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GALLERY: LFI Innovation Awards (June 2014) Las Vegas, Nevada

July 8, 2014 - While at Lightfair International in Las Vegas (LFI), EBMag tweeted LIVE from the 2014 Innovation Awards. Formerly known as the New Products Showcase, the event was renamed and redesigned to focus on both new and truly innovative lighting technologies, products and designs.

GALLERY: CSA Committee Week (June 2014) Charlottetown, P.E.I.

July 8, 2014 - It was an absolute pleasure to attend CSA’s annual Committee Week (and annual general meeting) in Charlottetown. Among the highlights included the opening general session, with comments from Bonnie Rose and keynote John Izzo; the Awards of Merit ceremony; and, EBMag’s personal favourite component, the meeting…

GALLERY: EFC Electrical Council Annual Conference (May 2014) Montreal, Que.

June 4, 2014 - Top-notch manufacturers and distributors from across North America travelled to Montreal, Que., last week for Electro-Federation Canada’s (EFC’s) Electrical Council’s annual conference.

Business

Revenue for outdoor LEDs to reach $1.4B annually by 2021, says Navigant

September 2, 2014 - According to Navigant Research, outdoor lighting systems are in the early stages of a transition from fluorescent, high-pressure sodium, and metal halide lamps to LEDs. Its recent report estimates that worldwide revenue from LED luminaires for outdoor and parking applications will grow from $921 million annually…

Manitoba, Ontario representation for Banvil2000

September 2, 2014 - Banvil2000 has announced the appointment of T.M.C. Sales of Winnipeg, Man., as its agent to cover all points west of the Ontario border across the country to the British Columbia border. Additionally, G. Rowe Enterprises of Thunder Bay, Ont., will serve as the agent for the…

IBEW Local 1928 and NS Power reach agreement

September 1, 2014 - Nova Scotia Power and IBEW Local 1928 say they have reached an agreement that will provide “further job stability for employees and long-term, sustainable cost savings for customers”.

Hydro One completes acquisition of Norfolk Power Inc.

August 29, 2014 - Hydro One today closed its purchase of Norfolk Power Inc. According to the utility, it has been supplying to Norfolk County for decades, serving about 14,000 customers. It now extends its service to the entire county—a further 18,000 customers.

Personalities

Franklin Empire recognized by Carlo Gavazzi as “outstanding”

August 28, 2015 - Family owned electrical distributor Franklin Empire Inc. announced it is the proud recipient of the Carlo Gavazzi Outstanding Distributor Achievement award for 2014.

Techspan appoints Sean Dunnigan to GTA Central

August 28, 2014 - Techspan Industries’ Electrical Division has expanded its Ontario Sales Team with the appointment of Sean Dunnigan to account manager for the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) Central Region.

LED Roadway Lighting appoints Conlon as CEO

August 27, 2014 - LED Roadway Lighting (LRL) Ltd. has appointed Peter Conlon as CEO. The company’s founder, Charles Cartmill, retains his majority ownership stake and his position on the board of directors.