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Vol. 4 No. 2
Take survey, (maybe) win clamp meter
still time to take part in a quick survey Electrical Business survey on
Apprentice Ratios. All respondents are entered into a random draw for a
clamp meter valued at about $250.00! Thanks, and good luck!
ESC says Canada’s electrical industry may be in jeopardy
critical shortage of electrical engineers and tradespeople in Canada
could severely affect the electrical industry, says the Electricity
Sector Council (ESC). In its 2008 workforce planning report, “Powering
Up the Future”, the council states that, despite job security,
competitive compensation and excellent retention rates, a labour
shortage will soon put Canada’s electricity sector at risk.
Osram opens $30-million T5 manufacturing operation
Versailles, Ky., is the new home of Osram Sylvania’s $30-million manufacturing operation for T5 fluorescent lamps which, says the company, makes it the first T5 lamp producer on the continent.
Ideal Supply/Global Tools safety supplies truck
new, Safety Supplies van has been put on the road by Ideal Supply and
Global Tools, and is available for viewing by customers in Southwestern
and Central Ontario.
Schneider’s Curtis, Huntington and Insprucker
Tricoire, chair and CEO of Schneider Electric, announced that Chris
Curtis, president and CEO of the Schneider Electric NAOD (North
American Operating Division), will assume managerial responsibility of
Schneider’s global Building Automation and Renewables business. In
addition to his current responsibilities, Curtis is now responsible for
developing the global business and complete solutions for Schneider
Electric’s building segment. A member of the executive committee,
Curtis once served as president of Schneider Electric Canada (2002).
Thomas & Betts Canada’s Théorêt, Santek, Humphrey and Bougard
Sencich, vice-president, Utility & Other, with Thomas & Betts
Canada, recently made several personnel announcements. Jean-Marc
Théorêt is national sales manager, Utility Products. In addition to
responsibility for Elastimold switchgear and pre-moulded connectors,
Fisher Pierce distribution products and Hi-Tech high-voltage, current
limiting fuses, Théorêt’s role been expanded to Joslyn Hi-Voltage and
Homac protection and control products in Canada.
Techspan changes Ontario sales force
Industries announced a strategic change to the company’s Ontario sales
force. Effective right now, it has changed to an in-house sales staff.
Ontario accounts formerly served by PVE Associates are now being served
by Chris Hayward, Tony Gallo and Nadine Kean.
Leviton’s Sorensen and Switzer
has promoted Brian Sorensen to the position of director of national
distribution accounts for the company’s commercial data networking
business. In his new post, he will direct the strategic growth of
Leviton’s complete line of voice and data devices, and build
relationships with key channel partner and end users. He possesses
previous sales experience from his time with Tyco Electronics/DEK and
Bird-Stairs celebrates 50th
(J.W. Bird and Co. Ltd.) celebrated 50 years of service to Atlantic
Canada in November, 2008. Festivities were held in Fredericton, N.B.,
with Bud Bird—company founder—addressing the crowd to cap things off.
B.A. Robinson celebrates grand opening
in November 2008, B.A. Robinson Co. Ltd. celebrated the grand opening
of its new electrical HQ/branch in Winnipeg with over 220 guests from
the electrical and lighting trades. The evening featured a trade show
where over 25 vendors displayed the latest in goods for electrical
contractors, food and drink were enjoyed by all, and numerous door
prizes were awarded to lucky attendees.
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