Business
March 6, 2017 - Following receipt of all necessary approvals from the relevant authorities, the sale of Ledvance by Osram to a Chinese investment consortium—which we told you about last year—has been completed.
February 28, 2017 - Alectra Inc. has completed the acquisition of Hydro One Brampton from the Province of Ontario, creating the “largest municipally-owned electricity utility in Canada, based on the total number of customers served”.
February 28, 2017 - AddEnergie, a Canadian electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions developer, is receiving major financial backing from Natural Resources Canada to cook up more technologies that will support transportation electrification.
February 22, 2017 - Long Bridge Inc., specializing in the construction of custom electrical control panels and based in Cambridge, Ont., has merged with IDT Systems Inc.
February 13, 2017 - Congratulations to Mac’s II Agencies Ltd., based in Coquitlam, B.C., for taking home one of Arlington’s 2016 sales awards.
February 10, 2017 - Celebrating a first for a northern Canadian company, Yukon Energy Corp. has achieved the Sustainable Electricity Company designation for its “commitment to sustainable business practices”, from the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA).
February 9, 2017 - Solatrim LLC, a player in protective barriers for residential rooftop solar systems, has reached a distribution agreement with Guillevin Greentech (London, Ont.), a newly launched renewable energy division of Guillevin International Co.
February 7, 2017 - Standard Products has announced a partnership with Axis Sales and Marketing agency, effective as of last month.
February 6, 2017 - Manitoba Hydro has announced a corporate restructuring of the utility and changes to its executive leadership, which reduces the executive team by 30 per cent, it says. “These moves will both improve operational efficiencies and align with the corporation's goal of strengthening its financial position,” the utility notes.
February 6, 2017 - Sales for Affiliated Distributors (AD) Canada was up 5% in 2016, AD reports, and sales for all members, across all seven divisions in Canada, the United States and Mexico grew by 9%.
February 1, 2017 - Legrand North America has acquired Original Cast Lighting (OCL), a lighting manufacturer based in St. Louis, Mo., that offers decorative and custom lighting fixtures designed for commercial applications.
January 20, 2017 - Zekelman Industries recently announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. (and other minority shareholders) for Wheatland Tube to purchase Western Tube & Conduit Corp.
January 18, 2017 - Congratulations to Hammond Power Solutions (Guelph, Ont.), which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year... not bad for a company that started as a small, family-owned business in the shortwave radio market and became a global transformer and reactor player.
January 16, 2017 - Previously known as MergeCo (until a new moniker was chosen), the merger between Enersource, Horizon Utilities and PowerStream—and purchase of Hydro One Brampton—is now officially knows as Alectra.
January 13, 2017 - B.A. Robinson Co. Ltd. (Winnipeg, Man.) has acquired of the operating assets of Sescolite Lighting, a retailer and distributor of lighting products in Ontario.

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