Peter Saunders

Peter Saunders

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.
January 31, 2019 – University of Waterloo (UWaterloo) researchers have developed a hybrid AC-DC distribution system for electricity, which they say would improve service reliability and reduce prices.
January 31, 2019 – North American Pipe, a Westlake Chemical company, and Royal Pipe and Fittings have introduced a new brand name and website. From now on, the two PVC pipe and fittings companies will operate under a single brand: NAPCO.
January 30, 2019 – Ascot Capital Group, the parent company of Standard and Stanpro, has decided to merge the two businesses, creating one of the largest lighting companies in Canada.
January 28, 2019 – Arlington’s non-conductive box extenders with larger, perforated flanges can extend set-back electrical boxes by up to 1.5 in.
January 28, 2019 - Ranger Design’s new Max Step attaches to a cargo van’s frame in the back, so as to facilitate access for electrical contractors and other tradespeople to the cargo space or roof rack.

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