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May 27, 2016 - Mechanical and electrical companies—EBMag was there!—from throughout Canada and the United Sates filled the Moncton Coliseum Complex last week for MEET 2016—the Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology Show, the “second largest industry event of its type in Canada and the largest trade event east of Montreal”.
May 26, 2016 - “I would like to extend my sincere sympathy to those affected by the wildfires that are causing so much devastation in the Fort McMurray [...] vicinity.” So begins the letter dated May 19 to Greenlee customers from J. Scott Hall, president, Textron Industrial Segment & Greenlee. But wait... it gets better.
May 19, 2016 - While everyone’s a winner when they attend the MEET Show in Moncton, there are a few who stand out from the crowd.
May 18, 2016 - The Hydro-Quebec Environment Foundation (Fondation Hydro-Québec pour l'environnement) has just published its Annual Report 2015, highlighting its 15th anniversary and saluting new projects.
May 10, 2016 - Keeping the work environment and your electrical employees safe is a never-ending job, and we want to recognize your hard work with the 2016 edition Electrical Safety Champion Awards Program—the first and only program of its kind in Canada, open to all Canadians across our nation.
May 9, 2016 - A few industry players have been recognized with a 2016 Edison Award, an annual competition “honouring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design, and innovation”.
May 27, 2016 - When preparing its very first awards submission, Stelpro’s director of marketing, Richard Paquet, explains the company president took a little convincing to get on board. “[Yves Chabot] is not what you would call an awards-chaser.”
May 27, 2016 - “To me, it’s the pride of knowing we have built a first-class organization that is able to evolve and provide value whatever the circumstances,” says president & CEO David Nathaniel of Standard Products on making the Best Managed Platinum Club. “It represents what we’re all about: a successful and dynamic business that is fully vested in working toward being best-in-class in everything we do.”
May 27, 2016 - “Our high-performing and caring culture is what sets us apart from our competition and as an employer,” beams Elaine Gerrie, co-president & CEO of Gerrie Electric Wholesale Ltd.
May 27, 2016 - “Achieving Platinum Club member status with Canada’s Best Managed was in part due to our 2015 strategic initiatives, which inspired our team in ways that only a nimble, independently owned business with strong balance sheet, trust in its team and a willingness to fail happily can,” says Tim Horsman, CEO and president of E.B. Horsman & Son.
May 27, 2016 - “It takes commitment from all members of our team to accomplish this level of success,” said Deca Cables’ GM Darrell Edgett of last year’s recognition. “It is extremely gratifying to have our hard work validated by Platinum Club membership, and I would like to extend our sincere thanks to our customers, vendors and all of our staff for their continued support and effort.”
May 27, 2016 - “We are very proud to be recognized as a Platinum Member [...] for the 12th consecutive year. Our success as a company is testament to the quality of our teams and dedication to customer success, at all locations,” says 5th generation Robinson, Shea, executive vice-president & general manager of B.A Robinson & Co. Ltd.
May 27, 2016 - LSI Lighting Solutions welcomes Len Costello as director of national accounts.
May 20, 2016 - The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) welcomes Tom Butters as the IES director of education, effective August 1, 2016. This new position was established to “address the growing need for timely, accessible, and objective continuing education courses in the lighting industry”, IES stated.
May 19, 2016 - InTact Lighting Group, an LED lighting focused agency based in Newmarket, Ont., welcomes Dylan Nord to its team.
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.
May 24, 2016 - Dyson Canada was recently rolling out some lighting (and air dryer) glam at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto for a special event geared to architects and specifiers and EBMag was there to capture a new LED product introduction.
May 23, 2016 - The Ontario Electrical League recently hosted its 2016 Electrical Industry Conference outside of London, Ont.
May 23, 2016 - We’ve wrapped up yet another successful MEET Show in Moncton, N.B., this past week, welcoming hundreds of attendees to the largest mechanical, electrical, plumbing show in the Maritimes.
May 23, 2016 - While a bit of a trek, EBMag is always happy to swing by Ideal Supply’s (Southern) tradeshow, which was held again at the Stratford Rotary Complex.
May 20, 2016 - EBMag headed out to Kitchener, Ont. yesterday to browse through Westburne’s Showcase Tradeshow, catching up with some of their supplier partners such as Acuity Brands Lighting, Eaton, RAB Design Lighting, Ideal Supply, Northern Cables, Intermatic, IPEX, Fluke, and eWON, just to name a few.
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.

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