AD is reporting that member sales in the first six months of 2023 reached a new record of $37.8 billion, an increase of 5% across 14 divisions and three countries. Purchases by member companies from AD suppliers reached $9.7 billion. Net distributions to members grew 5% to a record $673.9 million. AD member same-store sales grew 8% through the first six months of 2023. Same-store sales in the U.S. were up 9%, while those for companies headquartered in Canada and Mexico were up 5% in CAD and 7% in MXN, respectively.
Schneider Electric has a commitment to double the opportunities for interns, apprentices, and fresh graduates between 2021 and 2025, and train 1-million people in energy management. On May 29th, the company hosted an event at Toronto Metropolitan University to showcase their commitment to bringing younger generations into the workforce. The event included an industry panel and a tour of the Schneider Electric Microgrid Lab at TMU – providing real-world success stories from their rotational program that cycles new graduates through different segments to gain experience in multiple facets of the company.
In the quest for efficient and sustainable lighting solutions, LED technology has changed the game, revolutionizing the way we light our environment. Thanks to its remarkable energy efficiency, long life and versatility, LED lighting has rapidly become the first choice for residential, commercial and industrial applications. Recognizing the immense benefits and potential of this cutting-edge technology, Guillevin International has been at the forefront of providing premium LED lighting solutions to customers across Canada.
When it comes to lighting solutions for contractors like you, finding the right brand can make all the difference. That’s where Lithonia Lighting’s Contractor Select fixtures shine. With a reputation for quality, reliability, and affordability, Contractor Select offers a wide range of lighting options designed specifically for the busy contractor. Here are the top five reasons you should choose the Contractor Select line of lighting products from Lithonia Lighting for your next project.
Sales Outsource Solutions invites you to a special event where they showcase all that they have to offer. They will be featuring all of their vendor partners from across the industry, along with showing the latest solutions that their manufacturers offer – alongside refreshments, as well. This year, Sales Outsource Solutions will be featuring four speaking sessions from experts of their respective fields; more information on the sessions will be made available at a later date.
The city of Markham, in collaboration with Alectra, Enbridge, Government of Canada, Lazlo Energy Services and Toronto Metropolitan University, recently completed a ten-home pilot project to test new technologies and strategies to reduce green house gas emissions. The pilot project was presented as part of EDA’s annual EDIST event put on at the end of May. The three-day event puts a major emphasis on education and sharing best practices.
The federal and provincial governments and industry organizations have been investing money and putting in work to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the construction industry, although more is needed to fully establish the trades as a viable career path for women as well as other equity deserving groups that are under-represented. Electrical in particular is hitting a point where there is growing demand for good workers, which could lead to a labour shortage if we are unable to grow the trade as people retire and demand for labour increases. We spoke to Reva Bond, Dean for SAIT’s School of Construction about women in trades, the apprenticeship model, meeting labour demand, and the importance of collaboration between industry stakeholders.
Earlier in June of 2023, Team Shawflex collaborated with Habitat fir Humanity Canada for their second annual Habitat Build Day. Shawflex touts this as a great opportunity for them to volunteer in the #GreyBruceRegion to directly support one of their key customers in the area – Bruce Power. The volunteer team of 21 determined employees contributed to building homes, which will be provided to member families of the Saugeen First Nation community.
June 15, 2023 By Blake Marchand IDEAL Industries celebrated 60 years of manufacturing in Canada on Wednesday, June 14th with an employee appreciation event at their Ajax facility, that also included recent retirees and a few special guests from around the industry. Each employee received a customized gift and attendees received a miniature version of…
FLO and Nissan Canada are making EV charging more convenient with two initiatives — complimentary FLO charging credits and greater access to FLO’s residential EV chargers across Canada for new car buyers. The programs will give $150 worth of charging credits to Nissan Canada customers who purchase or lease one of their new EV’s along with the EV Care protection package. Additionally, Canadian drivers can now purchase FLO Home chargers at the company’s dealerships nationwide.
Skills Ontario recently held the 2023 Skills Ontario Competition in person at the Toronto Congress Centre. It was the first in-person event after three years of it being held virtually during the COVID pandemic. To compete in the Skills Ontario Competition, students must register through their institution. Some institutions host their own internal competition to determine who will be selected to represent them. In the Mechatronics Contest, for example, students from Humber College compete against each other to determine who advances on to the Provincial Competition.
In partnership with Mac’s II Agencies, WSP, and Houle Electric, our company served as the distributor of products for Emily Carr University’s (ECU) indoor and outdoor lighting project. ECU, a globally renowned institution in the fields of art, media, and design, commenced construction on a cutting-edge campus in Vancouver in 2015. By the summer of 2017, the campus, affectionately referred to as the Great Northern Way Campus opened its doors and has since catered to the needs of more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
Given the rapidly evolving economic situation, Statistics Canada is providing an advance estimate of sales in the wholesale trade sector for April. The advance results for April indicate that wholesale sales rose 1.6%. The increase reflects higher sales in the petroleum, petroleum products, and other hydrocarbons subsector. This estimate was calculated based on a weighted response rate of 42.6%. The average final response rate to the survey over the 12 months preceding it was 82.1%.
Real gross domestic product (GDP) was essentially unchanged in March, following a 0.1% increase in February. Service-producing industries (+0.0%) were flat, whereas goods-producing industries (-0.1%) edged down. Overall, 12 of 20 industrial sectors posted increases in March. Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction increased 1.2% in March, marking a third consecutive monthly gain, and all subsectors contributed to the growth.
Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) announced today that Jesse Collier, Senior Product Manager at Acuity Brands, will be speaking at RealComm 2023, the premier industry event focused on automated business solutions and state-of-the-art enterprise technologies for the commercial and corporate real estate industry. Collier will be participating in the panel discussion titled “Test for Success: De-Risking Smart Building Tech Deployments” on Wednesday, June 14 at 5 PM PST.
The EFC Conference that took place May 30 to June 2 this year in beautiful Charlevoix Quebec, along the north shore of the Saint Lawrence river, was a powerful display of community, progressive leadership, purpose-driven goals, and celebrations. New visions and next steps were top of mind as EFC found “a place for everyone’ as stated by Carol McGlogan, President & CEO.