Business
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.
June 19, 2017* - Now entering its 4th year, EFC’s Marketing Awards Program aims to recognize Electro-Federation Canada member organizations demonstrating marketing excellence, and EBMag proudly returns as Sponsor of the Customer Event/Tradeshow Category.
July 5, 2017 - “Inventory seems to be the curse of the LED lighting world [...] But we see inventory as the solution, not the problem,” said Nick Wagner, president of Core Products Canada Ltd., which just opened a new 11,000-sf warehouse facility in Calgary.
June 29, 2017 - Earlier this month, 100 human resources decision-makers and “rising stars” attended the AD HR Leaders’ Summit, representing all 7 Affiliated Distributors divisions from Canada, Mexico and the U.S.
June 29, 2017 - Hammond Power Solutions (HPS) announced Jebco Agencies Inc. will cover the sale of its standard and custom dry-type transformers and reactors in the provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and the Ontario Lakehead region, effective July 4, 2017.
June 29, 2017 - Next month, Schneider Electric Canada says it will be joining former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, and his first lady, Rosalynn, for Habitat for Humanity’s 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project.
June 21, 2017 - A vital part of Werner Electric Supply’s goal to double sales to $500 million by 2020 is its 200,000-sf, state-of-the-art distribution centre in Appleton, Wisconsin. Not long ago, the distributor of electrical, lighting, datacom, pneumatic, safety and automation solutions had a 100,000-sf facility and was leasing additional warehouse space.
June 21, 2017 - Lumenpulse Inc.—the parent company of the Lumenpulse Group, a manufacturer of LED lighting solutions—announced it has successfully gone private.
June 20, 2017 - Last month, Brossard, Que.-based distributor Electrimat received a Silver Medal in the Entrepreneurial category at the 11th edition of the Business Transfer Awards, which took place at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. Congratulations!
June 14, 2017 - As a result of amendments to the Ontario College of Trades & Apprenticeship Act (OCTAA) made by Bill 70, the college was mandated to develop—for the first time—a Compliance & Enforcement Policy, which was made public in May.
June 14, 2017 - BC Safety Authority (BCSA) is conducting consultations related to proposed fee increases across all products and services it delivers from 2018 to 2020. Have your say!
June 5, 2017 - Ontario’s Attorney General Yasir Naqvi finally introduced legislation that would, if passed, modernize the lien and holdback process, introduce rules to ensure construction workers get paid in a timely manner, and make the dispute resolution process faster and simpler.
May 24, 2017 - Today, ABB officially inaugurated its new $90-million Canadian HQ and Customer Innovation Centre, which will house 700 employees who were previously spread across six locations in the Greater Montreal Area, plus R&D, manufacturing, assembly and testing for ABB’s “energy value chain”.
May 3, 2017 - Lumenpulse Inc.—the parent company of Lumenpulse Group, a manufacturer of LED lighting solutions—has entered into an arrangement agreement in which a consortium led by François-Xavier Souvay (founder, president & CEO of Lumenpulse) will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Lumenpulse.
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