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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.
January 12, 2017 - Spark Power Corp., a provider of traditional and renewable power services and solutions, announced electrical contracting services company New Electric Enterprises Inc. will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Spark Power.
January 11, 2017 - Douglas Lighting Controls, a member of the Panasonic family of companies, has opened a new facility in Burnaby, B.C., to serve as its headquarters.
January 10, 2017 - Southwire says it is closing its Flora, Ill. manufacturing facility in the first quarter of 2017 and it will continue to operate at a limited capacity until the fourth quarter.
January 9, 2017 - Convectair, a Canadian electric heating products, has announced Canwest Agency as its new sales representative for British Columbia.
January 2, 2017 - Plan Group Inc. has been chosen as the electrical sub-contractor for the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital project.
January 2, 2017 - Magna IV Engineering (headquartered in Edmonton, Alta.) has announced it’s “open for business and ready to serve clients” in Houston, Texas—its second U.S. office and 10th worldwide.
December 26, 2016 - Lumisolution—a Quebec-based player in the fields of lighting distribution, lighting concept design and energy-saving strategies in Commercial and Industrial—joins AD Canada effective January 2017.
December 20, 2016 - Southwire Company has acquired Sumner Manufacturing of Houston, Texas—a manufacturer of material lifts, jack stands, welding tools, material carts and other tools and equipment.

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