Business
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.
December 16, 2016 - Barron Lighting Group—corporate parent of Exitronix, TraceLite, specialtyLED and Indoor Grow Science brands—has acquired Growlite, a player in horticulture lighting products.

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