February 19, 2019 – Engie MultiTech, a full-service electrical and mechanical contractor, has hired Michael De Cesare (pictured), Andre Dagenais and Daniel M. Stephen to join its office in Mississauga, Ont.
February 19, 2019 – During March Break, Hydro-Québec will offer free guided tours of its Beauharnois generating station, one of the world’s largest run-of-river hydroelectric plants.
February 19, 2019 - Stelpro, which manufactures electric heating products and controls in St-Bruno-de-Montarville, Que., has won three Good Design Awards, competing with submissions from 47 countries.
February 13, 2019 - Over the past few years, commercial building managers have been racing to deploy Internet of Things (IoT) devices to help optimize operations and improve the occupant experience. In their haste, however, many of them have (a) ignored the best practices of other industries and (b) selected devices that only provide incremental improvements over legacy systems and, more importantly, entail massive security flaws, which could cause huge problems for true IoT-connected applications.
February 13, 2019 - The world of infrared (IR) test and measurement has seen a steep curve of design advancement in recent years, with heavy investments in research and development (R&D) leading to the creation of tools that are lighter, faster and easier to deploy than their predecessors, in an everyday industrial environment.
February 13, 2019 - The Promenades du Parc is an open ‘strip’ shopping centre serving the everyday needs of the growing community of St-Hubert, Que. The complex was built in 1990 and covers 104,313 square feet, with ample parking for its key tenant stores, such as IGA, National Bank of Canada and Pharmaprix.
February 12, 2019 – AD, a member-owned buying and marketing group for electrical supplies and other products, has announced plans to merge with IDI, a co-operative network of Canadian distributors of industrial supplies, power transmission devices, bearing products, fluid power and safety products, effective Apr. 1. The transaction will create a new brand, ‘AD Canada Industrial & Safety.’Merging with IDI will add 107 independent industrial distributors with more than 360 locations to AD, along with 21 employees and a distribution centre in Mississauga, Ont. The deal marks AD’s ninth merger since it was founded and its fourth within Canada, following previous agreements with Canadian electrical groups in 1993 and 2012 and a plumbing and heating group in 2016. Today, AD’s Canadian members represent 20% of its consolidated sales.The IDI merger further enhances the group’s private label and redistribution capabilities, reaffirms AD’s commitment to independent industrial distribution throughout North America and reinforces the value of single industry groups coming together under the AD multi-industry umbrella.“We are proud to join this group,” says IDI board chair Steve Drummond. “IDI members will now get the best of both worlds: programs and services we value from IDI; and the multi-divisional scale and infrastructure of AD.”Current IDI president Rob Dewar (pictured, top row, second from left) will remain president of AD Canada Industrial & Safety. Also pictured at the merger signing, from left to right, are IDI vice-president (VP) of finance and operations Brad Harper, IDI board member Scott Simpson, AD Industrial president and chief programs officer Jack Templin, AD chief financial officer (CFO) Drew Moyer and IDI VP of supplier relations John Morrison.“The investment AD continues to make in e-commerce is unparalleled and will be a true game-changer for the new members,” says Dewar.
February 11, 2019 - One of the important changes introduced by the 2018 CE Code, with regard to the treatment of designated hazardous locations, is how the code addresses the use of ‘intrinsically safe’ (IS) field wiring circuits, which are designed to limit electrical energy levels to prevent ignition of the explosive atmosphere—i.e. gas or dust—surrounding the equipment.
February 9, 2019 - Originally founded in 1966, Buy-Low Foods grew to become the largest food wholesale distributor to independent grocers in Western Canada, serving nearly 1,900 wholesale customers through its Associated Grocers and Van-Whole Produce divisions.
February 8, 2018 – On Feb. 1, Electro-Federation Canada’s (EFC’s) 11th annual Ontario Region Gala drew record attendance to the Marriott Toronto Airport Hotel. The event nearly sold out, with well over 300 electrical industry professionals and their guests, including EFC national members visiting from as far away as Nova Scotia.
February 7, 2019 - Ocean Guardian claims its patent-pending eSpear is the world’s first handheld electrical shark deterrent for use while diving, snorkelling and spearfishing. The Australian company has launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to expedite the product’s development.
February 6, 2019 - In a sign of changing times, Shell New Energies—a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, known primarily for petrochemicals—has signed a deal to acquire Greenlots, which develops electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management software and systems.
February 4, 2019 – Electrical product supplier Legrand North America has appointed Jennifer Eastman director of national sales for its building control systems division and Wattstopper lighting controls business in Canada.
February 4, 2019 – Sweden-based Frico, a Systemair company that specializes in convectors, fan heaters, radiant heaters and air curtains, has appointed Scott Ferguson country manager for both Canada and the U.S.
February 4, 2019 – Electrical construction and maintenance provider Ducon Utilities has partnered with ‘smart energy’ communications platform developer Trilliant to provide connected LED streetlights to the town of Milton, Ont.
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