expansion into architectural lighting and the U.S. market. She joined Liteline as a project manager in between stints working in outdoor education. Now she leads Liteline’s U.S. distribution arm and marketing department.

 

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