Business
August 30, 2018 - Electrical products distributor Sonepar Canada’s Lumen subsidiary has opened its 38th branch in Montreal’s Hochelaga neighbourhood. The 7,400-square-foot facility is located at 3044 rue du Rouen and is managed by Jean La Haye.
August 30, 2018 - Schneider Electric has announced it will relocate its Edmonton operations to a larger, newly constructed facility in March 2019, to accommodate the energy management and automation provider’s anticipated two per cent year-over-year growth in Western Canada.
August 28, 2018 — Focal Point, which manufactures architectural lighting in Chicago, Ill., has updated its website with a new ‘contractor zone,’ offering job-site conveniences to help electrical contractors in Canada and the U.S. save time and money.
August 28, 2018 — Southwire, a wire and cable producer for the North American electrical industry headquartered in Carrolton, Ga., has acquired Garvin Industries, which designs and manufactures electrical, lighting and low-voltage products in Franklin Park, Ill.
August 24, 2018 — AD has completed a planned transition of ownership from the company’s long-time chair and CEO, Bill Weisberg, to its distributor members.
August 15, 2018 — Dals Lighting has partnered with Catalyst Sales and Marketing to represent their products throughout Atlantic Canada.
August 15, 2018 — Hydro One recently announced that it will acquire the business and distribution assets of Peterborough Distribution Inc. (PDI) from the city of Peterborough, Ont.
August 3, 2018 — Enercare Inc. and Brookfield Infrastructure have entered into an agreement in which Brookfield has agreed to acquire all the common shares of Enercare for $29 per share in a transaction valued at $4.3 billion.  
August 2, 2018 — E.B. Horsman & Son — Intec Controls has opened a full line electrical supply location in Saskatoon, Sask.
August 2, 2018 — Schneider Electric Canada is partnering with REV, a Calgary-based electrical solutions provider, to provide holistic solutions to meet customer demands.
July 20, 2018 — ABB has completed its acquisition of GE Industrial Solutions (GEIS), GE’s electrification solutions business.
July 19, 2018 — Franklin Empire has expanded its partnership with Signify (formerly Philips Lighting) to include lamps and ballasts.
July 12, 2018 — GE recently announced that it has signed an agreement to sell its Distributed Power business to Advent International, a global private equity investor, for $3.25 billion.
July 4, 2018 — Britech Heating Cables and Controls has appointed Intralec Electrical Products Ltd. as the representative for Ontario, excluding the Ottawa and Gatineau areas.
June 15, 2018 — Stanley Black & Decker Canada recently added Irwin Tools and Lenox Tools to the Global Tools and Storage Group. The company acquired the two brands in a transaction completed in 2017.

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