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May 8, 2018 — Lutron Electronics has signed an agreement to acquire Ketra, a maker of smart lighting and controls.
May 7, 2018 - The Province of Ontario reports it is supporting the development and manufacture of “next-generation power delivery” at Northern Transformer Corp., with a project that will help create 60 jobs and retain 82 jobs in Maple.
April 19, 2018 — The Ontario College of Trades recently announced officers will be performing compliance and enforcement inspections in the construction sector to coincide with the start of increased building and renovation activity during the spring and summer.
April 19, 2018 - Malcolm Bird, general manager of Fusetek, and Frank Dunnigan, CEO of Techspan Industries, announced the sale of shares of Fusetek to Techspan, with an expected closing date of June 12, 2018.
April 9, 2018 - The Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) is launching a series of cross-country seminars—running from April to May 2018—that will introduce new and updated documents, with a particular focus on project delivery methods—including the new CCDC 30 “Integrated project delivery contract”—and procurement and contracting requirements.
April 5, 2018 —Hamilton, Ont.-based Electromart Lighting and Electrical Supply is now a member of IMARK Canada, effective immediately.
April 4, 2018 - Torbram Electric Supply, which has over 68 branches across Canada, has announced it is changing its corporate name to City Electric Supply.
April 3, 2018 - Ledvance GmbH—the company behind the Sylvania brand—is now 100% owned by the Chinese LED lighting company MLS.
March 29, 2018 — Southwire recently announced it will reinvest approximately $9 million into the workforce as a result of a recent tax reform.
March 26, 2018 - Banvil 2000 has appointed Heritage Sales & Marketing Group, led by Jack Eva, as its sales agent for Ontario.
March 19, 2018 - For the 25th year, Deloitte announced the winners of its Canada’s Best Managed Companies awards program (2018), recognizing best-in-class Canadian companies that are both privately owned and managed, with annual revenues over $15 million. And the list of honorees from Canada’s electrical industry continues to grow!
March 19, 2018 - Electrimat has opened a fourth branch, located in Boisbriand, on Montreal’s North Shore.
March 18, 2018 - Philips Lighting announced it is changing its name from Philips Lighting to Signify, saying the new name “originates from the fact that light becomes an intelligent language, which connects and conveys meaning”.
March 14, 2018 - A group of construction trade organizations in British Columbia—including the Electrical Contractors Association of BC—have united under the banner “Prompt Payment B.C.” to convince government to find a solution to payment delays in the construction sector.
March 21, 2018* - Earlier this month, we told you ABB harmonized the Baldor Electric Company name as part of its “Next Level” strategy. The rebranding continues, now with Baldor Electric Canada henceforth being known as ABB Motor and Mechanical (Canada) Inc.

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