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December 15, 2017 — A coalition of Ontario skilled trades workers have launched a legal challenge to the provincial government’s overhaul of the compulsory trade system introduced in the 2016 budget.
December 11, 2017 — The K-Line Group says it is the first high-voltage electrical contracting firm in Canada to sign the Leadership Accord on Gender Diversity for the Electricity Industry initiated by Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC).
December 8, 2017 — BJ Take has now partnered with Gavex Sales to bring their lighting solutions to southwestern Ontario.
December 5, 2017 - “This legislation could not have been introduced at a better time [...]” said Ron Johnson, director of Prompt Payment Ontario, after it was announced the province passed The Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017 (a.k.a. Bill 142).
December 5, 2017 — Caterpillar Inc. has purchased the remaining interest in Intelligent Switchgear Organization (ISO), Caterpillar’s joint venture with Eaton Corporation that develops and produces low- and medium-voltage switchgear, generator set controls and automatic transfer switches.
November 20, 2017 - Online portals, “donated” employees and comfort trucks were among the marketing initiatives recognized at Electro-Federation Canada’s 4th annual marketing awards program, with EBMag proudly sponsoring the Event & Tradeshow Category.
November 20, 2017 — Justin Smith, an electrical contractor from Burlington, Ont., has been convicted of unfair practice under Ontario’s Consumer Protection Act.
November 17, 2017 - Hubbell Canada LP reports the final phase of the plan to unite with Burndy Canada Inc. into one legal entity is now complete. The new entity is called Hubbell Canada ULC, but will go to market simply as Hubbell Canada.
November 16, 2017 — Lighting and LED driver manufacturers, Internet of Things (IoT) technology companies and industry groups have established the IoT-Ready Alliance, dedicated to creating a common standard for IoT-enabled lighting fixtures.
November 16, 2017 — Terralux has adopted a new corporate identity as Sielo. The company says the brand “represents cloud-based, connected building solutions at the nexus of power, light and data.”
November 14, 2017 - North America’s electroindustry today jointly transmitted recommendations to its respective governments to retain, modernize and improve the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in ways that increase market access, reduce business costs and improve global competitiveness.
November 6, 2017 — AD has reported that sales for all AD members, across twelve AD divisions and three countries, hit a new record of $10.2 billion during the third quarter of 2017.
November 6, 2017 — ABB has announced a strategic realignment of its global transformer manufacturing, engineering and service footprint to enhance competitiveness in a dynamic market environment marked by increasing competition and consolidation in the rail industry, the company says.
October 24, 2017 — Graybar Canada’s Markham branch has upgraded its certification of the Quality Management System to ISO 9001:2015.
October 19, 2017 - Arlington Industries Inc. and Bridgeport Fittings Inc. have reached an agreement that settles all litigation currently pending between the companies.

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