Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

CEW EFC ETIM 400

Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) and ETIM North America (NA) have entered into a strategic alliance to support the digitization, standardization and overall exchange of technical product data for all users within the electrical channel.

 

 

CEw SRS 400

Shat-R-Shield. announced effective immediately, Day 2 Day Sales of Gatineau, QC will represent all Shat-R-Shield products across the Ottawa and Gatineau Regions, and Next Sales and Marketing of Halifax, Nova Scotia will represent all Shat-R-Shield products throughout Atlantic Canada.

 

 

CEW Pathfinder 400

EFC is pleased to launch the 2021 edition of Pathfinder -- a comprehensive benchmarking report that provides insights on the total available market for electrical equipment in Canada.

 

 

CEW Anju Sonnepar 400

Sonepar Ontario Region welcomes Anju Uddin to the management team. Anju is the new Marketing Manager, for Sonepar Ontario Region as of April 6th, 2020.

 

 

CEW rittal fe 400

In 2017, Rittal Systems Ltd. welcomed Franklin Empire to its distribution/partner network in Ontario. Just a few years later, Rittal is pleased to announce that Franklin Empire will become a distributor for Rittal in Quebec, as well.

 

 

CEW King Southwire 400

Southwire announced that Tim King has accepted the role of President of Southwire Canada. In this role, he will lead the company’s Canadian-based organization located at Southwire Canada’s headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario. 

 

 

CEW 3 Wescoe 400

WESCO International  and Anixter International announced the future leadership team and organizational structure that will become effective upon the completion of the merger of the two companies. The transaction is expected to close in the second or third quarter of 2020, subject to the satisfaction of remaining customary closing conditions.

 

 

CEW 1 HPS 400

The Board of Directors of Hammond Power Solutions declared a quarterly cash dividend of eight and one half cents ($0.085) per Class A Subordinate Voting Share of HPS and a quarterly cash dividend of eight and one half cents ($0.085) per Class B Common Share of HPS payable on June 18, 2020, to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 11, 2020. The ex-dividend date is June 10, 2020.

 

 

CEW NAC EFC 400

EFC’s National Advisory Council (NAC) appointed Steve Branscombe from Independent Electric Supply Inc as 2020-2021 Chair for this advisory group.

 

 

CEW CSA logo 400

What do manufacturers need to know to address the emerging cybersecurity regulatory landscape for connected devices?

 

 

 

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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LDS Magiclite LS 400Magic Lite has announced the signing of Lightspec Canada Inc. as their Specification Sales Agent for the GTA.

As the Canadian Division of Lightspec, LLC, NY, this agency is headed by Steve Danzig as President and Neil Whiteford as Sales Manager. This talented sales team has over 150 years combined experience with Lighting Design, Applications, Lighting Controls, Distribution and Project Management. They are committed to bringing attentive service and expertise to their clients for their designs, projects, lighting requirements and acting as their trusted advisor and partner.

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COVID-19By Atul Minocha, Dawn Werry, and Kimberly Miller

When the pandemic first hit, the industrial manufacturing sector was changing daily. Now, at the start of the recovery phase, the whole industry is adapting. Some companies have had to find completely new markets for their products, while others have started making completely new products. Across the board, supply chains have been disrupted. Buyer behaviours have changed and go-to-market strategies have had to adjust in order to keep business moving. Here are four ways industrial manufacturing companies can recover from COVID-19:

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Gurvinder ChopraBy Gurvinder Chopra

In June 2019, the U.S. grid regulator, NERC, issued a warning that a major hacking group was conducting reconnaissance into the networks of electrical utilities. Just one month later, several major industrial firms announced they had been victims of a state-sponsored hacking campaign.

A year later, hackers targeted over 75 organizations around the world in the manufacturing, media, healthcare, and non-profit sectors, as part of a broad-ranging cyber espionage campaign.

 

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Value of Building Permits - JuneThe $687 million Oakridge Centre mixed use redevelopment project in the city of Vancouver helped raise the total national value of building permits 6.2% to $8.1 billion in June, to a level comparable to pre-COVID levels. Overall, seven provinces reported gains for the month.

Residential permits rise

The total value of residential permits was up 7.0% to $5.3 billion, with gains posted in six provinces. British Columbia posted its third largest value on record for residential permits in June, up 20.4% to $1.3 billion due to large projects such as the Oakridge Centre redevelopment. 

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SouthwireSouthwire has long held a commitment to sustainability, dating back to its first official sustainability report in 2007. Reflecting that commitment, the company recently launched its 2019 sustainability report, prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, featuring an exciting new goal called Carbon Zero.

The 2019 report highlights all areas of sustainability at Southwire and showcases the company’s most significant impacts by focusing on its five key tenets – Growing Green, Living Well, Giving Back, Doing Right and Building Worth.

 

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CSAOn May 8, 2020, Gianluca Arcari was appointed Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer at CSA Group, reporting to David Weinstein, President & CEO. In this role, Gianluca will be responsible for growing CSA’s global Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) organization. Leading a team of more than 200, Gianluca will guide and develop global commercial market sector strategies across CSA Group’s global business units in Home and Commercial, Industrial and Healthcare.

“Gianluca is widely known and respected for his technical and business skills both within CSA Group and in the global TIC market, making him an excellent choice for this role,” said David Weinstein.

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Robin Billingsley"It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of our longtime Marketing Manager, Robin Billingsley," said Beghelli General Manager, Bruno R. Ardito in a heartfelt letter to Beghelli customers.

"Robin had been battling breast cancer for the past few years and on July 23rd, Robin’s battle ended at 40 years young. We have had the pleasure of working with Robin for 13 years and in those 13 years, she executed many of the products and programs we have today. Robin truly represented Beghelli/Beluce ideals, philosophy and vision. 

 

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LDS CBC Lighitng logo 400By Blake Marchand

CBC Lighting has established itself as a premier lighting wholesaler in Canada as well as the U.S. During the pandemic they were able to leverage that expertise to help fill an increased demand for T-UV lamps and ballasts.

Obviously with the global pandemic there has been increased focus on PPE and other sanitary products like hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, as well as Ultraviolet light that kills germs. LDS has published several reports from industry organizations that have recently conducted research studies on the effectiveness of T-UV lamps on neutralizing the COVID-19 virus. 

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