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July 23, 2019 – Eaton, which develops power-management products, has acquired Innovative Switchgear Solutions (ISG) and committed to acquire Souriau-Sunbank Connection Technologies.
July 4, 2019 – Vertically integrated architectural lighting manufacturer Focal Point is commemorating its 25th anniversary this year. The family-owned business was founded on Chicago’s southwest side in 1994.
June 24, 2019 – City Electric Supply (CES) has opened a new branch in West Edmonton (pictured), at 15333 112 Avenue NW.
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.
May 15, 2019 – Specialized Power Solutions, a sales agency in Coquitlam, B.C., has been named a manufacturer’s representative for Siemens.
May 10, 2019 – Rockwell Automation Canada has named Westburne, part of the Rexel Group, an authorized service provider across Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
April 30, 2019 – Nedco, a Rexel-banner wholesale electrical supply distributor for contractors and electricians, has announced it will soon reopen its branch in London, Ont.
April 17, 2019 – Signify (formerly Philips Lighting) has agreed to acquire WiZ Connected, which develops ‘smart’ connected lighting systems based on Wi-Fi technology.
April 15, 2019 – Winnipeg-headquartered lighting and electrical product distributor B.A. Robinson has rebranded its wholesale and showroom businesses as ‘Robinson Supply’ and ‘Robinson,’ respectively.
April 5, 2019 – General Electric (GE) has sold Current, one of its business units, to American Industrial Partners (AIP), a private equity firm. The business will continue to use the GE brand, however, under a long-term licensing agreement.
April 4, 2019 – Arlington Industries, which manufactures electrical fittings and connectors, recently signed sales representative deals with Electra Sales for Saskatchewan and TMC Sales for Manitoba and Ontario’s Lakehead Region.
April 2, 2019 – OmniCable, a redistributor of wire, cable and electrical products, has expanded outside the U.S. for the first time with the opening of a new branch in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
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.
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