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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.

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:

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.

Robertson Electrical WholesaleIn March 2014, Robertson Electric Wholesale will open its sixth branch to service London, ON and surrounding areas. The 25,000 square foot facility will be managed by Randy Leroy.

Rexel LogoRudy Provoost, chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Rexel, announced on January 20 that Rexel Canada Electrical Inc. CEO Jeff Hall will retire effective February 28, 2014.
Jeff joined the Canadian operations in 1992 as VP, Logistics and was promoted to VP of the Westburne banner in 2003. Jeff has been CEO of Rexel Canada since 2005. On his retirement, Jeff will be appointed Chairman of the Board of Rexel North America, the parent company of Rexel Canada Electrical Inc. He will remain a member of Rexel’s Executive Committee.

David Gordon New 400Everyone is an expert in pricing. It’s either too high or too low based upon your role. Salespeople like it low. Management wants it high. The customer wants it “right” which, usually means “competitive” or “It’s reasonable for the value I am receiving.”

And the term “value” is intriguing as it infers that you understand
• the value that you bring
• the value that your product / service brings
• the competitive landscape (which also includes alternatives and inertia)

But I digress. 

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COVID ULConsumer UVC germicidal devices are entering the market rapidly because of an increased demand for sanitizing and germicidal capabilities in the face of COVID-19. But are they all safe?

UVC radiation (the most energetic in the UV spectrum; 180nm to 280 nm) is proven to have sanitizing and germicidal effects, and first proof of effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2 is emerging. Like many high energy devices, however, there are risks due to UVC exposure. For example, UVC over-exposure can cause damage to the eyes and skin, based on wavelength, intensity, proximity to the source, and time of exposure.

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Investment In Building Construction - July 2020Total investment in building construction increased 1.8% to $15.1 billion in July. Residential sector investment increased 4.9% to $9.9 billion, while non-residential investment decreased 3.7% to $5.3 billion.

Construction activity has rebounded in the last few months, with investment in building construction remaining slightly lower than February 2020 levels, before COVID-19 construction restrictions were first put in place. On a constant dollar basis (2012=100), investment in building construction increased 2.0% to $12.4 billion.

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Swati Vora-PatelBy Swati Vora-Patel

Personal protective equipment. We understand how important PPE is keeping us safe during this pandemic. While we continue to do our part to protect ourselves and those around us, counterfeit PPE is on the rise and has found its way into the supply chain: fraudulent COVID-19 testing kits, N95 masks, respirators, and even fake vaccines, which all pose a significant threat to the health and safety of unsuspecting global citizens.

Counterfeit activity and intellectual property crimes remain a growing issue in Canada and around the world. 

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Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) is pleased to announce the 7th Annual 2020 Marketing Awards Program ...
Leviton announced that Jean Belhumeur, president and chief of operations of Leviton Canada, will ...
Ouellet Canada is proud to announce the acquisition of Britech, a manufacturer and supplier of ...
Recently Tim MacDonald, President of Ideal Supply announced the appointment of Mike Smith to the ...
Liteline Corporation has announced the addition of Martin Parilak to their Canadian Regional Sales ...
The Task Force for a Resilient Recovery recommends five bold actions to help Canada “build ...
Late April 2020 ECM Industries acquired ILSCO. Since that time, they have been integrating the two ...
Since 1993, E.B. Horsman & Son(EBH) has been a proud supporter of BC Children’s Hospital ...
Southwire has aquired Construction Electrical Products (CEP) of Livermore, CA. Serving the ...
 

 

Martin Parilak  Liteline Corporation has announced the addition of Martin Parilak to their Canadian Regional Sales Team.

"Martin brings over 20 years of well respected electrical industry knowledge and experience to Liteline. Through his time spent in successful and progressive roles, as both a distributor and agent, Martin's experience will greatly compliment Liteline's growing product lines and will be of benefit to our agent network and customers of Western Canada," said National Sales Manager, Steve McMullen.

 

 

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New Project 1Ouellet Canada is proud to announce the acquisition of Britech, a manufacturer and supplier of electric radiant heating systems in Canada.

Britech specializes in heating cables (floor, concrete and snow melting), electric thermal storage heating and self-regulating heating cables (roof and gutter de-icing).

"With this acquisition, we are demonstrating our commitment to growing and consolidating our relationship with our current customer base. It also allows us to continue offering quality products, innovative product design and industry-leading brands," said Louis Beaulieu, General Manager with Ouellet Canada.

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Canadian College Task ForcesThe Task Force for a Resilient Recovery recommends five bold actions to help Canada “build back better” after the COVID-19 pandemic. Colleges can take the lead, to help meet the skills gap, and support communities transition to the low carbon economy.

What are the goals for the coalition? Rapidly implement and scale new curriculum and research initiatives relevant to a resilient recovery. Champion resilient recovery projects in line with the recommendations of the Task Force for a Resilient Recovery...

 

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EBH DonationsSince 1993, E.B. Horsman & Son(EBH) has been a proud supporter of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (BCCHF), helping provide the bestcare for children across British Columbia.

In EBH’s 120th Anniversary year, their employees,suppliers, and customers worked together to doubletheir annual fundraising efforts and donated over $100,000 to BCCHF. This significantly contributed to EBH reaching its cumulative donation of $1 million dollars!

 

 

 

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Nathan SalmonNathan Salmon has been appointed General Manager, Rexel Atlantic. Nathan joined Rexel in 2016 and brought along over a decade of related distribution, management and supply chain experience. 


At first, he was responsible for the Dartmouth and Halifax locations where he was able to bring about significant growth and stability. In 2019, Nathan was promoted to a Regional Manager role leading and overseeing the Nova Scotia and Newfoundland branches. 

 

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CEW 18 PP TimKing 400By Line Goyette

Tim King, Southwire Canada’s new President and first Canadian to assume the role, has taken the helm in the midst of the midst of the COVID-19 health crisis.

Previously, Tim served as Southwire Canada’s Director of Finance, HR and Administration. He has a background in economics and finance from Wilfred Laurier University. As a student, he was convinced that having a solid understanding of finance and economics would be an essential foundation to build his professional future. Over the course of his career, he purposefully acquired a broad range of skills, experience and knowledge to succeed in his new role.

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Will Green and Matt ClearyIn July, Eaton announced that Vice President, Channel – Electrical Sector, Matt Cleary (pictured on the left) would be retiring after 40 years with the company, and Will Green (pictured on the right) was appointed as his successor. CEW sat down with the colleagues and friends over the phone to discuss their relationship, the transition as well as gain insight into their views on the industry.

Cleary joined the company in 1981 as a sales engineer, working his way through various roles of increasing responsibility. Green, who previously served as Vice President, U.S. Channel Operations and U.S. Sales, North American Sales, has been through a number of customer-facing roles...

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