Business
November 3, 2016 - “Ingenuity for life is about how technology connects Siemens to society,” said Siemens Canada CEO Robert Hardt on the launch of the company’s new global brand “Ingenuity for life”.
November 1, 2016 - Ontario’s Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) reports a higher-than-necessary Past Claims Cost was used when calculating the 2017 target premium rates for Schedule 1, which means the published rates were determined inaccurately.
November 1, 2016 - Sales for Affiliated Distributors (AD) Canada was up 6% in Q3 this year, AD reports.
October 28, 2016 - Investments at Lafert’s plant in San Donà di Piave, Italy, have led to the completion of the first extension phase—an additional 5000 m2 to optimize logistics in the production line and the systems with which it connects.
October 25, 2016 - Westlake Chemical Corp.—a manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals, polymers and building products—has completed its acquisition of Axiall Corp., making it the new owner of Royal Building Products, which includes Royal Electrical Solutions (Royal Pipe).
October 21, 2016 - Torbram Electric Supply is relocating its Peterborough, Ont., to a new, larger facility effective October 24, 2016, and they want you to see you there for the grand opening.
October 17, 2016 - Wattstopper, a product line of Legrand, has signed an “exclusive license agreement” with Lumenetix, a provider of tunable colour technology, to “combine capabilities to support advanced digital lighting applications”. This agreement focuses on Lumenetix blanco tunable white technology, a subset of Lumenetix’s araya5 platform, which Wattstopper says allows lighting fixture manufacturers and specifiers to address new market demands for high precision dimming and human centric lighting (HCL) systems.
October 14, 2016 - Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) welcomed Alliance Electrical Supply (Brampton, Ont.) as its newest Distributor member.
October 4, 2016 - ABB and Fluor have announced a global partnership for large turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects for electrical substations.
October 4, 2016* - Commissioned in response to stakeholder concerns related to Prompt Payment and “effective dispute resolution” nearly two years ago, the Office of Ontario's Attorney General released the long-awaited results from the “expert review” of Ontario’s Construction Lien Act.
September 23, 2016 - Privately owned heating products company Cadet Manufacturing is being acquired by Ireland-based electrical heating manufacturer Glen Dimplex Group. The sale is expected to close later this fall.
September 23, 2016 - Fluke Corp. has acquired eMaint Enterprises, LLC, a provider of computerized maintenance management software (CMMS). eMaint says its award-winning software platform is used by more than 50,000 maintenance professionals in 55 countries providing asset management solutions in markets like fleet services and manufacturing.
September 21, 2016 - Last week, electrical distributor Lumen hosted the official grand openings of its Atlantic Canada branches in Dartmouth, N.S., and Moncton, N.B.
September 21, 2016 - NKT Cables has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire ABB HV Cables—a wholly owned business of the ABB Group—at an enterprise value of 712 million EUR. Including ABB HV Cables’ investment in a new cable-laying vessel to be delivered and paid in Q1 2017, the total enterprise value reaches 836 milllion EUR.
September 20, 2016 - Southwire Company LLC has acquired United Copper Industries (Denton, Texas), saying this expands its manufacturing capabilities in the company’s core building wire products segment and enhances its geographical footprint.

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