Peter Saunders

Peter Saunders

February 13, 2019 - The Promenades du Parc is an open ‘strip’ shopping centre serving the everyday needs of the growing community of St-Hubert, Que. The complex was built in 1990 and covers 104,313 square feet, with ample parking for its key tenant stores, such as IGA, National Bank of Canada and Pharmaprix.
February 12, 2019 – AD, a member-owned buying and marketing group for electrical supplies and other products, has announced plans to merge with IDI, a co-operative network of Canadian distributors of industrial supplies, power transmission devices, bearing products, fluid power and safety products, effective Apr. 1. The transaction will create a new brand, ‘AD Canada Industrial & Safety.’Merging with IDI will add 107 independent industrial distributors with more than 360 locations to AD, along with 21 employees and a distribution centre in Mississauga, Ont. The deal marks AD’s ninth merger since it was founded and its fourth within Canada, following previous agreements with Canadian electrical groups in 1993 and 2012 and a plumbing and heating group in 2016. Today, AD’s Canadian members represent 20% of its consolidated sales.The IDI merger further enhances the group’s private label and redistribution capabilities, reaffirms AD’s commitment to independent industrial distribution throughout North America and reinforces the value of single industry groups coming together under the AD multi-industry umbrella.“We are proud to join this group,” says IDI board chair Steve Drummond. “IDI members will now get the best of both worlds: programs and services we value from IDI; and the multi-divisional scale and infrastructure of AD.”Current IDI president Rob Dewar (pictured, top row, second from left) will remain president of AD Canada Industrial & Safety. Also pictured at the merger signing, from left to right, are IDI vice-president (VP) of finance and operations Brad Harper, IDI board member Scott Simpson, AD Industrial president and chief programs officer Jack Templin, AD chief financial officer (CFO) Drew Moyer and IDI VP of supplier relations John Morrison.“The investment AD continues to make in e-commerce is unparalleled and will be a true game-changer for the new members,” says Dewar.
February 11, 2019 - One of the important changes introduced by the 2018 CE Code, with regard to the treatment of designated hazardous locations, is how the code addresses the use of ‘intrinsically safe’ (IS) field wiring circuits, which are designed to limit electrical energy levels to prevent ignition of the explosive atmosphere—i.e. gas or dust—surrounding the equipment.
February 11, 2019 – Arlington Industries’ LTMC rain- and concrete-tight zinc fittings are compatible with a range of PVC jacketed MC and Teck 90 cable sizes.
February 11, 2019 – Channellock has designed a new line of insulated pliers, rated up to 1,000 V AC, for electricians and other professionals who need to comply with occupational health and safety (OHS) rules on the job.
February 9, 2019 - Originally founded in 1966, Buy-Low Foods grew to become the largest food wholesale distributor to independent grocers in Western Canada, serving nearly 1,900 wholesale customers through its Associated Grocers and Van-Whole Produce divisions.
February 8, 2019 – Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) Systems has launched six large-format inspection windows to enable wider viewing angles for electrical contractors working in challenging industrial settings.
Westburne has an immediate opening in Victoria for a full-time counter/inside sales representative, responsible for offering product information to customers and expediting and completing their order processes in a quick and effective manner.
February 8, 2018 – On Feb. 1, Electro-Federation Canada’s (EFC’s) 11th annual Ontario Region Gala drew record attendance to the Marriott Toronto Airport Hotel. The event nearly sold out, with well over 300 electrical industry professionals and their guests, including EFC national members visiting from as far away as Nova Scotia.
February 7, 2019 – Southwire has upgraded its Surge Guard line of fully cUL-approved power protection products for recreational vehicles (RVs) with new features, including wireless communications, elevated ground protection and load-side open neutral protection.
February 7, 2019 - Ocean Guardian claims its patent-pending eSpear is the world’s first handheld electrical shark deterrent for use while diving, snorkelling and spearfishing. The Australian company has launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to expedite the product’s development.
February 6, 2019 - In a sign of changing times, Shell New Energies—a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, known primarily for petrochemicals—has signed a deal to acquire Greenlots, which develops electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management software and systems.
February 5, 2019 – LoadMaster, a subsidiary of LTA Manufacturing, has expanded its product line with two new in-bed cargo management systems for work trucks, including full-extension (FE) and dual-slide (DS) models.
February 5, 2019 – At its fifth annual operations and maintenance (O&M) summit last week in Mississauga, Ont., which more than 260 professionals attended, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) highlighted its new guide, Best Practices in Wind Power Facility Electrical Safety.
February 4, 2019 – Electrical product supplier Legrand North America has appointed Jennifer Eastman director of national sales for its building control systems division and Wattstopper lighting controls business in Canada.
February 4, 2019 – Sweden-based Frico, a Systemair company that specializes in convectors, fan heaters, radiant heaters and air curtains, has appointed Scott Ferguson country manager for both Canada and the U.S.
February 4, 2019 – Electrical construction and maintenance provider Ducon Utilities has partnered with ‘smart energy’ communications platform developer Trilliant to provide connected LED streetlights to the town of Milton, Ont.
February 1, 2019 – Ronk Electrical Industries has relaunched the Vigilant automatic transfer switch (ATS), originally developed and marketed by Dynagen Technologies in Halifax and later sold to Milbank Manufacturing.
February 1, 2019 – Electrical product distributor Sonepar Canada has promoted Kevin Bain to regional director of Dixon Electric.
February 1, 2019 – During last month’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nev., the 2019 class for the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) was announced, including Dr. Edmund O. Schweitzer III, who revolutionized electric power systems by developing the world’s first microprocessor-based digital protective relay.
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