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August 28, 2015* - “I myself in the beginning didn’t believe this existed.” Those are the words of Dr. Joel Fish, chief medical officer at St. John’s Rehab hospital, speaking about the phenomenon known as Invisible Electrical Injury... which may not be as horrific a tragedy as that of electrical burn victims, but can be life-changing and traumatic nonetheless.
August 28, 2015 - Connected+ (formerly Home Connect) has announced its 2015 speaker lineup.
August 27, 2015 - Florida State University says one of its engineering professors has developed a new highly efficient and low-cost light emitting diode that could help spur more widespread adoption of the technology.
August 27, 2015 - Sales for Affiliated Distributors (AD) members grew by 4% in Q2 of 2015 to $16.7 billion, AD reports.
August 26, 2015 - Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is once again offering the opportunity to funnel some money into cleantech development projects. The SD Tech Fund and the SD Natural Gas Fund are open for applications from August 26 to October 14, 2015.
August 25, 2015 - The Home Depot says it has completed its $1.625 billion acquisition of Interline Brands, a distributor and direct marketer of broad-line maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products. The agreement to acquire Interline was previously announced on July 22, 2015.
August 19, 2015 - Thomas & Betts has appointed Gross Sales Ltd. as the sales agent for Emergi-Lite emergency lighting products in the southwestern Ontario, Tri-City and Golden Horseshoe regions.
August 13, 2015 - Zumtobel Lighting says it is investing in talent acquisition as well as modernization of its production lines located in the U.S.
July 29, 2015 - Hydro Ottawa (under its subsidiary, Energy Ottawa) has acquired 10 run-of-the-river hydroelectric facilities in Ontario and New York state from Fortis Inc., representing approximately 30.9MW of installed operating energy capacity.
July 24, 2015 - Affiliated Distributors (AD)—a $31-billion contractor and industrial products wholesale buying/marketing group—announced the establishment of AD Canada Plumbing & Heating through a merger with Canaplus Limited Partnership, a buying group in Canada for independent Canadian wholesale distributors of plumbing and heating supplies, and related products.
July 24, 2015 - In a letter addressed to customers, Dick Roney writes: “After a 43-year career in the electrical business, it is time for a younger team to take control and drive the business”. He is selling his agency, Roney Marketing, to Brent Norrey.
July 21, 2015 - Griplock Systems, a market leader in the cable suspension industry since 1992, has announced a new brand for its single conductor powered suspension system: Rincon.
August 28, 2015 - John Sencich has been named the new local division manager for the ABB’s low voltage products division in Canada, which includes the Thomas & Betts (LPCW) business, effective October 1, 2015.
August 28, 2015 - The new vice-resident and general manager for Sherman + Reilly Inc. and HD Electric Company is Jim Zima.
August 28, 2015 - James McGill has been named president of Eaton’s Electrical Sector for the Americas region. McGill will report to Revathi Advaithi, who becomes Eaton’s chief operating officer of the same sector, effective Sept. 1, 2015.
August 27, 2015 - Nathalie Pilon, president of Thomas & Betts in Canada and vice-president of the Low-Voltage Products Division for ABB in Canada, has been named the new managing director for ABB in Canada, effective October 1, 2015, replacing Daniel Assandri.
August 7, 2015 (UPDATED August 10) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our teammate and good friend, Scott Hoy, last night in hospital (Thursday, August 6). He was 51.
August 19, 2015 - Bruce Power employees have stepped up to help the families left homeless from recent fires in Owen Sound, Ont.
August 21, 2015 - Earlier this week, several electrical industry leaders took it on the chin (so to speak) to raise about $18,000 with the very first Power2Feed Pie Challenge in support of Canadian Feed the Children.
August 13, 2015 - Thankfully, the weather did not disappoint, as Ontario Electrical League members and supporters took to the links yesterday for OEL’s 18th Annual Industry Golf Tournament at Nobleton Lakes Golf Club.
(UPDATED July 20, 2015) June 12, 2015 - “Customers want to touch and feel what they’re buying,” explained Gary Arnott, GE Industrial Solutions’ general manager, North America Sales, “hence the popularity of the Customer Experience Centre.”
June 11, 2015 - It was hot tunes and balloons at Acklands-Grainger’s brand new distribution centre at 21 Merchant Rd. in Caledon, Ont. today. The company, a distributor of industrial, safety and fastener products, hosted its grand opening celebration for the new location, featuring facility tours and a barbecue.
June 3, 2015 - The Sesco team at 51 Vinyl Court (Vaughan, Ont.) held an Industry Party and Tradeshow today, featuring Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, Doug Gilmour, and EBMag was there to take in the action.
June 5, 2015 - The team at Siemens’ Burlington, Ont. facility have earned a big pat of the back after almost 1.3 million safe hours worked without a lost-time incident.