February 23, 2018 — Across Canada, investment in new housing construction totalled $57.3 billion in 2017, up 8.9% or $4.7 billion compared with 2016, reports Statistics Canada.  
February 23, 2018 — The Ethisphere Institute has named 135 companies across 23 countries and 57 industries as the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Congratulations!
February 22, 2018 - Lighting player Standard Products says that its transformation from a lamp/ballast business to a fixture business has challenged it “to manage our production and inventories”, which is why the company is making some changes to its warehousing and distribution centres.
February 20, 2018 - “As our organization grows in size and complexity, we must continuously re-evaluate our operations...” said Southwire executive VP Kurt Hennelly on the news the company is closing its customer service centre (CSC) in Pleasant Prairie, Wisc.
February 21, 2018 - Hilti Group has entered into a strategic partnership with mobile field management platform Fieldwire, making an undisclosed investment into the latter and joining its board.
February 16, 2018 — Homebuilder Mattamy Homes and home automation company ecobee have partnered to “create smart homes of the future,” the companies say.
February 16, 2018 — Arlington Industries Inc. recently announced the recipients of their rep sales awards for 2017.
February 5, 2018 — NSi Industries LLC today announced it will be offering and stocking the Raychem medium voltage cable accessories product lines from TE Connectivity Ltd.
January 31, 2018 — AD reported record-breaking sales in 2017, across twelve AD Divisions, of $37.3 billion. Total company sales grew by 10%. Purchases from AD suppliers grew by 17% and distributions to members were up 14%.
January 15, 2018 — BJ Take recently announced that they have partnered with A.M. Agency in Alberta and Next Inc., headquartered in the maritime provinces.
January 12, 2018 — TE Connectivity (TE) has entered into exclusive negotiations with ABB to acquire ABB’s entrelec terminal block business.
January 12, 2018 - The global lighting market’s continuous march toward solid-state lighting has resulted in diminished demand for “traditional” lighting products. As such, Ledvance has announced it is closing its Drummondville, Que., facility by the end of this year, effective January 11.
October 25, 2017 - Veolia is expanding its lamp recycling capabilities with a new 5000-sf recycling facility located in Pickering, Ont. (Greater Toronto Area) whereas, previously, the company would collect fluorescents and CFLs and ship them to the States for recycling.
January 8, 2018 - SNC-Lavalin reports it has signed an out-of-court agreement with the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), representing a full and final settlement of all the disputes contemplated by the agreement.
January 3, 2018 - E.B. Horsman & Son is acquiring Saskatoon’s Intec Controls, thereby combining the latter’s Process Instrumentation, Automation & Controls product knowledge with E.B. Horsman’s full line electrical distribution business and specialty divisions.

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