Peter Saunders

Peter Saunders

March 28, 2019 – During its annual general meeting (AGM) on Mar. 5, E.B. Horsman & Son (EBH), a Western Canadian distributor of electrical parts, presented its supplier of the year award for 2018 to electrification product manufacturer ABB’s Canadian business.
March 26, 2019 – Eltek, a Delta Group company, has introduced its DPR6000B high-efficiency rectifiers for central office, data centre, cable multiple-system operator (MSO) and mobile network applications in the Canadian market.
March 26, 2019 – Robyn Eddy, president of Eddy Group, a Maritimes wholesale distributor of electrical, plumbing and HVAC products, has announced plans to retire at the end of this year. She has been with the company for more than 30 years.
March 22, 2019 – Legrand North America has issued a recall for a 15-A 125-V white indoor duplex wall outlet that was sold exclusively at Lowe’s retail stores across Canada from February 2018 to January 2019.
March 22, 2019 – Electrical cable supplier Nexans Canada, based in Markham, Ont., has promoted Virya Hour (pictured) to vice-president (VP) of sales for its energy group.
March 21, 2019 – In this week’s federal budget announcement, finance minister Bill Morneau (pictured) further solidified the Liberal government’s commitment to implement ‘prompt payment’ legislation and adjudicative measures for Canadian trade contractors.
March 21, 2019 – Fulham, which manufactures lighting components for commercial and specialty applications, has appointed Antony Corrie (pictured) president and CEO. He succeeds Bob Howard-Anderson, who will continue to serve the company as an advisor to its board of directors.
March 20, 2019 – Arlington’s White Button non-metallic (NM) cable connectors can be installed from inside or outside an electrical box (see photos), with push-in functionality.
March 20, 2019 – The new product competition finalists have been announced for the 2019 Mécanex, Climatex, Expolectriq, Éclairage (MCEE) show, which will be held next month at Montreal’s Place Bonaventure.
March 20, 2019 – Montreal-based Eureka, part of The Luminaires Group (TLG), recently introduced its Scout line of cylindrical architectural lighting products for decorative applications, claiming nearly 20,000 combinations of colours, sizes and functions are possible.
March 19, 2019 – Westburne, a national supplier of electrical products, wire, cable and automation systems, has appointed Stuart Macdonald (pictured) district industrial manager for British Columbia.
March 19, 2019 – DeWalt is expanding its 20V Max system with the introduction of the Atomic compact series of six new tools, which will be rolled out throughout 2019 and 2020.
March 19, 2019 – Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) has announced it will launch its annual marketing awards program on Apr. 12, with a deadline of June 28.
March 18, 2019 – Ideal Industries, which designs and manufactures products and tools for professional tradespeople in the electrical, wire processing, construction and data communications industries, is acquiring Cree Lighting, which develops LED fixtures, lamps and controls for commercial, industrial and consumer applications.
March 15, 2019 – Lenbrook Canada Solutions, a communications product distributor based in Pickering, Ont., has partnered with Bullitt Group, the global licensee for Caterpillar’s ruggedized Cat Phones, to distribute the products within the Canadian marketplace.
March 15, 2019 – Michael Sean Brennan, vice-president (VP) of purchasing for House of Electrical Supplies, passed away on Mar. 12 at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, Ont. He was 48.
March 13, 2019 – CSA Group has released a new report, compiling the results of stakeholder workshops that discussed potential climate change ‘adaptation solutions’ for the Canadian Electrical Code.
March 12, 2019 – Electric power measurement equipment manufacturer Megger’s Earth Test Kit (ETK) provides a variety of accessories in one hold-all case to help complete earth electrode testing and soil resistivity surveys.
March 11, 2019 – Affiliates of Atlas Holdings, a private investment and equity firm that owns and operates 18 manufacturing and distribution businesses, have entered a definitive merger agreement to acquire International Wire Group (IWG) Holdings, which produces and markets a range of wiring products.
March 9, 2019 – Legrand North and Central America (LNCA), which supplies power, light and data systems for workplaces, homes and data centres, has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Universal Electric, which develops power distribution systems.

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