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  • Industry News

    Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O'Regan, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, today announced $100,000 to encourage increased adoption of zero-emission vehicles by providing Guelph residents with more options to charge their vehicles where they live, work and play.

    A new report from Guidehouse Insights examines the market for utility microgrids across grid-tied investor-owned utility projects, grid-tied government utility projects, and government-owned remote off-grid projects.

  • Keeping Current

    PANASONIC LIGHTING AMERICAS, the parent company for Douglas Lighting Controls, Inc. and Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., recently announced the promotion of Ty Anderson to President of Panasonic Lighting Americas, Inc. (PLTA).

    Since 2009, Ty has played a critical role in positioning PLTA as a fully integrated solutions company highlighting IoT controls, LED drivers, LED modules and retrofit products. He also improved the PLTA supply chain to create shorter lead time capabilities.

    BJ TAKE announces the signing of WSB Sales Associates as its new agency for northern Ontario.

    Recognizing the increasing demand for Canadian-made products in northern Ontario, BJ Take sees this partnership as strategic on several fronts. According to Doug Wilson, Vice President of Sales for BJ Take, “WSB Sales Associate’s reputation in the northern Ontario region has been founded on their commitment to customer service and a diverse line card of industry leading products."

    "From Architectural/Engineering, distributors, contractors & end-customers, we are here to help provide professional sales & services to our industry” stated Dan Bazinet, one the company’s principles.

    RAB DESIGN LIGHTING INC. President, David Beron, announces that Greg Guisso is retiring on June 16, 2020. Greg has been an integral member of the RAB team for the past five years and will be greatly missed.

    Greg started in the electrical industry in 1990, working for Appleton Electric as a product specialist for lighting and rough-in products and in 1991 he was promoted to Outside Sales. Over the years he was also and Account Manager at Osram, Sylvania, EGS Electric (formerly Appleton) then on to Canadian National Sales Manager for Sola Heavy Duty and subsequently all EGS products. He was Director of Sales and Marketing for Venture Lighting Canada and finally Director os Sales for RAB Design Lighting.

    CANADA'S BUILDING TRADES UNION (CBTU) announces that Sean Strickland has joined the CBTU as the new Executive Director, effective July 6, 2020.

    “North America’s Building Trades Unions are happy to welcome Sean Strickland as the new Canadian Executive Director,” said Sean McGarvey, President, North America’s Building Trades Unions. “Sean is a respected senior construction executive with the strong leadership experience and understanding of the Building Trades needed to carry on the important work we do and to effectively represent Canada’s skilled trades workers at the national level.”

  • Product Showcase

    WAC Landscape Lighting introduces the Landscape Adjustable Beam Wall Wash Luminaire. The new Adjustable Wall Washer is engineered to illuminate your exterior space with integrated LED modules for maximum energy-efficiency, and a tough die-cast brass or aluminum construction.

    The Adjustable Beam Wall Wash provides a lumen output ranging from 200 to 1550 lumens with a range of 3-25 Watts of LED power, with on-board integral brightness control. It is perfect for fine residential, hospitality and commercial applications.

    Caterpillar Inc. will now manufacture standardized enclosures for natural gas-fueled G3520H engines rated 2.5 MW, with generators rated at 4160 V - 13.8 kV for Combined Heat and Power applications (CHP). In CHP applications, Cat® gas generator sets simultaneously provide electricity for electrical loads and heat energy for a facility’s thermal requirements. With the expansion of their CHP offering to include the G3520H CHP Enclosure, Caterpillar continues to offer customers complete CHP solutions, eliminating the need to outsource additional engineering or project management.
     

    Luminis, an established innovator and manufacturer of specification grade lighting solutions today announced improvements and an expansion to its award-winning Maya family of exterior luminaires. Improvements in design aesthetic across the family and new pendant and post top versions give specifiers a wider range of Maya luminaires to work with.
     

    LEDtronics® announces its new series of short-length Miniature Bayonet-Based LED Lamps. These multi-voltage bulbs are a perfect fit for applications that require a shorter lamp that still provides bright, reliable light.

    The BSF321-SIW-6/48V bulb comes in a T3¼ (Ba9s) 9mm single-contact, brass and nickel-plated brass bayonet base that mounts directly into industry-standard sockets. Being bi-polar, the polarity of the positive and negative leads is no longer a factor in DC applications.

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