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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

Distributor sales & marketing app from NAED and RepFiles

August 17, 2014 - The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED in the U.S.) and RepFiles LLC have launched the RepFiles NAED Edition app, which promises to offer distributors the most current sales and marketing content from different manufacturers, sales agencies or their own company from one location under one…

Osram Sylvania relocating Danvers HQ

August 17, 2014 - Osram Sylvania announced its plan to relocate its Danvers, Mass.-based HQ from 100 Endicott Street to 200 Ballardvale Street—a “technology corridor” in Wilmington.

It’s time for leadership on jobs, pleads Canadian Labour Congress

(UPDATED August 19, 2014) August 11, 2014 - The president of the Canadian Labour Congress, Hassan Yussuff, is calling for a national jobs strategy following the latest employment numbers from Statistics Canada that show 18,000 full-time jobs were lost between June and July, while over the past twelve months, 75%…

Will CETA bring better labour mobility with Europe?

August 6, 2014 - A new Conference Board of Canada report suggests easier movement of workers between Canada and the European Union (EU) could lead to commercial gains under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The board encourages Canadian businesses to begin preparing now to take full advantage of…

Personalities

Yukon Energy takes on Andrew Hall as president and CEO

August 15, 2014 - Yukon Energy’s board of directors has selected Andrew Hall as its new president and CEO, replacing outgoing president/CEO David Morrison, who is retiring at the end of the year.

Paul Delsey of Ontario claims #1 in Locate Rodeo’s Power Division

August 14, 2014 - The 2014 International Utility Locate Rodeo—a.k.a. the Olympics of the locate industry—recently came to a close, and congratulations to Paul Delsey of Frontier Utility Locating (Jerseyville, Ont.), who scored #1 Rank in the Power Division.

Stelpro’s Mike Chabot retires after 42 years in industry

August 14, 2014 - Mike Chabot, vice-president business development, U.S., has retired from Stelpro after 42 years in the electrical industry.

A touch of Frost comes to Electric Power Research Inst

August 12, 2014 - Warren Frost has joined Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) as country manager for Canada, Member & Technical Services, where his responsibilities focus on ensuring Canadian participation in EPRI research, “improving the value Canadian members receive from EPRI” and promoting “active participation of Canadian members in the…