Gescan consists of 28 branches spanning throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and into Ontario. Gescan’s President, Javi Richmond has spent the last three years transforming the organization and ensuring Gescan’s culture reflects growth and his vision of success. “Like any business, our goal is to grow exponentially over the next five years. However, our vision of growth isn’t just for growth’s sake, but to attract, retain and offer career opportunities for the next generation,” Javi stated.
September 8, 2023 Appleton™, a cornerstone brand of Emerson, is proud to announce its 120th Anniversary of service to the electrical industry. Since 1903, the Appleton brand has been the benchmark for quality in the industrial and commercial construction sectors. Today, with a stable of hazardous and non-hazardous location products that number over 21,000, Appleton…
Given the rapidly evolving economic situation, Statistics Canada is providing an advance estimate of sales in the wholesale trade sector for July. The advance results for July indicate that wholesale sales (excluding petroleum, petroleum products, other hydrocarbons and oilseed and grain) rose 1.4%. The increase reflects higher sales in the motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories subsector and the building material and supplies subsector.
E-commerce, defined as “website ordering, continues to be low for electrical distributors according to the NAED 2022 PAR report but by no means does this diminish the importance of distributor websites.
The IBEW is one of many Canadian labour unions supporting the Sustainable Jobs Act, which was tabled in Parliament on June 15 by Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson. Known as Bill C-50, the legislation would provide job training to workers, many of them skilled tradespeople, for the transition to a low-carbon economy. Canada is the sixth-largest natural gas producing country in the world but plans to reduce emissions by 40% to 45% by 2030 and be nearly carbon-free by 2050.
NETCO held their Annual Training Conference earlier this month in Toronto to celebrate their efforts throughout the year and educate members on training initiatives that are already changing how training is delivered. “I’m very excited for our two professional development educational sessions with NORCAT and Saskatchewan Polytechnic,” commented NETCO Executive Director, Chris Swick in his opening remarks at the event, “both sessions will bring new and innovative approaches to the way we conduct business and provide training to the electrical industry.”
Southwire’s long-held commitment to sustainability has been evident throughout its history and was formalized with its first official sustainability report in 2007. Reflecting that commitment, the company recently launched its 2022 sustainability report. Reflecting the company’s long-held commitment to sustainability, Southwire recently launched its 2022 sustainability report.
Manufacturing sales decreased 1.7% to $71.5 billion in June, on widespread declines over 14 of 21 subsectors, led by the petroleum and coal product (-8.3%), chemical (-6.5%), and machinery (-5.5%) subsectors. Sales of motor vehicles increased the most, rising 11.4% to $5.6 billion in June. On a quarterly basis, total sales fell 0.8% in the second quarter of 2023, mainly on lower sales in the petroleum and coal product (-8.1%) and primary metal (-8.9%) subsectors. Year over year, total sales decreased 1.4% in June.
CanREA to work with provincial government and municipalities to re-open Alberta market ASAP – The Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA) met with Alberta’s Minister of Affordability and Utilities last week and expressed strong concern about the announcement of a seven-month pause on renewable energy project approvals in the province. CanREA will continue to meet with the Minister and his staff, as well as the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC), with the aim of minimizing the duration of the moratorium and creating clarity on its consequences.
Although oil, gas, and electricity are mature commodities, the methods used to produce, transport, and distribute them are undergoing a massive overhaul. The energy supply chain is currently experiencing a transition, and two industries, oil & gas and electrical utilities, are under significant pressure to reduce their carbon emissions and move towards cleaner practices. As a result, oil and gas and utility industries are searching for ways to improve operational sustainability and energy efficiency while minimizing costs. One common area where both industries realize such benefits is by deploying Edge Solutions.
Use Hammond Power Solutions Transformer Savings Analyzer tool to determine how much money and energy can be saved by switching to an HPS energy efficient transformer. By inputting some basic information on your project you can better understand the financial and environmental benefits of switching. The HPS Transformer Savings Analyzer allows you to determine how much money and energy you can save by switching to an HPS energy efficient transformer.
Mod Center is Expanding to Better-Serve Electrical OEMs Across North America – Noark Electric is a global manufacturer of low-voltage electrical components for industrial applications and their specialties involve motor control and circuit protection products for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Their entire portfolio of products is designed for ease of manufacturing and assembly. Each component is developed in-house by their engineering team to meet the strictest standards and performance requirements and is covered by their exclusive five-year limited warranty.
An Interview with Mark Lien about distributors staying competitive in a changing market – Mark Lien, LC, CLEP, CLMC, HBDP, LEED AP and President of Augmented Illumination, knows a thing or two about lighting technology. Not only does he serve on multiple industry boards and executive committees on the topic, but he also has experience managing the educational centers for Hubbell and Cooper. Just a couple weeks ago, he received an IES Presidential Award for member excellence at the IES annual conference in Chicago; next month he will give a keynote on the future of lighting at the American Lighting Association’s annual conference in Lake Tahoe.
Gescan has partnered with manufacturers and industry experets to keep contractors informed on the latest advancements in technology, new product and training opportunities, electrical business solutions and much more. Contractors Corner: Powering the future – Unveiling Siemens Twin AFCI and Plug on Neutral Breakers.
While climate change is top of mind for everyone, industry plays a critical role. As the biggest consumer of natural resources and the largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, industry faces a major challenge. How can we lower emissions and reduce resource consumption while delivering more productivity and profitability—on a short timeline, given the state of the planet? In recent years, an increasingly popular approach in industry has been digitalization.
Almost 200 people from AD member and service provider companies across various industries and multiple countries gathered in St. Louis at the 2023 AD Finance, HR & IT Summit from July 19 to 21 for three days of cross-functional collaboration and best practice sharing. “Across finance, HR and IT, our industries constantly shift and require us to stay up to date on the newest trends and opportunities available to us,” said Drew Moyer, AD’s Chief Financial Officer.