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.

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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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Lori BagazzoliBy Blake Marchand

Lori Bagazzoli, Regional Sales Manager for Viscor, is a 20-year industry veteran that has built an interesting career from the bottom up. Beginning as a 19-year old just out of college in customer service with EXM, she gained an intimate knowledge of the electrical and lighting supply business by working her way through various organizational levels.

“I was definitely able to learn the different roles, and understand all the different aspects of the business,” she said, “starting so young, I really had to put in my time to be able to move up.”

 

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