Peter Saunders

Peter Saunders

Oct. 4, 2018 - Graybar Canada, a Halifax-headquartered, employee-owned wholesale distributor of electrical products, will open its largest branch to date in Vaughan, Ont., this fall.
Oct. 4, 2018 – Eaton has launched the LumenSafe integrated network security camera system to complement its outdoor LED fixtures for businesses, public facilities and municipal government departments.
Oct. 4, 2018 – Captain Electric, a licensed electrical contractor servicing the eastern Greater Toronto Area (GTA), has won a 2018 Ontario Electrical Safety Award in the consumer and home category from the province’s Electrical Safety Authority (ESA).
Oct. 3, 2018 – BlockMaster Electronics has expanded its Jelly Beans line of terminal blocks for electrical distribution applications. The new modular JB6 blocks feature multiple colours to help prevent costly field wiring mistakes.
October 3, 2018 – The government of Alberta has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for large-scale solar energy provision to meet more than half of its ‘green power’ needs.
October 3, 2018 - Ouellet Canada, which develops electric heating products and controls in Quebec City, has appointed Paulo Dos Santos territory manager for Ontario.
October 2, 2018 - E.B. Horsman & Son (EBH), an electrical supplier with offices across Western Canada, has acquired Calgary-headquartered Measurement & Controls, including its brand, assets and contracts.
October 2, 2018 – General Electric (GE) has named H. Lawrence Culp, Jr., chair and CEO, effective immediately, following a unanimous vote by its board of directors.
October 1, 2018 – Effective today, Thomas & Betts (T&B), which designs and manufactures electrical connectors and components, has been rebranded as ABB Installation Products.
October 1, 2018 – Ontario’s Electrical Safety Authority (ESA), which regulates the activities of electrical contractors and related professionals, has designated today, October 1, as Home Electrical Safety Day, a new province-wide day of action to prevent electrical injuries in people’s homes.
September 28, 2018 - Hans Meiring, executive vice-president (EVP) and president of operations and international business for industrial electrical cable manufacturer Southwire, will retire at the end of the year.
September 28, 2018 – Standard Products, a lighting system manufacturer headquartered in Saint-Laurent, Que., has hired Nicola Rueschmann as an account manager for its sales team in Western Canada.
September 27, 2018 - Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) announced it has paid off its $14.2-billion unfunded liability (UFL) almost 10 years ahead of its legislated schedule, allowing it to reduce average premium rates by 29.8% in 2019.
September 26, 2018 – Signify, formerly Philips Lighting, has achieved carbon neutrality for its operations in Canada and the U.S. The lighting manufacturer aims to become carbon-neutral on a global basis by 2020.
September 26, 2018 - Venture Lighting International offers a full line of steel poles—including straight square, straight round and round tapered options in a variety of lengths, widths and heights—for completing LED-based upgrades of area lighting systems.
September 26, 2018 - Sensata Technologies, an international supplier of sensors, electrical protection, control and power management products, has reached an agreement to acquire Gigavac, a growing developer of high-voltage (HV) contactors.
September 21, 2018 – Eddy Group, an electrical and construction wholesale distribution group spanning Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, has appointed Richard Barker corporate sales manager, with responsibility for overseeing all branch sales-related activities in the company.
September 21, 2018 - Roney Marketing, an agency based in Brampton, Ont., that serves the province’s electrical industry, recently took part in its first local Habitat for Humanity build day.
September 20, 2018 – General Electric (GE) has promoted Jennifer Erickson from executive director of global communications, a role she held since 2015, to chief communications officer (CCO).
September 20, 2018 - Hand and power tool manufacturer Irwin is ‘kicking off’ its eighth annual National Tradesmen Day program with a new contest, which will award a VIP football experience to two deserving winners.

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