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 Southwire SimpakSouthwire Canada has won the Electro-Federation Canada Innovation Award at this year’s  Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic and Technology (MEET) trade show. 

Southwire won the award for  Innovation Award from Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) for their SIMpull CoilPAK Payoff. “The SIMpull CoilPAK Payoff eliminates the need for heavy, cumbersome spools,” the company explained. “Instead NoLube SIMpull T90 circuit sized wire is contained in a sturdy, yet lightweight package. The molded handle makes it easy to carry allowing for increased versatility on the job site. When pulling wire from the package, it can lay flat or be stacked directly on the floor for a completely tangle-free pull.” 

“We’re honoured that leaders in our industry have recognized this innovation and presented us with this prestigious award,” said Ryan Gencarelli, marketing coordinator for Southwire Canada.

This is the second time Southwire has won the EFC Innovation Award. They first received the honour in 2012 for the Max Punch Pro.

LFI Innovation AwardsThe celebrated LFI Innovation Awards marked the opening this week of the 2019 Lightfair International Trade Show and Conference with a dramatic showcasing of the industry’s most innovative products and designs introduced during the last 12 months.

The 2019 awards and trade show opening mark the 30th anniversary of the world’s largest annual lighting and technology event. The 2019 awards saw entries spanning 14 categories, with each submission judged by an independent panel of lighting professionals. Winning entries exemplified the best in innovative design and thinking. 

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Automation LabourforceBy: Thomas Donato, Rockwell Automation

We all are consumers. We all have expectations of quality and service.

When I talk to our customers, I do so with that experience and mindset. If we don’t deliver – we lose. Maybe not immediately, but eventually. It’s as simple as that.

I just lived through a great example of this. Every morning I use our blender. One of the parts broke, and the manufacturer made it quite difficult and cumbersome to get a replacement.

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OmnicableOmniCable was founded in 1977 by partners with deep experience in the US electrical marketplace. With their clear understanding of the industry, they were able to identify an opportunity for the founding of a unique company. At the time, there was a disconnect between electrical distributors and electrical wire and cable manufacturers due to a growing demand that needed to be fulfilled under strict timelines.

The nature of the industry required a wide range of product types and configurations on a “just-in-time” basis. As a result, distributors were unable to stock enough cable products to meet the demands of their customers. 

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BritechBritech Corp, one of Canadas largest heating cable companies has signed a formal agreement with Heat Trace Limited, of Cheshire, England. Heat Trace, founded in England in 1974, Heat Trace is one of the world’s leading industrial heat trace cable manufacturers.

The company is known mainly for innovative solutions in self-regulating high temperature heat tracing cables up to 275°C, their exclusive high temperature, 425°C, cut to length, industrial, in the field replacement for mineral insulated cables, and their high temperature Long Line heating cables that can be installed on pipes in one length up to 10 kilometers long.

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