Business
September 19, 2017 — Premise LED Inc. (formerly Core Products Canada Ltd.) has acquired the assets of Infinite Electrical Sales Inc. (Infinite), its manufacturer’s sales agent for the Southwestern/Central Ontario and Greater Toronto Area regions.
September 13, 2017 — Plan Group Inc. has been selected as the sub-contractor that will provide electrical, mechanical and ICAT (information communications and automated technologies) for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s new Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre project.
September 12, 2017 - Ontario’s Workplace Safety & Insurance Board says that—after conducting a multi-year engagement with experts and stakeholders—it is changing the way the board calculates employer premium rates, adding the process will be easier for employers to understand, and more accurately reflect the risks associated with operating their businesses.
September 7, 2017 - Core Products Canada Ltd., a Toronto-based manufacturer of commercial, industrial, and multi-residential LED lighting products, has changed its corporate name to Premise LED Inc.
September 5, 2017 - The Senate of Canada unanimously passed Bill S-224 “Canada Prompt Payment Act” yet, according to National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada (NTCCC) chair John Galt, “Our organization has heard some common pushbacks that miss the point about where the real problems exist”.
August 30, 2017 - BC Safety Authority is introducing “a number of enhancements” to the electrical field safety representative (FSR) program, including the introduction of a 3-year renewal cycle for all certificate classes.
August 29, 2017 - Rittal Systems Ltd.—a manufacturer of enclosures for a variety of applications—says it has “stepped up” the capabilities of its Mississauga Modifications Centre with the integration of its Perforex machine, part of the Rittal Automation System Plan.
August 22, 2017 - Erie Thames Powerlines Corp. reports that its eight municipal shareholders unanimously agreed to pursue a merger with West Coast Huron Energy Inc. (a.k.a. Goderich Hydro).
August 22, 2017 - Sonepar Canada member company products are now integrated into ACCEO Estimation software (formerly Expert Estimator).
August 15, 2017 - Power Survey & Equipment Ltd.—a Montreal-based manufacturer of power quality systems—says it has received $24 million US in funding, which “will be used to support company growth, including the PSL [Power Standards Lab] acquisition, as well as geographic expansion and new product development”.
August 10, 2017 - North American contractor and industrial products wholesale buying group AD reports sales for all of its members—across 10 divisions and three countries—grew by 10% during the first six months of 2017 to $17.8 billion.
August 10, 2017 - Danatec Educational Services Inc.—a wholly owned subsidiary of Yardstick Testing & Training—has acquired ESPS Electrical Safety Program Solutions Inc., a player in electrical safety consulting, products, and arc flash & shock training solutions.
August 10, 2017 - Electrical Wholesalers Edmonton Ltd. (EWEL) has been appointed the exclusive, authorized stocking Master Distributor for all Drexan Energy Systems Inc. products throughout the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
July 19, 2017 - Hydro One Ltd. and Avista Corp. announced a definitive merger agreement under which Hydro One will acquire the latter in a $6.7-billion all-cash transaction, thereby creating a North American regulated electricity and natural gas business with over $32.2 billion in combined assets.
July 19, 2017 - Legislative amendments and regulations that aim to better protect subcontractors and suppliers in Nova Scotia’s building trades came into effect June 30, 2017.
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