Industry News

February 11, 2016 - An online transformation has happened at Standard Products; this month, the company’s marketing team has revamped the look and content of the website by creating new tools as well as making it mobile-friendly.
February 6, 2016 - Serving the communities of Scarborough, Pickering, Seaton, Ajax and Whitby, Rouge Valley Health System comprises several healthcare sites, and a great opportunity exists for Journeyman Electrician (A15-CUPE-1002) at the Ajax/Pickering campus.
February 4, 2016 - Hilti (Canada) Corp. was awarded the 2015 “Best of the Best” Innovation Award by the Toronto Construction Association (TCA) in recognition of its X-Change Module (X-CM) core bit. Congratulations!
February 4, 2016 - While John Scott of the Montreal Canadiens was voted MVP following the 2016 NHL All-Star Game in Nashville, Tenn., perhaps the true winner is Bridgestone Arena itself, which is enjoying a new energy-efficient LED digital lighting system.
February 3, 2016 - Wireless power transfer systems hold exciting promise for the future and, in a new study, a group of scientists from ITMO University and Giricond Research Institute put forward a wireless power transfer (WPT) system that can maintain up to 80% transfer efficiency across a distance of 20 cm.
February 3, 2016 - The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) has announced the launch of a global awards program to recognize organizations using an ISO 50001-certified energy management system to save energy and reduce costs.
February 11, 2016 - It’s getting easier to switch to an electric vehicle (EV) in Ontario, which means more charging stations will be needed. The province says it's putting its new Climate Change Strategy into action by introducing a modernized Electric Vehicle Incentive Program.
February 10, 2016 - Wire and cable distributor Texcan—a division of Sonepar Canada—has opened its new 105,000-sf head office and warehouse in Surrey, B.C.
February 9, 2016 - S&C Electric Company and Tantalus Systems announced they have formed a strategic alliance, which they say will allow utilities to support grid optimization and self-healing solutions through the use of a layered communication architecture.
February 8, 2016 - UGE International Ltd. says it has closed the acquisition of Endura Energy Project Corp., a Toronto-based renewable energy company.
February 8, 2016 - Sales for Affiliated Distributors (AD) members grew by 2% in 2015 to 32 billion, according to AD, who added that performance within the group’s operating segments ranged from 10% to -3%.
February 3, 2016 - Lowe’s Companies Inc. and Rona Inc. have entered into a definitive agreement under which Lowe’s is expected to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common and preferred shares of Rona in a deal valued at $3.2 billion.
February 11, 2016 - Ouellet has appointed Stephane Larocque regional manager for Quebec and Marc Turcotte a sales representative.
February 9, 2016 - Paul J. Bonavia has resigned as a director of Fortis Inc. in order to remain in compliance with the rules of another entity of which he is a director, Fortis announced recently. These rules would not permit him to serve as a director of Fortis, following the news that it has entered into an agreement to acquire ITC Holdings Corp.
February 8, 2016 - Teresa Sarkesian has been appointed to the position of president & CEO of Ontario’s Electricity Distributors Association (EDA) effective March 1, 2016. John Loucks will continue as a member of the executive leadership team.
February 4, 2016 - Hydro One Limited has announced that Sandy Struthers, chief operating officer and executive vice-president of strategic planning, will be leaving Hydro One Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hydro One Limited.
February 3, 2016 - Russ Sharer has been appointed vice-president of marketing for Fulham Co., a supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and vertical applications. The company says he will establish their strategic brand direction.
February 1, 2016 - “This is the right time for me to transition from this role to allow a new president & CEO to be recruited, and allow him or her the time to be in place before our next refurbishment in 2020,” said Duncan Hawthorne, president & CEO of Bruce Power (Tiverton, Ont.), who announced he will retire from his position this year.
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.”
December 9, 2015 - Over 2200 people took in the sights and sounds at the annual Solar Canada conference and exposition in Toronto earlier this week where 80 exhibitors from around the world showed off the latest in products and technology.
December 8, 2015 - It was elbow-to-elbow on the floor of The Buildings Show 2015 in Toronto last week as Construct Canada, PM Expo, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo, the World of Concrete Pavilion, and IIDEXCanada combined to set up exhibitions, bestow awards, and host summits.
December 3, 2015 - Electro-Federation Canada—the association representing electrical distributors, manufacturers and their reps—hosted a well-attended Christmas reception last night in Toronto.
(UPDATED Nov. 22, 2015, with VIDEO) Nov. 9, 2015 - Alongside eight other electrical manufacturers and distributors last week, ABB Canada, Schneider Electric, T&B Canada and Stelpro were honoured for their marketing savvy by the EFC Annual Marketing Awards program, and Electrical Business Magazine was a proud sponsor of one the categories. Kudos to the following: