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I returned from a few “Out and About” industry excursions, and posted news and photos to ebmag.com. If you’re hosting an industry event, let me know. I try to get into the community as much as possible!
- Anthony Capkun, Editor-Publisher

Merger intent between AD and Imark Electrical

The AD (Affiliated Distributors) and Imark Electrical boards of directors announced they have unanimously voted to merge Imark Electrical and AD. “In addition to creating an even stronger future for independent electrical distributors, this merger will eliminate significant redundancies for our supplier partners currently working with two separate groups [...]” said John Thompson, Imark Electrical board chair.

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Key Considerations for Underground Duct Bank Runs

The complexities of duct bank installations can be challenging. Explore key considerations for underground duct bank runs to aid in your next project.

Northern Cables promotes Chad Rossetti to territory manager, Atlantic

Electrical wire and cable player Northern Cables Inc. (Brockville, Ont.) has promoted Chad Rossetti to the position of territory manager, Atlantic Canada. He is based in Prince Edward Island. “We are confident that Chad’s exceptional understanding of market dynamics and customer needs makes him the ideal leader to help us achieve our goals in Atlantic Canada,” said Dan Emond, VP Sales & Marketing.

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PHOTOS! Big rock, big sky: EFC annual industry conference, Banff

If you’ve never been, it is quite the experience driving along the Trans-Canada through the foothills west of Calgary, which are marked by rolling hills, grasslands, ranches and cattle. Off in the distance looms a snow-covered rock wall—the Canadian Rockies—which seem close, yet are still an hour’s drive away. My Photo Feature includes shots from conference, and lists the honorees from the Awards Dinner. » Read more

ABB and Niedax Group create joint venture to meet growing demand

Global electrification and automation player ABB is forming a 50/50 joint venture with cable management systems supplier Niedax Group. The new JV is expected to commence operations in Q4 2024. The plan is to deliver advanced solutions and services to electrical contractors, distributors, and systems integrators across Canada, the United States, and Mexico. » Read more

Stanpro promotes Gary Pounder to VP Sales and Marketing

Gary Pounder has been promoted to vice-president, Sales and Marketing, at Stanpro. In his new role, Pounder will lead a team that includes Adam Silverman, Adrienne Cadloff and Roxanne Gélinas, alongside market channel manager team members Sharon Fahey, Dana Cairns, and Phil Pearcey. » Read more


ABB ReliaHome Smart Panel and residential energy management platform

Building on its investment in Lumin to bring new smart and sustainable technologies to homes in North America, ABB launched the ReliaHome Smart Panel—its first residential energy management software platform in Canada and the United States. » Learn more


Gray Tools insulated hex bit socket set

Gray Tools introduced a 16-piece insulated hex bit socket set featuring both SAE and metric sizes, contained in a carrying case with foam organizer. All pieces have dual-layer insulation, providing protection up to 1000V. » Learn more


EM HONOURS Awards Program

Energy Manager Canada’s awards program includes categories such as Best Electrical Solution, Best New-Build Project, Best Retrofit Project, and more! » VISIT the site, then NOMINATE!

Electro-Federation Canada Federation Cup Golf Tournament

August 21, Ajax, Ont. (Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility) » More info

Imark Canada annual members meeting

September 4-6, Collingwood, Ont. » More info

NETCO Annual Training Conference

September 5-6 Victoria. NETCO is an alliance between the Canadian Electrical Contractors Association and the IBEW-Canada. » More info

IAEI Canadian Section Convention and AGM

September 20-22, Vancouver. Hosted by the BC Chapter of the Independent Alliance of the Electrical Industry. » More info