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    Government of Canada Continues Efforts to Build a Clean Economy

  • Apr 06, 2017

    The Government of Canada continues to strive to be a global leader in clean technology by positioning Canada at the leading edge of a changing economy and ensuring that Canadians are able to access the jobs of the future.

    The Honourable Navdeep Singh Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, highlighted commitments from Budget 2017 that will boost the growth of Canada's clean technology sector by making available more equity finance, working capital and project financing to promising clean technology firms. Nearly $1.4 billion in new financing, on a cash basis, will be made available to help Canada's clean technology firms grow and expand.

    Budget 2017 also takes important steps to support the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. Addressing climate change and protecting our environment represent an opportunity to support inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

    Minister Bains also announced $1,625,000 in funding for the construction of two public hydrogen stations in the Greater Toronto Area to support a new Canadian market for fuel-cell vehicles. The project proponent, Hydrogenics Corporation, is a Canadian company that has been involved since 2000 in over 50 hydrogen refuelling station projects around the world.

    Budget 2016 allocated $16.4 million for the deployment of electric vehicle recharging and alternative fuel refuelling infrastructure. Once successfully completed, the projects under this funding will establish more than 80 new charging units for electric vehicles, as well as nine natural gas and three hydrogen refuelling stations along key transportation corridors.

    SOURCE: Natural Resources Canada

  • Industry News

    A new Leaderboard Report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 16 smart city suppliers, with Cisco and Siemens in the lead.

    On September 30th, Daltco Electric gave back to the Brockville community and in doing so lived up to its designation as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies. In a newly forged partnership with the United Way, thirty-five employees and family members of Daltco Electric's Kingston, Brockville and Ottawa branches spent a Saturday morning volunteering...

  • Keeping Current

    WAGO has named John Bukowski as its new Distribution Channel Manager of North America. John has a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Technology and Automated Manufacturing from the ITT Technical Institute. Professionally, he brings a wealth of experience to WAGO having worked in technical sales for over 30 years in companies such as Eaton, Pepperl + Fuchs, Inc. and Schneider Electric.

    “I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to work with a team focused on growth with the Automation and Interconnect products and taking the great channel we have established and moving it to the next level,” said John. “Our success will depend on building a best in class channel model that drives demand for our products in the Automation, Electronics, Lighting and Contractor markets globally.”

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    WAGO North America has appointed Shaun Nagi as Regional Sales Manager for British Columbia. Shaun brings both technical knowledge and a sales background to WAGO. He holds a Diploma in Industrial Instrumentation and Control and has extensive experience in sales; he worked for 4 years in Industrial Sales for WESCO Distribution, 3 years as an Automation tech for Associated Labels, and 2.5 years in Electrical-Hydraulic sales for PSI Fluid Power.

    “I am excited to work with the WAGO team to bring unique solutions to help solve our customers’ problems,” said Shaun. “My goals are to create strong relationships with my customers as well as our distributors, and to increase sales in my territory year over year.”

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    LSI INDUSTRIES has announced the appointment of Ron Newbold as President of its Lighting Solutions division. Ron most recently served as VP of Brand Management at Hubbell Lighting and had been with Hubbell since 1997, with progressive leadership positions spanning strategic planning, marketing, sales, and engineering. He began his lighting career at Lithonia Lighting in 1990, serving in roles of increasing responsibility in manufacturing, procurement, marketing, and product management. Ron received a Masters of Science in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University.

  • Product Showcase

    WAC Landscape Lighting has introduced new Hardscape LED luminaires for a variety of exterior lighting applications. Designed to illuminate the outdoor space and wash away the darkness, the new Hardscape Luminaires feature Dual 2700K and 3000K CCTs and integral brightness control. The luminaires will enhance stone or rock columns and retaining walls, facades, rails, steps and other outdoor living areas.

    HELUKABEL, one of the leading global manufacturers and suppliers of cable, wires and accessories, announced today that their entire TOPSERV and TOPGEBER product portfolio of servomotor power and feedback cables are receiving a heat-resistance upgrade from 80°C to 90°C. The company is the first European manufacturer to obtain this certified UL style.

    CBS ArcSafe®, a leading manufacturer of remote racking and switching solutions for low- and medium-voltage switchgear, introduces its single-application remote racking system (RRS) for General Electric Type EntelliGuard G air circuit breakers. The lightweight, portable CBS ArcSafe RRS-3 EntelliGuard G allows technicians to remotely install and remove the circuit breaker from a safe distance of up to 300 feet while remaining stationed outside the arc-flash boundary.

    Nora Lighting’s Multiple Lighting System series now features the new MLS Pull-Down LED Adjustable, which allows greater flexibility when illuminating retail or commercial displays. The trimless, recessed unit is suited for new construction, remodels or retrofits.

    Each MLS LED module can be adjusted in the housing or pulled down for precise aiming. The LED dedicated fixture is available in three configurations: one-light square and two- or three-light linear. Each lamp is independently adjustable and the fixture can be specified with 15° spot or 40° flood beam spreads.

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