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Acuity Brands to acquire Juno Lighting

Acuity Brands Inc. announced it will acquire all of the equity interests of Juno Lighting LLC, a unit of Schneider Electric that provides downlighting and track lighting fixtures for residential and commercial applications. The terms of the agreement reflect a cash purchase price totalling about $385 million, which will be financed utilizing Acuity’s cash on hand. >> Read full article

OBIT: Ronald J. Trottier of Standard Products

It is with sadness we report the passing of Ronald Joseph Trottier, a sales representative of Standard Products in the Alberta market, who passed away suddenly on October 26, 2015, in Calgary. He was 58. >> Read full article

AD member sales up 3% in Q3

Sales for Affiliated Distributors (AD) members grew by 3% in Q3 of 2015 to $25.4 billion, AD reports. “Strong growth in residential and commercial markets was offset by increased softness within some industrial segments and lower copper prices,” Bill Weisberg, AD’s chairman and CEO, said. >> Read full article

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ABB, Schneider, T&B, Stelpro have this in common

ABB, Schneider, T&B, Stelpro have this in common

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. >> Learn More…


LED T8 new from Liteline

Liteline Corp. has launched the LED T8 as a direct replacement for F32 T8 fluorescents. It is also compatible with all electronic ballasts: instant start, rapid start and pre-heat start, according to the company. >> Read full article

Saw blade with more cobalt from Spyder

Spyder Tools says it has expanded its line of rounded tip, double-edged blades with a “longer-lasting, cobalt-strengthened version”. The 3x3 double-sided reciprocating saw blades allow uses to plunge cut and make multi-directional cuts, even through metal, the company claims. >> Read full article

Fluke’s 370 FC Series clamp meters

Troubleshooting intermittent faults is one of the most frustrating tasks for electricians and maintenance technicians, Fluke says, as they rarely occur at convenient times. The new Fluke Connect-enabled 370 FC Series clamp meters can save the day as they log measurements to pinpoint intermittent faults without the need for the technician to be present, according to the company. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Anthony Haines at OEN Networking Luncheon

Date & Location: Nov. 13 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: Anthony Haines, president and CEO of Toronto Hydro Corp., is the speaker at the Ontario Energy Network (OEN) Industry Luncheon this month at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. The luncheon runs from 11:45 a.m. until 2 p.m. >> More Info

BCEA Annual Kelowna Holiday

Date & Location: Nov. 16 • Kelowna, B.C.
Info: Start the festive season off with a glass of wine at the BCEA’s (British Columbia Electrical Association) Kelowna Holiday event. The Meet & Greet Wine Tour begins at 4:30 p.m. and runs until 6:30 p.m. at Quail’s Gate in West Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley. >> More Info

APPrO 2015 - Canadian Power Conference

Date & Location: Nov. 17-18 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: The 27th annual Canadian Power Conference & Networking Centre (a.k.a. APPrO) is taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. APPrO (Association of Power Producers of Ontario) represents more than 100 companies involved in the generation of electricity in Ontario, including generators and suppliers of services, equipment and consulting services. APPrO members produce power from co-generation, hydro, gas, coal, nuclear, wind energy, waste wood and other sources. >> More Info

Understanding Your Options: AFCI and Smoke Alarm Info Session

Date & Location: Nov. 17 • Burlington, Ont.
Info: Join Eaton and BRK Canada for an Understanding Your Options session to get up-to-date information on changes to AFCI in the 2015 CE code as well as on the visual signaling amendment for smoke alarms in the 2015 Ontario Building Code. The session is designed for contractors and home builders and takes place from 7:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Holiday Inn in Burlington, Ont. >> More Info

OCI AGM Conference and Dinner 2015

Date & Location: Nov. 18 • Burlington, Ont.
Info: The OCI AGM Conference and Dinner gets underway this year at the Ajax Convention Center. The conference theme “SMR Development and Deployment” became even more relevant with the announcement of the new federal cabinet, says OCI (Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries). The renaming of the Environment Department to “Environment and Climate Change” could signal opportunities for SMR grid and off-grid deployment, the organization adds. The conference will feature presentations, a keynote from Canadian Nuclear Laboratories CEO Mark Lesinski and plenty of networking opportunities. >> More Info