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The British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) announced today that it has now issued $10M in financial incentives to small and medium-sized construction industry employers through its Apprenticeship Services project, with $4M more still available to applicants. The project provides employer participants with cash incentives to hire and register first-year apprentices in up to 39 Red Seal trades. This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Canadian Apprenticeship Strategy’s Apprenticeship Service initiative.
The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is proud to congratulate six experts who received the 1906 Award from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The 1906 Award was created to commemorate the year that IEC was established. It recognizes the invaluable achievements of technical experts in advancing IEC’s standardization work.
Earlier this year, Rexel announced the acquisition of Lineman’s Testing Laboratories (LTL), which allows Rexel to offer a complementary range of products and services and enhanced opportunities in the value-add market. LTL is a unique company with three comprehensive areas of expertise, Power Technical Services (Electrical Engineering & Substation Services); LTL Utility Supply; and NAIL-accredited High Voltage Testing, Calibration and Factory Authorized Tool and Equipment Repair Services.
Nexans has recently announced that their Montreal cable recycling facility has been awarded The Copper Mark. This recognition demonstrates the copper industry’s contribution to sustainable development and provides a comprehensive social and environmental assurance program for copper production. Nexans is the first rod fabricator to receive this award in North America.
EFC is proud to announce that the 2023 EFC Scholarship Program awarded 73 students with much needed financial support. EFC is happy to share that 52 EFC member companies participated and now have relationships with potential new talent in the electrical industry. Congratulations to all winners and EFC participants.
NESCO is celbrating 30 years as a trusted Canadian manufacturer and supplier to electrical wholesalers across Canada. “A sincere thank you to our employees and customers for your support!” said the company via their website.
Southwire is pleased to announce that it has been named as Vendor of the Year for Supply Chain Excellence by Do it Best, a U.S.-based, member-owned comprehensive and fully integrated hardware, lumber and building materials buying cooperative in the home improvement industry.
As a next step to the previously announced $16 million investment, ABB in Canada breaks ground for the expansion of its Installation Products plant in Pointe-Claire, Quebec. The facility will expand by 30,000 square feet to 65,000 square feet and once completed in 2024 will create 40+ new jobs. Increased production capacity will better meet Canada’s growing demand for safe, smart and sustainable electrification solutions.
Graybar Canada marks 15 years with Fred Baggs, their dedicated Wabush Branch Manager. Graybar commends Fred on his commitment, leadership and passion, stating such traits “have truly inspired us”, and the company professes to looking forward to many years to come with him. Cory Morris, Vice President of Graybar’s Atlantic region presented Fred with the celebratory award.
Leviton Lighting Canada, based in Toronto, ON, proudly unveils a strategic partnership to illuminate the greater Montreal market. EDP has over three decades of expertise and unwavering commitment within the lighting industry. With this alliance, Leviton Lighting Canada plans to illuminate the path to a brighter future for their full spectrum of lighting brands (Certolux, Visioneering, ConTech, Birchwood, Intense, and V-Rail).
Each year, the Quebec region members present the Personality of the Year award to a deserving member in good standing, to recognize an individual who has been a significant contributor to the industry in the Quebec region, demonstrating strong leadership through personal and professional contributions. On August 31st, 2023, during the annual EFC Quebec Region Golf Day at Elm Ridge Country Club in Ile Bizard, Quebec, Denis Ricard, Founder of Agence Ricard, was awarded the region’s prestigious 2022 Personality of the Year award, in front of over 150 industry peers.
IMARK supplier partners and electrical distributor members gathered in Ottawa for the annual members meeting that culminated with the Recognition Awards dinner, where Mersen was excited to be awarded IMARK Canada Supplier of the Year. This award program recognizes and rewards members and suppliers for their superior participation in IMARK Canada programs and utilization of IMARK resources.
AD is delighted to announce that Stephane Gaumond has joined the organization as director, business development for the Building Supplies – Canada division. Gaumond, a seasoned executive with over 25 years of invaluable industry experience, will be a vital addition to AD Building Supplies – Canada’s team, managing all aspects of the business development process for the division’s presence across Canada while maintaining a special emphasis on Eastern Canada.
ABB and Export Development Canada (EDC), Canada’s export credit agency, have signed a global partnership to promote investments in sustainable technologies and projects in Canada and around the world. The support provided by EDC, with a total limit of up to US$ 2.9 billion, will provide ABB’s customers with financing and insurance solutions to strategic electrification and automation projects in the sectors of clean technologies, advanced manufacturing, digital technologies, and resources of the future. Commercial financing will be provided on a project-by-project basis and the partnership will initially run for three years.
CSC LED is proud to announce Ricard Agency as their new sales agency in Quebec. “The CSC LED team is extremely happy to announce a new partnership with Ricard Agency as our manufacturers representatives for the Quebec region. Ricard Agency is a dynamic, professional, and energetic team that will use their experience and knowledge of the lighting industry to grow our business together in the Quebec region.” says Geoff MacMillan, National Sales Manager for CSC LED.