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torbramTorbram Electric Supply has appointed Dave Hopson to its Project Department Team. As Accounts Manager Projects, Hopson covers the Ontario region. He contributes 25 years of experience within the industry, including project quotations and management.

greenleeThe U.S. National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry (NJATC) has received a US$1 million commitment from Greenlee to help train the next generation of union electrical workers.
Over the next five years, Greenlee’s support will help create state-of-the-art classrooms in NJATC training facilities across the U.S., including two new academies: Greenlee Safety Academy and Greenlee Safety and Productivity Enhancement Academy. The two academies will add online learning to the traditional mix of text and lab experience.

LT MarketingPresident and founder JC Lanthier has announced he is retiring from LT Marketing. Effective March 31, partner and Vice-President Serge Trinque takes over as president. Trinque has been involved with the agency since its founding 18 years ago.

Southwire CanadaEmployees of the wire and cable manufacturer who recently won first prize in a North American company talent show are donating their $1,000 prize to the Mississauga Food Bank in Mississauga, ON. Southwire Canada President Axel Schlumberger has also matched the donation.

Shneider Energy UniversitySchneider Electric is making its Data Center Certified Associate (DCCA) online certification program available through Energy University, a free, online, vendor-neutral education tool for energy management. The certification program provides foundational knowledge relevant to designing or upgrading physical data centres, including power, cooling, racks, cabling, fire protection, management, and physical security. It also serves as a standard for determining an individual’s core knowledge of data centre design, build and operations.

GreenleeGreenlee has announced several promotions within its sales and marketing structure, with the following staff taking on the following new or expanded roles, effective immediately:

Electro Fed CanadaElectro-Federation Canada (EFC) has issued a call for entries for its first annual marketing awards. The award program will recognize organizations demonstrating marketing excellence and innovation within the Canadian electrical manufacturing and distribution and electronics sectors. Canadian marketing initiatives in English and French are eligible for consideration.

Eaton logoPower management company Eaton and its Cooper Lighting division have released of the 2014 SOURCE calendar of educational classes for the lighting and design community. Located at the Lighting business’ Peachtree City, GA office, the SOURCE offers a wide variety of seminars designed to broaden the understanding of lighting and its many different applications.

Govt Canada logoCanada’s exports continued to expand and helped grow the economy in 2012 despite a global stagnation in exports, reports Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada in a just-released assessment.

Hubbell CanadaKevin Mallory, VP and GM of Hubbell Canada LP, recently announced the promotion of Steve Fraser to director of sales for Hubbell Electrical Systems in Canada.

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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