Peter Saunders

Peter Saunders

January 28, 2019 – Private equity firm CBPE Capital has acquired majority ownership of Ideal Networks—which provides handheld testers for data cable and network installers (examples pictured)—from its parent company, Ideal Industries. The sale was completed on Dec. 20, 2018.
January 25, 2019 – The raceway division of Robroy Industries, which manufactures PVC-coated conduits, fittings and electrical accessories for corrosive environments, has hired Jim Walsh as business development manager.
January 24, 2019 – Effective Feb. 1, Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)—a national industry association for companies that manufacture, distribute, market and sell electrical products—will be moving into a new office space.
January 24, 2019 – Wire and cable producer Southwire Canada, headquartered in Mississauga, Ont., has promoted Karim Parbatani to director of retail sales.
January 23, 2019 – Advanced Motion Controls’ (AMC’s) new AB25A100 panel-mount servo drive is designed for use with brushless and brushed DC motors at high switching frequencies.
January 23, 2019 - Following a transition in 2018 to become a member-owned group, AD—a North American wholesale buying group for electrical and other contractors—has elected a new board of directors for 2019.
January 22, 2019 – For the sixth consecutive year, electrical utility Hydro Ottawa has been named one of Canada’s top employers for young people. The organization reports apprentices represent nearly 20% of its trades workforce.
January 21, 2019 – Montreal’s upcoming Mécanex/Climatex/Expolectriq/Éclairage (MCEE), reportedly Canada’s largest trade show for the electrical, lighting, hydronics, plumbing and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) industries, has sold 90% of its space to 366 exhibitors, anticipating more than 400 by the time it opens in April.
January 17, 2019 – The federal government is pilot-testing a new apprenticeship incentive grant for women to help them get certified in Red Seal skilled trades, including as electricians.
January 17, 2019 – Wire and cable producer Southwire has introduced the Maxis XD1 circuit puller for contractors.
January 14, 2019 – The government of Saskatchewan is transferring responsibilities for electrical licensing from the ministry of government relations and electrical inspections and permits from SaskPower, the province’s principal electric utility, to the Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan (TSASK).
January 15, 2019 – Techspan Industries in Mississauga, Ont., has promoted Scott Lucas from national sales manager to vice-president (VP) of sales for its electrical division.
January 15, 2019 - Burndy’s Wiley ACC-F490 wire management clip is designed to accommodate up to four photovoltaic (PV) cables for solar panel installations, keeping them free from ground faults.
January 14, 2019 – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced federal government support for Deep Earth Energy Production’s new geothermal power facility near Estevan, Sask., which will turn heat from the Earth’s crust into electricity.
January 10, 2019 – CSA Group reports Stanley Black & Decker Canada recently recalled certain models of its hammer drills and drill/drivers, following a report of injury in the U.S.
January 10, 2019 – Schneider Electric Canada has developed an EcoStruxure Platform design for the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority to deliver plug-in electrical shore power connections for ships docked Centerm Container Terminal, operated by DP World Vancouver. The system was connected to the first ship on Oct. 15, 2018.
January 9, 2019 – Platinum Tools has launched new Exo termination kits for installers of Cat 5e, 6 and 6a Ethernet cables.
January 9, 2019 – Electrical product distributor Sonepar Canada, based in Laval, Que., has appointed Michael Sudjian vice-president (VP) of logistics. He officially took on the role at the beginning of this year.
January 7, 2019 – AEMC Instruments has introduced the portable, shock-resistant Handscope Model OX5042 oscilloscope kit, designed to be held comfortably in one hand.
January 7, 2019 – DeWalt will bring its 60-V Max in-line stud and joist drill with E-Clutch system (DCD470) to the Canadian market in March 2019, continuing the expansion of its FlexVolt system.

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