Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

 SoneparSonepar Canada has entered into an agreement to acquire MGM Electric Limited, a leading, full line electrical distributor in Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario. The acquisition is scheduled to be completed by April 1st, 2014. 

“MGM Electric is a great addition to our Northern Ontario footprint, outlining many synergies with our current businesses,” says Francois Anquetil, President and Managing Director of Sonepar Canada. MGM Electric has been in business for over 25 years, becoming a leading full line electrical supply and lighting wholesaler in Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario. 

MGM Electric will join Sonepar Canada’s Ontario division, consisting of Dixon, Gescan, Osso, Sesco and Texcan. The existing MGM executive management team will remain with Tere McDonald as President, Doug Chadwick as Vice President of Sales, and Ed Fukushima will become an external consultant providing continued leadership to the business. 

 

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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