June 18, 2019 - There is an interesting change happening in lighting today, whereby projects are being designed around the users of a space, rather than around the space itself. This is not so much a trend as it is a shift in mindset.
June 18, 2019 - Hand health is an important issue for every electrician who uses cutting tools. The profession requires fine motor skills for many common tasks; indeed, for some electricians, this is the case for almost everything they do. An injured hand, depending on the severity, could mean time away from work or even the end of their career. After all, without healthy hands, it is difficult to continue working.
June 17, 2019 – Burndy, a Hubbell company that manufactures connectors, tools and accessories for utilities, power generation and related markets, has appointed Kevin Ryan vice-president (VP) and general manager (GM).
June 17, 2019 - In recent years, LEDs have increasingly been adopted as the industry standard for many commercial-grade lighting applications, from outdoor signage to hotel lobbies to towering office buildings. While it may be less obvious to most people, they have also gained ground with industrial-grade models for hazardous locations.
June 14, 2019 - Water’s importance is difficult to overstate. For 1.3 million people in the Fraser Sewerage Area, the vital resource is handled by Metro Vancouver Regional District’s Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant (AIWWTP) in Delta, B.C. Given the facility’s crucial role, it must operate constantly. By 2016, however, its aging on-site variable-frequency drives (VFDs) were causing concerns about possible component failure.
June 14, 2019 – Mark Mercer, Ideal Industries Canada’s area sales manager for the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Eastern Ontario, has announced his retirement.
June 13, 2019 - Toronto-based lighting manufacturer Viscor, known for its Visioneering, Certolux and TBR brands, has hired Gurpreet Nijjar as manager of its customer service and inside sales department and Ron Stevens as marketing and communications (marcom) manager.
June 13, 2019 – Earlier this year, U.S.-based Chatsworth Products Inc. (CPI), a provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure products and industrial enclosures, acquired R.F. Mote, which manufactures and assembles data centre racks, cabinets and enclosures in Richmond Hill, Ont. Details of the deal were not disclosed.
June 13, 2019 – Master distributor ITC Electrical Components is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
June 11, 2019 – Power-Tek Electrical Services co-owner Walter Pamic (pictured), Spectrum Development president Arjan Arenja and Festival Hydro CEO Ysni Semsedini have been appointed to the board of directors for Ontario’s Electrical Safety Authority (ESA).
June 11, 2019 – Standard Products and Stanpro, which merged earlier this year to form Canada’s largest lighting manufacturer, have hired Jean Kupina (pictured) as specifications representative for Eastern Canada and Joe Harold Conrad as project and quotations specialist for Atlantic Canada.
June 10, 2019 – Hubbell, which manufactures electrical products for construction, industrial and utility applications, has appointed Gerben Bakker president and chief operating officer (COO).
June 10, 2019 – Last week, Ontario’s government passed the Modernizing the Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Act, which updates the province’s skilled trades governance model and support for apprentices.
June 2, 2019 - Congratulations to IPEX Electrical, Ledvance and Schneider Electric, all of whom were recognized for “service and partnership during the year 2018” by Nedco.
May 31, 2019 – Wire, cable and electrical product redistributor OmniCable has announced the team behind its first branch outside the U.S., which opened in April in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
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