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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

Not everyone pleased with WSIB’s 2015 rate freeze

August 21, 2014 - Ontario’s Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) says that—for the second consecutive year—premium rates in 2015 will be maintained at current levels for the majority of employers.

Leviton acquires South Africa’s ClickOn Technology

August 21, 2014 - Leviton has acquired all the shares of ClickOn Technology—a South African manufacturer of automation technology for residential and commercial applications.

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.

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.