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Universal Lighting Technologies announced the addition of Steve DeBlasi as the Director of Distribution Sales in the Western United States and Western Canada territory.



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ABB, Schneider Electric, Siemens and Sonepar North America have joined the revitalized ETIM North America (NA) standards association, according to ETIM NA representatives.



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Anthony Chiu has been appointed to the position of Product Manager, Residential & Light Commercial, Electrical Products, Electrical Sector - Electrical Americas – Canada, effective April 1st, 2020.



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In an ongoing effort to provide thier partners with the best quality product, service & support, Liteline are excited to introduce Lande Associates Inc. who will be representing Liteline across Southwest Ontario.



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MaxLite has announced the appointment of Frank Molander as vice president of commercial and industrial utility markets and the newly formed horticulture business unit.




Cree Lighting Canada welcomes TPL Lighting as an agent representative in the Greater Toronto Area.




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Q1 is done and while data from what is known as BC (before COVID-19) seems like from the dark ages, it can be informative if considered in a trending environment.



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Acuity Brands announced results for the second quarter ended on February 29, 2020. Second quarter net sales were $824 million, a decrease of 3.5% compared with the year-ago period.



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Calling all Members of Electro-Federation Canada! Showcase your marketing programs and demonstrate how you are powering a changing world in the Canadian Electrical industry.





EFC, CIPH, and HRAI have submitted a letter to Finance Minister, Bill Morneau outlining their concern over wage subsidies for construction businesses during the pandemic.




Gurvinder ChopraBy Gurvinder Chopra

This June, Canadians will commemorate Electrical Safety Month; June also marks the fourth month of the COVID-19 pandemic national lockdown. For many Canadians, working from home has become the new normal. As confinement continues, the demand for constant power feed to connect to the world we now live, work, and play in at home has grown substantially. Homes are being equipped with new technologies that offer plenty of benefits, but they also place high demand on electrical systems at home, potentially causing serious safety risks. 

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Building Permits - MarchThe total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities decreased 13.2% to $7.4 billion in March, with declines reported in seven provinces and two territories. The $1.1 billion national decrease was the largest since August 2014. This reflected notable drops in Ontario (-12.9%), Quebec (-18.1%) and British Columbia (-19.4%), which coincided with efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

 Value of residential permits down

The total value of residential permits decreased 13.1% to $4.6 billion in March.

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Harold HayesHarold Hayes, a stalwart of the electrical industry, passed away peacefully in Scarborough, Ontario at the age of 90 on May 9, 2020.

Harold joined the industry as an apprentice at age 18, working first for his father’s business, Power Cable Installations, and then for Comstock. Among his later accomplishments, he formed Federal Pioneer Electric’s electric heating division, served as president of the Ontario Electric League in 1985, and while in his 80s consulted for Intellimeter Canada Inc.



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Sarah SilversteinBlake Marchand

Sarah Silverstein is a principal with Liteline along side her two brothers Mark and Daniel. Together, they lead the company founded by their father, Steve Silverstein, who retired in 2018.

Although she initially pursued a career in outdoor education, Sarah was instrumental in the company’s expansion into architectural lighting and the U.S. market. She joined Liteline as a project manager in between stints working in outdoor education. Now she leads Liteline’s U.S. distribution arm and marketing department.


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