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October 19, 2017 - Saying it will improve safety and make it easier for customers with electrical service connection requirements to do business, BC Hydro and Technical Safety BC (formerly BC Safety Authority) entered into an information-sharing agreement.*
October 18, 2017 - The City of Guelph (Ontario) says “after more than a year of gathering community input, conducting industry research and performing in-depth financial analysis”, it will begin merger negotiations between Guelph Hydro Electric Systems and Alectra Inc.
October 16, 2017 - ENMAX reports it has received a favourable court decision from a legal proceeding involving the effective date of its Battle River Power Purchase Arrangement (PPA) termination.
October 13, 2017 — Rittal Systems has welcomed Franklin Empire to its distribution/partner network in Canada.
October 10, 2017 - Bill 142, the Construction Lien Amendment Act (Ontario), passed second reading with a unanimous vote at Queen’s Park, reports Prompt Payment Ontario (PPO). The act now moves to the committee stage for consideration.
October 3, 2017 - The Weidmüller Group—a player in industrial connectivity and automation headquartered in Germany—has acquired W Interconnections companies in Canada, the United States and Mexico from Rockwell Automation Inc. for an undisclosed sum.
October 3, 2017 - Montreal-based LED lighting player Arani announced it made Profit 500’s 2017 ranking, coming in 34th place with 2052% revenue growth over a 5-year period. Congratulations!
October 3, 2017 - Rittal Systems’ newest distribution partner in the Maritimes is Eddy Group Ltd., which traces its history back to the late 1800s.
October 3, 2017 - The Ontario College of Trades released its Code of Ethics yesterday, “raising the standards and profile of the skilled trades” in the province by further defining the professional obligations that already apply to all members, and are contained in the Professional Misconduct Regulation.
September 25, 2017 - ABB announced it is acquiring GE Industrial Solutions—GE’s global electrification solutions business—to the tune of $2.6 billion US.
September 19, 2017 — Premise LED Inc. (formerly Core Products Canada Ltd.) has acquired the assets of Infinite Electrical Sales Inc., 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 subcontractor 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”.

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