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July 21, 2015 - Saskatoon, Sask., recently hosted the 21st Skills Canada National Competition, where “the best and brightest students and apprentices in skilled trades and technologies were tried, tested and judged”, and EBMag correspondent Mike Edwards was there to take in the action.
July 9, 2015 - Royal Philips has opened its GrowWise Centre at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, where research is being conducted to provide tailor-made LED light growth recipes that enable producers to “increase their yields and grow tasty and healthy food indoors, all year round”.
July 7, 2015 - Nominations are now open for the Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) 2015 Awards of Excellence, dedicated to the electricity and renewable energy industry workforce.
July 6, 2015 - Schneider Electric Solar Business recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of the company’s $15 million MicroGrid Lab in Burnaby, B.C.
June 23, 2015 - The administrator of Canada’s Red Seal Program—the Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA)—announced the official recognition of the RSE acronym (Red Seal Endorsement) for qualified skilled journeypersons.
June 17, 2015 - With the proliferation of new energy technologies—from distributed generation to wireless charging furniture—research from Accenture finds consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of their energy consumption, with many interested in solutions that help them save electricity.
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.
July 21, 2015 - “We are committed to growing in the global wire and cable market. Today, we take another step toward that goal [...]” said Southwire Co. president & CEO Stu Thorn of the company’s move to purchase a high-voltage and extra high-voltage (HV & EHV) underground transmission cable manufacturing plant from ABB Inc., thereby adding EHV cable products to Southwire’s portfolio.
July 21, 2015 - Plan Group Inc., a Canadian technical services provider and subsidiary of Bouygues Energies & Services, says it has fully acquired Gastier M.P. Inc. from Investissements Hexagone Inc.
July 16, 2015 - Calling it the largest acquisition in its history, Anixter International Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire the Power Solutions segment of HD Supply for $825 million US (subject to customary post-closing working capital and other adjustments).
July 27, 2015 - Paul Mathews has returned to Nedco West’s Nanaimo, B.C. location. Matthews returns to the Nedco family after a brief hiatus and brings with him 24 years of industry experience, the company says.
July 27, 2015 - The Independent Electricity System Operator’s (IESO) board of directors has appointed Tim O’Neill the new chair. He replaces Jim Hinds.
July 24, 2015 - Heather Kleb is the new president of Women in Nuclear-Canada (WiN) and says one of her priorities is to expand WiN’s influence to better prepare women and young people for opportunities in the nuclear industry.
July 22, 2015 - Ontario Power Generation has named Jeffrey Lyash its new president and CEO, effective Aug. 21, 2015. Lyash joins OPG from CB&I Power where he was responsible for engineering, procurement and construction of major electrical generation projects in both domestic and international markets, according to OPG.  
July 20, 2015 - NB Power is welcoming four new members to its board of directors.
July 14, 2015 - Halco Lighting Technologies has taken on Rob Freitag—who most recently served as vice-president of marketing for Eye Lighting International—as director of product development.
(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.
June 4, 2015 - Today, Wesco Distribution Canada LP hosted its second annual Selling Show at its Belgrave, Mississauga location, which included “exclusive” one-week offers from a range of Wesco’s suppliers, a barbecue and the chance to win 1 of 4 grand prizes.
June 2, 2015 - EBMag just returned from Electro-Federation Canada’s annual conference held in Banff, Alta., which was well-attended by Canada’s electrical manufacturers, distributors and sales agents. (Photos A. Capkun)