Industry News

April 20, 2016 - We are very pleased to announce that—for the first time—The MEET Show (2016 ed.) sports a Show App to help you stay abreast of all things Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology!
April 18, 2016 - Legrand North America is flipping the switch today on a new 500kW, solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system to provide power to its HQ in West Hartford, Conn., and EBMag is there to watch them “Flick the Switch”.
April 14, 2016 - Following an extensive lighting retrofit project, Players Paradise Indoor Sports Facility in Stoney Creek, Ont. is $20,782 richer thanks to a Horizon Utilities incentive.
April 13, 2016 - Osram has opened the programming interface for its Lightify app, meaning developers can now create their own apps for the Lightify Home system.
April 9, 2016 - Experimental physicists at Saarland University say they have developed a cable security solution that—underpinned by the Earth’s magnetic field—issues warnings to, say, a smartphone, whenever it registers a change in field strength... as when a burglar sneaks onto your property.
April 7, 2016 - Electro-Fed Canada wants to hear from its Young Professionals Network about what they want to see in the industry over the coming years.
May 6, 2016 - Sales for Affiliated Distributors (AD) members grew by 9% in 2016 Q1 “to a record $8.7 billon”, according to AD.
May 6, 2016 - Pentair has completed a 65,000-sf expansion at its Redwood City operations in California’s Silicon Valley, allowing for expanded manufacturing capabilities, a new technology center with research and development labs, and a learning center to provide training opportunities for industry professionals. The site manufactures the company’s Raychem brand heat tracing cable for residential, commercial and industrial applications.
May 3, 2017 - Royal Philips announced the ICC International Court of Arbitration has rendered its decision in the arbitration proceedings Philips started in 2013 against Funai Electric Co. Ltd.—and it ruled in favour Philips.
May 2, 2016 - The doors are open at Ouellet Canada’s new 45,000-sf distribution centre in Montmagny, Que.
April 25, 2016 ­ Schneider Electric recently celebrated the opening of a “significant expansion” to its facility in Brossard, Que., saying it will enable the company to build and assemble end-to-end digitized electrical distribution solutions with the promise of giving customers across Canada more order flexibility and reduced lead times.
April 25, 2016 - Legrand has acquired Pinnacle Architectural Lighting, stating this business move will allow it to develop customized solutions that can combine the three main technologies used for lighting control (wall, lighting control panels, lighting fixtures).
May 2, 2016 - Leviton Manufacturing of Canada Ltd has appointed Shari English its Network Solutions’ national director. English will report to Gaby Massabni, vice-president of distribution.
April 28, 2016 - Two new sales representatives have joined Ouellet Canada’s team: Daniel Chénier and William Healey.
March 8, 2016 (Updated*) - Bruno Ardito, formerly general manager of Beghelli Canada Inc., has joined Vaughan Electrical Supply as vice-president of operations. He possesses years of experience in operations, sales and marketing in the electrical industry, and officially started today, March 8.
April 26, 2016 - Amerlux has appointed Ted des Enfants to vice-president of commercial lighting sales.
April 22, 2016 - John Mamo is moving up at Amerlux as the new vice-president of global sales. He will work with the international accounts, such as specialty retailers, major department stores, hospitality accounts, grocery retailers and mall developers throughout Europe, Mexico, Asia, the Middle East, and Central and South America.
April 22, 2016 - Todd Antes has been appointed Soraa’s senior vice-president of marketing, reporting directly to CEO Jeff Parker.
April 9, 2016 - Celebrating its 10th consecutive show in New York City, organizers say LEDucation drew a record-breaking attendance of over 4200 and 300+ exhibits.
March 21, 2016 - Take a quick trip with us back to Deutschland where just last week we hopped across the pond to explore the expansive 11 exhibition halls of the international Light+Building Show in Frankfurt. A special danke to host Messe Frankfurt for the invite!
March 19, 2016 - Considering the current economic climate in Alberta, hats off nonetheless to organizers and supporters of the ESTMP 2016 workshop, who assembled a very good technical program that drew in 200+ folks.
March 4, 2016 - From the everyday work vehicle to something more geared to hydro pole maintenance work, you could be sure to find it earlier this week at the National Truck Equipment Association's (NTEA) annual Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ind. In fact, “There's a truck for that!” was one of the event slogans.
February 10, 2016 - As we reported earlier, Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario has moved to 10 Carlson Court (Suite 702) in Toronto, and we were happy to attend their Open House this evening.
December 22, 2015* - “10 years ago, an aging workforce and an aging electricity grid were identified as being critical to being able to keep the lights on in Canada. Both industry and government were called upon to act.”

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