Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

Sept 26, 2019

CEW Lumen 3 400A Friday night, the end of summer, the weather is mild, and 2,500 people — customers, suppliers, dignitaries, journalists, and end-users from several regions of Quebec — gathered on September 20 to visit the new automated and robotic facilities of Lumen’s distribution centre in Laval, Quebec.

Visitors were invited to proceed through an order, from receipt to delivery, and to observe the advanced technology used to process and complete it. We had already been invited to visit the Laval distribution centre following its robotization four years ago. The evolution continues.

“We have added a fourth 32-ft high control assembly and third row (OSR - robot) station containing 57 robots,” said Serge Leblanc, president of Lumen. “In addition, we acquired a new palletizer robot that has the capacity to handle 600 boxes per hour.” These major investments were, according to the company, necessary to support Lumen’s growth and better meet the needs of its customers.

CEW Lumen 4 4 400

 

 

Investment In Building Construction - NovemberTotal investment in building construction decreased 2.0% from October to $13.7 billion in November. Both the residential (-2.2% to $9.4 billion) and non-residential (-1.6% to $4.3 billion) sectors declined. On a constant dollar basis (2012=100), investment in building construction decreased 2.1% to $11.6 billion.

In the residential sector, investment in single dwelling construction was down 2.0% to $4.9 billion, while investment in multiple dwelling construction (which includes doubles, row homes and apartments) declined 2.5% to $4.5 billion.

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Christina HuangChristina Huang is a Senior Contracts Manager for Schneider Electric. She has a varied, technical background, which allows her to excel in her current role with an in-depth knowledge and line-of-sight to multiple aspects of any given project. Previously, Christina worked in IT Consulting for CGI, where she designed and built the Bell.ca website. “After a year, I realized that I had an urge to do something different and out of my comfort zone,” she noted. Christina took a position with Atomic Energy Canada, a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin (now CANDU) as a Commercial and Contract Engineer/Specialist.

 

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