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GALLERY: 2nd Annual Electric Elle Golf (Sept 2014) Brampton, Ont.

September 11, 2014 - Thankfully, the deluge held off long enough for golfers to finish most of their holes. Founded just a year ago, the Electric Elle golf tournament continues to grow in numbers, attracting women of all ages who work in all areas of the electrical industry for 9+3…

GALLERY: Franklin Empire Customer Appreciation (Sept 2014) Toronto, Ont.

September 10, 2014 - “May good fortune befall visitors to @FranklinEmpire customer appreciation day in Toronto” was our first Tweet from Franklin Empire’s 2nd Annual Customer Appreciation Day... clearly inspired by the Fortune we found in our Cookie upon arriving (see photo).

GALLERY: Wesco Toronto “Selling Show” (Sept 2014) Mississauga, Ont.

September 10, 2014 - Wesco’s Toronto Distribution Centre at 6170 Belgrave Road (Mississauga, Ont.) hosted its “Selling Show” today, boasting exclusive offers from Wesco’s suppliers, a BBQ and an appearance by former Toronto Maple Leaf, Wendel Clark. (Photos A. Capkun)

Business

BC improving home inspector standards to “better protect consumers”

September 19, 2014 - In British Columbia, the minister responsible for housing, Rich Coleman, announced the province aims to improve home inspector licensing requirements by creating a common professional standard for home inspectors.

Altec celebrates 85 years with ribbon-cutting at renovated facility

(UPDATED Sept 21 with VIDEO) September 19, 2014 - Altec Inc. highlighted the celebration of 85 years with a commemorative event, which included a formal ribbon cutting at the company’s original facility in North Birmingham, Alabama, following renovations at the plant. Congratulations!

BuildForce Canada recognizes National Tradesmen Day 2014

September 19, 2014 - “Today is a great opportunity to show our appreciation for those who’ve made construction their life’s work, and to welcome a new generation,” said Rosemary Sparks, executive director of BuildForce Canada, in recognition of National Tradesmen Day.

Personalities

Halco appoints Lisa Johnson sales operations manager

September 17, 2014 - Lisa Johnson has joined the sales organization at Halco Lighting Technologies in the newly created role of sales operations manager effective. She has served as Halco’s operations manager since 2012.

Ed Bednarcik joins Lighting Science as CEO

September 17, 2014 - The Lighting Science board has appointed Edward Bednarcik as its chief executive officer, effective September 8, 2014, describing him as a “talented executive with experience developing and commercializing technology across multiple industries globally”. In his new role, he will expand the company’s presence into new market…

Jaime Irick appointed VP of GE Lighting N.A. pro solutions

September 17, 2014 - Jaime A. Irick has been appointed vice-president of GE Lighting North America Professional Solutions.