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Philips Flourescent RecallPhilips has identified a safety problem that affects a number of Energy Saver a/k/a Marathon or Marathon Classic Compact Fluorescent dimmable reflector lamps produced between March 2007 and May 2010, and sold from March 2007 through July 2011. The glue attaching the glass outer envelope or globe to the body of the lamp can fail, allowing the glass outer envelope to fall and strike persons and objects below posing a possible laceration hazard to consumers. Philips is offering a free replacement lamp to consumers.

The Model numbers and UPC codes affected are listed below:

Product Description Model Number UPC

EnergySaver (a/k/a Marathon or Marathon Classic) Dimmable R30 Reflector Flood EL/A R30 Dim 16w 0 46677 13707 6

EnergySaver (a/k/a Marathon or Marathon Classic) Dimmable R40 Reflector Flood EL/A R40 Dim 20w 0 46677 13708 3

EnergySaver (a/k/a Marathon or Marathon Classic) Dimmable Par38  Reflector Flood EL/A Par38 Dim 20w 0 46677 14644 3

Find out more: http://www.recall.philips.com/CFLi/en_ca.html - page=page-1

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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Investment In Building ConstructionTotal investment in building construction decreased 0.9% in June to $15.1 billion, the first decline in eight months. A slight increase in non-residential investment (+1.0% to $4.8 billion) was offset by a decrease in the residential sector (-1.8% to $10.3 billion). On a constant dollar basis (2012=100), investment in building construction decreased 1.1% to $12.7 billion. Despite the monthly decrease, total investment grew 1.6% year over year in the second quarter.

 

 

 

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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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Louis BeaulieuBy Line Goyette

Neither a Millennial nor a Baby Boomer, Louis Beaulieu embraces new technologies and new markets, but remains faithful to family traditions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in management from Laval University and is the General Manager of Ouellet Canada. A perfect profile for a career in the family business.

When I ask him if, as is often the case in a family business, he had always known that he was going to join the company, he replied, “Not at all. When I was young, I spent my school holidays at my older brother’s farm at Ile d’Orléans.

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